42 U.S. Code § 1320c–1 - Definition of quality improvement organization
A prior section 1320c–1, act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XI, § 1152, as added Oct. 30, 1972, Pub. L. 92–603, title II, § 249F(b), 86 Stat. 1430; amended Dec. 31, 1975, Pub. L. 94–182, title I, §§ 105, 108(a), 89 Stat. 1052, 1053; Oct. 25, 1977, Pub. L. 95–142, § 5(a), (d)(2)(A), (B), (o)(1), 91 Stat. 1183, 1185, 1191; Dec. 5, 1980, Pub. L. 96–499, title IX, § 921, 94 Stat. 2627; Aug. 13, 1981, Pub. L. 97–35, title XXI, §§ 2112(a)(2)(A), (B), 2113(b), (c), 95 Stat. 793, 794, related to the designation of Professional Standards Review Organizations, prior to the general revision of this part by Pub. L. 97–248.
2011—Pub. L. 112–40, § 261(a)(2)(A), (C), substituted “quality improvement” for “utilization and quality control peer review” in section catchline and introductory provisions.
Pars. (1), (2). Pub. L. 112–40, § 261(a)(1), added pars. (1) and (2) and struck out former pars. (1) and (2) which read as follows:
“(1)(A) is composed of a substantial number of the licensed doctors of medicine and osteopathy engaged in the practice of medicine or surgery in the area and who are representative of the practicing physicians in the area, designated by the Secretary under section 1320c–2 of this title, with respect to which the entity shall perform services under this part, or (B) has available to it, by arrangement or otherwise, the services of a sufficient number of licensed doctors of medicine or osteopathy engaged in the practice of medicine or surgery in such area to assure that adequate peer review of the services provided by the various medical specialties and subspecialties can be assured;
“(2) is able, in the judgment of the Secretary, to perform review functions required under section 1320c–3 of this title in a manner consistent with the efficient and effective administration of this part and to perform reviews of the pattern of quality of care in an area of medical practice where actual performance is measured against objective criteria which define acceptable and adequate practice; and”.
1986—Par. (3). Pub. L. 99–509 added par. (3).
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