I really appreciate all the responses.
blondy2061h - If you have a link for your comment that the ADA recomends handwashing alone as sufficient, I would appreciate it. The infomation I found from the ADA states that regarding Lancet reuse, the patient should consult their educator-http://www.diabetes.org/rg2005/meters.jsp
dancingrn - thanks for the link for the comprehensive site used by families.
For the moment, this is what we've decided to do.----
There is a lot of anectodal info on forums regarding resuse of lancets. But I have not found any "official" site (ADA or Lancet company site" which recommends multiple use. As well, I am in NJ, and the NJ BOE Standard for the Care of the Diabetic at school states that the lancet must be a one-time use type.
I can understand the educator telling the family they can reuse. But based on our inability to find any documented info for re-use, and our state standard is not to, we don't feel comfortable re-using.
We explained to the child and mother that while she may re-use at home, we need to replace each time at school "because it's the school rule". The educator backed us up and asked the parent to provide us with enough lancets at school.
As well, we will not ask the student to replace the lancet each time. We will do it for her at the end of each testing so it will be ready for her when she comes back. This will also cut down on the amount of time she is in our office, which allows her to get to lunch and back to classes quicker.
At the moment, everyone is content with this plan.
Thanks again for all the input, and any other perspectives are still welcome!