Sentinel Event Program


Rules Governing the Reporting of Sentinel Events, 10-144 CMR Chapter 114 Word | also in PDF

The Mandatory Sentinel Event Reporting statute became effective May 2003.  The state of Maine recognized the need to respond to healthcare safety issues by establishing a law that would require hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end stage renal disease facilities and intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities to report certain serious events (unanticipated death, permanent loss of function, surgery on the wrong body part or patient, suicide, sexual assault, abduction or discharge of a patient who is unable to make decisions to other than an authorized person) to the Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Annual Report

Contact Information


  • Sentinel Event Hotline - (207)287-5813
  • Sentinel Event Fax - (207)287-3251
  • Main Office Phone - (207)287-9300


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Updated March 31, 2014