CHA News Article

Notification Process Revised for Pre-Hospital Emergency Staff Exposed to Communicable Disease

The California Department of Public Health has released the attached All Facilities Letter 18-06, informing health facilities that Senate Bill 432 (Chapter 426, Statutes of 2017) took effect Jan. 1. The law revises the notification procedures for prehospital emergency medical care personnel who may have been exposed to a reportable communicable disease or condition. Health facilities and employers of prehospital emergency medical care personnel must inform their employees of these requirements as part of the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration Injury and Illness Prevention Program training. In addition, employers and health facilities that maintain websites must post the title and telephone number for the designated officer or health facility infection control officer on their site’s home page.