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Section: Regulated medical waste management system

Statute: 13:1E-48.4

a. The Department of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Department of Health, shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L. 1968, c. 410 (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.), a regulated medical waste management system that shall provide for the proper and safe manifesting, tracking, identification, packaging, storage, control, monitoring, handling, collection, and disposal of regulated medical waste. The regulated medical waste management system shall include a manifest system that includes, but need not be limited to, a requirement that every shipment of regulated medical waste released by any generator to a transporter for delivery to a facility for disposal, be accompanied by a manifest as prescribed by the Department of Environmental Protection and as may be required by the Federal Act. b. The departments may, by rule or regulation, adopt an exemption from all or a portion of the regulated medical waste management system requirements of this section for regulated medical waste, or portions of regulated medical waste, that have been properly treated by the generator pursuant to subsection b. of section 6 of this act. L. 1989, c. 34, s. 4.

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