Information Bulletin 13-05
SLF-22

Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Regulations: Supervised Living Facilities

MDH Information Bulletin 09-05 is obsolete.

Purpose: To inform each licensed Minnesota supervised living facilities of the 2013 Minnesota Statutes that require licensees to follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tuberculosis infection control guidelines. The 2013 statute is consistent with the “TB Waiver” that was established in Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Information Bulletin 09-05 (Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Guidelines: Supervised Living Facilities) in 2009. This bulletin replaces Information Bulletin 09-05.

MDH will enforce:

Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.50, Subd. 6a Effective August 1, 2013

Subd. 6a. Supervised living facility; tuberculosis prevention and control.

  • A supervised living facility 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 CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). This program must include a tuberculosis infection control plan that covers all paid and unpaid employees, contractors, students, and volunteers. The Department of Health shall provide technical assistance regarding implementation of the guidelines.

(b) Written compliance with this subdivision must be maintained by the supervised living facility.

Resources for Compliance:

  • Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005 (current TB infection control guidelines): CDC - Tuberculosis

If you have any questions related to this Information Bulletin, please contact:

Minnesota Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
Licensing and Certification Program
P.O. Box 64900
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0900
Telephone: 651-201-4101
health.fpc-web@state.mn.us

 

Updated Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 01:26PM