Legislations, Regulations & Policy Making

Access the most current laws, regulations, and policies related to low-temperature sterilization, high-level disinfection, environmental decontamination, and hand hygiene. Access the latest developments on public policy in these key areas that are important to you, your practice, your patients, and your staff.

Interpreting and translating legislation, regulations, and policy related to infection prevention and infectious disease prevention through sterilization, disinfection, and decontamination can be overwhelming. We hope this online resource provides you with the support and information that you need to make informed and safe decisions.

  • California Department of Public Health Healthcare Associated Infection Program Resources
    The Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Program is one of three programs in the Center for Health Care Quality of the California Department of Public Health. The Program is responsible for the surveillance, reporting, and prevention of infections in California's general acute care hospitals as mandated by Senate Bills 739, 1058, and 158. The Program was authorized in December 2009. VISIT SITE
  • Guidance on Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
  • APIC Interactive Legislative Map. Stay up-to-date on key public policy issues and initiatives of interest to infection prevention and control professionals is an essential part of the Public Policy Department.
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