Massachusetts law (chapter 305 of the Acts of 2008, section 9) requires hospitals to report Serious Reportable Events (SREs) to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). The law also prohibits hospitals from charging for these events or seeking reimbursement for SRE-related services.

For public reports and regulatory information and guidance, please see the Serious Reportable Events section of the Department of Public Health Website.