TO PROTECT ADULT CARE HOME RESIDENTS BY INCREASING MINIMUM CONTINUING EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND COMPETENCY EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ADULT CARE HOME MEDICATION AIDES, STRENGTHENING ADULT CARE HOME INFECTION CONTROL REQUIREMENTS, AND REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF HEALTH SERVICE REGULATION, TO ANNUALLY INSPECT ADULT CARE HOMES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH SAFE INFECTION CONTROL STANDARDS.
House amendment makes the following change to 2nd edition. Amends the infection prevention requirements of new GS 131D-4.4A(b)(1)a. to distinguish between single use and reusable items and, specifically, to require that the infection control policy address the proper disposal of single use equipment used to puncture the skin, mucous membranes, and other tissues, and the proper disinfection of reusable patient care items that are used for multiple residents.
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