Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement
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About the System

The Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement System is designed to improve patient safety, eliminate adverse events, and support quality improvement efforts by Vermont hospitals. The Vermont Department of Health is charged by statute to operate the PSSIS, and contracts with the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC) to administer the System.

Each Vermont hospital must report to the system any incidence of any of the National Quality Forum’s serious reportable events.

Report Abuse or File a Complaint

To report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or to enter a complaint against a facility or agency that provides health care, please contact the Division of Licensing and Protection:

Division of Licensing and Protection
Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

CALL: 1-800-564-1612 or 1-802-241-3918
FAX: (802) 241-4092

Report Online:  Abuse Reporting Online Form
Download and Print: Abuse Reporting Form PDF document

Patient Safety Fact Sheets

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