3701-3-02.2 Air- and blood-borne diseases reasonably likely to be transmitted to emergency medical services workers.

(A) Section 3701.248 of the Revised Code allows an emergency medical services worker to ask a health care facility or coroner to notify them of the results of tests for certain diseases, if the worker believes that he or she had a significant exposure through contact with a patient. The diseases subject to this procedure are contagious or infectious diseases that the public health council, by rule, has specified as reasonably likely to be transmitted by air or blood during the normal course of an emergency medical services worker's duties. The diseases listed in paragraph (B) of this rule are specified for purposes of section 3701.248 of the Revised Code.

(B) The following diseases are specified as reasonably likely to be transmitted by air or blood during the normal course of an emergency medical worker's duties:

(1) Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever;

(2) Diphtheria;

(3) Ebola-marburg virus infection;

(4) Fifth disease (human parvovirus infection);

(5) Hansen's disease (leprosy);

(6) Acute or chronic infection with hepatitis B virus;

(7) Acute or chronic infection with hepatitis C virus;

(8) Infection with delta hepatitis virus;

(9) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related illnesses;

(10) Infection with human t-lymphotropic virus (HTLV-1 and HTLV-2);

(11) Lassa fever;

(12) Leishmaniasis, visceral (Kala-Azar);

(13) Leptospirosis;

(14) Listeriosis pneumonia;

(15) Measles (rubeola);

(16) Meningococcal infection (neisseria meningitidis);

(17) Mumps (infectious parotitis);

(18) Pertussis (whooping cough);

(19) Pneumonic plague (yersinia pestis);

(20) Rabies;

(21) Rubella (German measles);

(22) Tuberculosis; and

(23) Varicella (herpes zoster) infection, including chicken-pox, disseminated varicella, varicella pneumonia, and shingles.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/08/2008 and 05/01/2013

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3701.248

Rule Amplifies: 3701.248

Prior Effective Dates: 3/8/1992