Title

State Law Mandates for Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Clostridium difficile Infections in Hospitals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

DOI

10.1017/ice.2014.61

Abstract

US state and territorial laws were reviewed to identify Clostridium difficile infection reporting mandates. Twenty states require reporting either under state law or by incorporating federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ reporting requirements. Although state law mandates are more common, the incorporation of federal reporting requirements has been increasing.