Title 31, Chapter 7, Section 283
(a) The department shall compile, direct the compilation of, and disseminate comparative information provided in the annual reports under Code Section 31-7-280 on a health care provider specific basis.
(b) Any data collected by the department may be included in
department reports pursuant to this article as deemed appropriate to
offer full information to the public. Prior to any release or
dissemination of the data, the department shall permit the reporting
entity a 30 day opportunity to verify the accuracy of any
information pertaining to its data. The reporting entity may submit
to the department any corrections of errors in the compilations of
the data with any supporting evidence and comments. The department
shall correct for the report such data which, in its judgment, are
found to be in error. Any information, evidence, or comments
submitted to the department in writing by the reporting entity shall
be included as a part of the department's release or dissemination.
(c) If the data required by the department are available from the
reporting entity by acceptably formatted, computer readable means,
such method for reporting shall be preferred.
(d) The reporting of any data required by this article by specified
types of health care providers shall include health care providers
operated by state, county, municipality, public or private entities,
or any combination thereof.
(e) The department shall be authorized to promulgate such rules and
regulations as are necessary to effectuate and carry out its
authority and duties under this article.