Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 20. Hospitals and Nursing Facilities
Section 75. Risk Management.
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AS 18.20.075. Risk Management.

(a) To be eligible for a license, each hospital shall have in operation an internal risk management program that shall

(1) investigate the frequency and causes of incidents in hospitals that cause injury to patients;

(2) develop and implement measures to minimize the risk of injury to patients; in developing these measures each hospital shall take into account recommendations of its medical staff, private underwriters, industry standards, experience of other hospitals, and recommendations of licensing boards of other health care providers; and

(3) analyze patient grievances that relate to patient care.

(b) The department shall adopt by regulation standards for the risk management programs in hospitals in the state which may vary according to the size of the hospital, the type of care offered by the hospital, and other factors found relevant by the department. Regulations adopted under this subsection are subject to AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act).

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