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  • •  Disclosure to PatientNot Addressed
  • •  Public Disclosure – Kansas prohibits public disclosure of medical errors and ‘reportable incidents.’
  • •  Provider Identification

    "A licensing agency in conducting a disciplinary proceeding in which admission of any peer review committee report, record or testimony is proposed shall hold the hearing in closed session."

    Records identifying medical facility or healthcare professional remain confidential in this setting. [K.S.A. 65-4925(e)]. However, providers who are sanctioned with disciplinary action are reported publicly on the Kansas State Board of Health Arts (KSBHA) ‘Board Actions’ website.

  • •  Content of Report

    By Kansas State regulatory authority (KDHE) definition, all submitted reports for ‘reportable incidents’ imply a breach of Standard Of Care (SOC) guidelines. These reports and Peer-review information is not available to the public [K.S.A. 65-4925(e)].

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