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    - Report Published -

    House Document No. 15

    Document Title
    Report on Issues Related to the Use of Implantable Medical Devices Pursuant to Chapter 351 (2014)

    Department of Health Professions

    Enabling Authority
    Chapter 351 Enactment Clause 1. (Regular Session, 2014)

    Executive Summary
    Pursuant to Chapter 351 of the Virginia Acts of Assembly for the 2014 Session (HB 1235/Senate Bill 536): the Virginia Department of Health Professions solicited public comment on the issues related to the use of implantable medical devices distributed by distributors in which a physician has an ownership interest (PODs). The Board of Health Professions Regulatory Research Committee aided the Department through convening a public hearing on May 20, 2014 and receiving written comment until June 20, 2014.

    This report provides a compilation of the public comment received during this period, including an overall summary, copies of the transcript, and the full written comments. The report also incorporates by reference the full Office of Inspector General (OIG) report: Levinson, D.R. (2013, October). Spinal devices supplied by physician-owned distributors: Overview of prevalence and use. OEI-01-11-00660. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Washington, D.C. Available at: https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-01-11-00660.asp.