Del. Expands Infection Reporting Law To More Facilities

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT) -- A Delaware law requiring hospitals and prison health care facilities to publicly disclose infections acquired during treatment has been expanded to cover other facilities in the state and ramp up infection control, after the amended statute was signed into law last week.

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed House Bill 403, called the Healthcare Associated Infections Disclosure Act, into law July 20. The bill amends the 2007 Hospital Infections Disclosure Act, extending the law to also cover long-term care facilities, freestanding surgical centers, dialysis centers and psychiatric...
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