Designated Infection Control Officer SB 1574 Rule

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Council recently considered the DSHS rule for SB 1574, which creates a designated infection control officer within agencies to handle information concerning infection disease outbreaks. Click here to read the rule: SB 1574 Infection Control Officer Rule Nov 2015

Movement for Bills Addressing EMS Personnel & Bodily Fluids

On Tuesday, the Texas House Urban Affairs Committee will consider HB 2770 (Rep. Mando Martinez, D-Weslaco), which would give EMS personnel access to timely information regarding bodily fluids that they may encounter during the scope of their work. SB 1574, the Senate companion bill (Senator Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio), was heard in a Senate committee […]

TEMSA Endorses SB 1574 – Critical Support for EMS Personnel

Earlier today, the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony on SB 1574, which would provide critical support to EMS personnel and firefighters by providing them the same information that law enforcement officers are entitled to when they come into contact with bodily fluids during the course or scope of their employment. TEMSA […]