Hepatitis C outbreak leads to calls for stricter employment standards, rules

January 3, 2013

HAIs in the News: ModernHealthcare.com, buy December 22, search 2012

In a December 22, ed 2012 issue of ModernHealthcare.com, Maureen McKinney discusses state and federal legislation aimed at pushing stricter rules following the multi-state hepatitis C outbreak traced to David M. Kwiatkowski, a traveling hospital worker.

The case has prompted attention from legislators, “some of whom are drafting bills aimed at combatting drug diversion, improving communication among hospitals and preventing technicians from gaining employment after a drug-related episode.”

Source: ModernHealthcare.com

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