Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-1.11
Needlestick Safety And Injury Prevention Act

SECTION 23-1.11-6

§ 23-1.11-6. Exposure control plan.

An exposure control plan will include requirements that employers document consideration and implementation of the safer medical devices that are appropriate, commercially available, and effective. No one medical device is appropriate in all circumstances of use. For purposes of this standard, an appropriate safer medical device includes only devices whose use, based on reasonable judgment in individual cases, will not jeopardize patient or employee safety or be medically contraindicated; commercially available means available in the marketplace; and an effective safer medical device is a device that, based on reasonable judgment, will make an exposure incident involving a contaminated sharps less likely to occur in the application in which it is used. Prefilled units are exempt from this section until January 2003.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 372, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 382, § 1.)