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

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-5.11: Definitions relative to use of needles, sharp devices in health care facilities.

2. As used in this act:

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.

"Department" means the Department of Health.

"Needle stick injury" means the parenteral introduction into the body of a health care worker of blood or other potentially infectious material by a needle or other sharp device during the worker's performance of health care duties in a health care facility.

L.1999, c.311, s.2; amended 2012, c.17, s.166.

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

Older versions of 26:2H-5.11 (if available):

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