Oregon Health Care Acquired Infection Reporting Program established
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(1) There is established in the Oregon Health Authority the Oregon Health Care Acquired Infection Reporting Program. The program shall:
(a) Provide useful and credible infection measures, specific to each health care facility, to consumers;
(b) Promote quality improvement in health care facilities; and
(c) Utilize existing quality improvement efforts to the extent practicable.
(2) The authority shall adopt rules to:
(a) Require health care facilities to report to the authority health care acquired infection measures, including health care acquired infection rates;
(b) Specify the health care acquired infection measures that health care facilities must report; and
(c) Prescribe the form, manner and frequency of reports of health care acquired infection measures by health care facilities.
(3) In prescribing the form, manner and frequency of reports of health care acquired infection measures by health care facilities, to the extent practicable and appropriate to avoid unnecessary duplication of reporting by facilities, the authority shall align the requirements with the requirements for health care facilities to report similar data to the Department of Human Services and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
(4) The authority shall utilize, to the extent practicable and appropriate, a credible and reliable risk-adjusted methodology in analyzing the health care acquired infection measures reported by health care facilities.
(5) The authority shall provide health care acquired infection measures and related information to health care facilities in a manner that promotes quality improvement in the health care facilities.
(6) The authority may adopt rules prescribing the form, manner and frequency for public disclosure of reported health care acquired infection measures.
(7) Individually identifiable health information submitted to the authority by health care facilities pursuant to this section may not be disclosed to, made subject to subpoena by or used by any state agency for purposes of any enforcement or regulatory action in relation to a participating health care facility. [2007 c.838 §3; 2009 c.595 §1157; 2013 c.61 §6; 2017 c.101 §47]
Note: See note under 442.853 (Legislative findings).
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