South Dakota Administrative Rules
44:20 - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL
Chapter 44:20:03 - Control measures.
44:20:03:07 - Application of public health measures to fomites

44:20:03:07. Application of public health measures to fomites. The department may instruct a person owning or in possession of a fomite known or suspected to be contaminated with an infectious agent in public health measures for preventing infection and spread of disease and of necessity for decontamination. If the department knows or has reason to believe, because of testing or epidemiological information, that a fomite is contaminated with an infectious agent and is a threat to the public health, it may issue a public health notice directing the person owning or in possession of the fomite to take one or more of the following actions:

(1) To examine or test the fomite to determine whether it is contaminated with an infectious agent capable of causing human disease;

(2) To report to an authorized department representative for counseling on methods for preventing infection and methods of decontamination;

(3) To cease from specific activities involving the contaminated fomite which endangers the health of others; or

(4) To cooperate with the department in implementation of recommended public health measures.

Source: 20 SDR 69, effective November 17, 1993; 28 SDR 92, effective December 30, 2001.

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

Law Implemented:SDCL 34-22-9.

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