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[86 STAT. 1444]
[86 STAT. 1444]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1972

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PUBLIC LAW 92-^03-OCT. 30, 1972

[86 STAT.

sional counsel or services to such organization, shall be held by reason of the performance by him of any duty, function, or activity authorized or required of Professional Standards Review Organizations under this part, to have violated any criminal law, or to be civilly liable under any law, of the United States or of any State (or political subdivision thereof) provided he has exercised due care. "(2) The provisions of paragraph (1) shall not apply with respect to any action taken by any individual if such individual, in taking such action, was motivated by malice toward any person affected by such action. "(c) No doctor of medicine or osteopathy and no provider (including directors, trustees, employees, or officials thereof) of health care services shall be civilly liable to any person under any law of the United States or of any State (or political subdivision thereof) on account of any action taken by him in compliance with or reliance upon professionally developed norms of care and treatment applied by a Professional Standards Review Organization (which has been Ante, p. 1430. designated in accordance with section 1152(b)(1)(A)) operating in the area where such doctor of medicine or osteopathy or provider took such action but only if— "(1) he takes such action (in the case of a health care practitioner) in the exercise of his profession as a doctor of medicine or osteopathy (or in the case of a provider of health care services) in the exercise of his functions as a provider of health care services, and "(2) he exercised due care in all professional conduct taken or directed by him and reasonably related to, and resulting from, the actions taken in compliance with or reliance upon such professionally accepted norms of care and treatment. "AUTHORIZATION FOR USE or CERTAIN FUNDS TO ADMINISTER THE PROVISIONS OF T H I S PART

"SEC. 1168. Expenses incurred in the administration of this part shall be payable from— " (a) funds in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Furid; " (b) funds in the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust F u n d; and "(c) funds appropriated to carry out the health care provisions of the several titles of this Act; in such amounts from each of the sources of funds (referred to in subsections (a), (b), and (c)) as the Secretary shall deem to be fair and equitable after taking into consideration the costs attributable to the administration of this part with respect to each of such plans and programs. "TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ORGANIZATIONS DESIRING TO BE DESIGNATED AS PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS REVIEW ORGANIZATIONS

"SEC. 1169. The Secretary is authorized to provide all necessary technical and other assistance (including the preparation of prototype plans of organization and operation) to organizations described in section 1152(b)(1) which— " (a) express a desire to be designated as a Professional Standards Review Organization; and "(b) the Secretary determines have a potential for meeting the requirements of a Professional Standards Review Organization;