Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CT Bill Would Make Hospital Errors Public

The Courant reported that "all medical mishaps" reported by Connecticut hospitals "would again be made public under legislation to be considered this session by the public health committee." Under "the proposed bill, drafted by the attorney general's office...a confidentiality provision added in 2004 to the state's 'adverse event' law" would be eliminated. Furthermore, "the draft...calls on the state Department of Public Health to conduct random audits of hospitals to determine compliance with the reporting law, with each violation bringing a fine as high as $10,000."

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