California Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Medical Waste Management Act, California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 117600 to 118320 and regulations at 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 65600 to 65628

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Trauma Scene Management Act, CH & SC 118321 to 118321.6

Definitions:

Medical waste: CH & SC 117690 and CH & SC 117700

Infectious agent: CH & SC 117675

Biohazardous waste: CH & SC 117690(b)(1)

Pathology waste: CH & SC 117690(b)(2)

Pharmaceutical: CH & SC 117747

Pharmaceutical waste: CH & SC 117690(b)(4)

Trace chemotherapeutic waste: CH & SC 117690(b)(5)

Sharps waste: CH & SC 117690(b)(3)

Sharps container: CH & SC 117750

Trauma scene: CH & SC 117776

Trauma scene waste: CH & SC 117690(b)(6)

Treated medical waste: CH & SC 117695

Biohazard bag: CH & SC 117630

Enforcement agency: 22 CCR 65604

Medical waste generator: CH & SC 117705

Small quantity generator (SQG): CH & SC 117760

Large quantity generator (LQG): CH & SC 117780

Generators:

SQGs: CH & SC 117915 to 117946

LQGs: CH & SC 117950 to 117995

Transporters: CH & SC 118000 to 118045

Transporter requirements: CH & SC 118000 and CH & SC 118035

Transfer facilities: CH & SC 118000(b) and CH & SC 118045

Shipping and tracking documents: CH & SC 118040

Annual update: CH & SC 118029

SQG pharmaceutical waste exemption: CH & SC 118032

Treatment facilities:

Treatment methods: CH & SC 118215(a)

Fluid waste: CH & SC 118215(b)

Pathology waste: CH & SC 118220 and CH & SC 118222(a)

Pharmaceutical waste: CH & SC 118220 and CH & SC 118222(b)

Sharps: CH & SC 118225

Emergency action plan: CH & SC 118235

Fees: CH & SC 118245

Facility permits: CH & SC 118130 to 118210 and 22 CCR 65600 ...


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