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144A.4798 DISEASE PREVENTION AND INFECTION CONTROL.

Subdivision 1.Tuberculosis (TB) infection control.

(a) A home care provider must establish and maintain a comprehensive tuberculosis infection control program according to the most current tuberculosis infection control guidelines issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, as published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This program must include a tuberculosis infection control plan that covers all paid and unpaid employees, contractors, students, and volunteers. The commissioner shall provide technical assistance regarding implementation of the guidelines.

(b) The home care provider must maintain written evidence of compliance with this subdivision.

Subd. 2.Communicable diseases.

A home care provider must follow current state requirements for prevention, control, and reporting of communicable diseases as defined in Minnesota Rules, parts 4605.7040, 4605.7044, 4605.7050, 4605.7075, 4605.7080, and 4605.7090.

Subd. 3.Infection control program.

A home care provider must establish and maintain an effective infection control program that complies with accepted health care, medical, and nursing standards for infection control.