Indiana Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Infectious waste: Indiana Code (IC) 16-41-16 and regulations at 410 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 1-5- to 1-5-38, 410 IAC 1-3-1 to 1-3-29, 329 IAC 11-2-18, 329 IAC 11-13.5-10, 329 IAC 11-13.5-15, 329 IAC 11-2-43, and 329 IAC 11-8-1

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Definitions: IC 16-41-16-4, 329 IAC 11-2-18, and 410 IAC 1-3-10

Infectious waste: IC 16-41-16-4, 329 IAC 11-2-18, and 410 IAC 1-3-10

Infectious waste activity: 410 IAC 1-3-9

Infectious waste facility: 410 IAC 1-3-1

Infectious waste storage: 410 IAC 1-3-17

Written policies and procedures: 410 IAC 1-3-23

Generator responsibilities: 410 IAC 1-3-22

Containment: 410 IAC 1-3-24

Infectious waste storage: 410 IAC 1-3-25

Pretransport requirements: 410 IAC 1-3-28

Infectious waste treatment: 410 IAC 1-3-26 and 410 IAC 1-3-27(b)

Transport of infectious waste: 410 IAC 1-3-27(a)

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality

Indiana Department of Health (DOH)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Medical (infectious) waste in Indiana is regulated under both the Department of Health's (DOH) infectious waste regulations and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) solid waste regulations. The state's infectious waste regulations include requirements for infectious waste facilities in connection with the segregation, containment, labeling, management, storage, treatment, and transportation of infectious waste. Treated infectious waste may be disposed of in an Indiana permitted solid waste disposal facility.

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