Skip to main content
Presentation
State Public Reporting Laws of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Public Health Law Webinar Series, The Network for Public Health Law (2011)
  • Julie Reagan, Georgia Southern University
  • Rick Hogan
Abstract

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections acquired by patients during the course of receiving medical care for some other condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 out of every 20 hospitalized patients will contract an HAI. The majority of U.S. states have responded by enacting HAI public reporting laws. This webinar provides a review of U.S. state and territorial HAI laws, the most common legal provisions and the role of the federal government, as well as a case example of Arkansas.

Keywords
  • Healthcare-associated infections,
  • HAIs,
  • Medical care,
  • Public reporting laws
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Julie Reagan and Rick Hogan. "State Public Reporting Laws of Healthcare-Associated Infections" Public Health Law Webinar Series, The Network for Public Health Law (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/julie_reagan/17/