410 IAC 26-17-6 - Safety

Authority: IC 16-21-1-7; IC 16-21-2-2.5

Affected: IC 16-21-1; IC 16-21-2

Sec. 6.

(a) A safety management program must include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) A review of safety functions.
(2) Development, implementation, and monitoring of a safety management program to include, but not be limited to, the following:
(A) Periodic equipment inspections.
(B) Insect, rodent, or other vermin control.
(C) Instructions for operating and maintaining the building or building portion and equipment.
(D) Chemical substance use and storage.
(E) Surgical waste and similar material disposal.
(F) General housekeeping precautions.
(3) An ongoing clinic-wide process to evaluate and collect information about hazards and safety practices.
(4) A safety program that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(A) Patient safety.
(B) Health care worker safety.
(C) Public and visitor safety.
(5) A written fire control plan that contains provisions for the following:
(A) Prompt reporting of fires.
(B) Extinguishing of fires.
(C) Protection of the following:
(i) Patients.
(ii) Personnel.
(iii) Guests.
(D) Evacuation.
(E) Cooperation with firefighting authorities.
(F) Fire drills.
(6) Maintenance of written evidence of regular inspection and approval by state or local fire control agencies in accordance with the following:
(A) Clinic policy.
(B) State and local regulations.
(7) Emergency and disaster preparedness coordinated with appropriate community, state, and federal agencies.
(b) The clinic must maintain adequate battery-powered lighting and sufficient equipment needed to provide for the:
(1) completion of services; and
(2) safety of patients and staff;

in the event of a power loss.


410 IAC 26-17-6
Indiana State Department of Health; 410 IAC 26-17-6; filed May 11, 2006, 9:36 a.m.: 29 IR 3372; readopted filed Jul 12, 2012, 12:08 p.m.: 20120808-IR-410120196RFA Readopted filed 9/26/2018, 2:48 p.m.: 20181024-IR-410180328RFA

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