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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 040 Date of Recognition 08/14/2015 
FR Recognition Number 14-478
Standard
ANSI AAMI ST91:2015
Flexible and semi-rigid endoscope processing in health care facilities
Scope/Abstract
Provides guidelines for precleaning, leak-testing, cleaning, packaging (where indicated), storage, high-level disinfecting, and/or sterilizing of flexible gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes, flexible bronchoscopes, surgical flexible endoscopes (e.g., flexible ureteroscopes), and semi-rigid operative endoscopes (e.g., choledochoscopes) in health care facilities. These guidelines are intended to provide comprehensive information and direction for health care personnel in the processing of these devices and accessories.
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
Reprocessing Medical Devices in Health Care Settings: Validation Methods and Labeling Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, March 2015

FDA Technical Contacts
 Shanil Haugen
  FDA/OMPT/CDRH/ODE/DRGUD/ULDB/
  301-796-0301
  shanil.haugen@fda.hhs.gov
 Elaine Mayhall
  FDA/OMPT/CDRH/ODE/DAGID/INCB/
  301-796-6301
  Elaine.Mayhall@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organizations
AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation http://www.aami.org
ANSI American National Standards Institute https://www.ansi.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Sterility
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