(a) Before use upon a client in schools and establishments, all electrolysis tools that can be sterilized, excluding single-use, pre-sterilized, disposable needles/wire filaments, shall be sterilized by one of the following methods:
(1) Clean with soap or detergent and water (which may include the use of ultrasonic equipment) and then sterilized by one of the following methods:
(A) Autoclave, registered and listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), used according to manufacturer's instructions.
(B) Dry heat sterilizer, registered and listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), used according to manufacturer's instructions.
(C) Chemical (color change) indicators must be used on each sterilized package to indicate the sterilization process was completed.
(2) All sterilized tools shall remain in the package they were sterilized in until ready for use. This package must be undamaged and labeled “Sterilized” or “Sterilization”.
(3) All tools that have been used on a client or soiled in any manner shall be placed in a container labeled “Dirty,” “Soiled” or “Contaminated.”
(4) Sterilization equipment shall be checked weekly to ensure that it is reaching the temperature required by manufacturer's instructions.
(b) Single-use, pre-sterilized, disposable electrolysis needles/wire filaments must be placed in a puncture resistant sharps container immediately after use, when contaminated before use, or when opened and found damaged. The sharps container must be changed when not more than three-quarters filled and disposed of as biohazardous waste.
Note: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 7312(e), Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 10-24-94; operative 11-23-94 (Register 94, No. 43). For prior history, see Register 88, No. 38.
2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 3-26-2015; operative 7-1-2015 (Register 2015, No. 13).
This database is current through 9/22/23 Register 2023, No. 38.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 982, 16 CA ADC § 982