Pediatric Healthcare Connection - Communicable Disease Policy

PHC requires personnel to use all preventive measures to insure protection of clients, community, and staff from public health hazards.

Personnel who become aware of having contact with a client whose diagnosis appears on the state’s list of communicable and acute diseases should immediately report this fact to the appropriate reporting to Public Health Officials.

When our employee has been exposed to a diagnosed communicable disease that represents a threat to the health of our personnel and others, the Human Resources staff of PHC will initiates appropriate precautionary disease control measures. The staff members are directed to their own family. The hospital/facilities that have utilized this staff member will be contacted for appropriate follow-up measures.

When communicable disease endangers the well being of our employees or other members of the community, PHC uses primary precautions specific to the disease. Employees with apparent clinical symptoms or signs of communicable disease or infected skin lesions are not permitted to work unless authorized to do so by a physician or physician’s assistant. The PHC office has a list of communicable and acute diseases that have been issued by the Bureau of Community Health and Disease Prevention as Reportable Communicable Diseases.

I have read and understand the above stated policy and agree to comply with guidelines.