Minnesota Candor Act Resources

Minnesota Candor Act Resources

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The Minnesota Candor Act is a framework for health care providers and facilities to offer compassionate, honest, timely, and thorough responses to patients who experience an adverse health care incident. It is designed to benefit patients, their families, clinicians, and health care systems by formalizing a non-adversarial process where there can be open communication about what happened, why it happened, and what can be done to prevent this in the future.

FOR THOSE INSURED BY COPIC: We will walk you through the Candor process and answer any questions you may have. As with all incidents, COPIC insureds should call a COPIC occurrence specialist nurse during business hours, 8am–5pm (Mountain time), Monday through Friday, by calling (720) 858-6395. The occurrence specialist nurse will evaluate the incident with our internal team to determine if it is appropriate to utilize the Minnesota Candor Act.

COPIC is developing resources and materials around the Minnesota Candor Act and we will be posting these in the below sections.


Minnesota Candor Act—General Resources

Minnesota Candor Act—Consent and Other Forms

General templates of forms used during the Candor process for the health care community to download and use. PLEASE NOTE: All forms use the language required under the Minnesota Candor Act and any edits should be made and/or reviewed by the proper legal counsel.

Minnesota Candor Act—Resource Toolkit

Templates of suggested language to use for Candor-related communications. These are provided by COPIC to members of the health care community to download and use.