Hospitals Urge Ky. High Court To Reverse Data Ruling

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The American Hospital Association and its Kentucky affiliate filed amicus briefs in two Kentucky Supreme Court cases on Friday, urging the state high court to overturn lower court rulings restricting the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.

The Patient Safety Act, passed in 2005, aimed to build a system where doctors and hospitals could report medical errors, to share with other providers and identify systemic problems, without fear that the data could be used in malpractice cases.

The act dictated that data reported to patient...
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