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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 acute and non-acute hospitals licensed in Massachusetts.

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. Psychiatric hospitals/hospital units may find additional reporting requirements associated with their license from the Department of Mental Health in the Mental Health section of the Navigator.

Other Safety Reporting

Event Type Description
Serious Adverse Drug Event