Bloodborne Pathogens and North Carolina Law
|Description:||This training module provides an overview of on bloodborne pathogens and the North Carolina law rules that govern exposure to these pathogens.|
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- Describe an exposure incident that would trigger further action under the NC bloodborne pathogen rules
- Distinguish between a "source person" and an "exposed person"
- Identify where to find the rules that apply to nonoccupational ("community") exposures
- Evaluate a scenario to determine whether there has been an exposure requiring follow-up under the rules
- Describe the "24-hour hold" rule for people involved in an exposure who have been arrested
Jill Moore, MPH, JD
Tanya Montoya, MPH, MCHES
Jill Moore, MPH, JD
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|1.6. Act within the scope of one's legal authority.|
Articles, Bulletins, and Summaries of North Carolina Law
- Jill D. Moore, Overview of North Carolina Communicable Disease Law (May 2015). Web-published manuscript at https://www.sog.unc.edu/sites/www.sog.unc.edu/files/doc_warehouse/CD Overview Complete PDF version.pdf
- Jill D. Moore, Blood Exposures and Communicable Disease Law, Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog (April 7, 2010). At http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=2183.
- Jill D. Moore, How Does North Carolina Law Address Outbreaks of Communicable Disease?, Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog (September 29, 2014). At http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=7868.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
- Title 29 (Labor), Part 1910 (Occupational Safety and Health Standards)
- 29 CFR 1910.1030
- Title 45 (Public Welfare), Part 164 (Security and Privacy) [Referred to as the HIPAA Privacy Rule]
- 45 CFR 164.512(a)
North Carolina Laws
N.C. General Statutes (G.S.)
- G.S. Chapter 15A, Criminal Procedure Act, Article 26-Bail
- G.S. 15A-534.3 Detention for Communicable Diseases
- G.S. Chapter 15A, Criminal Procedure Act, Article 30 - Probable Cause Hearing
- G.S. 15A-615 Testing of Certain Persons for Sexually Transmitted Infections
- G.S. Chapter 130A, Article 1- Definitions, General Provisions, and Remedies (Selected Provisions)
- G.S. 130A-18 Injunction.
- G.S. 130A-25 Misdemeanor.
- G.S. Chapter 130A, Article 6 - Communicable Diseases.
Part 1. In General
- G.S. 130A-143 Confidentiality of records
- G.S. 130A-144 Investigation and control measures.
North Carolina Administrative Code (N.C.A.C.)
- N.C.A.C. Title 10A, Chapter 41 (Epidemiology), Subchapter A (Communicable Disease Control)
Section .0200 Communicable Disease Control Measures
- 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0201 Control Measures - General
- 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0202 Control Measures - HIV
- 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0203 Control Measures - Hepatitis B
- 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0214 Control Measures - Hepatitis C
- N.C.A.C. Title 13, Chapter 7 (Office of Occupational Safety and Health), Subchapter A (General Rules and Operational Procedures)
Section .0600 Safety & Health Programs and Committees
- 13 NCAC 07A .0603 Safety and Health Programs
- 13 NCAC 07A .0606 Training and Education