Oregon's State-Wide Push for Disclosure and Apology
Earlier this year we reported on the impressive state-wide effort in Massachusetts to advance apology & disclosure. Well, folks in Oregon are attempting their own comprehensive push. The Governor, legislature, and a special task force have developed a plan to encourage more discussion post-event, including (when necessary) apology and fair compensation. Interestingly, the drafters of the plan have specifically stated that all cases handled under the program will not be deemed a written demand for money, so no reporting to the National Practitioner Data Bank. Wonder if this will include the state licensure boards? I am counting this as a victory for our effort to protect clinicians who disclose.