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ARTICLE 29-D
Health Information and Quality Improvement
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45
ARTICLE 29-D

HEALTH INFORMATION AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

TITLE 1

HEALTH INFORMATION
Section 2995. Structure and definitions.

2995-a. Physician profiles.

2995-b. Hospital report cards.

2995-c. Health care plan and preferred provider organization

data.

2995-d. Further study of other health care practitioner data.

2996. Study of physician credentialing.

2997. Patient privacy.

2997-a. Public access.

2997-b. Pamphlet of department programs.

2997-c. Palliative care patient information.

2997-d. Hospital, nursing home, home care, special needs

assisted living residences and enhanced assisted

living residences palliative care support.

2997-e. Provision of contact information relating to long term

care.

2997-f. Provision of information relating to aging services.

TITLE 1-A

SAFE PATIENT HANDLING
Section 2997-g. Legislative intent.

2997-h. Definitions.

2997-i. Safe patient handling workgroup.

2997-j. Dissemination of best practices, examples of sample safe

patient handling policies and other resources and

tools.

2997-k. Safe patient handling committees; programs.

2997-l. Activities.

TITLE 2

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Section 2998. Patient safety center.

2998-a. Information.

2998-b. Safety goals.

2998-c. Best practices.

2998-d. Voluntary and collaborative reporting system.

2998-e. Reporting of adverse events in office based surgery.

2999. Contracting with private entities.

2999-a. Public access.

TITLE 3

PAY FOR PERFORMANCE
Section 2999-b. Legislative intent.

2999-c. Definition.

2999-d. Commissioner's workgroup.

2999-e. Demonstration projects.

2999-f. Authorizations.

TITLE 4

NEW YORK STATE MEDICAL INDEMNITY FUND
Section 2999-g. Purpose of this title.

2999-h. Definitions.

2999-i. Custody and administration of the fund.

2999-j. Payments from the fund.

2999-k. Consumer and stakeholder workgroup.

TITLE 5

NEW YORK STATE HOSPITAL QUALITY INITIATIVE
Section 2999-m. New York state hospital quality initiative.