Minnesota Legislation Would Require Financial Responsibility For Hospital-Acquired Conditions

March 6, 2012

A bill currently being considered by the Minnesota Legislature would require hospital financial responsibility for hospital-acquired conditions.

H.F. No. 2345, healing as introduced in the Minnesota 87th Legislative Session, ambulance defines “hospital-acquired condition” as “a medical condition acquired or worsened as a result of an error or omission made by a hospital in connection with the diagnosis, treatment, care, or other service provided by a hospital to a patient.”

Under the legislation, if enacted, hospitals would be liable to the patient for all reasonably necessary corrective medical and hospital service costs that result from a hospital-acquired condition that is created or increased by the hospital. The law would be applicable to hospital-acquired conditions created on or after August 1, 2012.

Click here to read the bill text.

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