Information Bulletin 13-07
HOSPICE - 29

Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Regulations: Hospice

Purpose: To inform each licensed Minnesota hospice provider of the 2013 Minnesota Statutes that require licensees to follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tuberculosis infection control guidelines.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will enforce:

Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144A.752, Subd. 4. Effective August 1, 2013

Subd. 4. Hospice providers; tuberculosis prevention and control.
(a) A hospice provider 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. For residential hospice facilities, the tuberculosis infection control plan must cover each hospice patient. The Department of Health shall provide technical assistance regarding implementation of the guidelines.

(b) Written compliance with this subdivision must be maintained by the hospice provider.

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