SB 259 Modifies provisions related to infectious diseases reported to the Department of Health and Senior Services
Sponsor: Schaaf
LR Number: 1418S.02C Fiscal Note available
Committee: Veterans' Affairs and Health
Last Action: 5/17/2013 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 259-Schaaf, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 259 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SCS/SB 259 - This act adds carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella (CRK) as an infectious disease that shall be reported to the Department of Health and Senior Services by hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and other certain health care facilities.

This act also repeals provisions regarding whether hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and other facilities can substitute reporting to the federal Centers for Disease Control as an alternative means of complying with the reporting requirements required by state law.

This act requires reporting of Class I surgical site infections, at no less than five such surgical sites. This act provides that the current reporting requirements shall be published on the Department of Health and Senior Services website to be updated on the website on a quarterly basis.

Also, hospitals shall report to the department on a weekly basis the number of persons put in isolation due to infection so that such information may be published on the department's website. All of the data to be reported on the department's internet website shall consist of data submitted directly to the department and not data submitted to the federal government or other outside resources.

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