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MISSOURI: General Assembly passes hospital infection reporting bill

MISSOURI: General Assembly passes hospital infection reporting bill

SB1279 was passed on May 5 and is now waiting for Governor Bob Holden’s signature. The bill requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to collect and publicly report the infection rates of individual hospitals. Primary sponsors Sen. Sarah Steelman and Rep. Rob Schaaf, M.D., worked with a host of co-sponsors and stakeholders including family members of people affected by hospital-acquired infections, the Missouri Hospital Association, and Consumers Union.

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