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WAC 388-97-1560

Tuberculosis—Reporting—Required.

The nursing home must:
(1) Report any person 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 person's health care provider, including a public health provider;
(3) Institute appropriate measures for the control of the transmission of droplet nuclei;
(4) Apply living or work restrictions where residents or personnel are, or may be, infectious and pose a risk to other residents and personnel; and
(5) Ensure that personnel caring for a resident with suspected tuberculosis comply with the WISHA standard for respiratory protection found in chapter 296-842 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW. WSR 10-02-021, § 388-97-1560, filed 12/29/09, effective 1/29/10. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, § 388-97-1560, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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