902 KAR 2:040. Surveillance and screening of carriers and selected groups.


      RELATES TO: KRS 211.180, 214.010, 214.020

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 195.040, 211.090

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 211.180 mandates the Cabinet for Human Resources to implement a statewide program for the detection, prevention and control of communicable diseases. This administrative regulation insures that selected individuals and groups who serve as potential sources of certain communicable diseases are under proper medical surveillance in order to prevent outbreaks of such diseases among their contacts.


      Section 1. Carriers. Any person who is a carrier of the infectious agents of cholera, amoebic dysentery, bacillary dysentery, diphtheria, typhoid, paratyphoid fever shall be subject to supervision of the local health department or Cabinet for Human Resources, as provided by 902 KAR 2:050. Every physician and local health department shall report such carriers immediately to the Cabinet for Human Resources.


      Section 2. Selected Groups. The Cabinet for Human Resources or individual local health departments may require periodic medical examinations for selected occupational groups including barbers, beauticians, school teachers and employees, and others who come into intimate contact with the public and potentially serve as sources of infection. (CDS-4; 1 Ky.R. 188; eff. 12-11-74; Am. 16 Ky.R. 665; 1187; eff. 11-29-89.)