Medical waste: Medical Waste Regulatory Act (MWRA), Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 333.13801 to 333.13831 and regulations at Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 325.1541 to 325.1549
Definition of medical waste: MCL 333.13805
Registration: MAC r. 325.1545
Registration fees: MCL 333.13813 to 333.13815
Medical waste management plan: MCL 333.13817 to 333.13819
Containing medical waste: MCL 333.13809, MCL 333.13810, and MAC r. 325.1542
Storage, decontamination, and disposal: MCL 333.13811
Packaging: MCL 333.13821 and MAC r. 325.1542
Segregation: MAC r. 325.1542
Handling: MAC r. 325.1543, MCL 333.13809, MCL 333.13811, and MCL 333.13821
Equipment testing: MAC r. 325.1544
Training: MAC r. 325.1547
Program for utilization of unused prescription drugs: MAC r. 338.3601 to 3643
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection Medical Waste Regulatory Program (MedWaste Program)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Michigan Medical Waste Regulatory Act (MWRA) regulates the generation, storage, treatment, and disposal of medical waste under the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Medical Waste Regulatory Program (MedWaste Program). Generators of medical waste must register as producing facilities of medical waste under the MWRA. While transportation of medical waste is regulated at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Michigan has certain criteria that apply to the packaging of medical waste transported in the state. See the national ...