General Assembly Resolution # 482
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
The World Assembly,
Concerned with the high likelihood of transmitting communicable disease through the reuse of inadequately sterilized syringes;
Aware that higher disease transmission rates in any nation place the international community at risk of an outbreak, especially when they result from unsafe treatment;
Acknowledging that previous healthcare legislation has neglected to address the incredible importance of safe syringe use;
Directs the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center to develop international standards to
utilize new, sterile syringes in place of used syringes when possible OR
adequately disinfect used syringes for reuse;
safely discard syringes that are no longer safe to reuse;
determine when a syringe is no longer safe to use and therefore must be discarded;
Mandates that all healthcare organizations and medical personnel follow these international standards or utilize new, sterile syringes when treating or preventing disease with the use of syringes;
Charges healthcare organizations with training any medical personnel who treat disease on proper syringe usage and disposal in accordance with this resolution and retrain them should EPARC substantively change the noted international standards.