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Safer Needles in Healthcare Workplaces Regulations
made under Section 11 of the
Safer Needles in Healthcare Workplaces Act
S.N.S. 2006, c. 7
O.I.C. 2008-133, (March 26, 2008), N.S. Reg. 115/2008
1 These regulations may be cited as the Safer Needles in Healthcare Workplaces Regulations.
2 In these regulations,
(a) “Act” means the Safer Needles in Healthcare Workplaces Act;
(b) “specialty needle” means a needle other than
(i) a needle used to draw blood,
(ii) a needle used for intravenous purposes, and
(iii) an injection hypodermic needle.
Exemptions from requirement for safety-engineered needle
3 In all of the following circumstances, an employer is exempt from the requirement in the Act to ensure that employees use safety-engineered needles:
(a) when an employee is using a needle other than in the direct care and treatment of a person;
(b) until June 30, 2008, when a needle being used by an employee is a specialty needle or a needle from a pre-packaged kit, tray or pack.