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13-188 - Department of Marine Resources
AGENCY: 90-590 - Maine Health Data Organization
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 100, Enforcement and Forfeiture Procedures
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005-277
CONCISE SUMMARY: Ch. 100 establishes fines for failure to submit data or pay assessments to the MHDO, and establish increased fines for the willful misuse of the data by data recipients.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 6, 2005
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 120, Release of Data to the Public
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005-278
CONCISE SUMMARY: Ch. 120 establishes the manner and extent to which data submitted to the MHDO is released to the public.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 6, 2005
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 270, Uniform Reporting System for Quality Data Sets
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005-279
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule explains the procedure for filing health care quality data sets including identifying the organizations required to report; establishing the requirements for content, format, medium and timeframe for filing quality data sets; establishing standards for the data reported; and specifying provisions for compliance. It was modified after the first public hearing to include quality measures related specifically to nursing care. Due to the fact that the submission guidance manual for nursing sensitive indicators has not yet been finalized, the filing deadline for nursing sensitive indicators will be extended.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Sections 3 and 4 to be effective October 1,2005. Sections 1, 2, and 5-10 to be effective August 6, 2005
CONTACT PERSON: Alan M. Prysunka, Executive Director
AGENCY NAME: Maine Health Data Organization
ADDRESS: 151 Capitol Street 102 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0102
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-6722