Federal and State Requirements
The communicable disease plan should identify all applicable federal and state disease control laws and administrative regulations. These may include statutory reporting duties that apply to the company physician or laboratory, sanitation rules that govern the company cafeteria, or OSHA regulations. OSHA has already issued regulations with detailed specifications on the management of bloodborne infections in the workplace. There are also specific requirements for TB control in medical care organizations. Any relevant CDC recommendations should be incorporated in the plan, as should standard- setting documents from private professional groups and accrediting agencies.