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PDFWAC 388-107-0542

Care of residents with tuberculosis (TB).

(1) When the enhanced services facility accepts the care of a resident with suspected or confirmed TB, the enhanced services facility must:
(a) Coordinate the resident's admission, enhanced services care, discharge planning, and discharge with the health care provider;
(b) Provide necessary education about TB for staff, visitors, and residents; and
(c) Ensure that personnel caring for a resident with active TB comply with the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act standards for respiratory protection, chapter 296-842 WAC.
(2) For a resident who requires respiratory isolation for TB refer to 2003 CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities (, or as hereafter amended.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, ยง 388-107-0542, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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