If the SRE involved any of the following, call DPH. (See contact information below.)
*Death that is unanticipated, unrelated to the natural course of the participant’s illness or underlying condition, or that is the result of an error or other incident.
If the SRE involved a reportable illness**, immediately submit an electronic report using the Virtual Gateway - Healthcare Facility Reporting System (HCFRS).
**Reportable illnesses are those believed to be part of a cluster or outbreak, believed to be unusual, related to food consumption, or believed to be transmissible through food.
If the incident did not involve any of these, go directly to step 2.
2. Within 7 Days
Submit an electronic report using the Virtual Gateway - Healthcare Facility Reporting System (HCFRS)
Circular Letter #15-03-629 – 3/18/2015 (pp. 3-5)
Not familiar with DPH’s online reporting system? You can get enrollment help, training materials, and more from DPH.
Laws: 105 CMR § 158.031(C)
Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality
617-363-0755 or 617-469-1111
We hope these instructions helped you meet this reporting requirement. Be aware that this action may not fulfill all applicable reporting requirements associated with the event.