South Dakota Administrative Rules
44:20 - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL
Chapter 44:20:03 - Control measures.
44:20:03:02 - Principles for devising public health measures not otherwise specified

44:20:03:02. Principles for devising public health measures not otherwise specified. In devising public health measures for reportable diseases and conditions for which a specific public health measure is not otherwise provided by this article, the department shall use the following principles that can be reasonably expected to decrease the risk of transmission:

(1) For airborne diseases, physical isolation for the period of communicability;

(2) For fecal-orally transmitted diseases, exclusion from situations in which transmission can be reasonably expected to occur, such as work as a food handler, attendance at or work in a child care facility, health care facility, or institution, for the period of communicability;

(3) For sexually transmitted or bloodborne diseases, prohibition of donation of blood, tissue, organs, or semen; needle sharing; and sexual contact in a manner likely to result in transmission for the period of communicability; and

(4) Each health care worker must comply with standard precautions for the prevention of the transmission of bloodborne pathogens.

Source: 20 SDR 69, effective November 17, 1993; 28 SDR 92, effective December 30, 2001; 31 SDR 89, effective December 27, 2004; 38 SDR 8, effective August 1, 2011.

General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17, 34-22-9, 34-23-13.

Law Implemented: SDCL 34-22-9, 34-23-13.

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