As healthcare watchdogs move into healthcare organizations' backyards, board involvement in quality oversight increases in importance. But how much is just the right amount of board involvement? Are there good examples of hospitals and health systems that have effective and appropriate quality reporting mechanisms? The Governance Institute surveyed its members to determine the extent to which quality oversight responsibilities have permeated the formal structure of its members' boards.1 The Board Quality Committee Fax Poll was distributed to 446 members on November 5, 2002; 103 members responded (23% response rate). [To view the full article, please download the PDF.]