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Section: Regulation of flow

Statute: 13:1E-48.12

a. The Department of Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Board of Public Utilities, shall adopt appropriate rules or regulations or issue administrative orders providing for the interdistrict or intradistrict flow of regulated medical waste. The rules, regulations, or administrative orders shall establish the manner in which the department and the board jointly will direct the flow of regulated medical waste in this State pursuant to P.L.1970, c.39 (C.13:1E-1 et seq.), P.L.1970, c.40 (C.48:13A-1 et seq.) and the provisions of this act, and determine where regulated medical waste may be disposed. b. The Board of Public Utilities shall have jurisdiction over rates or charges for the disposal of regulated medical waste received by any commercial incinerator or commercial facility in this State that accepts regulated medical waste for disposal. The department, in conjunction with the board, may require any solid waste facility to accept for disposal regulated medical waste prepared for that purpose in accordance with the provisions of this act, and any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, on the same terms and under the same conditions as ordinary solid waste. c. The Board of Public Utilities shall not have jurisdiction over rates or charges for the disposal of regulated medical waste imposed by any noncommercial facility in this State that accepts regulated medical waste for disposal, without regard to whether the regulated medical waste was generated onsite or otherwise. d. (1) The Commissioner of Health shall recommend to the Hospital Rate Setting Commission adjustments to the reimbursement rates for affected generators for activities that are required under this act, but that are not currently reimbursed under the rate setting system established by section 5 of P.L.1978, c.83 (C.26:2H-4.1). The Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services shall recommend to the Commissioner of Human Services adjustments to the reimbursement rates under Medicaid for affected generators for activities that are required under this act, but that are not currently reimbursed under the Medicaid rate setting system. (2) The Commissioner of Health shall develop and implement a generic appeal process, under which any hospital may petition the Hospital Rate Setting Commission under the appropriate appeal option for the expeditious reimbursement of the costs incurred in complying with the provisions of this act, including the amount of the annual registration fee paid to the department by generators of regulated medical waste pursuant to section 7 of P.L.1989, c.34 (C.13:1E-48.7), to the extent that these costs and the annual fee is not currently reimbursed under the rate setting system established by P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.) or section 5 of P.L.1978, c.83 (C.26:2H-4.1), as the case may be. L.1989, c.34, s.12; amended 1989,c.240,s.2.

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