South Dakota DOH updates Healthcare Facility Event Reporting system

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The South Dakota Department of Health’s Office of Healthcare Licensure and Certification has completed its development of a new online electronic Healthcare Facility Event Reporting (HFER) system.

The department worked with several healthcare facilities assisting in the testing and improvement of the new reporting system. Only the reporting process has changed; no changes were made to which incidents need to be reported.

Beginning Sept. 1, all providers should submit their reports electronically using the new online system rather than send them in by fax or email, as the report forms will be removed from the website on Sept. 1. Reporting instructions can be found here.