2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-490d. Prevention of accidental needlestick injuries in health care facilities and institutions.

      Sec. 19a-490d. Prevention of accidental needlestick injuries in health care facilities and institutions. Each health care facility or institution licensed by the Department of Public Health pursuant to this chapter, if advised by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and each health care facility or institution that employs state employees, except the dental clinics operated by The University of Connecticut Health Center and its divisions, the school of dental medicine of The University of Connecticut and the dental clinics of said school until such time as manufacturers have designed and are making needles that have self-contained secondary precautionary type sheathing devices for dental medicine, shall use only injectable equipment having self-contained secondary precautionary type sheathing devices or alternate devices designed to prevent accidental needlestick injuries. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any drug or biologic product that is prepackaged with an administration system or used in a prefilled syringe and is approved for commercial distribution or investigational use by the federal Food and Drug Administration, provided a sharp object injury protection disposal system is in place.

      (P.A. 93-278, S. 1, 2; 93-381, S. 9, 39; 93-435, S. 59, 95; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 00-216, S. 6, 28; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4, S. 29, 58; P.A. 03-252, S. 17.)

      History: P.A. 93-278 effective July 1, 1994 (Revisor's note: Pursuant to P.A. 93-381 and P.A. 93-435 department of health services was changed editorially by the Revisors to department of public health and addiction services); P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 00-216 made technical changes, added provision re health care facilities and institutions that employ state employees, and added exception for drugs and biologic products prepackaged with an administration system or used in a prefilled syringe, effective July 1, 2000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4 added exception for The University of Connecticut dental school and dental clinics, effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 03-252 made a technical change and exempted dental clinics operated by The University of Connecticut Health Center and its divisions from provisions of section.

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