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Mississippi Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Medical waste regulations: 15 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3 (Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3), State Department of Health, "Adopted Standards for the Regulation of Medical Waste in Health Care Facilities Licensed by Mississippi Department of Health" (MedWaste)

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Applicability: 15 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, MedWaste, Section III.B

Definitions: 15 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, MedWaste

Management plan: 15 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, MedWaste, Section I

Treatment: 15 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, MedWaste, Section II to III

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) Health Facilities Licensure and Certification Division

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has not developed regulations specifically regarding the transportation and management of infectious medical waste, with the exception being that the state solid waste regulations prohibit the disposal of medical waste in rubbish sites (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1, Rule 1.6.D). The Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) regulates the on-site storage and management of medical waste and infectious medical waste through the "Adopted Standards for the Regulation of Medical Waste in Health Care Facilities Licensed by the Mississippi State Department of Health."

All generators of medical waste and infectious medical waste are required to have a medical waste management plan that outlines procedures for storage, containment, ...


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