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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 050 Date of Entry 09/17/2018 
FR Recognition Number 14-275
Standard
ANSI AAMI ST41:2008/(R)2018 Ethylene oxide sterilization in health care facilities: Safety and effectiveness
Scope/Abstract
This recommended practice covers the safe and effective use of ethylene oxide as a sterilant in health care facilities. The provisions of this document are intended to promote sterility assurance, help minimize occupational exposure to ethylene oxide, and guide health care personnel in the proper use of processing equipment.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
AAMI TIR31:2008 Process challenge devices/test packs for use in health care facilities.
FDA Technical Contact
 Steven Turtil
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OHTVI/DHTVIB/
  301-796-6305
  steven.turtil@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organizations
ANSI American National Standards Institute https://www.ansi.org/
AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation http://www.aami.org
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Sterility
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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