State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. edical Director Qualifications (COMAR


This regulation strengthens requirements for medical directors. It requires that the medical director act as a manager and administrator, attend QA meetings, perform peer review, and ensure that resident care meets accepted standards. Medical directors must have current license as a physician in the state, must have at least 2 years experience or specialized training in geriatrics or care of chronically ill and impaired residents, must have demonstrated successful completion of a curriculum in physician management or administration, and must have privileges at a hospital in the state, be a participant in an HMO network, or be credentialed by a credentialing organization approved by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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