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RULE §96.201Applicability

(a) These minimum standards apply to a governmental unit that employs employees who:

  (1) provide services in a public or private facility providing health care-related services, including home health care organizations; or

  (2) otherwise have a risk of exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material containing bloodborne pathogens in connection with exposure to sharps.

(b) These governmental units would include, but not limited to, hospital district hospitals, city hospitals, county hospitals, city/county hospitals, hospital authority hospitals, local health departments, Department of State Health Services regions and hospitals, other state hospitals and state supported living centers, community mental health and intellectual disability centers, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, locally or state-funded university student infirmaries, public school district clinics, emergency medical services, locally or state-funded long term care facilities, and blood banks.

(c) Employees who are directly compensated by a governmental unit are subject to all provisions of this chapter. Employees who are subject through their private employer to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and uncompensated employees are subject only to the log and reporting provisions of §96.401 of this title (relating to Sharps Injury Log), and §96.402 of this title (relating to Confidentiality Statement) unless otherwise required by contract.

Source Note: The provisions of this §96.201 adopted to be effective August 16, 2000, 25 TexReg 7704; amended to be effective July 23, 2006, 31 TexReg 5626; amended to be effective June 21, 2017, 42 TexReg 3147

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