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

Subcommittee on Consumer Rights,
Protections, and Responsibilities

Membership:

  • Peter Thomas, J.D., Chair.
  • Christine Cassel, M.D.
  • James Chao.
  • Nan Hunter, J.D.
  • Sylvia Drew Ivie, J.D.
  • Randall MacDonald.
  • Ronald Pollack, J.D.
  • Stephen Wiggins.

Issues of Framework for the Subcommittee:

  • promulgation of bill of rights and responsibilities.
  • survey of existing consumer protections, enforcement mechanisms and remedies, and analysis of applicability to various populations.
  • analysis of issues related to consumer choice of health insurance products, providers and treatments.
  • consumer empowerment through enhanced knowledge, availability of information and involvement in clinical decisions.
  • consumer assistance services, e.g., ombudspersons.
  • attention to special populations, e.g., rural populations, disabled, chronically ill, terminally ill.

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Last Revised: Tuesday, June 16, 1998

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