APIC provides recommendations on federal regulations

APIC recently reviewed and provided recommendations to federal agencies on proposed regulations related to infection prevention. The APIC Public Policy Committee and Regulatory Review Panel prepared comments for APIC to submit on:

•FDA proposal to ban powdered gloves

•FDA proposed reclassification of blood lancets

•CMS annual update to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment and Long-Term Care Hospital Payment Systems

•CMS annual update to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Prospective Payment System

•CMS annual update to the Skilled Nursing Facilities Prospective Payment System, and

•CMS Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

Read all infection-related proposed rules and guidance document, along with APIC comments, on the regulatory table on the APIC website.