(210 ILCS 83/5)
MRSA control program.
In order to improve the prevention of hospital-associated bloodstream infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ("MRSA"), every hospital shall establish an MRSA control program that requires:
(1) Identification of all MRSA-colonized patients in
all intensive care units, and other at-risk patients identified by the hospital, through active surveillance testing.
(2) Isolation of identified MRSA-colonized or
MRSA-infected patients in an appropriate manner.
(3) Monitoring and strict enforcement of hand hygiene
(4) Maintenance of records and reporting of cases
under Section 10 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-312, eff. 8-20-07