SB 435
Modifies provisions relating to hospital infection control data reporting
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Last Action:
4/24/2019 - Voted Do Pass S Health and Pensions Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SB 435 - Under this act, hospitals and the Department of Health and Senior Services shall not be required to comply with infection data reporting requirements of current law applying to hospitals if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also requires the submission of such data, except that the Department shall post a link on its website to the publicly reported data on CMS's website. Additionally, hospitals that have established antimicrobial stewardship programs, as required under current law, shall meet the National Healthcare Safety Network requirements for reporting antimicrobial usage or resistance when CMS's conditions of participation requiring such reporting become effective. Nothing shall prohibit a hospital from voluntarily reporting the data prior to the effective date of the conditions of participation.

This provision is identical to provisions in HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 70 & 128 (2019) and substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed SB 514 (2019), SS#2/HB 219 (2019), as amended, and SCS/HB 758 (2019), HCS/SB 275 (2019), and HB 1057 (2019).



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