Health Care Facilities Legionella Sample Testing Plan Begins December 1, 2016

Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

All SNF should have completed their Legionella Facility Assessments by September 1, 2016 per DOH Directive of August 12, 2016. The next step of the Directive is to begin the facility’s Sampling and Management plan by December 1, 2016. Attached is the Commissioner’s Directive and accompanying materials to assist you in this process. If you need assistance, the numbers to call are as follows per region:

Capital District Office: (518) 474-1142

Central Office: (315) 477-8166

MARO Office: (914) 654-7149

Western Office: (716) 847-4503

Each SNF building is different and therefore your facility assessment will guide you in this process. Your samples will need to be sent to a state approved certified lab to evaluate your results.

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15