New Jersey

In 2004, the New Jersey Patient Safety Act (P.L. 2004, c9) was signed into law. The statute was designed to improve patient safety in hospitals and other health care facilities by establishing a medical error reporting system.  Events must be reported to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  The system promotes comprehensive reporting of adverse patient events, systematic analysis of their causes, and creation of solutions that will improve health care quality and save lives.

 

Lists or clarifications of reportable events
Public reports
Public reports
Reportable event forms
Reportable event forms
State website
Tools that enable facilities to conduct analyses
User’s guide for facilities