Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-1312 - Health-related requirements
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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28-4-1312. Health-related requirements. (a) Tobacco use prohibited. Each licensee shall ensure that tobacco products are not used at any time in the birth center.
(b) Health of licensee and employees working in the birth center.
(1) Each licensee, if an individual, and each individual working at the birth center shall meet the following requirements:
(A) Be free from physical, mental, and emotional conditions to the extent necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the patients and newborns;
(B) be free from the influence of alcohol or illegal substances, or impairment due to the use of prescription or nonprescription drugs; and
(C) be free from all infectious or contagious diseases, as specified in K.A.R. 28-1-6.
(2) Each licensee, if an individual, and each individual working in the birth center shall have a health assessment conducted within six months before employment or upon employment. Subsequent health assessments shall be given periodically in accordance with the policies of the birth center.
(3) The results of each health assessment shall be recorded on forms provided by the department, and a copy shall be kept in each licensee's or employee's record at the birth center.
(4) If an individual who works in the birth center experiences a significant change in physical, mental, or emotional health, including any indication of substance abuse, an assessment of the individual's current health status may be required by the secretary or the licensee. A licensed health care provider qualified to diagnose and treat the condition shall conduct the health assessment. A written report of the assessment shall be kept in the individual's employee record and shall be submitted to the secretary on request.
(c) Tuberculin testing of licensee and employees working in the birth center.
(1) Each licensee, if an individual, and each individual working in the birth center shall have a record of a tuberculin test or chest X-ray obtained not more than six months before employment or upon employment. The results of the tuberculin test or chest X-ray shall be recorded on the health assessment form.
(2) Additional tuberculin testing shall be required if any individual working in the birth center is exposed to an active case of tuberculosis or if the birth center serves an area identified by the local health department or the secretary as a high-risk area for tuberculosis exposure.
(d) Hepatitis B. Each licensee, if an individual, and each individual working in the birth center whose job duties include exposure to or the handling of blood shall be immunized against hepatitis B or shall provide written documentation of refusal of the immunization. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508; effective July 9, 2010.)