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Rule 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 being exposed to or exposing others 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.

Last updated October 2, 2023 at 1:52 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: ORC 4723.07(K)
Amplifies: ORC 4723.07(K)
Five Year Review Date: 10/2/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/1993, 4/1/1999, 2/1/2001, 2/1/2009