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Executive Order 13017

Issued by William J. Clinton on Thursday 5 September 1996


Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry

Federal Register, Volume 61 Issue 175 (Monday, September 9, 1996)

[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 175 (Monday, September 9, 1996)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 47659-47660]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-23187]



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Part V





The President





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Executive Order 13017--Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and 
Quality in the Health Care Industry


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 61, No. 175 / Monday, September 9, 1996 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13017 of September 5, 1996

                
Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and 
                Quality in the Health Care Industry

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
                as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), it is hereby ordered as 
                follows:

                Section 1. Establishment. (a) There is established the 
                Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality 
                in the Health Care Industry (the ``Commission''). The 
                Commission shall be composed of not more than 20 
                members to be appointed by the President. The members 
                will be consumers, institutional health care providers, 
                health care professionals, other health care workers, 
                health care insurers, health care purchasers, State and 
                local government representatives, and experts in health 
                care quality, financing, and administration.

                    (b) The Secretary of Health and Human Services and 
                the Secretary of Labor shall serve as Co-Chairs of the 
                Commission. The Co-Chairs shall report through the Vice 
                President to the President.

                Sec. 2. Functions. (a) The Commission shall advise the 
                President on changes occurring in the health care 
                system and recommend such measures as may be necessary 
                to promote and assure health care quality and value, 
                and protect consumers and workers in the health care 
                system. In particular, the Commission shall:

                    (1) Review the available data in the area of 
                consumer information and protections for those enrolled 
                in health care plans and make such recommendations as 
                may be necessary for improvements;
                    (2) Review existing and planned work that defines, 
                measures, and promotes quality of health care, and help 
                build further consensus on approaches to assure and 
                promote quality of care in a changing delivery system; 
                and
                    (3) Collect and evaluate data on changes in 
                availability of treatment and services, and make such 
                recommendations as may be necessary for improvements.
                    (b) For the purpose of carrying out its functions, 
                the Commission may hold hearings, establish 
                subcommittees, and convene and act at such times and 
                places as the Commission may find advisable.

                Sec. 3. Reports. The Commission shall make a 
                preliminary report to the President by September 30, 
                1997. A final report shall be submitted to the 
                President 18 months after the Commission's first 
                meeting.

                Sec. 4. Administration. (a) To the extent permitted by 
                law, the heads of executive departments and agencies, 
                and independent agencies (collectively ``agencies'') 
                shall provide the Commission, upon request, with such 
                information as it may require for the purposes of 
                carrying out its functions.

                    (b) Members of the Commission may receive 
                compensation for their work on the Commission not to 
                exceed the daily rate specified for Level IV of the 
                Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5315). While engaged in 
                the work of the Commission, members appointed from 
                among private citizens of the United States may be 
                allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
                subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving 
                intermittently in the Government service (5 U.S.C. 
                5701-5707) to the extent funds are available for such 
                purposes.

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                    (c) To the extent permitted by law and subject to 
                the availability of appropriations, the Department of 
                Health and Human Services shall provide the Commission 
                with administrative services, funds, facilities, staff, 
                and other support services necessary for the 
                performance of the Commission's functions. The 
                Secretary of Health and Human Services shall perform 
                the administrative functions of the President under the 
                Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. 
                App.), with respect to the Commission.

                Sec. 5. General Provision. The Commission shall 
                terminate 30 days after submitting its final report, 
                but not later than 2 years from the date of this order, 
                unless extended by the President.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     September 5, 1996.

[FR Doc. 96-23187
Filed 9-6-96; 10:28 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P


Citation: 61 FR 47659
Amended by: EO 13040, March 25, 1997; EO 13056, July 21, 1997;; ; Revoked by: EO 13138 September 30, 1999
 

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