PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITY CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT
The North Central Regional Trauma Advisory Council (NCRTAC) will provide an objective process to evaluate the trauma care system in its service area. The Committee will function as described in HFS 118.10 (1) to “improve trauma care, reduce death and disability and correct local and regional injury problems.” It will adhere to HFS 118.10 (2) by observing the confidentiality provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The process to be followed will include care for both pediatrics and adults as outlined in HFS 118.10 (3).
The NCRTAC, the individual members of its Performance Improvement Committee and all documents and proceedings used in its function will be protected from disclosure by WISCONSIN ACT 315 which amended s. 146.56 on April 10, 2006. As described in HFS 118.10 (3) (h), the committee will maintain a “procedure for ensuring that all parties having access to information associated with individuals and entities with respect to a trauma care system problem or issue keep the information confidential throughout the performance improvement process.”