Pennsylvania

The Patient Safety Authority is an independent state agency established under Act 13 of 2002, the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (“MCARE”) Act.  It is charged with taking steps to reduce and eliminate medical errors by identifying problems and recommending solutions that promote patient safety in hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities and birthing centers.  The Authority has implemented PA-PSRS, the mandatory statewide Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System.  More than 400 healthcare facilities subject to Act 13 reporting requirements are submitting reports through PA-PSRS, making Pennsylvania the first state in the nation to require the reporting of both actual events and “near misses.”

 

Advisory groups
Alerts and advisories
Alerts and advisories
Authorizing statutes or regulations
Lists or clarifications of reportable events
Public reports
Public reports
Reportable event forms
Reportable event forms
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