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Title: Section 58-5.5 - Sterilization of instruments

Effective Date


58-5.5 Sterilization of instruments. Syringes, needles, lancets, or other phlebotomy or hematopoietic progenitor cell collection devices capable of transmitting infection from one person to another and licensed for single use by the Food and Drug Administration shall be appropriately discarded after such use. Reusable devices shall be heat-sterilized prior to each use. Heat sterilization shall be by autoclaving at 121.5 degrees Celsius for fifteen (15) minutes after the chamber of the autoclave has been evacuated and has reached that temperature, or by dry heat for two (2) hours at 170 degrees Celsius, or by such other similarly acceptable procedure in accordance with current medical standards generally accepted by leading authorities in transplantation medicine.


VOLUME A-1 (Title 10)