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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BLOOD. Human blood.
BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS. Pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to the following:
BODY-PIERCING. The perforation of any human body part other than an earlobe for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other decoration or for some other non-medical purpose.
BRANDING. The burning of human skin.
CLEANED. Removal of all visible dust, soil, or any other foreign material.
CONTAMINATED. The presence or reasonably anticipated presence of blood or OPIM (other potentially infectious materials) on an item or surface.
DECONTAMINATED. The use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy blood-borne pathogens on a surface or item which does not require sterilization to the point where they are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles and the surface or item is rendered safe for handling, use, or disposal.
DEPARTMENT. The County Department of Health. The County Board of Health shall be considered part of the Department, except for the purpose of conducting any type of administrative hearing for the appeal of any decision of the Department or Health Officer.
HBV. The Hepatitis B virus.
HCV. The Hepatitis C virus.
HEALTH OFFICER. The duly appointed Health Officer as set forth in I.C. 16-20-2.
HIV. The Human Immuno-deficiency virus.
INFECTIOUS WASTE. Waste that epidemiological evidence indicates is capable of transmitting a dangerous communicable disease. INFECTIOUS WASTE includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Contaminated sharps or contaminated objects that could potentially become contaminated sharps;
(2) Infectious biological cultures, infectious associated biological, and infectious agent stock;
(3) Pathological waste;
(4) Blood and blood products in liquid and semi-liquid form;
(5) Other waste that has been intermingled with infectious waste.
OTHER POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MATERIALS or OPIM. Human body fluids as follows:
(2) Vaginal secretions.
(3) Cerebrospinal fluid.
(4) Synovial fluid.
(5) Pleural fluid.
(6) Pericardial fluid.
(7) Peritoneal fluid.
(8) Amniotic fluid.
(9) Saliva in dental procedures.
(10) Any body fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood.
(11) All body fluids where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids.
PARENTERAL. Piercing the mucous membranes or the skin barrier through such events as needle-sticks, human bites, cuts, or abrasions.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Specialized clothing or equipment worn for protection against contact with blood or OPIM.
PIERCING ARTIST. An artist or person who performs boring, penetration or tunneling through the skin or organ of a client, in order to make a space to hold jewelry in that place.
SCARIFICATION (SCARRING). Includes, but is not limited to: laying the skin wide open, via a needle; saturating the area; and the placing of autoclave sand or other substance into the area to build up a scar.
SECURE AREA. An area designated and maintained to prevent the entry of unauthorized persons.
SEMI-LIQUID BLOOD, BLOOD PRODUCTS. Blood, blood products that have intermediate fluid properties and are capable of flowing in a manner similar to liquid.
STERILIZE. The use of a physical or chemical procedure to destroy all microbial life, including highly resistant bacterial endospores.
STORE. The containment of infectious waste in a secure area, in such a manner as not to constitute collection, treatment, transport, or disposal.
(1) Any indelible design, letter, scroll, figure, symbol, or other mark placed with the aid of needles or other instruments.
(2) Any design, letter, scroll, figure or symbol done by scarring, upon or under the skin.
(3) Scarring or branding.
TATTOO ARTIST. Any person who provides a tattoo to an individual.
TATTOO OPERATOR. Any person who controls, operates, conducts, manages, or owns any tattoo parlor.
TATTOO PARLOR. Any room or space where tattooing is provided or where the business of tattooing is conducted.
UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS. An approach to infection control in which all human blood and certain human body fluids are treated as if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, HCV, and other blood-borne pathogens.
(Ord. 2003-13, passed 10-6-2003)