Code of the District of Columbia

§ 44–534.01. Supplies and equipment for care.

There shall be sufficient equipment for patient care according to types of patients, service programs, and procedures. There shall be adequate monitoring equipment, oxygen and related items available within the surgical and post-operative recovery area. Cardiac-pulmonary resuscitation equipment with trained personnel shall be available in facilities utilizing general anesthesia. There shall be written procedures governing the care, use, sterilization, storage and disposal of all materials. There shall be written procedures to assure safety in storage and use of inhalation anesthetics, medical gases, narcotics and medications. A program shall be formulated and implemented which shall acquaint all personnel with the established medication policies and procedures and assure enforcement.