410 IAC 26-8-2 - Employee health monitoring

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

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

Sec. 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.
(3) 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.
(B) 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.
(C) Any 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.


410 IAC 26-8-2
Indiana State Department of Health; 410 IAC 26-8-2; filed May 11, 2006, 9:36 a.m.: 29 IR 3364; readopted filed Jul 12, 2012, 12:08 p.m.: 20120808-IR-410120196RFA Readopted filed 9/26/2018, 2:48 p.m.: 20181024-IR-410180328RFA Filed 9/6/2019, 3:25 p.m.: 20191002-IR-410190164FRA

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