Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.19
Immunization In Long Term Care Facilities

SECTION 23-17.19-5

§ 23-17.19-5 Employee immunization.

(a) Notice to employees. Every facility shall notify every employee of the immunization requirements of this chapter and request that the employee agree to be immunized against influenza virus.

(b) Records and immunizations. The facility shall require documentation of annual immunization against influenza virus for each employee, which includes written evidence from a health care provider indicating the date and location the vaccine was administered. Upon finding that an employee is lacking the immunization or the facility or individual is unable to provide documentation that the individual has received the appropriate immunization, the facility shall make available the immunization. Immunization and the documentation of the immunization shall take place no later than November 30 of each year.

(c) Other immunizations. An individual who is newly employed as an employee and after November 30 and prior to April 1 shall have his status for influenza determined by the facility, and, if found to be deficient, the facility shall make available the necessary immunization.

(d) Immunization authorized. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the immunization against pneumococcal disease to employees.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 263, § 1.)