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007.05.10-8. Personnel Administration.

AR ADC 007.05.10-8Arkansas Administrative CodeEffective: February 5, 2021

West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 007. Department of Health
Division 05. Health Facility Services
Rule 10. Rules for Critical Access Hospitals in Arkansas (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 5, 2021
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-8
007.05.10-8. Personnel Administration.
A. Medical Attendance. The name, address, and telephone number of the physician(s) attending each patient shall be recorded for ready reference.
B. Qualified Personnel. The hospital shall maintain a sufficient number of qualified personnel to provide effective patient care and all other related services. There shall be personnel policies and procedures available. Provisions shall be made for orientation and continuing education.
C. Minimum Age. Personnel who care for patients shall be a minimum of 16 years of age. For any exceptions, see Subpart C of Part 570 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Child Labor Regulations No. 3.
D. Employee Health. It shall be the responsibility of Administration, with advice and guidance from the Medical Staff and/or Infection Control Committee, to establish and enforce policies concerning pre-employment physicals and employee health. The policies shall include but are not limited to:
1. Requirements for an up-to-date health file for each employee;
2. There shall be measures for prevention of communicable disease outbreaks, especially mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). All plans for the prevention of transmission of TB shall conform to the most current CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Healthcare Facilities.
3. Work restrictions placed on hospital personnel who are known to be affected with any disease in a communicable stage or to be a carrier of such disease, to be afflicted with boils, jaundice, infected wounds, diarrhea or acute respiratory infections. Such individuals shall not work in any area in any capacity in which there is the likelihood of transmitting disease to patients, hospital personnel or other individuals within the hospital or a potential of contaminating food, food contact surfaces, supplies or any surface with pathogenic organisms.
E. The licensure rules promulgated by the Arkansas Department of Health for hospitals and other related institutions shall be available to all personnel. All personnel shall be instructed in the requirements of the rules pertaining to their respective duties.
F. Job descriptions shall be developed for each employee and shall include the responsibilities or actual work to be performed. The job descriptions shall include physical, educational and licensing or certification requirements for each job.
G. Personnel records shall be maintained for each employee and shall include current and background information covering qualifications for employment, records of all required health examinations, evidence of current registration, certification, or licensure of personnel subject to statutory regulation and an annual job specific performance evaluation.

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Amended Jan. 1, 2016; Feb. 5, 2021.
<Statutory authority: Promulgated under the Authority of Ark. Code Ann. ยง 20-7-123, 20-9-201 et seq.>
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-8, AR ADC 007.05.10-8
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