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§ 79331. Employee Health Examinations and Health Records.


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Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies
Chapter 11. Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital Licensing Regulations
Article 5. Administration (Refs & Annos)
22 CCR § 79331
§ 79331. Employee Health Examinations and Health Records.
(a) CDRH personnel who have direct or indirect contact with patients shall be free from symptoms indicating the presence of infectious diseases.
(b) A health examination performed by a person lawfully authorized to perform such an examination shall be required as a prerequisite for employment and shall be performed within one week after employment. The written health examination report shall be signed by the person performing the examination and shall verify that the employee is able to perform assigned duties and is free from symptoms indicating the presence of infectious disease. Repeat health examinations shall be performed whenever necessary to ascertain that employees continue to be free from symptoms indicating the presence of infectious disease and are able to perform their assigned duties. Upon initial examination, and at least annually, the employee shall have a test for tuberculosis infection that is recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and licensed by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or a chest x-ray. A positive result from the tuberculosis test shall be followed by a chest x-ray.
(c) Employee health records shall be maintained by the CDRH and shall include the records of all required health examinations. Such records shall be kept a minimum of three years following termination of employment.
(d) Employees known to have or evidencing symptoms of infectious disease shall be removed from contact with patients.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 1275, 1275.2, 121357 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1250, 1250.3, 1275.2, 121362, 131050, 131051 and 131052, Health and Safety Code.
1. Editorial correction of subsections (a) and (b) filed 12-15-82 (Register 82, No. 51).
2. Amendment of subsection (b) and Note filed 5-30-2013; operative 5-30-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2013, No. 22).
This database is current through 9/4/20 Register 2020, No. 36
22 CCR § 79331, 22 CA ADC § 79331
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