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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 29, 2005

Statement on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005

On Friday, July 29, 2005, the President signed into law:

S. 544, the "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005," which requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a process for the voluntary and confidential reporting of medical errors to "patient safety organizations," which would develop ways to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors.

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