Bill Status of SB1943 95th General Assembly
Short Description: STATE FACILITY-MRSA SCREENING
Sen. Gary Forby - Christine Radogno, John O. Jones, Deanna Demuzio, Larry K. Bomke and David Luechtefeld
| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the MRSA Screening, Prevention, and Reporting Act for State Residential Facilities. Requires State residential facilities to establish an MRSA control program. Defines "State residential facility" to mean: (i) Department of Human Services operated residential facilities, including State mental health hospitals and other facilities; (ii) Department of Veterans' Affairs operated veterans homes; (iii) Department of Corrections operated correctional centers, work camps or boot camps, and adult transition centers; and (iv) Department of Juvenile Justice operated juvenile centers and boot camps. Sets forth required features of the MRSA control program, including screening and surveillance, reporting, prevention, infection control, and treatment. Includes requirements for training of employees and others. Effective immediately.