Hospital Infection Control

Hospital Infection Control: HIDA Information For Hospitals

Hospital Infections Disclosure Act (HIDA)

In May 2006, the South Carolina General Assembly passed the Hospital Infections Disclosure Act. Hospitals must report Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) from selected procedures to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The reporting requirements are being phased in.

Compliance with the HIDA Reporting Requirements is a condition of licensure for hospitals that perform the reportable procedures.

On this website you can find:

  • Link to the Hospital Infections Disclosure Act (HIDA) law
  • Current HIDA reporting requirements
  • Archived HIDA reporting requirements from previous reporting periods.
  • Information on Training and Resources
  • Link to the HIDA Public Reporting Website
  • Link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Health Care Safety Network (NHSN) members' website

Future content will include an Infection Control Process Survey and information on the DHEC HIDA Hospital Validation Program.

Hospital Infections Disclosure Act (HIDA)

HAI Newsletters:

Current HIDA Reporting Requirements:

Archived HIDA Reporting Requirements and Updates

Hospital Training Materials & Announcements

NHSN Protocols and Definitions:


Contact Information:

DHEC Health Care Associated Infections (HAI) Section
2100 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201



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