Bill Summaries: H809 MODEL HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS LAW.

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  • Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - More information

    AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE SURVEILLANCE AND REPORTING SYSTEM FOR HEALTH CARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS AND TO SUBJECT HOSPITALS TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATEWIDE SURVEILLANCE AND REPORTING SYSTEM. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/7/11, 6/7/11, and 6/15/11. Enacted June 27, 2011. Effective June 27, 2011.


  • Summary date: Jun 15 2011 - More information

    Senate amendment, reported in on 6/14/11, makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Makes a clarifying change.


  • Summary date: Jun 7 2011 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Replaces all provisions from previous edition with new GS 130A-150, providing that, by December 31, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) must establish a statewide surveillance and reporting system for specified health care-associated infections in consultation with the State HAI Advisory Group and in accordance with rules adopted by the Commission of Public Health (Commission) as directed and detailed by the act. Provides that each hospital, as defined, is subject to the surveillance and reporting system, and is responsible for reporting data to DHHS through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Health Care Safety Network. Directs DHHS to release to the public aggregated and provider specific data on health care-associated infections that does not contain Social Security numbers or other personal identifying information only if DHHS deems the release of this data to be reliable and necessary to protect the public’s health. Details DHHS reporting requirements to the General Assembly, and directs DHHS to report by December 31, 2011, and annually thereafter. Effective when the act becomes law. Changes title to AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE SURVEILLANCE AND REPORTING SYSTEM FOR HEALTH CARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS AND TO SUBJECT HOSPITALS TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATEWIDE SURVEILLANCE AND REPORTING SYSTEM.


  • Summary date: Apr 7 2011 - More information

    Adds new Part 1A to Article 6 of GS Chapter 130A to create a new 13-member Heathcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee (Committee) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Directs Committee to study and make recommendations concerning a variety of issues relating to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), including the reporting of HAIs, the prevention of HAIs, the appropriate HAI training for medical professionals, and the evaluation of medical facility HAI-procedures. Directs HHS to create new HAI Surveillance, Prevention and Control Program to monitor and implement HAI best practices across the state. Mandates public reporting of HAI statistics. Requires health care facilities to take a variety of control measures relating to HAIs, including the appointment of an infection control officer and requiring training on HAI prevention for all staff. Requires health care facilities to test patients for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) up to 10 days prior to an elective admission or within 24 hours for certain high-risk cases and to provide each patient who tests positive with information regarding MRSAs. Requires quarterly and monthly reporting of HAI statistics by health care facilities. Requires health insurers to provide coverage for routine HAI screenings performed in compliance with health care facilities’ infection control plans. Requires HHS to offer quality improvement payments to health care facilties that achieve certain metrics relating to HAIs. Requires health care facilties to develop written infection control policies. Provides for the creation of a licensing fee surcharge to support the regulatory activities required by this act, which must not exceed $5,000 in the aggregate from all health care facilties. Permits HHS to impose a $1,000 penalty per incident on any health care facility that negligently fails to report an HAI as required, for which each day of a continuing violation must constitute a separate offense. Effective January 1, 2012.


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