Kansas law update regarding disinfectant to go into effect January 1, 2019.
Currently, Kansas law requires a disinfectant with bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and tuberculocidal activity for disinfecting instruments/surfaces that come in contact with blood or bodily fluids. In light of the fact that EPA-registered disinfectants that include tuberculocidal activity are not being manufactured after October 2018, the Board is in the process of updating Kansas laws to remove the requirement for a disinfectant with tuberculocidal activity altogether and add the requirement to disinfect the work station after each service. This update will prompt changes to proper infection control procedures not only during the practical exam but also for daily salon compliance.
Notice Effective January 1, 2019 Blood Spill Procedure: Workstations must be disinfected. An EPA-registered disinfectant with bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal activity must be used to disinfect the workstation. (Bleach solution or hospital grade disinfecting wipes/solution shall be used. No Clorox Disinfecting wipes/Lysol Daily wipes etc.) Practical Exam and Daily Salon Compliance: Workstations must be cleaned (sanitized) after each service. (You may use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes/Lysol Wipes etc.)
Once the new KDHE regulations go into effect, an EPA-registered disinfectant with bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal activity must be used to disinfect the workstation after each service not just if there is a blood spill.
Best Practice for Exam and Daily Salon Compliance: Use an EPA-registered disinfectant with bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal activity (bleach solution or hospital grade disinfecting wipes) throughout the entire exam for each service.