US state and territorial laws were reviewed to identify Clostridium difficile infection reporting mandates. Twenty states require reporting either under state law or by incorporating federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' reporting requirements. Although state law mandates are more common, the incorporation of federal reporting requirements has been increasing.
Reagan, Julie; Herzig, Carolyn T A; Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Monika; Dick, Andrew W; Stone, Patricia W; and Divya Srinath, Jd, "State law mandates for reporting of healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infections in hospitals." (2015). Department of Nursing papers and presentations. Paper 17.