Thank you for taking the time to read the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion’s Safe Healthcare Blog comment policy. The Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion plans to blog on as many healthcare safety topics as possible. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

This is a moderated blog – all comments will be reviewed before posting. Your comments need to relate to topics covered in the blog. We expect participants to show respect and consideration to the authors and others using the blog. We will not post comments that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. We will not knowingly post comments that infringe on copyrights, are spam, are clearly off topic, or that promote services or products.

Since some comments will come from outside of CDC, please note that these comments may not reflect CDC policy or views. While they will be published, they are the opinions of the individual writers. Links to external sites will be deactivated.

Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted. Documents and attachments will not be posted on the blog. While we welcome your comments, we will not respond to every question or comment.

We cannot answer any personal medical questions. Only your healthcare provider can answer questions about your health.

Frequency of blog entries and comment moderation

We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. Given the need to manage Federal resources effectively, however, we will review comments and post them from 9:00 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. All comments will be reviewed for content before posting. Upon approval, the blog comments will be posted as soon as possible.


Participants should specifically ensure that no personal identifying or private medical information is released, especially information restricted from release under the Privacy Act or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) . Any comments submitted for posting on this blog enter the public domain and can be viewed by others. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment. If they are included, we will delete them for your own privacy.


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