California Announces New Rules to Ensure Safety of Nurses Taking Care of Ebola Patients

November 18, 2014 12:17 PM

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California Announces New Rules to Ensure Safety of Nurses Taking Care of Ebola Patients

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration or Cal-OSHA, announced a new regulation on Friday, which included requiring acute-care hospitals to provide hazardous material suits, respirators and isolation rooms to handle patients who either have or are suspected of having Ebola.

The new rules elaborate upon guidelines issued in October and are more comprehensive than those set before by the federal Centers for Disease Control.

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