Mandatory HAI Reporting
Due to the increasingly high rate of hospital acquired infections throughout the United States healthcare system, the majority of state governments have either mandated or are in the process of mandating public reporting of HAIs. APIC, the CDC, and the Consumers Union continue to push for legislation that will help reduce the risk of acquiring a nosocomial infection during hospital stays.
Legislation varies by state, but generally either mandates the public reporting of infection rates of mandates reporting to state government. Much of the legislation also requires hospitals to initiate total infection control and handwashing compliance systems for staff.
To view APIC’s recent map of mandatory legislation, please follow this link:
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- Eddie Rickenbacker - Principal Administrative Assoc.Intensive Care Units, Harlem Hospital Center
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