May 28, 2019
The Oregon House Health Committee has set an informational hearing for HB2901 for Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
April 17, 2019
In 2017, then-Governor Brown vetoed CA AB 402 which would have required California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to develop a regulation requiring the evacuation of surgical smoke in health facilities.
March 28, 2019
On March 28, 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis took the important step to sign into law a surgical smoke bill that will protect Colorado perioperative nurses and surgical team members from the harmful effects of plume.
February 13, 2019
Colorado HB19-1041 passed the Colorado House in late January, just a week after the House Health & Insurance Committee unanimously voted to send the bill forward.
June 13, 2018
Rhode Island perioperative nurses will breathe a little easier when the new law requiring facilities to adopt policies requiring the elimination of surgical smoke from ORs goes into effect.
May 21, 2018
Legislators heard moving testimony on surgical smoke in Colorado operating rooms, which peaked interest and support for requiring evacuation. While the bill did not pass this year, significant strides were made and the fight for safe workplaces continues.
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