Learn about the Veterans Health Administrations experiences with implementing Legionella prevention programs at hundreds of healthcare buildings across the country, including a description of the national policy (VHA Directive 1061) and practical lessons from program implementation.
Learn about the risks of infection from plumbing fixtures in the healthcare environment and methods of preventing these infections. Surveillance methods for waterborne-healthcare-acquired infections will also be presented.
This presentation will review the legal basis for liability for legionella and will identify the elements necessary to constitute a valid tort claim. If a legionella claim is made, insurance coverage may be available under a commercial general liability policy and a review of underwriting criteria typically utilized to obtain this coverage along with what legionella coverage typically includes will be discussed.