Support Grows for Challenge to Infection Disclosure Rules
A California Hospital Association lawsuit challenging California Department of Public Health rules on surgical site infection reporting has garnered support from two national groups. The Association for Professional Infection Control and Epidemiology has signed on as a co-plaintiff, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America will file a friend-of-the-court brief. The reporting rules require state hospitals, beginning June 1, to submit monthly reports on 29 procedures as part of a state law. The lawsuit argues that the reporting requirements go beyond the intention of the statute and that they impose undue work force and expense burdens on facilities.
- "APIC, SHEA Seek To Block Infection Disclosure Rules in CA" (Clark, HealthLeaders Media, 6/8).