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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 2. LICENSING PROVISIONS [1200 - 1796.63]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

CHAPTER 2. Health Facilities [1250 - 1339.59]

  ( Chapter 2 repealed and added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1202. )
  

ARTICLE 1. General [1250 - 1264]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1202. )

  
1250.11.  

The State Department of Health Services shall develop written guidelines and regulations as necessary to minimize the risk of transmission of blood-borne infectious diseases from health care worker to patient, from patient to patient, and from patient to health care worker. In so doing, the state department shall consider the recommendations made by the federal Centers for Disease Control for preventing transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B. The state department shall also take into account existing regulations of the state department as well as standards, guidelines, and regulations pursuant to the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 (Part 1 (commencing with Section 6300), Division 5, Labor Code) regarding infection control to prevent infection or disease as a result of the transmission of blood-borne pathogens. In so doing, the state department shall consult with the Medical Board of California, the Board of Dental Examiners, and the Board of Registered Nursing as well as associations representing health care professions, associations of licensed health facilities, organizations which advocate on behalf of those infected with HIV and organizations representing consumers of health care. The department shall complete its review of the need for guidelines and regulations by January 1, 1993.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1180, Sec. 6.)