4723-20-02 Practices to control infection and minimize exposure to disease.

During the delivery of healthcare, licensees and certificate holders shall be familiar with, observe, and rigorously adhere to the acceptable and prevailing standard precautions to minimize exposure to disease causing agents and prevent infection, including at least the following:

(A) Appropriate use of hand hygiene;

(B) Appropriate use of respiratory hygiene;

(C) Effective disinfection and sterilization of equipment;

(D) Safe injection practices;

(E) Safe handling and disposal of needles and other sharp instruments;

(F) Safe handling and disposal of blood and body fluid; and

(G) Appropriate use of personal protective equipment, including wearing and disposal of gloves and other protective garments and devices.

Replaces: Replaces former 4723-20-02

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/17/2013 and 10/17/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07(L)
Rule Amplifies: 4723.07(L)
Prior Effective Dates: 10/01/1993, 04/01/1999, 02/01/2001, 02/01/2009