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Section 239-B Study on multidose vials and disposable medical equipment

Public Health (PBH)

The department shall conduct a study on medications packaged in multidose vials and disposable medical equipment, including but not limited to syringes, needles, stopcocks and tubing. Such study shall examine:

  1. existing utilization patterns of multidose vials and disposable medical equipment;

  2. the potential to improve infection control practices by restricting the use of multidose vials and mandating the use of disposable medical equipment engineered for single use; and

  3. the viability of restricting the use of multidose vials and mandating the use of disposable medical equipment engineered for single use. On or before January first, two thousand nine, the commissioner shall provide the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the temporary president of the senate, and the chairpersons of the assembly and senate health committees with a report setting forth the conclusions of the study and the commissioner's recommendations regarding multidose vials and disposable medical equipment.