42 U.S. Code § 300ee–2 - Information for health and public safety workers

(a) Development and dissemination of guidelines
Not later than 90 days after November 4, 1988, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (hereafter in this section referred to as the “Secretary”), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall develop, issue, and disseminate emergency guidelines to all health workers and public safety workers (including emergency response employees) in the United States concerning—
(1) methods to reduce the risk in the workplace of becoming infected with the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome; and
(2) circumstances under which exposure to such etiologic agent may occur.
(b) Use in occupational standards
The Secretary shall transmit the guidelines issued under subsection (a) of this section to the Secretary of Labor for use by the Secretary of Labor in the development of standards to be issued under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 [29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.].
(c) Development and dissemination of model curriculum for emergency response employees
(1) Not later than 90 days after November 4, 1988, the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall develop a model curriculum for emergency response employees with respect to the prevention of exposure to the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome during the process of responding to emergencies.
(2) In carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consider the guidelines issued by the Secretary under subsection (a) of this section.
(3) The model curriculum developed under paragraph (1) shall, to the extent practicable, include—
(A) information with respect to the manner in which the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome is transmitted; and
(B) information that can assist emergency response employees in distinguishing between conditions in which such employees are at risk with respect to such etiologic agent and conditions in which such employees are not at risk with respect  [1] such etiologic agent.
(4) The Secretary shall establish a task force to assist the Secretary in developing the model curriculum required in paragraph (1). The Secretary shall appoint to the task force representatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, representatives of State governments, and representatives of emergency response employees.
(5) The Secretary shall—
(A) transmit to State public health officers copies of the guidelines and the model curriculum developed under paragraph (1) with the request that such officers disseminate such copies as appropriate throughout the State; and
(B) make such copies available to the public.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “respect to”.

Source

(Pub. L. 100–607, title II, § 253,Nov. 4, 1988, 102 Stat. 3108; Pub. L. 100–690, title II, § 2602(c),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4234; Pub. L. 102–531, title III, § 312(e)(3),Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3506.)
References in Text

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 91–596, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1590, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 15 (§ 651 et seq.) of Title 29, Labor. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 651 of Title 29 and Tables.
Codification

Section was enacted as part of the AIDS Amendments of 1988 and as part of the Health Omnibus Programs Extension of 1988, and not as part of the Public Health Service Act which comprises this chapter.
Amendments

1992—Subsecs. (a), (c)(1), (4). Pub. L. 102–531substituted “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” for “Centers for Disease Control”.
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–690substituted “health workers and public safety workers” for “health workers, public safety workers”.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–690effective immediately after enactment of Pub. L. 100–607, which was approved Nov. 4, 1988, see section 2600 ofPub. L. 100–690, set out as a note under section 242m of this title.
Guidelines for Prevention of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency and Hepatitis B Viruses During Invasive Procedures

Pub. L. 102–141, title VI, § 633,Oct. 28, 1991, 105 Stat. 876, provided that: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, each State Public Health Official shall, not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 28, 1991], certify to the Secretary of Health and Human Services that guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control, or guidelines which are equivalent to those promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control concerning recommendations for preventing the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus and the hepatitis B virus during exposure prone invasive procedures, except for emergency situations when the patient’s life or limb is in danger, have been instituted in the State. State guidelines shall apply to health professionals practicing within the State and shall be consistent with Federal law. Compliance with such guidelines shall be the responsibility of the State Public Health Official. Said responsibilities shall include a process for determining what appropriate disciplinary or other actions shall be taken to ensure compliance. If such certification is not provided under this section within the one-year period, the State shall be ineligible to receive assistance under the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 301 [201] et seq.) until such certification is provided, except that the Secretary may extend the time period for a State, upon application of such State, that additional time is required for instituting said guidelines.”
[Centers for Disease Control changed to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Pub. L. 102–531, title III, § 312,Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3504.]

 

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