Affected: IC 16-21-1; IC 16-21-2
The clinic shall do the following:
(1) Develop, implement, and maintain a
written policy for the control of communicable disease in compliance with
applicable federal and state laws.
(2) Monitor employee health in accordance
with the clinic's infection control program.
Ensure that all employees, staff members,
and contractors having direct patient contact are evaluated at least annually
for tuberculosis as follows:
(A) Any person
with a negative history of tuberculosis or a negative test result must have a
baseline two-step tuberculin skin test using the Mantoux method or a
quantiferon-TB assay unless the individual has documentation that a tuberculin
skin test has been applied at any time during the previous twelve (12) months
and the result was negative.
The second step of a two-step tuberculin skin test using the Mantoux method
must be administered one (1) to three (3) weeks after the first tuberculin skin
test was administered.
person with a documented history of tuberculosis, documented previously
positive test result for tuberculosis, documented completion of treatment for
tuberculosis, or newly positive results to the tuberculin skin test must have
one (1) chest radiograph to exclude a diagnosis of tuberculosis.
(D) After baseline testing, tuberculosis
screening must be completed annually and must include at a minimum a tuberculin
skin test using the Mantoux method or a quantiferon-TB assay unless the
individual was subject to clause (C).
(E) Any person having a positive finding on a
tuberculosis evaluation may not work in the abortion clinic or provide direct
patient contact unless approved by a physician to work.
(F) The abortion clinic must maintain
documentation of tuberculosis evaluations showing that any person working for
the abortion clinic or having direct patient contact has had a negative finding
on a tuberculosis examination within the previous twelve (12) months.