The Model Respiratory Protection Program (MRPP) has been developed and designed to provide skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care providers with a manual (tools and information) needed to set up a respiratory protection program for their employees.  By implementing the MRPP, it is hoped that the individual facilities will be able to reduce or limit morbidity, mortality, and the spread of disease among staff and patients.  Facilities able to implement and sustain a respiratory protection plan will be able to contribute to the public health response during a communicable respiratory disease emergency.  

  CAHF's Model Respiratory Protection Program Manual (pdf)

  CAHF's Model Respiratory Protection Program Policies & Administrative Tools (word)

Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard (ATDS)

This Sample Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard (ATDS) Policy and Procedure provided by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) is exclusively intended to provide guidance. It does not contain or constitute legal advice in any form and does not make any assurances or representation that the guidance contained herein will be determined to constitute compliance with any state or federal law or regulation.  The use of this guidance to develop your facility or company specific policies and procedures requires careful consideration and editing so the language reflects the actual practice of your own operations.  In addition, CAHF is not responsible for any errors or omissions contained in the ATDS Sample Policy and Procedure and assumes no responsibility for the misuse or erroneous interpretation of its contents.  Nevertheless, we trust this material will provide you with useful guidance as you develop your own policies in compliance with ADT requirements.   CAHF would like to thank Claire Hughes, RN, VP Risk Management Employee Safety, Windsor Health Care her contributions to this sample policy.

Download the entire ATDS Policy & Procedures  (zip file)

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