Regulations (404.1620 and 416.1020) require that the State will provide a quality
assurance function to insure disability determinations are made accurately and promptly.
As an arm of management, the Quality Assurance (QA) Unit's function is to analyze
the product of the DDS and report its findings and recommendations for corrective
action to the agency administrator. The following QA procedures should be controlled,
bearing in mind that processing time and quality must be balanced (see DI 39515.000 ff.).