MCL - Section 333.13809

PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978


333.13809 Producing facility not incinerating medical waste on site; containment of medical waste.

Sec. 13809.

     A producing facility that does not incinerate medical waste on site shall do all of the following to contain medical waste:
    (a) Package, contain, and locate medical waste in a manner that protects and prevents the medical waste from release at the producing facility or at any time before ultimate disposal.
    (b) Separate the categories of medical waste at the point of origin into appropriate containers that are labelled as required under subdivision (c).
    (c) Label the containers required under subdivision (b) with a biohazard symbol or the words "medical waste" or "pathological waste" in letters not less than 1 inch high.
    (d) Not compact or mix medical waste with other waste materials before decontamination, incineration, and disposal.
    (e) If decontaminated medical waste is mixed with other solid waste, clearly label the container to indicate that it contains decontaminated medical waste.
    (f) Store medical waste in such a manner that prevents putrefaction and also prevents infectious agents from coming in contact with the air or with individuals.
    (g) If medical waste is stored outside of the producing facility, store the medical waste in a secured area or locked in a container that weighs more than 500 pounds and prevent access to the area or container by vermin or unauthorized individuals.
    (h) Not store medical waste on the premises of the producing facility for more than 90 days.


History: Add. 1990, Act 21, Eff. June 4, 1990
Popular Name: Act 368