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General Assembly



February Session, 2014

LCO No. 4650



Offered by:


SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 460

File No. 488

Cal. No. 315


After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (d) of section 19a-127n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(d) On or before October first annually, the commissioner shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, on adverse event reporting, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health. For annual reports submitted on or after July 1, 2011, the commissioner shall include hospital and outpatient surgical facility adverse event information for each facility identified (1) by the National Quality Forum's List of Serious Reportable Events category, and (2) in accordance with any list compiled by the commissioner and adopted as regulations pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. Each annual report shall include information concerning the number and type of infections acquired in a hospital or other facility that resulted in death, serious injury or serious illness at each facility. Such reports shall be prepared in a format that uses relevant contextual information. For purposes of this subsection "contextual information" includes, but is not limited to, (A) the relationship between the number of adverse events and a hospital's total number of patient days or an outpatient surgical facility's total number of surgical encounters expressed as a fraction in which the numerator is the aggregate number of adverse events reported by each hospital or outpatient surgical facility by category as specified in this subsection and the denominator is the total of the hospital's patient days or the outpatient surgical facility's total number of surgical encounters, and (B) information concerning the patient population served by the hospital or outpatient surgical facility, including such hospital's or outpatient surgical facility's payor or case mix. In addition, a hospital or outpatient surgical facility may provide informational comments relating to any adverse event reported to the commissioner pursuant to this section. On and after July 1, 2011, any report submitted by the commissioner pursuant to this subsection shall include any informational comments received concerning an adverse event that is included in the report. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

July 1, 2014