New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 7 - HEALTH
Chapter 7 - HOSPITALS

Universal Citation: 7 NM Admin Code

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 6, March 26, 2024

The hospital shall have an employee health program under the direction of a physician, an authorized licensed independent practitioner or professional registered nurse, which shall include.

A. Post Hiring Health Screen. A post hiring health screening shall be required for all employees and persons who will have frequent and direct contact with patients. The assessment shall be completed and the results known prior to the assumption of duties by persons who will have direct contact with patients. The screening shall include:

(1) a health history, including a history of communicable diseases and immunizations;

(2) a PPD tuberculin skin test and, if necessary, a chest roentgenogram to determine whether disease is present, unless medically contra-indicated.

B. Health History for Volunteers. A health history of communicable diseases and immunizations shall be obtained prior to any volunteer assuming duties that involve direct patient care.

C. Protection Against Rubella. Vaccination or confirmed immunity against rubella shall be required for everyone who has direct contact with rubella patients, pediatric patients or female patients of childbearing age. No individual without documented vaccination against or immunity to rubella may be placed in a position in which he or she has direct contact with rubella patients, pediatric patients or femalepatients of childbearing age.

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