Information Bulletin 13-06
HC-33

Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Regulations: Home Care Provider

Information Bulletin 09-04 is obsolete.

Purpose: To inform each licensed Minnesota home care provider 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 Information Bulletin 09-04 (Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Guidelines: Home Care) in 2009. This bulletin replaces Information Bulletin 09-04.

MDH will enforce:

Sec. 26. [144A.4798]  EMPLOYEE HEALTH STATUS.  Effective July 1, 2013

Subdivision 1.  Tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control. A home care provider must establish and
maintain a TB prevention and control program based on the most current guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Components of a TB prevention and control program include screening all staff providing home care services, both paid and unpaid, at the time of hire for active TB disease and latent TB infection, and developing and implementing a written TB infection control plan. The commissioner shall make the most recent CDC standards available to home care providers on the department's Web site.

Resources:

  • 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
Home Care/Assisted Living Program
P.O. Box 64900
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0900
Telephone: 651-201-4101

 

Updated Wednesday, 18-Sep-2013 13:26:29 CDT