2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 117 - Encouraging Good Faith Professional Review Activities
Sec. 11101 - Findings

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 11101 (2016)
Section Name

§11101. Findings

Section Text

The Congress finds the following:

(1) The increasing occurrence of medical malpractice and the need to improve the quality of medical care have become nationwide problems that warrant greater efforts than those that can be undertaken by any individual State.

(2) There is a national need to restrict the ability of incompetent physicians to move from State to State without disclosure or discovery of the physician's previous damaging or incompetent performance.

(3) This nationwide problem can be remedied through effective professional peer review.

(4) The threat of private money damage liability under Federal laws, including treble damage liability under Federal antitrust law, unreasonably discourages physicians from participating in effective professional peer review.

(5) There is an overriding national need to provide incentive and protection for physicians engaging in effective professional peer review.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 99–660, title IV, §402, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3784.)

Editorial Notes


Pub. L. 99–660, title IV, §401, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3784, provided that: "This title [enacting this chapter and provisions set out as a note under section 11111 of this title] may be cited as the 'Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986'."

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sec. 11101 - Findings
Contains section 11101
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Short Titles 'Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986'."
Statutes at Large References 100 Stat. 3784
Public Law References Public Law 99-660
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