Post by Grea Kriopia on May 18, 2020 10:33:37 GMT -5
Repeal: "Ensuring Safe Syringe Use"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Proposed by: Morover
General Assembly Resolution #482 “Ensuring Safe Syringe Use” (Category: Health; Area of Effect: Healthcare) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Noting the good intentions of GAR#482: "Ensuring Safe Syringe Use";
Believing that, despite these good intentions and eloquence of the target, it does have some significant issues, which most notably include the following:
i. The use of the term "syringe" in place of "needle", the intended issue of GAR#482, which makes nearly all of the clauses obsolete, given that they have no actual significant effect on actual syringes, as syringes need significantly less disinfection than needles;
ii. The ambiguous use of the word "OR" in clause 1(a) which could lead to some confusion among the actual goal of the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center;
Knowing that, as a result of these issues, the target resolution doesn't actually accomplish its goals effectively;
Wishing to replace GAR#482 with a resolution that does actually accomplish the noble goal that the target was initially intended to do;
Hereby repeals and strikes out "Ensuring Safe Syringe Use".
This is the discussion thread. To cast your vote, go HERE
In the medical community, the word 'syringe' is often (if perhaps informally) understood to include all components, including the needle. Many disposable 'hypodermic syringes' are sold as a single unit, with no ability to remove the needle portion. While technically the 'syringe' is the pump portion, and while a syringe without a 'needle' may be used for things like irrigating injuries or oral administration of medicine, this repeal relies pretty heavily on semantics as argument against a broadly understood term. It's pretty clearly the intent of the target to prevent the repeated use, between patients, of the same 'hypodermic syringe' without it having been properly sterilized. If there was a bone to pick on a technicality, it would be in the use of the term 'syringe' as opposed to 'hypodermic syringe', rather than the use of the word 'needle'. Beyond that, the only argument remaining in this repeal is an 'ambiguous' use of the word 'or', which isn't really justification for a repeal.
THX, through its WA proxy, will vote Against repeal.
EDIT: After having read the replacement, I believe it can stand alone, without repealing the target, provided it excludes 'hypodermic syringes' which would be ostensibly covered by existing law.
Last Edit: May 18, 2020 11:51:29 GMT -5 by THX1138
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