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Regulatory Update

ER Comments Responses Table – External Stakeholders

L I WASCA Meeting Minutes 5 13 2010

ASC Waiting Area Separation

Adverse Events Website

The Adverse Events Web site is now available for health care consumers and health care facilities. The new site contains a wealth of information that includes:

For Health Care Consumers

  • Frequently asked questions about adverse event reporting
  • Links to sites that provide helpful health tips, including information about how to “navigate the health care system.”

For Health Care Facilities

  • Frequently asked questions about reporting requirements
  • Information on licensing regulations, determining and reporting an adverse event, and conducting a root cause analysis.

Patient Safety Resources

  • Helpful patient safety resources
  • Links to other state adverse event programs
  • Root cause analysis methods and models
  • Featured publications and presentations.

Adverse Event Reports

  • These reports highlight adverse events by type, facility, and date.
  • These reports highlight adverse events by type, facility, and date.


  • The Adverse Event Reporting Program Annual Report
  • The National Quality Forum publication Serious Reportable Events in Health Care, 2006 Update.

Adverse Events Reporting: Packet of information

Sample Letters to Senator Cantwell to Download and Personalize

Read First: Memo from WASCA Executive Committee to members
Sample Cantwell Letter #1
Sample Cantwell Letter #2 – Physician
Sample Cantwell Letter #3

2009 Federal Health Care Reform News

New CMS Regulations Information Available

What is an ASC? How does CMS now define “overnight stay”? What are the requirements for emergency preparedness? All this information and more.
2009 Medicare Resources Now Available
See the Resources Page, Health Care Management Links, for the 2009 UMP, L&I, and DSHS List and Fee Schedules.