• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    E-mail the HIV/STD Program

    E-mail data requests to HIV/STD Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local Health Department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Medical Transportation Services Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ
Area Question Answer
Provision of Service – Direct Transportation In the Standards, you state that an “Agency/Driver may refuse service to any client’s with open sores/wounds where blood and other body fluids from clients are potentially infectious.” How would the driver know if the client was potentially infectious?

An open sore/wound is defined as break in the skin that is bleeding, has clear or bloody drainage and is uncovered. The drainage from the open may or may not have an odor.

The CDC’s 2007 Isolation Precautions for transportation of patients may be helpful. The guidelines indicate when a patient needs to be transported with a wound, it needs to be covered by a dressing that prevents the fluids from the wound from being exposed or leak out.

Vehicle Maintenance and Insurance How would an agency document that they have been conducting regular vehicle maintenance checks? The agency should keep a log to include the date and the item that was checked.


Last updated December 22, 2015