10A NCAC 13B .5101      ORGANIZATION

(a)  The governing body shall establish and maintain an infection control program that includes all patient care and patient care support services and departments for the surveillance, prevention and control of infection.

(b)  The infection control committee shall include representatives of the medical staff, nursing staff, administration and the person directly responsible for the surveillance program activities.

(c)  The infection control committee shall assume responsibility for the infection control program.

(d)  The facility shall designate a person to manage the infection control, prevention and surveillance program.

(e)  The infection control committee shall involve facility departments and services as needed to maintain the infection control program.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.