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California Hospital Association Files Lawsuit Against State Department of Public Health Over Required Infection Reporting
Becker's Hospital Review

The California Hospital Association has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health to halt the implementation of a new surgical site infection public reporting mandate that was scheduled to go into effect June 1, 2011, in the state of California, according to a news release from The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Under a law passed in 2008, California hospitals are required to publicly report surgical infection rates to the DPH starting in 2012.