Summary: H.R.1804 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1804. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/10/2001)

Patient Safety Act of 2001 - Requires providers under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, as a condition for continued participation in the Medicare program, to make publicly available certain minimum information specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding nurse staffing and patient outcomes.

Requires the following to be made public along with its source and currency status: (1) data regarding complaints filed with the State agency with oversight over health care services, the Health Care Financing Administration, or a provider accrediting agency; (2) compliance with the standards deemed to demonstrate compliance with conditions of Medicare participation; and (3) data regarding investigations and findings as a result of those complaints and the findings of scheduled inspection visits.