37.27.118 INDIVIDUAL OUTPATIENT TREATMENT AND PREVENTION PROVIDERS, COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL
(1) Programs approved under ARM 37.27.105 and 37.27.107 providing treatment (including early intervention) must have a policy for communicable disease control.
(2) The communicable disease policy must be reviewed annually and include:
(a) procedures to identify high risk individuals;
(b) specific procedures to address tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); and
(c) the identification of methods used to protect, contain, or minimize the risk to clients and staff members.
(3) The program is responsible for the direction, provision, and quality of infection prevention and control services.
(4) Programs must implement TB protocols for all staff members and clients based upon an annual TB Risk assessment as set forth by the Montana Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program pursuant to ARM Title 37, chapter 114, subchapter 10. Risk assessment and TB manuals are found at https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/Tuberculosis/.
History: 53-24-204, 53-24-207, MCA; IMP, 53-24-208, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 1889, Eff. 9/24/22.