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10.11.06.00.htm 10.11.06.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 11 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH Chapter 06 Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee ― Pregnancy and Childhood Authority: Health-General Article, §18-107, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.11.06.01.htm 10.11.06.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter does not apply to the review of a fetal death that is the result of a voluntary or therapeutic termination of pregnancy.
10.11.06.02.htm 10.11.06.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Committee" means the Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee established within the Department.2) "Department" means the Maryland Department of Health.. 3) "Jurisdiction" means a political subdivision of the State, including the 23 counties and Baltimore City.4) "Early childhood" means the period in which an individual is younger than 6 years old..
10.11.06.03.htm 10.11.06.03. 03 Incorporation by Reference.. The Maryland Perinatal System Standards (Perinatal Clinical Advisory Committee, June 2014) is incorporated by reference.
10.11.06.04.htm 10.11.06.04. 04 Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee.. There is a Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee established within the Department..
10.11.06.05.htm 10.11.06.05. 05 Membership.. A. The Committee shall be:. 1) A State-level multidisciplinary and multiagency review Committee within the Department; and. 2) Composed of at least 26 members as described in §B and C of this regulation.. B. Ex Officio Members. The Committee shall include the following ex officio members or their designees:1) The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health;. 2) The Secretary of Human Services;. 3) The Deputy Secretary of the Health Care Financing Administration;.
10.11.06.06.htm 10.11.06.06. 06 Committee Duties.. A. To achieve its purpose, the Committee shall:. 1) Provide consultation to FIMR teams and other MMQR teams;. 2) Conduct confidential and anonymous case reviews of morbidity and mortality associated with pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and early childhood;3) Undertake annual statistical analysis of the incidence and cause of morbidity and mortality related to pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and early childhood;
10.11.06.07.htm 10.11.06.07. 07 Local Teams ― Establishment and Purpose.. A. A jurisdiction shall have a multidisciplinary and multiagency FIMR team or other MMQR team.. B. The purpose of a FIMR team is to facilitate the reduction of fetal and infant deaths by:. 1) Conducting confidential case reviews of fetal and infant deaths including the examination of available medical and healthcare information involving fetal and infant mortality; and
10.11.06.08.htm 10.11.06.08. 08 FIMR Teams ― Membership.. A. Members of a FIMR team shall be appointed by the local health officer of the jurisdiction or be jointly appointed by the health officers of the jurisdictions comprising the multi-jurisdiction local team.B. A FIMR team shall appoint a chairman from among its membership.. C. A FIMR team shall be multidisciplinary and include professionals and representatives of agencies that provide services or community resources for families in the community
10.11.06.09.htm 10.11.06.09. 09 MMQR Teams ― General.. MMQR teams may:. A. Inform the Committee of changes that affect morbidity or mortality associated with pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, or early childhood in:1) Local law;. 2) Policy; or. 3) Practice; and. B. Provide the Committee with requested reports and other information so that the Committee may perform its duties.
10.11.06.10.htm 10.11.06.10. 10 Types of Committee Reviews.. The Committee may conduct morbidity, mortality, and quality reviews associated with pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and early childhood, including but not limited to reviews of the following:A. Individual cases or clusters of cases of morbidity or mortality;. B. Maternal or neonatal transport to or from perinatal centers; and. C. Aggregate or hospital-specific cases of mortality or morbidity associated with pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, or early ch
10.11.06.11.htm 10.11.06.11. 11 Access to Records and Information.. A. A health care provider, hospital, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) business associate, or other related entity shall, on written request of the Committee, FIMR team, other MMQR team, or their staff, provide access to records concerning:1) Prepregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum care of the mother;. 2) Somatic, dental, and behavioral health of the mother;. 3) The health care provided by:.
10.11.06.12.htm 10.11.06.12. 12 Meetings.. A. The Committee shall meet at least semiannually.. B. FIMR teams shall meet at least quarterly.. C. A meeting of the Committee, FIMR teams, or other MMQR teams shall be closed to the public and is not subject to General Provisions Article, Title 3, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland, when the Committee, local FIMR team, or other MMQR team is reviewing cases of pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, or early childhood.D. The Committee, FIMR team, or other MMQR team ma
10.11.06.13.htm 10.11.06.13. 13 Confidentiality of Records and Information.. A. The following shall be held confidential and may not be released to a person except as provided in this chapter:1) Records and information received by the Committee, FIMR team, or other MMQR team;. 2) Documents produced in the case review process; and. 3) Minutes of meetings of the Committee, FIMR team, or other MMQR team.. B. Information and records obtained by the Committee, a FIMR team, or other MMQR team are exempt fro
10.11.06.9999.htm 10.11.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 21, 2009 (36:19 Md R. 1436). Regulation .02B amended effective April 23, 2018 (45:8 Md. R. 421). Regulation .03 amended effective April 23, 2018 (45:8 Md. R. 421). Regulation .05 amended effective April 23, 2018 (45:8 Md. R. 421). Regulation .05B amended effective March 14, 2016 (43:5 Md. R. 385). Regulation .06 amended effective April 23, 2018 (45:8 Md. R. 421). Regulation .07 amended effective April 23, 2018 (45:8 Md. R. 421).
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