4723-20-04 Disinfection and sterilization.

An instrument or other reusable equipment used by a licensee or certificate holder who performs or participates in an exposure-prone activity shall be appropriately disinfected and sterilized according to acceptable and prevailing standards for disinfection and sterilization which shall include at least the following:

(A) Equipment and devices that enter a normally sterile area of the body shall be sterilized before being used for each client; and

(B) Equipment and devices that touch an intact mucous membrane but do not penetrate the client's body surfaces shall be sterilized when possible, or undergo high-level disinfection if the equipment or device cannot be sterilized before being used for each client.

(C) A licensee or certificate holder shall use aseptic technique, as appropriate.

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, 02/01/2004, 02/01/2009