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The rule is effective July 1, 2005. Isolates from cultures performed for routine surveillance purposes are excluded from the requirement to report. Aggregate data for each quarter will be due within ten days of the end of the quarter (July, August and September data will be due by October 10, 2005). Quarterly aggregate reports shall include only those data that are available within the ten-day reporting period.
Each hospital and ambulatory surgical center shall report on a quarterly basis antibiogram data for infection, not colonization, from all body sites monitored by that health care facility. Reporting shall include only a patient's first diagnostic nosocomial isolate per admission. Isolates from cultures performed for routine surveillance purposes are excluded from the requirement to report.