This excerpt taken from the THC DEF 14A filed Apr 15, 2005.
Administration of the SIP; Eligibility and Incentive Awards
The SIP is administered by the Compensation Committee, which is composed entirely of directors (1) who satisfy the requirements of a "nonemployee director" for purposes of Rule 16b-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and (2) who satisfy the requirements of an "outside director" for purposes of Section 162(m) of the Code. The Compensation Committee selects the individuals eligible to participate in the SIP, the types of Incentive Awards granted, the time(s) at which Incentive Awards may be granted and the number of shares, units or Appreciation Rights subject to each Award. The Compensation Committee has the authority to interpret the SIP, to determine the terms and provisions of Incentive Awards and to make all other determinations relating to the SIP. Unless previously terminated, the SIP will terminate on October 10, 2011, except with respect to Incentive Awards then outstanding.
Eligible participants under the SIP include directors, employees, advisors and consultants of Tenet or of any of its present or future Business Units. Approximately 800 persons currently are considered to be eligible to participate in the SIP.