NYSDOH Posts Measles Prevention and Control Advisory

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

The attached advisory related to Measles Prevention and Control has been posted to the HCS.   Long standing regulations for SNFs requires all employees to be screened for immunization against rubella and measles. Please take this opportunity to audit your employee health records to insure everyone is in compliance.

Those facilities who may admit residents who were born after 1957, (those born before that time are presumed to have immunity to measles), may want to review their policies related to their admission health screening policies with their Medical Directors.  

Karen Morris
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800, ext. 15