Infection control and Provider Health
Many of the individuals who accept our services have fragile immune systems and may be more susceptible to infectious diseases, or they may have more severe and dangerous symptoms when sick. If you’re not feeling well but still want to provide services call the individuals who you had planned on seeing that day, or their primary care givers, and offer them an exposure notice
Exposure notices explains symptoms you’re showing and provides the client or client's family the chance to indicate if they would like you to come or not. Exposure notices should also be offered if you are providing care for someone is ill, such as if your child has strep, or if you find out you have been exposed to a contagious condition- such as if you saw a client and the next day the parents called to tell you that the pink eyes that she had were actually Pink Eye. If the services are not provided, please indicate that the service did not occur that day, and why, on your contact notes and mark whether or not the service was rescheduled for a different day.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROVIDER THAT WHEN THEY ARE AT ANY STAGE OF OR CARRYING A COMMUNICABLE ILLNESS OR DISEASE THAT THEY TAKE MEDICALLY RECOMMENDED PRECAUSTIONS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INFECTIONS AND REMAIN IN COMMUICATION WITH CLIENTS, INLCUDING NOT SEEING CLIENTS WHEN THERE IS A RISK FOR HARM. Any reports or providers or clients who have of TB, MRSA, will be reported to the local. Reports will include all individuals involved in case.
*We do not do physical evaluations or screening prior to initiating contracts.