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POLICY NO: 2009
EFFECTIVE DATE: 05/11/10
REVISED DATE:05/11/10
REVIEWED DATE: 05/11/10

Basis for Policy

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to providing a safe and healthful work environment to prevent or minimize staff, researchers and student exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and offer appropriate initial treatment/follow-up, when or if such exposures occur.

Policy

It is the policy of UNMC to follow all applicable state and federal regulations including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, when making decisions regarding rights and responsibilities of individuals exposed to or currently under treatment for Mycobacterium tuberculosis disease. To ensure compliance with these authoritative regulations and provide guidance to UNMC staff, researchers and students, a Tuberculosis Exposure Control Plan has been designed to eliminate or minimize exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

All UNMC staff, researchers, and students who might be exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis should review the Tuberculosis Exposure Control Plan which is available online.

For additional information, contact the Infection Control Specialist at 559-3980, or see the Tuberculosis Exposure Control Plan.

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