Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–2361.06. No effect on credentialing and privileging.

(a) 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.

(b) The Mayor may issue rules, pursuant to § 7-2361.09, establishing credentialing standards applicable while an emergency declaration is in effect.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) “Credentialing” means obtaining, verifying, and assessing the qualifications of a health practitioner to provide treatment, care, or services in or for a health facility.

(2) “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:

(A) License;

(B) Education;

(C) Training;

(D) Experience;

(E) Competence;

(F) Health status; and

(G) Specialized skill.

(July 1, 2010, D.C. Law 18-184, § 7, 57 DCR 3655.)

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 7 of the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act.