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Updating CMS' required infection control policies

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, January 1, 2008

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Editor's note: Sue Dill-Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, director of hospital risk management for OHIC Insurance Company, The Doctor's Company, in Columbus, OH, is the CMS corner lead contributor. This article was adapted from an article she wrote for the OHIC, The Doctors Company, publication Strategies. Submit a topic idea to her by contacting BOJ editor Matt Phillion at mphillion@hcpro.com. The CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) require hospitals (but not critical access hospitals) to have an active infection control (IC) program with policies to ensure that an active surveillance program is in place.

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