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APIC, SHEA Seek to Block Infection Disclosure Rules in CA
Health Leaders Media

A California lawsuit seeking to block state requirements that acute care facilities report surgical site infections for certain surgical procedures is drawing national support, in part because of concerns that state rules go far beyond the intent of the statute known as “Nile’s Law,” and did not go through required prior review.

Workforce reports say the California Department of Public Health’s rules would require the state’s 350 hospitals to hire more than 500 full-time employees to hand-comb through medical records for details on patients who undergo more than 900,000 procedures each year, said CHA senior vice president for health policy Debby Rogers.