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HB18-1399

Regulation Of Surgical Smoke

Concerning the prevention of human exposure to surgical smoke during surgery at certain licensed health care facilities.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subject:
Public Health
Bill Summary

The bill requires hospitals with surgical services and ambulatory surgical centers to adopt a policy to prevent human exposure to surgical smoke. Surgical smoke is a gaseous byproduct produced by energy-generating surgical medical devices. On or before March 1, 2019, the Colorado department of public health and environment shall promulgate rules regarding requirements for surgical smoke evacuation policies. A policy adopted in accordance with the bill applies to surgical procedures performed on or after July 1, 2019.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Buckner
Sen. I. Aguilar

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