R 133. An applicant or licensee shall have an infection
prevention and control program and allocate resources to provide all of the
A qualified health care
professional must be designated in writing to be responsible for the program.
The designee shall have completed training in the principles and methods of
infection control and maintain qualification through ongoing education and
training. Ongoing education and training may be demonstrated by any one of the
(i) Certification in infection
as an ambulatory infection preventionist (CAIP).
(iii) Completion of an infection control
(iv) Participation in
meetings that include infection control and are organized by recognized
professional societies or other associations applicable to the services offered
by the health facility or agency.
(b) A designated, multi-disciplinary
infection control team to collect, analyze, and report data.
(c) Authority and procedures to conduct
Implementation of basic measures for infection prevention.
(e) Prioritize infection control program
needs and design infection control program initiatives accordingly.
(f) Ongoing evaluation and revision of the
infection prevention and control program.