HFAP revises standards to address reduction of Legionella risk
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September 1, 2018
To keep themselves as closely aligned with CMS as possible, HFAP has updated their Acute Care Manualwith a new requirement for Infection Control Standard 07.01.03—Reduce Risk of Legionella in Water Systems.
The accrediting organization (AO) says facilities must develop and adhere to policies and procedures that inhibit microbial growth in building water systems that reduce the risk of growth and spread of legionella and other opportunistic pathogens.