- Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, this chapter does not affect the credentialing or privileging standards of a health facility and does not preclude a health facility from waiving or modifying those standards while an emergency declaration is in effect.
- The Mayor may issue rules, pursuant to § 7-2361.09, establishing credentialing standards applicable while an emergency declaration is in effect.
- For the purposes of this section, the term:
- "Credentialing" means obtaining, verifying, and assessing the qualifications of a health practitioner to provide treatment, care, or services in or for a health facility.
- "Privileging" means the authorizing by an appropriate authority, such as a governing body, of a health practitioner to provide specific treatment, care, or services at a health facility subject to limits based on factors that include:
- Health status; and
- Specialized skill.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For Law 18-184, see notes following § 7-2361.01.
This section is based upon § 7 of the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act. See Vol. 9, Part 1B, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.
DC CODE § 7-2361.06
Current through December 11, 2012
(July 1, 2010, D.C. Law 18-184, § 7, 57 DCR 3655.)