139C.1  Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  "Department" means the Iowa department of public health.

2.  "Exposure-prone procedure" means a procedure performed by a health care provider which presents a recognized risk of percutaneous injury to the health care provider and if such an injury occurs, the health care provider's blood is likely to contact a patient's body cavity, subcutaneous tissues, or mucous membranes, or "exposure-prone procedure" as defined subsequently by the centers for disease control of the United States department of health and human services.

3.  "HBV" means hepatitis B virus.

4.  "Health care facility" means a health care facility as defined in section 135C.1, an ambulatory surgical center, or a clinic.

5.  "Health care provider" means a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, osteopathy, chiropractic, podiatry, nursing, dentistry, optometry, or as a physician assistant, dental hygienist, or acupuncturist.

6.  "HIV" means HIV as defined in section 141.21.

7.  "Hospital" means hospital as defined in section 135B.1.

Section History: Recent form

  92 Acts, ch 1145, § 1; 93 Acts, ch 86, § 11

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