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Florida Statutes § 459.026

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“Reports of adverse incidents in office practice settings under the regulation of professions and occupations law”

Any adverse incident that occurs in an osteopathic physician’s office must be reported to the Department of Health within 15 days after the adverse incident occurred.

An adverse incident is an act by an osteopathic physician which results in the following patient injuries:

  • The death of a patient;
  • Brain or spinal damage to a patient;
  • The performance of a surgical procedure on the wrong patient;
  • The performance of a wrong-site surgical procedure, a wrong surgical procedure, or the surgical repair of damage to a patient resulting from a planned surgical procedure where the damage is not a recognized specific risk as disclosed to the patient and documented through the informed-consent process;
  • A procedure to remove unplanned foreign objects remaining from a surgical procedure; or
  • Any condition that required the transfer of a patient to a hospital from any facility or office maintained by a physician.


Current as of June 2015