Healthcare facilities licensed by Healthcare Licensing and Surveys are required to report certain incidents that occur within the facility. Reportable occurrences include unexplained deaths, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, life-threatening complications of anesthesia, life-threatening transfusion errors/reactions, fires, severe burns, mistreatment, elopement/missing persons, physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, injuries of unknown source, misappropriation of resident property, diverted drugs, and malfunction/misuse of equipment.
Attention Nursing Homes: Federal Reporting Requirements for Alleged Violations of Mistreatment, Neglect, and Abuse, including Injuries of Unknown Source and Misappropriation of Resident Property:
When an incident report is received, the Healthcare Licensing and Surveys (HLS) will investigate the occurrence and determine if appropriate facility action has been taken.
HLS health surveyors also review incident reports prior to conducting annual surveys in facilities, and prior to reissuing a facility’s license. Incident reports may also be reviewed as part of a complaint investigation.
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Incident Report Form:
To submit the information requested on this form:
• speak to a health surveyor by calling (307) 777-7123; or
• submit the completed form in hard-copy format (fax number/mailing address are provided on the form itself)
• To protect patient/resident confidentiality, please do not e-mail the Incident Report form.
Fire/Explosion/Life Safety Code - Incident/Accident Report Form:
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Reportable Diseases and Conditions
Healthcare facilities are required to report Reportable Diseases and Conditions to the Wyoming Department of Health, Epidemiology Section.
Those conditions classified as nosocomial (where two or more persons, either residents or employees, are affected) shall be reported immediately to the State Health Officer, the County Health Officer, and to Healthcare Licensing and Surveys.