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Georgia Southern Examines the Legal Landscape of HAI Public Reporting

Since 2004 many state legislatures passed laws that mandated public reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The article focuses on federal influences on state-level HAI program initiatives and reporting, the progress of state-level initiatives to reduce HAI, the core provisions of state HAI reporting laws, and healthcare worker infection and illness reporting mandates.

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[Photo: Dr. Julie Reagan]

The Legal Landscape: HAI Public Reporting in the United States” was published in Clinical Laboratory Science on January 1 as the third of four in a FOCUS series about HAIs.

Dr. Julie Reagan, assistant professor of health policy and management at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Georgia Southern University was the lead author.