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Reporting of clinical laboratory errors - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-30a

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Clinical laboratories (lab) must make written notification of medical errors to the person that authorized the test. Notification of medical errors that occur during HIV tests must be made in person and chapter 368x counseling must be provided.

If the error occurs during a test requested directly by a patient, then the lab must make provide prompt written notice of the error to the patient. Labs must inform the patient, orally or in writing, that they may choose where the lab sends such notice.

Medical error notices sent to patients are confidential.

Labs that fail to comply with the provision of this section face suspension or revocation of their license. 

Current as of June 2015