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Adverse events. Reporting requirements. Regulations. Confidentiality of reports. Retaliatory action prohibited - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-127n

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Hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities must report adverse events to the Department of Public Health. The reports must include corrective steps that will be taken within 7 days of the adverse event. The hospital or facility must also file a corrective action plan within 30 days of the adverse event.

The Commissioner must provide the General Assembly with an annual report of adverse events in Connecticut.  These reports must identify the types and number of adverse events and include “contextual information” such as the ratio of a hospital’s adverse events and their total patient days.

Adverse event information is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act or discovery and is inadmissible as evidence in a legal proceeding. This protection does not extend to investigative files including those that contain adverse event reports.


Current as of June 2015