2017 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 25 - Public Health and Environment
Vital Statistics
Article 2 - Vital Statistics
§ 25-2-120. Reports of electroconvulsive treatment

(1) Any person who performs electroconvulsive treatment in the state of Colorado shall file a report with the department of public health and environment setting forth the data required by subsection (2) of this section. An institution in which electroconvulsive treatment is performed shall be the reporting entity for all electroconvulsive treatments performed at that institution.

(2) Such reports shall be made to the department of public health and environment on forms prescribed by the department within thirty days after January 1 and July 1 of each year on a semiannual basis and shall contain the following detailed information for each reporting period:

(a) The total number, broken down by inpatient and outpatient and exclusive of substance abuse, of adult psychiatric admissions, minor children psychiatric admissions, and readmissions of both;

(b) The number of patients within each category of paragraph (a) of this subsection (2) who received electroconvulsive treatment;

(c) Statistical information on each patient receiving electroconvulsive treatment including, but not limited to, the following:

(I) Diagnosis;

(II) Number of electroconvulsive treatments;

(III) Age;

(IV) Sex;

(V) Ethnicity;

(VI) Whether such patient was voluntary or involuntary;

(VII) Whether or not such patient was capable of giving his written informed consent;

(VIII) Whether or not any complications resulted from such electroconvulsive treatment, such as cardiac arrest, fracture, apnea, memory loss, or death (including autopsy results with particular attention to the brain);

(IX) The method of payment for such electroconvulsive treatment and, if applicable, the name of the insurance company making such payments.

(3) The name of the patient receiving electroconvulsive treatment shall remain confidential information and shall not be disclosed to the department, any other agency or individual. The forms prescribed by subsection (2) of this section shall not require any information which would disclose, directly or indirectly, the identity of the patient.

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