(a)  The hospice shall develop and implement an infection control program which shall aim to protect the residents, family and personnel from hospice or community associated infections.

(b)  There shall be written policies and procedures governing the infection control program, developed by the hospice administrator and medical director and approved by the governing body.

(c)  Universal precautions, as specified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), shall be defined in writing and strictly followed.

(d)  All employees shall wear clean garments or protective clothing at all times and shall practice good personal hygiene and cleanliness.

(e)  A procedure shall be developed whereby the implementation of the infection control program is monitored on a monthly basis.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑202;

Eff. June 1, 1991.