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Brief for the American Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc. v. Jean Charles, Jr. No. 16-1446. July 6, 2017.
American Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals.
The ability to share data about medical errors in a protected environment is core to the patient safety organization concept. In this brief, authors advocate for the value these protections bring to health care by enabling the transparency needed to improve safety as they request the United States Supreme Court to hear a case that challenges these privileges.
Legislation/Regulation > Florida Legislation
Fla Ct App, 1st Dist. October 28, 2015.
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) provides federal protection of adverse event reports voluntarily submitted to patient safety organizations in an effort to enable disclosure and subsequent discussion of error to enhance learning from errors. This case tested the ability of the federal law to block access to such reports when conflicting with state laws in Florida. The court found that PSQIA provided appropriate protection for the records.
Legislation/Regulation > New Jersey Legislation
New Jersey Legislature. A4327 (2007).
This bill amends a previous law by requiring that serious preventable adverse events be reported to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and that a list of these errors and where they occurred be publicly available.