Reuse of single-use devices: Protecting your reprocessing program


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Abstract

High-profile hepatitis C outbreaks in 2008 spurred the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's attention toward legislative and regulatory action in several states around the practice of reuse of single-use devices. Promulgated in the interest of public safety, some of these new regulations and laws can have a potential impact on hospitals' ability to access third-party reprocessing duly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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