- hospitals to screen all patients entering high-risk units for MRSA infection
- adoption of best practices including contact precautions among health care professionals to prevent MRSA’s spread within hospitals.
- patients testing positive for MRSA be informed of the result and given instructions on how to prevent the spread of their infection when discharged.
- hospitals to report the number of cases of hospital-acquired MRSA that occur within their facilities.
Speier's announcement is here and the text of the bill is here.