Comments Sought on Infection Reporting

State health officials are accepting physician comments on proposed rules for mandatory reporting of infections that patients acquire while in a hospital or other health care facility. The legislature directed the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to develop the rules.  

The proposed rules are posted online [PDF]. Scroll down to page 27 of the 45-page document to read them. For more information, log on theHealthcare-Associated Infections page of the DSHS website.

If you have comments, you may submit them by e-mail toJeff Taylor, manager of the Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Branch in the Infectious Disease Control Unit of the Prevention and Preparedness Services Division at DSHS. You may also mail them to him at Mail Code 1960, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347, or telephone him at (512) 458-7676. The comments must be received by Nov. 22.   


Action, Nov. 1, 2010

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June 17, 2016