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Patient Safety Authority Board of Directors Names Infection Advisory Panel

will entail quarterly meetings as well as participation in periodic conference calls.

Criteria Used in Selecting Advisory Panel Candidates

Individuals selected for participation on the Healthcare Associated Infection Control Advisory Panel shall have one of the following qualifications:

1. Primary occupation or profession in the practice and management of

infection control.

2. Primary occupation or profession in the application of epidemiology to

the study of infectious disease.

3. Currently a member of a Hospital, Nursing Home or Ambulatory Surgical

Facility staff with experience and training in infection control, to

include at least one of the following;

-- The planning, implementation and evaluation of infection prevention

and control measures.

-- The education of staff about infection risk, prevention and control.

-- The development and revision of infection control policies and


-- The management of infection prevention and control activities.

-- Provision of consultative services on infection risk assessment,

prevention and control strategies.

-- Membership on an Infection Control Committee.

-- Has published research in the area of infection control and/or

infectious disease epidemiology.

Act 52 of 2007 requires that the Advisory Panel include at least one representative from the following:

-- A Not-for Profit Nursing Home

-- A For-Profit Nursing Home

-- A County Nursing Home


-- At least two representatives of a Hospital, one of which must be from a

Rural Hospital

SOURCE Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
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