.02 Patient Selection — Unrestricted Access to Care.

A. An end stage renal disease patient with any transmissible disease, may not be denied dialysis or transplantation by a certified Maryland dialysis or transplantation facility solely because of the potential for transmission of the transmissible disease, to other patients or treatment personnel.

B. If tours of the dialysis facility take place, the facility shall inform visitors of the risk of transmissible disease exposure and encourage thorough hand washing at the end of the tour.