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Joint Commission now allows partially-used oxygen canisters in ’full’ rack

Medical Environment Update, July 1, 2018

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Hospitals can now store partially used oxygen canisters in the same rack as full cylinders, but be prepared to adjust those racks and signs if you choose to make the change along with The Joint Commission, now that TJC has revised a frequently asked question about standards interpretation. However, while storing full and partially full cylinders together is now permitted, it is not required.

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