The Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005 establishes an adverse health care event reporting system designed to facilitate quality improvement in the health care system through communication and collaboration between the Illinois Department of Public Health and health care facilities. The reporting system will not be designed or, except as provided in this law, used to punish errors or to investigate or take disciplinary action against health care facilities, health care practitioners, or health care facility employees. The Department was required to establish a fully operational adverse health event reporting system by January 1, 2008.
As of April 30, 2009, implementing regulations were still in the rulemaking process.
|Advisory groups||Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Advisory Council|
|Authorizing statutes or regulations||Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 410, Act 522|
|Authorizing statutes or regulations||Illinois Administrative Code, Title 77, Chapter I, Subchapter b, Part 235 (proposed)|
|State website||Adverse Health Care Events Program|