Section: Requirements; certification
a. The regulated medical waste management system adopted by the departments pursuant to subsection a. of section 4 of this act shall require all regulated medical waste to be:
(1) securely stored, packaged for safe handling, and distinctively identified by a generator as regulated medical waste and with the name and address of the generator on the outside of the package in a manner approved by the departments; and
(2) securely stored and transported by a transporter separately from all other solid waste, and not stored by a generator, transporter, or any other person longer than a period prescribed by the departments; and
(3) incinerated in a facility approved therefor, or otherwise destroyed or disposed in a manner approved by law or the departments, except that no regulated medical waste may be disposed in a sanitary landfill facility unless it has been properly treated in accordance with subsection b. of this section and so identified.
b. The Department of Health shall prescribe which types of regulated medical waste shall be treated by a generator and, in the case of regulated medical waste autoclaved, and wherever else appropriate, the proper time and temperature exposures, volume, load, and density configurations, packaging, and labeling to be utilized.
c. A generator shall certify to the transporter for each collection of regulated medical waste that the generator has complied with paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection a. and with all requirements prescribed pursuant to subsection b. of this section. No transporter may collect regulated medical waste from a generator unless the generator has supplied this certification. A facility operator may require a transporter to produce all such pertinent certifications as a condition of accepting regulated medical waste for disposal.
d. A transporter shall certify to the Department of Environmental Protection that the transporter will comply with the provisions of this act, and any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, and shall disclose to the department the number and types of vehicles utilized by that transporter for the collection of regulated medical waste and the equipment or methods utilized to ensure secure segregation of regulated medical waste.
L. 1989, c. 34, s. 6.
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