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37.104.208    SANITATION

(1) Each emergency medical service must develop and adhere to a written service sanitation policy that includes at least a method to dispose of contaminated materials meeting the minimum requirements set out in (2), as well as the following standards:

(a) Products for cleaning shall contain a recognized, effective germicidal agent;

(b) Disposable equipment must be disposed of after its use;

(c) Any equipment that has come in contact with body fluids or secretions must be cleaned with a recognized germicidal/viricidal product;

(d) Linen must be changed after every use;

(e) Oxygen humidifiers must be single service and disposable; and

(f) Needles must not be recapped, bent, or broken, and must be disposed of in a container that provides protection to personnel from a needle puncture.

(2) Each emergency medical service must do at least the following in disposing of infectious waste:

(a) Each service shall store, transport off the premises, and dispose of infectious waste as defined in 75-10-1003 , MCA and in accordance with the requirements set forth in 75-10-1005 , MCA; and

(b)  Used sharps shall be properly packaged and labeled as provided in 75-10-1005 , MCA and as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

(3) The interior of an ambulance, including all storage areas, must be kept clean and free from dirt, grease and other offensive matter.

History: 50-6-323, MCA; IMP, 50-6-323, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 2212, Eff. 1/1/90; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2305; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 2681, Eff. 12/23/05.

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