Effective Date: May 11, 2010
Expiration Date: August 31, 2015
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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, and Component Facilities, as well as to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA contractors to the extent specified in their contracts.
a. 29 U.S.C. 668, Section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as amended, Programs of Federal Agencies.
b. 5 U.S.C. 7901, Health Service Programs.
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. NPR 1000.3, The NASA Organization.
f. NPD 1850, NASA Medical System Quality Assurance.
a. NPD 1440.6, NASA Records Management.
b. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Retention Schedules.
d. NPR 1382.1, NASA Privacy Procedural Requirements.
e. NITR 1382.2, NASA Rules and Consequences to Safeguarding PII.
The Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO) shall 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.
/S/ Dr. Richard S. Williams
NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer
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