Nursing Facilities are required to report when they know there is a case or a suspected case in the facility. Consulting with clinicians to know what the signs of CRE and all other communicable diseases, as defined in the ordinance, would be necessary to properly suspect cases. In terms of known CRE cases the facility should still report even if the laboratory has already reported to be safe, to avoid penalty. IHCA expects the Indiana State Department of Health to amend its communicable disease rule later this year to require this same reporting statewide.
Marion County Public Health Department sent a letter to All Marion County Medical Providers and Infection Preventionists about CRE Reporting. That letter can be found by clicking here.
The CRE report form that needs to be submitted per patient per admission within 72 hours and faxed to Marion County Public Health Department Infectious Disease at (317)221-2076 can be found by clicking here.