HB 18-1399

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 18, 2018
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Regulation Of Surgical Smoke


The bill requires hospitals with surgical services and ambulatory surgical centers to adopt a policy to prevent human exposure to surgical smoke. Surgical smoke is a gaseous byproduct produced by energy-generating surgical medical devices. On or before March 1, 2019, the Colorado department of public health and environment shall promulgate rules regarding requirements for surgical smoke evacuation policies. A policy adopted in accordance with the bill applies to surgical procedures performed on or after July 1, 2019.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.) , Read More

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May 03, 2018


House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely

Apr 18, 2018


Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment

  • Introduction
Health, Insurance, & Environment

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
Introduced (04/18/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/27/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/15/2018) PDF


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