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Patient Safety in Wisconsin

 

        Wisconsin requires health care providers, health care facilities, and other specified individuals to report incidences of elder abuse and neglect to the department of health services.1Hospices must create quality indicators so that they may measure and track adverse patient events.[2]

 

Footnotes

  • 1. W.S.A. § 46.90

 

Patient Safety in Wisconsin

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Patient abuse/neglect reporting: For specific health care facilities Elder Abuse Reporting System – Wis. Stat. Ann. § 46.90 Elder Abuse Reporting System This law requires that every county in Wisconsin designate an agency as the elder-adult-at-risk agency, and then...
Patient abuse/neglect reporting: Who has the duty to report Elder Abuse Reporting System – Wis. Stat. Ann. § 46.90 Elder Abuse Reporting System This law requires that every county in Wisconsin designate an agency as the elder-adult-at-risk agency, and then...
Confidentiality of patient safety data Requirements for skilled nursing facilities – Wis. Stat. Ann. § 49.498 Requirements for Skilled Nursing Facilities This law sets forth a number of administrative requirements for skilled nursing facilities.  First,...