Regulated Medical Waste Laws

Regulated Medical Waste Laws

When the current system of regulating medical waste was initially created in the 1980s, it was done so at the federal level.  Over the years each state has implemented their own waste handling regulations.  That’s why it’s important for all bio-hazardous waste generators to know both the federal and state waste handling laws.

Here’s what you need to know about the laws that affect your organization:

State Laws & Regulations

Kentucky

http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/Pages/medical_waste.aspx

Tennessee

http://www.tn.gov/environment/solid-waste/

Ohio

http://www.epa.state.oh.us/dmwm/Home.aspx

Federal Laws & Regulations:

EPA

http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/industrial/medical/?_ga=1.119975119.670451409.1421460528

CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/hai/

FDA Page on Home Disposal of Sharps

http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/HomeHealthandConsumer/ConsumerProducts/Sharps/ucm20025647.htm

Environmental Waste Systems carries all required federal and state permits, and we provide copies to our customers upon request.