- ISHN GLOBAL
- EHS RESEARCH
This year, 17 states are expected to take up safe needle legislation, including Florida, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, and the District of Columbia, according to the Service Employees International Union.
So far, legislation has been enacted in California, Texas, and Tennessee. Maryland passed legislation to study the issue and is expected to consider a bill this year, and Hawaii passed a binding resolution requiring hospitals to use safer needles.