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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Release of Placenta from a Hospital or Birthing Center for Personal Use

HB 1670 of the 84th regular session of the legislature passed an act allowing for the possession and release of a placenta from a hospital or birthing center.  The guidance for the process of releasing the placenta and the documentation from the Texas Department of State Health Services is available in Consent to Release Placenta (PDF).   For questions or additional information related to the release of a placenta from a hospital or birthing center please contact Allison Hughes, at 512-834-6775.

Texas Society of Infection Control & Prevention Presents:

MDROs and Clostridium difficile One Day Conference

Introduction to MDRO (PPT, 1305 KB)

Emerging MDROs and Overview of Clostridium difficile (PPT, 3361 KB)

Prevention and Control (PPT, 3863 KB)

Controlling the Spread of MDROs (PPT, 2452 KB)

Working with Other Facilities and Tools for Change (PPT, 1935 KB)

Reporting and Surveillance of MDROs (PPT, 1551 KB)

Antibiotic Stewardship (PPT, 3541 KB)


The Infection Control Manual   PDF symbol  (PDF 8.83 MB) for Ambulatory Care Clinics has been established to:

  • Provide guidelines, procedures, and control plan for preventing the spread of infectious diseases
  • Serve as resource document for local health departments, contractors and healthcare providers
  • Promote safer work practices in caring for patients
  • Indicate what safe work practices and safe devices are recommended
  • How to manage a work-site exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material
  • Serve as written documentation and reference for agency infection-control policies and guidelines
  • Serve as a resource for accessing current state and federal laws and recommendations
  • Provide educational resource guidelines for staff development
  • Assist the Texas Department of State Health Services and public health agencies throughout Texas comply with federal laws, guidelines and policies

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Last updated November 20, 2015