LVSun: Health Care Transparency Bills Signed Into Law
June 24, 2011 — Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a package of bills that will greatly increase the amount of information about hospital quality available to the public, a “remarkable achievement” toward improving health care safety, according to a legislator.
The five bills followed an award-winning series by the Sun that highlighted the lack of candor among hospitals about quality of patient care, including incidents of infections, accidents and patient readmissions at the facilities.
The legislation requires the state to publish facility-by-facility breakdowns of the “sentinel events” — accidents that are considered preventable.