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# open disclosure

Last year
# Health
Open disclosure change agreed for Patient Safety Bill
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got Government approval to introduce an amendment to the text of the Patient Safety Bill at the Report Stage.
All time
# Mandatory
Doctors say criminal sanctions in new open disclosure law will 'generate fear'
Healthcare providers will have a duty to disclose serious patient safety incidents and failure to comply could result in a fine or imprisonment.
# open disclosure
HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong
‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.
# CervicalCheck
Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?
What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?
# open disclosure
Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain
“The director of patient safety is somebody I want to run into in the lift every other day, it’s not somebody I want to meet in a formal meeting once every two months or six months.”
# open disclosure
New legislation to compel hospitals to admit negligence to families
The move follows revelations about the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Hospital.