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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 53C: Non-reusable syringes; regulation advisory committee

Section 53C. Every hospital, clinic or home health care provider licensed by the department or receiving funds from the commonwealth shall comply with regulations issued by the department requiring the use of non-reusable syringes for all human injections which are intended to be for a single use. Such regulations shall be issued by the department no later than January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and may contain such reasonable exceptions and enforcement provisions as the commissioner may determine.

In promulgating such regulations, the commissioner shall consider the recommendations of the non-reusable syringe regulation advisory committee. Said committee shall be appointed by the commissioner, and shall consist of one representative of an organization concerned with AIDS, one representative of a hospital organization, one representative of a nursing organization, one representative of health care professions, one representative of licensed clinics, one representative of a manufacturer of medical devices, including non-reusable syringes, one representative of a health insurer, one representative of a drug addiction and treatment program, and one representative of an organization concerned with public health.