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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 432         FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 608

 

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:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Mario Morini

67 Anchorage Road


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 432        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 608

By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 608) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the sterilization of surgery rooms and intensive care units.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2135 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act promoting sterilization during surgery
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              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 11 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 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:

              Wash your hands.

              Clean the patient’s skin with chlorhexidine antiseptic.

              Place sterile drapes over the patient’s entire body.

              Wear a sterile gown, hat, mask and gloves.

              Put a sterile dressing over the catheter site once the line is inserted.

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