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WAC 388-101D-0685

What must a group training home do when a client or employee has tuberculosis symptoms or receives a positive chest X-ray result?

If a group training home client or employee has tuberculosis symptoms or receives a positive chest X-ray result, the group training home must:
(1) Report the client or employee with tuberculosis symptoms or a positive chest X-ray to an appropriate medical provider or public health provider;
(2) Follow the infection control and safety measures ordered by the client or employee's medical provider or a public health provider;
(3) Implement appropriate infection control measures;
(4) Apply living or work restrictions if the client or employee poses an infection risk to others; and
(5) Ensure an employee caring for a client who has active tuberculosis complies with the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) standards for respiratory protection under chapter 296-842 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 71A.12.040 and 71A.22.010. WSR 18-23-101, ยง 388-101D-0685, filed 11/20/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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