WSR 05-04-112

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed February 2, 2005, 11:52 a.m. , effective March 5, 2005 ]


Purpose: This is a new rule that implements 2004 legislative requirements. The rule defines blood-borne pathogens. DSHS must use this definition when placing a child in out-of-home care. If DSHS is aware that a child is infected with a blood-borne pathogen, it must notify the out-of-home provider of the specific blood-borne pathogen.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 40, Laws of 2004 (RCW 74.13.289).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-24-084 on December 1, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: February 1, 2005.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

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Chapter 246-140 WAC

BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS IN CHILDREN PLACED IN OUT-OF-HOME CARE


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-140-001   Purpose.   These regulations define the term "blood-borne pathogens" solely for use by the department of social and health services when placing a child in out-of-home care pursuant to RCW 74.13.289.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-140-010   Definition.   The term "blood-borne pathogen" means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans including: Arboviral infections; babesiosis; brucellosis; Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; hepatitis B virus (HBV); hepatitis C virus (HCV); human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); human T-lymphotrophic virus Type I; leptospirosis; malaria; relapsing fever; syphilis; viral hemorrhagic fever.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-140-020   Disclosure of information.   Disclosure of information related to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases must be in accordance with RCW 70.24.105.

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