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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-5.10: Findings, declarations relative to use of needles, sharp devices in health care facilities.

1. The Legislature finds and declares that:

a. The use of conventional needles results in increased risk of HIV infection and hepatitis B and C to health care workers;

b. Each year, from 150 to 200 health care workers die and many suffer chronic and debilitating diseases due to needle stick injuries;

c. Equipment exists to prevent most injuries that result from needle stick injuries but overall concern with cutting health care costs has impeded the widespread use of advanced, safer technology; and

d. Newer, safer needle technology should be adopted in health care facilities.


This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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