Employees and health care professionals at New Jersey health care facilities may submit voluntary, confidential, and anonymous reports to the Department of Health regarding incidents that resulted in a serious injury to a specific patient.
The Department of Health encourages anonymous reporters to provide as much information as possible, but the following minimal information is required:
- Patient's last name
- Facility name
- Type of event
Note to health care facility operators: You are required by regulations (P.L. 2004, c.9, "The Patient Safety Act") to train employees and health care professionals practicing on your premises of their option to file voluntary anonymous reports on patient safety incidents. You must also post this information in a location that is accessible to those personnel.