He-P 805.22 Infection Control.

  • The SRHCF shall appoint an individual who will oversee the development and implementation of an infection control program that educates and provides procedures for the prevention, control, and investigation of infectious and communicable
  • The infection control program shall include written procedures for:
    • Proper hand washing techniques;
    • The utilization of universal precautions;
    • The management of residents with infectious or contagious diseases or illnesses;
    • The handling, storage, transportation and disposal of those items identified as infectious waste in Env-Wm 2604; and
    • The reporting of infectious and communicable diseases as required by He-P
  • The infection control education program shall address at a minimum the:
    • Causes of infection;
    • Effects of infections;
    • Transmission of infections; and
    • Prevention and containment of
  • Personnel infected with a disease or illness transmissible through food, fomites or droplets, shall not work in food service or provide direct care in any capacity until they are no longer
  • Personnel infected with scabies or lice shall not provide direct care to residents or work in food services until such time as they are no longer
  • Personnel with a newly positive tuberculosis test or a diagnosis of suspected active pulmonary or laryngeal tuberculosis shall be excluded from the SRHCF until a diagnosis of tuberculosis is excluded or until the person is receiving tuberculosis treatment and has been determined to be noninfectious by a licensed practitioner.
  • Personnel with an open wound who work in food service or provide direct care in any capacity shall cover the wound at all times by an impermeable, durable, tight fitting
  • If the SRHCF has an incident of an infectious diseases reported in (b)(5) above, the facility shall contact the public health nurse in the county in which the facility is located and follow the instructions and guidance of the nurse.


He-P 805.23 Sanitation.

  • The licensee shall maintain a clean, safe and sanitary environment, both inside and
  • The furniture, floors, ceilings, walls, and fixtures shall be clean, sanitary and in good
  • A supply of potable water shall be available for human consumption and food preparation, pursuant to Env-Ws 315 and
  • A supply of hot and cold running water shall be available at all times and precautions, such as temperature regulation, shall be taken to prevent a scalding injury to the
  • Hot water shall be of a high enough temperature to ensure sanitation and food safety when used for laundry and food
  • All resident bathing and toileting facilities shall be cleaned and disinfected as often as necessary to prevent illness or
  • Cleaning solutions, compounds and substances considered hazardous or toxic materials, as defined in RSA 147-A:2, VII, shall be distinctly labeled and legibly marked so as to identify the contents and stored in a place, such as a locked box, separate from food, medications and resident
  • Toxic materials shall not be used in a way that contaminates food, equipment or utensils or in any way other than in full compliance with the manufacturer’s
  • Only individuals authorized under RSA 430:33 may apply pesticides, as defined by RSA 430:29, XXVI, in food storage, food preparation or dining
  • Solid waste, garbage and trash shall be stored in a manner to make it inaccessible to insects and rodents, outdoor animals and facility
  • In-house trash and garbage receptacles shall be emptied in a timely manner and lined, or cleaned and disinfected after emptying or when visibly
  • Laundry and laundry rooms shall meet the following requirements:
    • Laundry and laundry rooms shall be kept separate from kitchen and dining areas;
    • Clean linen shall be stored in a clean area and shall be separated from soiled linens at all times;
    • Soiled materials, linens and clothing shall be transported in a laundry bag, sack or container and washed in a sanitizing solution used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations; and
    • Soiled linens and clothing, which are considered contaminated with infectious waste under Env-Wm 2604 shall be handled as infectious
  • Laundry rooms and bathrooms shall have non-porous
  • Sterile or clean supplies shall be stored in dust and moisture-free storage
  • Any SRHCF that has its own water supply and whose water has been tested and has failed to meet the acceptable levels identified in this section, or as required by the department of environmental services, shall notify the


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