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SF 1790

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health; changing provisions for adverse health care events reporting;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.7065, subdivisions 4, 5, 6.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.7065, subdivision 4, is amended to
read:


Subd. 4.

Patient protection events.

Events reportable under this subdivision are:

(1) an infant discharged to the wrong person;

(2) patient death or serious disability associated with patient disappearance deleted text beginfor
more than four hours
deleted text end, excluding events involving adults who have decision-making
capacity; and

(3) patient suicide or attempted suicide resulting in serious disability while being
cared for in a facility due to patient actions after admission to the facility, excluding deaths
resulting from self-inflicted injuries that were the reason for admission to the facility.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 7, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.7065, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Care management events.

Events reportable under this subdivision are:

(1) patient death or serious disability associated with a medication error, including,
but not limited to, errors involving the wrong drug, the wrong dose, the wrong patient, the
wrong time, the wrong rate, the wrong preparation, or the wrong route of administration,
excluding reasonable differences in clinical judgment on drug selection and dose;

(2) patient death or serious disability associated with a hemolytic reaction due to the
administration of deleted text beginABO-incompatibledeleted text endnew text begin ABO/HLA-incompatiblenew text end blood or blood products;

(3) maternal death or serious disability associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk
pregnancy while being cared for in a facility, including events that occur within 42 days
postdelivery and excluding deaths from pulmonary or amniotic fluid embolism, acute
fatty liver of pregnancy, or cardiomyopathy;

(4) patient death or serious disability directly related to hypoglycemia, the onset of
which occurs while the patient is being cared for in a facility;

(5) death or serious disability, including kernicterus, associated with failure
to identify and treat hyperbilirubinemia in neonates during the first 28 days of life.
"Hyperbilirubinemia" means bilirubin levels greater than 30 milligrams per deciliter;

(6) stage 3 or 4 ulcers acquired after admission to a facility, excluding progression
from stage 2 to stage 3 if stage 2 was recognized upon admission; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(7) patient death or serious disability due to spinal manipulative therapydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (8) artificial insemination with the wrong donor sperm or wrong egg.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 7, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.7065, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Environmental events.

Events reportable under this subdivision are:

(1) patient death or serious disability associated with an electric shock while being
cared for in a facility, excluding events involving planned treatments such as electric
countershock;

(2) any incident in which a line designated for oxygen or other gas to be delivered to
a patient contains the wrong gas or is contaminated by toxic substances;

(3) patient death or serious disability associated with a burn incurred from any
source while being cared for in a facility;

(4) patient death new text beginor serious disability new text endassociated with a fall while being cared for in
a facility; and

(5) patient death or serious disability associated with the use or lack of restraints or
bedrails while being cared for in a facility.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 7, 2007.
new text end