Your Health Care Worker Influenza Data & Enforcement Moving Forward

Background:

In February 2012, the Colorado Board of Health passed Rules 6 CCR 1011-1 Chap 02, Part 10 regarding influenza vaccination of employees in licensed health care facilities. The goal of this rule is to promote patient safety by protecting vulnerable patients from influenza. The rule requires facilities to continue to implement strategies to prevent influenza.

For the 2016-2017 year, CDPHE will be required to publish healthcare worker influenza data by facility in addition to the standard yearly report of aggregate data. Please review individual Facility Reporting through October 2016 to ensure that your community’s data has been accurately captured.   


Enforcement Moving Forward:


All health care facilities licensed by the department must comply with the regulations set forth in 6CCR 1011-1 Chapter II, which contains requirements for influenza immunization of healthcare workers under Part 10. The department evaluates each facility’s compliance with these regulations, specifically Part 10, at the time of routine survey inspections. Should a facility be found out of compliance with these requirements, a deficiency may be issued, along with a requirement for the facility to submit an acceptable plan of correction.