Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17.17
Health Care Quality Program

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.17-4

§ 23-17.17-4. Program requirements — Adoption of rules and regulations.

(a) The quality performance measurement and reporting program established under this chapter shall, at a minimum, incorporate the following:

(1) A standardized data set of clinical performance measures, risk-adjusted for patient variables, that shall be collected and reported periodically to the department, and

(2) Comparable, statistically valid patient satisfaction measures that shall be conducted periodically by facilities and/or health care providers and reported to the department.

(b) In accordance with the provisions of § 42-35-3, the director is authorized to adopt, promulgate, and enforce rules and regulations designed to implement the provisions of this chapter including the details and format for the periodic reporting requirements.

History of Section.
P.L. 1998, ch. 92, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 248, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 274, § 2.