Ohio

Ohio previously had quality-of-care reporting requirements for nine types of care commonly provided in hospitals.  Those rules have since been rescinded.  Currently, Ohio requires hospitals to report the frequency with which certain commonly accepted best practices (e.g. administration of aspirin following a heart attack) are adhered to, as well as the frequency of various adverse events (e.g. respiratory failure following surgery).  Reports are to be filed on a semi-annual basis.

According to this presentation, Ohio is in the process of implementing new adverse event reporting legislation. The Ohio Department of Health, Division of Quality Assurance hopes to begin mandatory reporting in fall 2009.  A website for consumers will be operational in early 2010.

 

Authorizing statutes or regulations
Authorizing statutes or regulations
Reportable event forms