Sec. 10.06.01.18. Other Sexually Transmitted Infections  


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  • A. Control of a Case.

    (1) Hepatitis, viral type B, as discussed in Regulation .11 of this chapter.

    (2) A physician in attendance upon a person who appears to have, or who has a sexually transmissible disease in a stage which is or may become communicable, shall:

    (a) Instruct the person on the modes of transmission and the prevention of transmission;

    (b) Render any necessary treatment to the case; and

    (c) Advise the case to inform a sexual partner or partners of exposure and the need for examination and treatment.

    B. Control of Contacts.

    (1) Hepatitis, viral type B as discussed in Regulation .11 of this chapter

    (2) A physician in attendance upon an individual who is a sexual contact of a case of a sexually transmitted infection shall perform a medical examination and render indicated treatment.

    C. Prevention of Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum.

    (1) A birth-attending physician or certified nurse-midwife shall apply to both eyes of a newborn one of the following prophylactic agents:

    (a) A 1-percent silver nitrate solution provided in individual wax ampules for the prevention of gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum;

    (b) Tetracycline ophthalmic ointment; or

    (c) Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment (USP).

    (2) A birth-attending physician or certified nurse-midwife shall document in a newborn's medical record the application of the prophylactic agent, the name of the agent used, and dose strength.