Michigan Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Medical waste: Medical Waste Regulatory Act (MWRA), Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 333.13801 to 333.13831 and regulations at Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 325.1541 to 325.1549

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Definition of medical waste: MCL 333.13805

Registration: MAC r. 325.1545

Registration fees: MCL 333.13813 to 333.13815

Medical waste management plan: MCL 333.13817 to 333.13819

Containing medical waste: MCL 333.13809, MCL 333.13810, and MAC r. 325.1542

Storage, decontamination, and disposal: MCL 333.13811

Transportation requirements:

Packaging: MCL 333.13821 and MAC r. 325.1542

Segregation: MAC r. 325.1542

Handling: MAC r. 325.1543, MCL 333.13809, MCL 333.13811, and MCL 333.13821

Equipment testing: MAC r. 325.1544

Training: MAC r. 325.1547

Program for utilization of unused prescription drugs: MAC r. 338.3601 to 3643

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection Medical Waste Regulatory Program (MedWaste Program)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Michigan Medical Waste Regulatory Act (MWRA) regulates the generation, storage, treatment, and disposal of medical waste under the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Medical Waste Regulatory Program (MedWaste Program). Generators of medical waste must register as producing facilities of medical waste under the MWRA. While transportation of medical waste is regulated at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Michigan has certain criteria that apply to the packaging of medical waste transported in the state. See the national ...


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