Avoid Having a Joint Communicable Disease Policy with Treatment Facilities

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In addition to the requirements and best practice recommendations, your Communicable Disease Policy is where can clearly establish that your recovery house program is separate from any treatment programs that your organization may be associated with.

Having a joint policy may cause confusion, as clinical treatment settings will have very specific health-related requirements that may not be appropriate in a recovery housing setting. A clinical treatment setting will have access to more personal health-related information on an individual and a higher role in disease management than a recovery housing program.

Unconnected and distinct policies can clearly demonstrate that these programs are separate services, while both are committed to preventing the spread of illnesses and communicable diseases.

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Creating a Communicable Disease Policy Overview
Communicable Disease Policies: Exercise
Why a Communicable Disease Prevention Policy is Important
Can I Ask a Resident About Their Health Condition?
Communicable Disease Policies: CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #1
Communicable Disease Policy Requirements
Physical Property Policy Requirements
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING #2
Actively Encourage Regular Handwashing
Create a Chore Chart for General House Cleaning
Remind Resident and Staff About the Risks of Sharing Personal Items
Use Universal Precautions
Provide Residents with Information About Preventative Health Care and Vaccines
Avoid Having a Joint Communicable Disease Policy with Treatment Facilities
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #3
Write Your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
Upload a DRAFT of your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
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