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Public Health Regulation 2012
Current version for 19 July 2019 to date (accessed 16 December 2019 at 10:54)
Part 4 Division 2 Clause 25
25   Premises must have sharps containers and supply of sterile disposable needles
(1)  If skin penetration procedures that involve the use of sharps are carried out at the premises, there must be an appropriate sharps container at the premises.
(2)  If skin penetration procedures that involve the use of needles are carried out at the premises, there must be an adequate supply of sterile disposable needles at the premises.
(3)  In this clause, appropriate sharps container means:
(a)  if skin penetration procedures that involve the use of reusable sharps are carried out at the premises—a sharps container that complies with AS/NZS 4261:1994 Reusable containers for the collection of sharp items used in human and animal medical applications, or
(b)  if skin penetration procedures that involve the use of non-reusable sharps are carried out at the premises—a sharps container that complies with AS 4031–1992 Non-reusable containers for the collection of sharp medical items used in health care areas.