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246.711 CONDITIONS FOR APPLICABILITY OF PROCEDURES.

Subdivision 1.Request for procedures.

An employee of a secure treatment facility may request that the procedures of sections 246.71 to 246.722 be followed when the employee may have experienced a significant exposure to a patient.

Subd. 2.Conditions.

The secure treatment facility shall follow the procedures in sections 246.71 to 246.722 when all of the following conditions are met:

(1) a licensed physician determines that a significant exposure has occurred following the protocol under section 246.721;

(2) the licensed physician for the employee needs the patient's blood-borne pathogens test results to begin, continue, modify, or discontinue treatment in accordance with the most current guidelines of the United States Public Health Service, because of possible exposure to a blood-borne pathogen; and

(3) the employee consents to providing a blood sample for testing for a blood-borne pathogen.

History:

2000 c 422 s 41