Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that a food service establishment may not permit employees to use latex gloves in the preparation and handling of food. Provides that, to encourage compliance, a food service establishment shall receive a notification of warning for the first violation.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Latex Glove Ban Act. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2023 a food service establishment may not permit employees to use latex gloves in the preparation and handling of food. Provides that, if latex gloves must be used in the preparation of food due to a crisis that interrupts a food service establishment's ability to source nonlatex gloves, a sign shall be prominently placed at the point of order or point of purchase clearly notifying the public of the temporary change. Provides that, to encourage compliance, the Department of Public Health shall send a notice of warning to a food service establishment for its first violation of specified provisions. Prohibits the use of latex gloves by (1) EMS personnel on and after January 1, 2023 and (2) health care facility personnel on and after January 1, 2024. Provides that, if a crisis exists that interrupts their ability to reliably source nonlatex gloves, EMS personnel and health care facility personnel may use latex gloves upon a patient, but shall prioritize, to the extent possible, using nonlatex gloves for the treatment of specified patients. Defines terms.