(4) The Impaired Provider Ad Hoc Committee recommends to the commander
the management of health care providers impaired by medical or psychiatric problems
including drug and alcohol abuse or dependence and emotional and behavioral disorders.
When impairment is due to drugs or alcohol, the committee will review input from
treatment, the community counseling center staff, the duty supervisor, and the department
chief. In cases of medical or psychiatric impairment, the committee will review statements
of progress and recommendations from both the health care provider's physician and duty
supervisor and recommend appropriate actions. The committee members will be
designated by the commander and should have a chairperson. The chairperson should
assure that members receive appropriate training to assume the responsibilities of the
committee. The committee will meet as necessary to accomplish its required functions.
The committee membership should include:
The clinical director of the community counseling center.
Representatives from the departments of psychiatry and nursing.
A recovering impaired health care provider with at least 2 years in
3-13. THE MEDDAC/MEDCEN QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR (QAC)
The MEDDAC or MEDCEN QAC monitors all MTF quality assurance activities to
ensure that they are ongoing, effective, appropriately documented, integrated with other
MTF related programs, and in compliance with Army regulations and the Joint Commission
on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations standards. The quality assurance
coordinator serves as the primary authority regarding current QA management procedures.
Other duties include:
(1) Analyzes and organizes data (practice patterns, trends, and meaningful
(2) Develops a system for filing and tracking QA data, ensuring appropriate
(3) Coordinates with the QA committee chairperson and prepares agenda items for
(4) MTF QA committee and executive committee meetings.
(5) Maintains the MTF Automated Quality of Care Evaluation Support System