SB 212
Requires a surgical smoke plume evacuation policy for hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers
LR Number:
Last Action:
3/22/2023 - Voted Do Pass S Health and Welfare Committee
Journal Page:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 212 - This act requires each hospital and ambulatory surgical center that performs procedures that produce surgical smoke plume, on or before January 1, 2025, to adopt and implement policies and procedures to ensure the evacuation of surgical smoke plume by use of a surgical smoke plume evacuation system for each procedure that generates surgical smoke plume from the use of energy-based devices, including, but not limited to, electrosurgery and lasers.

This act is identical to SB 1000 (2022) and substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/HB 402 (2023) and HB 1711 (2022).



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