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Second Regular Session of the 122nd

H.P. 1490 - L.D. 2097

An Act To Facilitate the Maine Quality Forum

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

     Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA §6903, sub-§13-A is enacted to read:

     13-A. Practitioner-specific quality data. "Practitioner-specific quality data" means material in electronic or paper format that provides information about the professional performance of a health care practitioner licensed to provide health care in the State. "Practitioner-specific quality data" includes, but is not limited to, records, reports, working papers, drafts, analyses, e-mail, interoffice and intraoffice memoranda and other data collected, used, produced or maintained by the Maine Quality Forum, established in section 6951, for the purposes of measuring a health care practitioner's professional performance against consensus best practices and local and national patterns of health care.

     Sec. 2. 24-A MRSA §6907, first ¶, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 469, Pt. A, §8, is amended to read:

     Except as provided in subsections 1 and, 2 and 3, information obtained by Dirigo Health under this chapter is a public record within the meaning of Title 1, chapter 13, subchapter 1.

     Sec. 3. 24-A MRSA §6907, sub-§3 is enacted to read:

     3. Practitioner-specific quality data. The confidentiality of practitioner-specific quality data is determined according to this subsection.

Effective August 23, 2006.

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