Publication

Medical Waste Management Act Webinar
Program recording for webinar participants

Webinar recorded live March 19, 2015

Recording

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Overview

Significant, new amendments were made to the Medical Waste Management Act that took effect Jan. 1, 2015.  These changes affect the daily operations of hospitals and their handling and disposal of medical waste.

Learn about these important changes and what you need to do differently at your facility.

Agenda

CDPH Versus the Local Enforcement Agency

  • Which entity inspects your hospital?

Important Changes to the Law that Impact Hospitals

  • New shipping document forms; what transporters need and what the generator must retain
  • Differences between tracking and shipping
  • Bag requirements, definitions and color options
  • Changes to the Medical Waste Management Plan
  • Elimination of the Limited Quantity Hauling Exemption
  • Changes in hand-carrying of waste
  • Labeling requirements for pharmaceutical waste
  • Health fairs and vaccination clinics      

Medical Waste Haulers

  • Department of Transportation versus California Department of Public Health regulations
  • Stakeholder meetings and the opportunity for hospital input
  • Report to the Legislature

Faculty

Alison Dabney, Senior Environmental Scientist and Chief, Medical Waste Management Program, California Department of Public Health

Shannon George, Legislative Coordinator, Medical Waste Management Program, California Department of Public Health

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