SAVIANO-RYDER-BUGIELSKI-CAPPARELLI-HOLBROOK AND BRADLEY.
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:
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
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0602
Last action date: 99-08-16
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 3
END OF INQUIRY
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