Patient Safety Reporting System

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View of Operating RoomIn 2004, the New Jersey Patient Safety Act (P.L. 2004, c.9) was signed into law. The statute was designed to improve patient safety in hospitals and other health care facilities by establishing a medical error reporting system.

Rather than seeking to place blame, the system promotes comprehensive reporting of adverse patient events, systematic analysis of their causes, and creation of solutions that will improve health care quality and save lives.

This site is designed to help health care facilities develop strong patient safety programs and fulfill the law’s mandatory reporting requirements.


New and Noteworthy

The new reporting web based system is now available to General Acute Care Hospitals, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, Specialty Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. All events and RCAs must be submitted through the web based reporting system at:

The 2010 Summary Report is now available. This summary report presents the findings from serious preventable adverse events reported to the Department's Office of Health Care Quality Assessment (HCQA), Patient Safety Reporting System (PSRS). This report also includes the findings of reportable events from Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Click here to download the pdf.

Patient Safety Reporting System staff presented a comprehensive review of the Patient Safety Act and Reporting at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers on October 10, 2014. The Power Point presentation provides a review of the reporting requirements; root cause analysis and the web based reporting system. To download the pdf, please click here New

The web based reporting system training presentation is now posted on the Training Materials page.