Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 22, § 71523 - Employee Health Examinations and Health Records

Current through Register 2021 Notice Reg. No. 52, December 24, 2021

(a) Personnel employed in health facilities who will have contact directly or indirectly with patients shall be free from symptoms indicating the presence of infectious diseases.
(b) A health examination performed under the direction of a physician shall be required as a requisite for employment and must be performed within one week after employment. Written examination reports signed by the physician which verify that employees are able to perform assigned duties shall be maintained. Repeat examinations shall be performed whenever necessary to ascertain that employees are free from symptoms indicating the presence of infectious disease and are able to perform their assigned duties. Upon initial examination, and at least annually, the employee shall have a test for tuberculosis infection that is recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and licensed by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or a chest X-ray. A positive result from the tuberculosis test shall be followed by a chest X-ray.
(c) Employee health records shall be maintained by the hospital and shall include the records of all required health examinations. Such records shall be kept a minimum of three years following termination of employment.
(d) Employees known to have or evidencing symptoms of infectious disease shall be removed from contact with patients.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 22, § 71523

Note: Authority cited: Sections 1275, 121357 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1250, 121362,131050, 131051 and 131052, Health and Safety Code.

1. Amendment of subsection (b) and new Note filed 5-30-2013; operative 5-30-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2013, No. 22).

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