The Board shall be vested with the powers to ensure compliance of the statement.
The powers and duties of the Board shall include:
To call for information and / or records from Practice Units / Reviewers in such form and manner as may be prescribed;
To arrange for orientation and periodic training programmes for Reviewers and/ or Practice Units;
To prescribe the procedures to be followed in relation to Peer Review;
To maintain a panel of Reviewers;
To define the terms of appointment of the Reviewers;
To prescribe formats for maintenance of records by Peer Reviewers and to examine the same.
To Review the work performed by a Reviewer;
To collect information to determine the level of a Practice Unit as referred to in Para 11 of this Statement.
To define the scope of selection of Practice unit for Peer Review as the Board may deem fit;
To select and notify the Practice Unit for Peer Review to be conducted during the year;
To select three Reviewers and intimate their names to the Practice Unit and allow the Practice Unit to choose any one Reviewer there-from within 30 days or such other period as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board; Provided that, the Board shall, for reasons to be recorded in writing, appoint a Reviewer for the Practice Unit if: -
the Practice Unit does not select Reviewer within a period of 30 days or such other period as may be prescribed, from the date of service of the intimation; or
all the three Reviewer have declined the assignment; or
The Reviewer selected by the Practice Unit does not give his confirmation within 30 days of being intimated by the Peer Review Board.
The Practice Unit on its own requests the Board to appoint a Reviewer.
To prescribe a register to be maintained by the Practice Unit for assurance services rendered during the year.
On considering the report of a Reviewer:
Issue recommendations to the Practice Unit; or
Order a “Follow On” Peer Review to be carried out; or
Issue Peer Review Certificate in the format as the Board may decide.
To form such sub groups of the Board, as may be necessary to discharge its various functions.
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