Texas Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 98.1045
Reporting of Preventable Adverse Events


Each health care facility shall report to the department the occurrence of any of the following preventable adverse events involving the facility’s patient:


a health care-associated adverse condition or event for which the Medicare program will not provide additional payment to the facility under a policy adopted by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and


subject to Subsection (b), an event included in the list of adverse events identified by the National Quality Forum that is not included under Subdivision (1).


The executive commissioner may exclude an adverse event described by Subsection (a)(2) from the reporting requirement of Subsection (a) if the executive commissioner determines that the adverse event is not an appropriate indicator of a preventable adverse event.


The executive commissioner by rule may designate an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to receive reports of preventable adverse events by health care facilities on behalf of the department. A health care facility shall authorize the department to have access to facility-specific data contained in a report made in accordance with a designation made under this subsection.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 724 (S.B. 203), Sec. 2(f), eff. September 1, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 7 (S.B. 7), Sec. 6.04, eff. September 28, 2011.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 946 (S.B. 277), Sec. 1.09(d), eff. September 1, 2015.
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