Kansas Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definitions: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-29-27(a) and KAR 28-29-3(iii)

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Generators:

Storage: KAR 28-29-27(b) and KAR 28-29-27(c)

Processing: KAR 28-29-3(uu) and KAR 28-29-27(f)

Disposal: KAR 28-29-27(g) and KAR 28-29-109

Transportation requirements: KAR 28-29-27(d) and KAR 28-29-27(e)

Regulatory Agency

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management

KDHE Division of Environment Bureau of Air and Radiation

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The storage and disposal of medical services waste in Kansas is regulated under the state solid waste program, as discussed in this section. Packaging, labeling, and transportation of medical services waste must be in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and MEDICAL WASTES for more information.

Hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) are regulated by the federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for new HMIWIs. Existing HMIWIs must comply with state regulations consistent with the federal emissions guidelines or, in the absence of such regulations, comply with the federal plan requirements for existing HMIWIs. See the state section INCINERATION OF WASTES for more information on hospital, medical, and infectious waste incineration in Kansas.

Administration and enforcement. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's (KDHE) Division of Environment administers and enforces its own medical services waste and air quality programs.

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