Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.19
Immunization In Long Term Care Facilities

SECTION 23-17.19-7

§ 23-17.19-7 Regulations.

(a) Promulgation by department. The department shall promulgate regulation relating to the immunization requirements of this chapter, taking into consideration the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(b) Educational materials. The department, in conjunction with the department of elderly affairs, shall make available educational and informational materials to all facilities with respect to vaccination against influenza virus and pneumococcal disease.

(c) Report to general assembly. Three (3) years from July 13, 2000, the department shall report to the general assembly on the number of outbreaks in facilities each year due to influenza virus and pneumococcal disease. The number of hospitalizations of facility residents each year due to influenza virus, pneumococcal disease, and complications of those must be reported as well.

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