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HB19-1041

Require Surgical Smoke Protection Policies

Concerning the prevention of human exposure to surgical smoke during surgery at certain licensed health care facilities.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Hospitals - regulation of surgical smoke - prevention of human exposure. The act requires each hospital with surgical services and each ambulatory surgical center to adopt and implement on or before May 1, 2021, a policy that prevents human exposure to surgical smoke via the use of a surgical smoke evacuation system during any planned surgical procedure that is likely to generate surgical smoke. Surgical smoke is a gaseous by-product produced by energy-generating surgical devices.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.