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Consumer group: state lags in enforcement of laws on hospital infections, errors

California’s Department of Public Health is lagging in its enforcement of state laws requiring hospitals to report infections and medical errors and requiring the state to make that information available to the public, according to a leading consumer group’s review of the department’s performance. Consumers Union’s California office has launched a major push to hold the state accountable for enforcing a series of laws passed in recent years to improve hospital safety.