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New Mexico Statutes Chapter 24. Health and Safety § 24-14C-3. Health care work force database;  collection of data;  housing of data;  analysis and reporting

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A. Subject to the availability of state, federal or private foundation funding or other sources of funding, the chancellor shall create and maintain the “health care work force database”.  The chancellor shall:

(1) enter into agreements with entities to create, house and provide information to state agencies, the legislature and the governor and, as the legislature or governor deems appropriate, any others regarding the state's health care work force;  and

(2) seek federal or other sources of funding to create a New Mexico center for health care workforce analysis and to ensure the additional funding and staffing needed to achieve the anticipated outcomes.

B. A board shall supply the university with data pertaining to licensed health care providers for inclusion in the database.  A board shall collect a core essential data set at the time of new licensure or licensure renewal, including, but not limited to, a provider's:

(1) demographics, including race, ethnicity and primary and other languages spoken;

(2) practice status, including, but not limited to:

(a) active practices in New Mexico and other locations;

(b) practice type;  and

(c) practice settings, such as hospitals, public schools, higher education institutions, clinics and other clinical settings;

(3) education, training and primary and secondary specialties for all health professions as appropriate;

(4) average hours worked per week and the average number of weeks worked per year in the licensed profession over the past twelve months;

(5) percentage of practice engaged in direct patient care and in other activities, such as teaching, research and administration, in the licensed profession;

(6) practice plans for the next five years, including retiring from a health care profession, moving out of state or changing health care work hours;  and

(7) professional liability insurance costs and availability as they relate to barriers to practice.

C. The chancellor shall provide to the department of health, in a manner that conforms to department of health rules, access to health care work force data that the university administers pursuant to the Health Care Work Force Data Collection, Analysis and Policy Act.

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