Section 22-11A-117

Studies and publication.

The department may undertake a reasonable number of studies and publish information in collaboration with licensed health care providers based upon the data obtained pursuant to the provisions of this article. One of the purposes for such studies will be to provide specific comparative health care facility acquired infection rates. The department shall allow all health care facilities that have submitted data which will be used in any report to review and comment on the report prior to its publication or release for general public use. The department shall include comments of a health care facility, at the option of the health care facility, in the publication, if the department does not change the publication based upon those comments.

(Act 2009-490, p. 900, §8.)