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Infection hygiene, compliance monitoring

The district health offices advise and monitor the implementation of and compliance with the hygiene regulations in hospitals, outpatient surgery facilities, day clinics, medical practices, dental practices and practices of other...

The district health offices advise and monitor the implementation of and compliance with the hygiene regulations in hospitals, outpatient surgery facilities, day clinics, medical practices, dental practices and practices of other medical health professions in which invasive interventions are carried out. Likewise in preventive or rehabilitation facilities in which one of the hospitals
comparable medical care is provided. (Ambulance services, emergency services, with alternative practitioners, podiatrists and e.g. in day-care centers, shared accommodation, tattoo, piercing and permanent make-up studios)

Important notes

Prerequisites

No prerequisites.

Documents required

Documentation from the areas of hygiene plans, employee training, equipment maintenance, nosocomial infections (hospital infections). Further documents may be required. It is therefore recommended to contact the responsible authority in advance if necessary.

Please note

The activities of the health department include advice to the facilities, regular routine monitoring, inspections due to complaints or special questions, and appraisal of construction plans.

When it comes to infection hygiene monitoring by the health department, the focus is on advice. The inspection is carried out in random samples, in very rare cases citizen references to hygienic deficiencies are the reason for an inspection.

The content of the advice from the health department is the design of the hygiene plan, the use of suitable disinfectants, but also the safe handling of medical products from an infection hygiene point of view.

Deadlines

There is no need to pay attention to the deadlines.

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

Short term.

Fees

No.

Legal notes

Legal basis


  • Section 36 Protection against infection in certain institutions, companies and people; Authorization to issue ordinances - Act for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in humans (Infection Protection Act - IfSG)

  • § 13 Compliance with Infection Hygiene - Law on the Public Health Service in Hamburg (Hamburgisches Gesundheitsdienstgesetz - HmbGDG) of July 18, 2001

  • the Hamburg Ordinance for the Prevention of Communicable Diseases (Hygiene Ordinance)

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