HB 764 – ACH/Infection Prevention Requirements

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Michael Wray (D-Halifax, Northampton)




This bill updates certain adult care home infection prevention requirements. Specifically, this bill:

  • Broadens the infection prevention requirements to prevent the transmission of all infectious diseases. (Was previously limited to HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other bloodborne pathogens.)
  • Requires facilities to implement and maintain a written infection prevention and control policy consistent with national standards on infection control, which must be accessible to all adult care home staff working in the facility.
  • Requires the facility to ensure implementation of the infection control and prevention policy when a communicable disease outbreak has been identified at a facility or when there is an emerging infectious disease threat.



Filed – 5/3/2021