NIOSH Finalizes Procedures for Developing Hazardous Drug List

Published: April 27, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has published final versions of two documents: Procedures for Developing the NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings and Managing Hazardous Drug Exposures: Information for Healthcare Settings.

Published as draft guidance in 2020, the finalized procedures document creates a new two-table format to develop the NIOSH list. The new list format will allow organizations more flexibility for certain drugs when implementing USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs--Handling in Healthcare Settings. ASHP submitted comments in response to the 2020 draft documents in support of this new format.

The NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2023 will appear in a future Federal Register notice. Until then, the 2016 list is still the most recent final document with a listing of hazardous drugs in healthcare settings.


Posted April 27, 2023

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