(1) The assisted living 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 include, at a minimum, the following requirements:
(a) any employee contracting a communicable disease that is transmissible to residents through food handling or direct care must not appear at work until the infectious diseases can no longer be transmitted. The decision to return to work must be made by the administrator or designee, in accordance with the policies and procedures instituted by the facility;
(b) if, after admission to the facility, a resident is suspected of having a communicable disease that would endanger the health and welfare of other residents, the administrator or designee, must contact the resident's practitioner and assure that appropriate safety measures are taken on behalf of that resident and the other residents; and
(c) all staff shall use proper hand washing technique after providing direct care to a resident.
(2) The facility, where applicable, shall comply with applicable statutes and rules regarding the handling and disposal of hazardous waste.