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 twenty-eight (28) serious reportable events.
Report Abuse or Enter 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
Report Online: Abuse Reporting Form
Download and Print: Abuse Reporting Form
FAX: (802) 241-4092
Patient Safety Fact Sheets
- Five Steps to Safer Health Care:
Patient Fact Sheet
What you can do to get safer health care.
- 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors
Be involved in your health care. Here's what you can do.
- 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors in Children
Be involved in your children's health care. Here's what you can do.