“(c) Research and dissemination; The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as appropriate, shall provide support for research and dissemination of findings….”

(42 U.S.C. ­§ 274f-3. Subchapter on General Powers and Duties. Organ Transplants. Studies relating to organ donation and the recovery, preservation, and transportation of organs.)

  • “(a) In general; There is established within the Public Health Service an agency to be known as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which shall be headed by a director appointed by the Secretary. The Secretary shall carry out this subchapter acting through the Director.”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 299. Subchapter on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Establishment and General Duties. Mission and Duties.)

  • “(1) In general; The Secretary, acting through the Director and in consultation with the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, shall establish a program for the purpose of making one or more grants for the establishment and operation of one or more centers to carry out the activities specified in paragraph (2).”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 299b-1. Subchapter on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Improvement Research. Private-public partnerships to improve organization and delivery.)

  • “(2) Annual report; Beginning in fiscal year 2003, the Secretary, acting through the Director, shall submit to Congress an annual report on national trends in the quality of health care provided to the American people.”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 299b-2. Subchapter on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Improvement Research. Information on quality and cost of care.)

  • “(a) Requirement; (1) In general; To avoid duplication and ensure that Federal resources are used efficiently and effectively, the Secretary, acting through the Director, shall coordinate all research, evaluations, and demonstrations related to health services research, quality measurement and quality improvement activities undertaken and supported by the Federal Government.”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 299b-6. Subchapter on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Improvement Research.



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