We, the people, demand an Office of Consumer Safety be established immediately to protect and advocate on behalf of the American people for quality and safety in health care, foods, and toys. The only special interests on its oversight board should be everyday people. It should be established like the Federal Reserve, with authority to order immediate action by all agencies of government. This new agency would ensure that Americans are not harmed as a result of preventive medical error; mandated reports of infection, adverse error, and transparency by all health providers are made public. Financial oversight on illegal billing practices, fraud and abuse, and criminal activities reported to authorities for prosecution.
The health and welfare of the American people rest with the changes made by legislators and the President to the medical system in our country. We ask that they first, Do No Harm and establish the Office of Consumer Safety effective immediately in health reform law.
SAVE THE PATIENT(SM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and education of individuals on health care matters. Founded in 2001 to fulfill the need for a non-biased, non-commercial community based non-profit organization to educate, inform, and empower patients as they attempt to make sound health care decisions, SAVE THE PATIENT provides information and education through patient advocacy, community outreach, educational seminars and its signature tool: the Health Caring Card, on their website, www.savethepatient.org
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