In 2010, Congress authorized the establishment of PCORI as an independent nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia. The authorizing law establishes PCORI’s purpose, significant parts of its governance structure (including the appointment of PCORI’s Board of Governors and Methodology Committee), and outlines key responsibilities and requirements of PCORI. The authorizing law was amended in legislation that was signed into law on December 20, 2019.

Authorizing Law (as amended) 2019 Amending Legislation Original 2010 Authorizing Law

(For an outline of key provisions of the 2019 amending language, see this brief).

Posted: January 27, 2020; Updated: July 8, 2022

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