State Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Laws

The following list of states with and without healthcare-associated infection (HAI) laws reflects state statutes and administrative regulations as of July 10, cialis 2013.  The list will be updated periodically to reflect current changes in HAI laws.

This information is provided as a reference companion to an article published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology:  J. Reagan and C. Hacker. Laws Pertaining to Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Review of 3 Legal Requirements.  Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 33, No. 1: 75-80 (January 2012). A previous version of this page (including information about data submission requirements, public reporting requirements, and the requirement of facility identifiers), can be found by clicking here. See also, Article Presents Current Listing of HAI Laws.

The number of states with laws pertaining to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has steadily increased since 2004.  By 2008, the number had grown to 23 states.  By 2010, 27 states had laws requiring data submission and public reporting of HAIs. Currently, there are 35 states and 2 territories that have HAI laws. This includes statutes and administrative regulations. Fifteen states do not have HAI public reporting laws.

States with HAI Laws

  1. Alabama 
  2. Arkansas
  3. California
  4. Colorado
  5. Connecticut
  6. Delaware
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Florida
  9. Georgia
  10. Hawaii
  11. Illinois
  12. Indiana
  13. Maine
  14. Maryland
  15. Massachusetts
  16. Minnesota
  17. Missouri
  18. New Hampshire
  19. New Jersey
  20. New Mexico
  21. New York
  22. Nevada
  23. North Carolina
  24. Ohio
  25. Oklahoma
  26. Oregon
  27. Pennsylvania
  28. Puerto Rico (data submission only)
  29. Rhode Island
  30. South Carolina
  31. Tennessee
  32. Texas
  33. Utah
  34. Vermont
  35. Virginia
  36. Washington
  37. West Virginia

States Without HAI Laws

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. Idaho
  4. Iowa
  5. Kansas
  6. Kentucky
  7. Louisiana
  8. Michigan
  9. Mississippi
  10. Montana
  11. Nebraska
  12. North Dakota
  13. South Dakota
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Wyoming

Recommended citation format:  HAI Focus. State Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Laws.  July 10, 2013.  Available at http://www.haifocus.com/state-healthcare-associated-infection-laws.

References:

Julie Reagan and Carl Hacker. Laws Pertaining to Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Review of 3 Legal Requirements. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 33, No. 1: 75-80 (January 2012).

National Conference of State Legislatures. Lessons from the Pioneers. Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections. (July 2010). Available at http://www.ncsl.org/documents/health/haireport.pdf.