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37.106.1738    INFECTION CONTROL

(1) The facility must establish and maintain infection control policies and procedures sufficient to provide a safe environment and to prevent the transmission of disease. Such policies and procedures must, at a minimum, include the following:

(a) any employee contracting a communicable disease that is transmittable to residents through food handling or direct care must not appear at work until the infectious disease(s) can no longer be transmitted;

(b) diagnosis and treatment of communicable or infectious disease occurrence and that appropriate safety measures are taken on behalf of that patient, of other patients, staff, and visitors; and

(c) all staff shall use proper hand washing techniques before and after providing direct care to a patient.

(2) The facility shall comply with statutes and rules regarding the handling and disposal of biohazardous waste.

History: 53-21-194, MCA; IMP, 53-21-194, MCA; NEW, 2009 MAR p. 1801, Eff. 10/16/09.

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