PDFWAC 246-817-630

Management of single use items.

(1) Sterile disposable needles shall be used. The same needle may be recapped with a single-handed recapping technique or recapping device and subsequently reused for the same patient during the same visit.
(2) Single use items used in patient treatment which have been contaminated by saliva or blood shall be discarded and not reused. These include, but are not limited to, disposable needles, local anesthetic carpules, saliva ejectors, polishing discs, bonding agent brushes, prophy cups, prophy brushes, fluoride trays and interproximal wedges.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-630, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]