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  197.105.  Investigation of complaints, department to post on website, content. — 1.  The department of health and senior services shall post on its website information regarding investigations of complaints against hospitals.  The posting of such information shall comply with all of the following requirements:

  (1)  Complaint data shall not be posted unless the complaint has been substantiated by investigation by departmental employees to require a statement of deficiency;

  (2)  The posting shall include the hospital's plan of correction accepted by departmental officials;

  (3)  The posting shall include the dates and specific findings of the departmental investigation;

  (4)  The posting shall list or include a link to each facility's annualized rate of substantiated complaints per patient day;

  (5)  The posting shall display the complaint investigation data so as to provide for peer group comparisons of:

  (a)  Psychiatric hospitals or psychiatric units within hospitals;

  (b)  Long-term acute care hospitals as defined by 42 CFR 412.23(e);

  (c)  Inpatient rehabilitation facilities or units meeting the requirements of 42 CFR 412.29; and

  (6)  Time lines for posting such information shall be consistent with the CMS State Operations Manual, as amended.

  2.  This section shall not be construed to require or permit the posting of information that would violate state or federal laws or regulations governing the confidentiality of patient data or medical records or information protected under subsection 4 of section 537.035.


(L. 2013 H.B. 351 § 1)

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