Title

The Legal Landscape: HAI Public Reporting in the United States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2016

Publication Title

Clinical Laboratory Science

Abstract

The limitations on local healthcare policies play an important role in how clinicians are able to improve patient outcomes. This article pays particular attention to policy, legal and federal influences on state-level HAI program initiatives and reporting, the progression of state-level initiatives to reduce HAIs, the core provisions of state HAI reporting laws, and healthcare worker infection and illness reporting mandates.

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