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    Texas School Health Program
    PO Box 149347, MC 1945
    Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: 512-776-7279
    Fax: 512-776-7555

    Email comments or questions to SchoolHealth@dshs.texas.gov

Bloodborne Pathogen Control in Texas Schools

Texas public school districts are required to implement bloodborne pathogen exposure control plans. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) School Health Program has compiled the following information and resources to assist public school districts in adopting and revising policies to ensure compliance with Health and Safety Code, Chapter 81, Subchapter H (Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan) (§§ 81.301- 81.306) and the Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 96 (Bloodborne Pathogen Control) (§§96.101, 96.201-96.203, 96.301-96.304, 96.401-96.402, 96.501). 

Before calling the Department of State Health Services School Health Program or Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Surveillance, please do the following:

DSHS Resources for Training and Implementation of Exposure Control Plans

DSHS Audiovisual Library
Hours:  Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays)
Toll free: 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7260
(512) 776-7260
Fax: (512) 776-7474

**The Audiovisual Library has videos and resources to help with training school staff.

DSHS 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

**The Infectious Disease Control Unit has information about the Texas Administrative Code and a sample Exposure Control Plan.

Other Agencies with Resources

Last updated June 5, 2018