Employee And Mandatory Reporting Systems

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Introduction Different states have unique requirements for reporting and analyzing adverse incidents that occur within the health care setting. While the majority of States have some type of incident reporting system for health care facilities, some states (nearly half) still do not have a reporting system. The basis of this assignment focuses on the reporting systems in Minnesota and Utah. There are some major differences, minor differences and similarities in the reporting requirements for these two States. Furthermore, it is important to understand both voluntary and mandatory reporting systems as well as the benefits and drawbacks to each. Reporting of Incidents In Minnesota, there are five classifications of health care workers that are required to report adverse incidents occurring within an institution. These five types of health care workers include boards that regulate physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and podiatrists (Minnesota Department of Health, 2014). All events that come to the attention of those responsible for reporting must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (Minnesota Department of Health, 2014). Utah is much different in the reporting responsibility aspect. In fact, there is nothing in Utah 's Rule R380-200 Patient Safety Sentinel Event Reporting that clearly states who is responsible for the initial report of the adverse incident. However, this rule does state that the facility must designate a facility lead for
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