Louisiana Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Infectious waste, medical waste, and potentially infectious biomedical waste: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 51:XXVII.101 to 51:XXVII.1701

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Definitions: LAC 51:XXVII.301

Generators of potentially infectious biomedical waste (PIBW): LAC 51:XXVII.303

Segregation: LAC 51:XXVII.303(A)

Packaging: LAC 51:XXVII.303(B)

Labeling: LAC 51:XXVII.303(G)

Storage: LAC 51:XXVII.303(H) and LAC 51:XXVII.901

Contingency plans: LAC 51:XXVII.309

Transporters: LAC 51:XXVII.305 and LAC 51:XXVII.501

Transporter requirements: LAC 51:XXVII.701

Treatment and disposal:

Treatment: LAC 51:XXVII.1101 and LAC 51:XXVII.1301(B)

Disposal: LAC 51:XXVII.303 and LAC 51:XXVII.1301(A)

Permitted treatment and storage facilities: LAC 51:XXVII.1501

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has extensive regulations that establish permitting, generator, packaging, labeling, storage, and transportation requirements for the management of infectious waste, medical waste, and potentially infectious biomedical waste.

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.

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