4734-8-08 Universal precautions.

(A) Licensees should utilize universal precautions recommended by federal and state regulatory agencies to minimize the risk of exposure to blood, body fluids containing visible blood, and other fluids to which universal precautions apply.

(B) When performing any procedure that risks exposure to blood, body fluids containing visible blood, and other fluids to which universal precautions apply, protective barriers such as gloves, gowns, masks and protective eyewear should be available to reduce contamination and supplement infection control and used in accordance with universal precaution guidelines recommended by federal and state regulatory agencies.

(C) A licensee who performs any procedure that requires the use of needles shall utilize aseptic techniques and only sterile, disposable needles.

(D) Infectious waste such as laboratory, pathological, blood and sharps waste shall be disposed of according to requirements established by federal, local, and state environmental regulatory agencies.

Replaces: 4734-8-08

Effective: 06/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4734.10
Rule Amplifies: 4734.28 , 4734.15
Prior Effective Dates: 11/15/2007