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PDFWAC 388-78A-2488


The assisted living facility must:
(1) Report any staff person or resident with tuberculosis symptoms or a positive chest X-ray to the appropriate health care provider, or public health provider;
(2) Follow the infection control and safety measures ordered by the staff person's health care provider including a public health provider;
(3) Institute appropriate infection control measures;
(4) Apply living or work restrictions where residents or staff persons are, or may be, infectious and pose a risk to other residents and staff persons; and
(5) Ensure that staff person's caring for a resident with suspected tuberculosis comply with the WISHA standard for respiratory protection found in chapter 296-842 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2488, filed 6/18/13, effective 7/19/13; WSR 10-03-066, § 388-78A-2488, filed 1/15/10, effective 2/15/10.]
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