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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 4928

   
 

*SB0046004928SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 460

File No. 488

Cal. No. 315

"AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS AND OTHER MATTERS AFFECTING HOSPITALS. "

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

"Sec. 501. Section 19a-490o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) The Department of Public Health shall consider the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Healthcare Associated Infections established pursuant to section 19a-490n, with respect to the establishment of a mandatory reporting system for healthcare associated infections designed to prevent healthcare associated infections.

(b) The Department of Public Health shall submit a report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health concerning the plan for the mandatory reporting system for healthcare associated infections recommended by the Advisory Committee on Healthcare Associated Infections pursuant to section 19a-490n, and the status of such plan implementation, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a.

(c) On or before May 1, 2011, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health on the information collected by the department pursuant to the mandatory reporting system for healthcare associated infections established under subsection (a) of this section, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a. Such report shall include, for each facility, information concerning the number and type of infections, including, but not limited to, (1) central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections, acquired in a hospital or other facility that resulted in death, serious injury or serious illness at each facility. Such report shall be posted on the department's Internet web site and made available to the public.

(d) The department shall post information on its Internet web site regarding healthcare-associated infections. Such information shall include links on the department's home page to the annual reports submitted in accordance with subsection (c) of this section and to the Medicare Hospital Compare Internet web site to assist members of the public in learning about healthcare-associated infections and comparing the rate of such infections at facilities in the state."

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2014

19a-490o