Ohio Administrative Code
3701 - Department of Health - Administration and Director
Chapter 3701-86 - Registration of Newborn Safety Incubator Locations
Section 3701-86-05 - Sanitation of a newborn safety incubator

Universal Citation: OH Admin Code 3701-86-05

ยง 3701-86-05. Sanitation of a newborn safety incubator

(A) The newborn safety incubator shall be checked at a minimum of twice daily for debris.

(B) The newborn safety incubator shall be cleaned at least:

(1) Weekly; and

(2) After any child surrender.

(C) The cleaning of the bassinet shall include:

(1) An inspection for breaks in integrity that would impair either cleaning or disinfection/sterilization; and

(2) Sanitization of the basket or bed portion of the bassinet with an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant (e.g., phenolics) using the label's safety precautions and use directions. The surfaces of the bassinet shall be rinsed with water after sanitizing and then dried before being returned to use.

(D) Documentation of the required cleaning and sanitization shall be maintained onsite by the location as long as the newborn safety incubator remains registered at the location. Documentation shall be made available to the director upon request.

(Effective: 10/5/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 2151.3532
Rule Amplifies: 2151.3532)
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