§ 2501 Short title
§ 2502 Definitions
§ 2503 Hospital duties
§ 2504 Professional societies
§ 2505 Committee and other reports
§ 2506 Provider, entity and carrier reports
§ 2507 Society reports
§ 2508 Effect of filing
§ 2509 Board records
§ 2510 Confidentiality of information
§ 2510-A Confidentiality of professional competence review records
§ 2510-B Release of professional competence review records
§ 2511 Immunity

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 24 > Chapter 21 > Subchapter 1 - Professional Competence Reports

  • ACOTE: means the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, a nationally recognized accrediting agency for professional programs in the field of occupational therapy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Action for professional negligence: means any action for damages for injury or death against any health care provider, its agents or employees, or health care practitioner or the health care practitioner's agents or employees, whether based upon tort or breach of contract or otherwise, arising out of the provision or failure to provide health care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Adverse professional competence review action: means an action based upon professional competence review activity to reduce, restrict, suspend, deny, revoke or fail to grant or renew a physician's or veterinarian's:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Board: means the Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy as created in section 3112. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Board: means the Board of Licensure in Medicine, the Board of Dental Practice or the Board of Osteopathic Licensure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Board: means the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice established under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Certification examination: means the certification examination for an occupational therapist or the certification examination for an occupational therapy assistant, both of which are administered by NBCOT. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Direction: means continuing verbal and written contact by a physical therapist with a physical therapist assistant including periodic on-site supervision adequate to ensure the safety and welfare of the patient. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation within the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Health care entity: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Health care practitioner: means physicians and all others certified, registered or licensed in the healing arts, including, but not limited to, nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, dentists, psychologists, physicians' assistants and veterinarians. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Health care provider: includes a veterinary hospital. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • NBCOT: means the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, formerly the AOTCB, or American Occupational Therapy Certification Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Occupational therapist: means an individual who has passed the certification examination of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy for an occupational therapist or meets the requirements of section 2279, subsection 6 and who is licensed to practice occupational therapy under this chapter in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • occupational therapy: includes , but is not limited to, assessment and treatment of individuals whose abilities to cope with the tasks of living are threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, the aging process, learning disabilities, poverty and cultural differences, physical injury or disease, psychological and social disabilities or anticipated dysfunction, using:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Occupational therapy assistant: means an individual who has passed the certification examination of the NBCOT for an occupational therapy assistant or who was certified as an occupational therapy assistant prior to June 1977 and who is licensed to practice occupational therapy under this chapter in the State under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Occupational therapy practitioner: means an individual who is licensed as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, unincorporated organization or corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Physical therapist: means a person who practices physical therapy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Physical therapist assistant: means a person who assists in the practice of physical therapy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Physician: means any natural person authorized by law to practice medicine, osteopathic medicine or veterinary medicine within this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Practice of physical therapy: means the rendering or offering to render any service involving physical therapy for a fee, salary or other compensation, monetary or otherwise, paid directly or indirectly. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Professional competence committee: means any of the following when engaging in professional competence review activity:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional competence review activity: means study, evaluation, investigation, recommendation or action, by or on behalf of a health care entity and carried out by a professional competence committee, necessary to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional competence review records: means the minutes, files, notes, records, reports, statements, memoranda, data bases, proceedings, findings and work product prepared at the request of or generated by a professional competence review committee relating to professional competence review activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional negligence: means that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional review committee: means a committee of health care practitioners formed by a professional society for the purpose of identifying and working with health professionals who are disabled or impaired by virtue of physical or mental infirmity or by the misuse of alcohol or drugs, as long as the committee operates pursuant to protocols approved by the various licensing boards that license the health professionals the committee serves. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional society: means a state professional organization of physicians, surgeons or osteopathic physicians. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Referral: means the request of a doctor of medicine, surgery, osteopathy, podiatry or dentistry to a physical therapist to accept one of his patients for treatment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Written professional competence review process: means a process that is reduced to writing and includes:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72