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.
[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.