Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 16(3) July 2013 : 48-52.doi:10.12927/hcq.2013.23499
Healthcare Law

Legal Implications of Single-Use Medical Device Reprocessing*

Emily Larose


Over 10 years ago, the Public Health Agency of Canada released the results of a nation-wide survey of hospitals that demonstrated that the reuse of single-use medical devices was widespread in Canadian healthcare institutions. In this article, the author discusses the reuse and reprocessing of these devices, as well as the risks this practice presents. She then goes on to outline the legal implications of reusing single-use devices.



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