91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1780
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HEALTH CARE PRO CREDENTIALING                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Health Care Professional Credentialing Act.  Provides      
   that the Department of Public  Health  shall  develop  a  standardized      
   credentials  verification program to provide guidelines to credentials      
   verification organizations in providing a health  care  professional's      
   core  credentials data.  Creates the Credentials Verification Advisory      
   Council.   Provides  for  registration  of  credentials   verification      
   organizations.  Effective January 1, 2000.                                  
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Deletes everything except the short title Section.                     
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          New Act                                                              
        Deletes  everything.   Creates  the  Health   Care   Professional      
   Credentials   Data   Collection   Act.  Establishes  the  Health  Care      
   Credentials  Council  consisting  of   13   members.    Requires   the      
   Department,  in  consultation with the council, to establish a uniform      
   health care credentials form,  a  uniform  health  care  recredentials      
   form,   a  uniform  hospital  credentials  form,  a  uniform  hospital      
   recredentials  form,  and  uniform  updating  forms.   Provides  that,      
   beginning July 1, 2000, hospitals, health care  entities,  and  health      
   care  plans  only  require  the  uniform  forms  for  the  purposes of      
   credentialing or recredentialing.  Provides that the  Department  must      
   establish  a  single  credentialing  cycle  and  a single site survey.      
   Provides that the Department shall  study  the  need  for  coordinated      
   credentials data verification.  Effective immediately.                      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                
        Provides that the claim of confidentiality shall not  be  invoked      
   to  deny  a  health care professional, health care entity, health care      
   plan, or hospital  access  to  or  use  of  credentials  data  in  any      
   proceeding  to  challenge  credentialing  or recredentialing or in any      
   judicial review.                                                            
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0602

   Last action date: 99-08-16

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   3


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