Below, you’ll find adverse and other patient safety events grouped into categories. Click on the most relevant category to see agency-by-agency descriptions of events that must be reported. This content is relevant to licensed hospice programs and free-standing hospice facilities. Consult the glossary for information on how hospice programs and hospice facilities are defined in the Navigator.
Note that safety-related reporting requirements imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), MassHealth, or accrediting organizations are not included in the information provided here. Click here to learn more about what is and is not included in the Navigator.
|Abuse or Neglect||Suspected patient abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation of property|
|Criminal||Suspected/potential criminal activity (e.g. sexual assault, impersonation)|
|Device||Medical device failure, malfunction, mislabeling, user error, etc.|
|Facility Emergency||Fires, labor actions, evacuations, etc.|
|Other||Choose this category if your event does not appear to fit elsewhere.|