Public Comment Period for National Action Plan to Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has posted an updated National Action Plan to eliminate healthcare-associated infections, requesting public comment.

According to HHS, “The update confirms progress in the effort to make healthcare safer and less costly by reducing preventable complications of care, including healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).”  A new state-by-state breakdown by the CDC reports that HAIs in hospitals have been declining since HHS first introduced its National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination in 2009.

Public comments on the revised action plan are invited from now until June 25, 2012.

  • Comments are preferred electronically and may be addressed to OHQ@hhs.gov.
  • Written responses should be addressed to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Healthcare Quality, 200 Independence Ave, S.W., Room 711G, Washington, D.C. 20201, Attention: Draft National HAI AP

View the press release.

View the action plan.

View the Federal Register Notice soliciting written comments.