The State of Connecticut Public Act 2202-125 (P.A. 02-125) included a requirement for the Connecticut Department of Public Health to establish a quality of care program for health care facilities. The law requires the implementation of adverse event reporting by hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities. Mandatory adverse event reporting was implemented in October 2002. In May 2004, Public Act 2004-164 (P.A. 04-164) was enacted to revise the definition of reportable adverse events.
|Authorizing statutes or regulations||General Statutes of Connecticut, Title 19a, Chapter 368a, Section 19a-127n|
|Legislative reports||Annual Legislative Reports to the General Assembly: Adverse Event Reporting|
|Reportable event forms||Adverse Event Reporting Form (see Appendix B, Part II)|
|User’s guide for facilities||Directions For Reporting Adverse Events (see Appendix B, Part I)|