Effective Date: May 11, 2010
Expiration Date: May 11, 2020
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This NASA Procedural Requirements document (NPR) describes requirements for providing quality assurance in the Agency's medical care system that encompasses both aerospace medicine and occupational health clinical activities and practices. While general principles apply to both occupational health and aerospace medicine practice, the specific administrative processes for each may differ in order to meet the unique needs of the two specialties. This NPR provides the requirements for proper quality assurance in the implementation of both specialties.
This NPR is applicable to NASA Headquarters, NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers. The language applies to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, other contractors, grant recipients, or parties to agreements only to the extent specified or referenced in the appropriate contracts, grants or agreements.
a. 5 U.S.C. 7901, Health Service Programs.
b. 29 U.S.C. 668, Section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as amended, Programs of Federal Agencies.
c. Executive Order 12196, dated February 26, 1980, Occupational Safety and Health Programs for Federal Employees, 3 CFR (1980 Compilation).
d. 29 CFR Part 1960, Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related Matters.
e. NPD 1850, NASA Medical System Quality Assurance.
f. NPR 1000.3, The NASA Organization.
a. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Retention Schedules.
The Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO) will provide assessments/audits of the application of this directive. This will include annual reporting from the Centers of any adverse credentialing or privileging actions, or medical incidents.
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