The purpose of this part is to establish the contracting process which the Secretary must follow pursuant to the requirements of section 1395y(g) of this title, including the definition of the quality improvement organizations with which the Secretary shall contract, the functions such quality improvement organizations are to perform, the confidentiality of medical records, and related administrative matters to facilitate the carrying out of the purposes of this part.
42 U.S. Code § 1320c - Purpose
A prior section 1320c, act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XI, § 1151, as added Oct. 30, 1972, Pub. L. 92–603, title II, § 249F(b), 86 Stat. 1429; amended Aug. 13, 1981, Pub. L. 97–35, title XXI, § 2113(a), 95 Stat. 794, set out the Congressional declaration of purpose of former part B, in the general revision of this part by Pub. L. 97–248.
2011—Pub. L. 112–40 substituted “the quality improvement organizations” for “the utilization and quality control peer review organizations” and “such quality improvement organizations” for “such peer review organizations”.
Section 149 of Pub. L. 97–248, as amended by Pub. L. 98–369, div. B, title III, § 2354(c)(3)(C), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 1102, provided that: