Part 509 - TUBERCULOSIS CARE

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Social Services Law, Sections 20, 34, 364

Section 509.1 - Responsibilities of official welfare agencies.

Section 509.1 Responsibilities of official welfare agencies. (a) Local welfare districts are responsible for providing home medical care for tuberculosis patients who are eligible recipients of medical assistance.

(b) The local welfare district shall ascertain that all recipients with tuberculosis are known to the local official health agency.

 

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Section 509.2 - General policies and standards.

509.2 General policies and standards. (a) Medical care for tuberculous persons at home shall include, unless otherwise available through public health agencies, all necessary medical services such as public health nursing supervision and treatment through clinics, provided overnight stay is not involved.

(b) Patients with active tuberculosis may not be placed in private nursing homes (general type) or public home infirmaries.

 

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