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WAC 388-97-1360

Surveillance, management and early identification of individuals with active tuberculosis.

(1) The nursing home must develop and implement policies and procedures that comply with nationally recognized tuberculosis standards set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and applicable state law. Such policies and procedures include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Evaluation of any resident or employee with symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis whether tuberculin skin test results were positive or negative;
(b) Identifying and following up residents and personnel with suspected or actual tuberculosis, in a timely manner; and
(c) Identifying and following up visitors and volunteers with symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis.
(2) The nursing home must comply with chapter 49.17 RCW, Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) requirements to protect the health and safety of employees.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-1360, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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