HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 546        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2053

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act promoting sterilization during surgery.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

1/13/2013

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 546        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2053

By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2053) of Elizabeth A. Poirier relative to the sterilization of surgery rooms and intensive care units.  Public Health.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 608 OF 2011-2012.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act promoting sterilization during surgery.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after section 184C, the following section:

Section184D. Every hospital shall maintain in surgical and intensive care units, in a clear and visible place the following directives:

(a) Wash your hands; (b) Clean the patient’s skin with chlorhexidine antiseptic; (c) Place sterile drapes over the patient’s entire body; (d) Wear a sterile gown, hat, mask and gloves; (e) Put a sterile dressing over the catheter site once the line is inserted.