New Bill Would Require Facility-Wide Plan From New Jersey Hospitals to Prevent Spread of MRSA

New legislation has been introduced in New Jersey that would require hospitals in the state to implement a facility-wide plan to prevent the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, according to an NJTODAY.NET report.

 

The current law requires hospitals to have MRSA prevention programs for their ICUs or other similar high-risk areas. The law, enacted in 2007, states hospitals must expand their MRSA program throughout their facilities, but there was no designated timeline for such implementation.

 

Sign up for our FREE E-Weekly for more coverage like this sent to your inbox!

 

The new bill, introduced by Sens. Barbara Buono and Joe Vitale, would expand the existing law and require state-licensed hospitals to have a MRSA prevention program in place for the entire facility within 30 days of enactment.

 

Related Articles on MRSA:

Preventing Infection in the Hemodialysis Setting

Staff Education Tool: Computer-Based, Video-Simulation Training Program on Infection Control Practices From HHS

MRSA Collaborative Yields Key Learned Lessons

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months