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Rule 4731-17-03 | Hand washing.


Licensees who perform or participate in invasive procedures shall follow acceptable and prevailing standards for hand washing which shall include at least the following:

(A) Hands shall be washed appropriately prior to performing or participating in an invasive procedure and after performing or participating in an invasive procedure;

(B) Hands and other skin surfaces shall be washed immediately and thoroughly if contaminated with blood or other body fluids; and

(C) Hands shall be washed immediately after gloves are removed.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4731.05
Amplifies: 4731.051, 4731.22
Five Year Review Date: 2/11/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/1994, 12/31/1997