2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2H-5.10 - Findings, declarations relative to use of needles, sharp devices in health care facilities.
26:2H-5.10 Findings, declarations relative to use of needles, sharp devices in health care facilities.
1.The Legislature finds and declares that:
a.The use of conventional needles results in increased risk of HIV infection and hepatitis B and C to health care workers;
b.Each year, from 150 to 200 health care workers die and many suffer chronic and debilitating diseases due to needle stick injuries;
c.Equipment exists to prevent most injuries that result from needle stick injuries but overall concern with cutting health care costs has impeded the widespread use of advanced, safer technology; and
d.Newer, safer needle technology should be adopted in health care facilities.
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