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State demands hospital execs report serious mishaps
California Watch

The state’s top hospital inspection regulator is calling on the chief executives of 80 California hospitals to report any serious incidents that have happened in the last several years or swear that none have occurred. Since 2007, a state law carried by Sen. Elaine Alquist, D-San Jose, has required hospitals to file reports any time one of more than two dozen serious mishaps known as “adverse events” occur. During more than three years of reporting, though, 80 hospitals have never lodged an adverse event report with the state.

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