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     1-43-19.   Comprehensive health data system established--Purpose. The Department of Health shall coordinate the establishment and maintain oversight of a comprehensive health data system for the purposes of:
             (1)      Health care planning, policy development, policy evaluation, and research by federal, state, and local governments;
             (2)      Monitoring payments for health services by the federal and state governments;
             (3)      Assessing and improving the quality of health care;
             (4)      Measuring and optimizing access to health care;
             (5)      Supporting public health functions and objectives;
             (6)      Improving the ability of health plans, health care providers, and consumers to coordinate, improve, and make choices about health care; and
             (7)      Monitoring costs at provider and plan levels.

Source: SL 1993, ch 23, § 1; SL 1994, ch 24, § 1.

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