Meeting standards for program eligibility licensure, reimbursement or other benefits. Thus a qualified educational program meets accreditation standards, a qualified HMO (for the benefit of mandated dual-choice under section 1310 of the PHS Act) meets the standards imposed by the HMO Act, and a qualified provider for reimbursement by an insurance program meets its conditions of participation.
A quality which makes a person suitable to do something.
An official recognition of a standard of achievement, e.g. a degree or diploma.