Mich. Admin. Code R. 325.45139 - Personnel; communicable disease screening; immunization; mitigation

Rule 139.

(1) An applicant or licensee shall adopt written policies and procedures to ensure that all of the following communicable disease prevention measures are implemented:
(a) Evaluation of the immunization status of personnel for vaccine preventable diseases as designated in the "Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations," 2017 edition, published by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC). These recommendations are adopted by reference and are available for inspection and distribution at cost at the Lansing office of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. They are available free of charge at the Immunization Action Coalition, 2550 University Avenue West, Suite 415 North, Saint Paul, MN 55114 or http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2017.pdf.
(b) Identification of the authority and circumstances under which the licensee screens personnel for infections likely to cause spread of communicable disease or other risks to exposed patients and personnel.
(c) Identification of the authority and circumstances under which the licensee restricts personnel who are infectious from providing direct patient care or from entry into the health facility or agency, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) in its "Guideline for Infection Control in Health Care Personnel 1998," published in the American Journal of Infection Control, v. 23, no. 3, p. 289-354. This guideline is adopted by reference and is available for inspection and distribution at cost at the Lansing office of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. It is available free of charge at https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/healthcare-personnel/index.html.
(2) A licensee shall screen employees upon hire for communicable disease, including tuberculosis (TB).
(3) A licensee shall follow the "CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005," published in MMWR 2005; 54 (No. RR-17); and, the 2019 update to these recommendations by Sosa LE, Njie GJ, Lobato MN, et al. Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68439-443. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm681913. These guidelines are adopted by reference. They are available for inspection at the Lansing office of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. They are available free of charge at https://www.cdc.gov/tb/education/professionaltools.htm.

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Mich. Admin. Code R. 325.45139
2020 MR 4, Eff. 2/21/2020

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