Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-41-.04 - PERSONNEL AND STAFFING REQUIREMENTS

(1) Direct treatment and/or rehabilitation services must be provided by qualified alcohol and drug abuse personnel who as a requirement of employment were subject to a criminal background and abuse registry check.
(2) A physician must be employed or retained by written agreement to serve as medical consultant to the program.
(3) The facility must provide at least one (1) on-duty staff and on-site member certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and trained in first aid, abdominal thrust, and standard precautions of infection control.
(4) During waking hours, the facility must maintain an on-duty and on-site staff-to-service recipient ratio of at least one (1) to sixteen (16) when service recipients are present. During sleeping hours, facilities must provide at least one (1) awake on-duty and on-site staff person for each thirty (30) service recipients.
(5) The facility must provide annual STD/HIV education to all direct care staff.
(6) The facility must follow current TB Guidelines for screening and testing employees for TB infection;
(7) Employee records must include date and results of TB screening and, if applicable, tuberculin skin test or equivalent used, date and results of tuberculin skin test, date and results of chest x-ray, and any drug treatment for tuberculosis; and
(8) The facility must provide annual training to personnel responsible for counseling, screening, and providing case management service to service recipients to prevent the transmission of TB.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-41-.04
Original rule filed July 27, 2000; effective October 10, 2000. Amendment filed April 30, 2003; effective July 14, 2003. Amendment filed April 20, 2006; effective July 4, 2006. Amendment filed July 18, 2007; effective October 1, 2007. Per Executive Order 44 (February 23, 2007), rule was transferred from 1200-8-22 on May 15, 2008. Repeal and new rule filed July 31, 2008; effective October 14, 2008.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-4-103, 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 33-1-302, 33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, 33-2-302, 33-2-404, and Executive Order 44 (February 23, 2007).

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