HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Hospital Infection Reporting Laws

Today's issue of the CDC's weekly public health law newsletter (a fabulous resource, by the way) has a brief discussion and link to a March 1 article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free registration required) on mandatory reporting of hospital infection.  Four states have such laws (Florida, Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania) and another 20 are considering them.  The article also reported that "[a] federal advisory panel on Monday issued guidelines for states to use in shaping the laws. But the group stopped short of endorsing such reporting, saying there is no proof it reduces infections." The guidelines can be found here and the CDC press release is here. [tm]

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