The Wyoming State Legislature passed a bill (Senate File 0113) during the 2005 session requiring all licensed healthcare facilities in the state to report any occurrence of a defined set of patient safety events. The purpose of this law is to provide the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) with information that can be used to identify trends in healthcare facility safety events. This information can then be used to assist healthcare facilities in reducing the severity and incidence of safety events.
At the end of each year, the WDH will prepare an aggregate report, without facility or facility employee names, on medical safety events in the state, and will make any necessary recommendations to reduce such events.
|Authorizing statutes or regulations||Code of Wyoming Regulations, Department of Health, Health Care Facilities, Chapter 2 (Document 7299)|
|Authorizing statutes or regulations||Wyoming Statues, Title 35, Chapter 2, Article 912 (scroll to bottom of page)|
|Lists or clarifications of reportable events||Instructions for Health Care Facility Safety Event Reporting Form|
|Public reports||Annual Reports|
|Public reports||Annual Report – December 2008|
|Reportable event forms||Health Care Facility Safety Event Reporting Form|
|State website||Wyoming Department of Health, Health Care Facility Safety Event Reporting|