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10.06.06.00.htm 10.06.06.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 06 DISEASES Chapter 06 Communicable Disease Prevention ― Handling, Treatment, and Disposal of Special Medical Waste Authority: Health-General Article, §18-102, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.06.06.01.htm 10.06.06.01. 01 Scope and Purpose.. A. Scope.. 1) Regulations .01―03 apply to a person who generates and handles special medical waste or sharps.. 2) Regulations .01―07 apply to a person who treats and disposes of special medical waste.. 3) This chapter does not apply to:. a) Waste generated from veterinary practices that is governed by COMAR 15.14.03.02;. b) Radioactive medical waste that is governed by COMAR 26.12.01.01;. c) Remains of a dead human; and.
10.06.06.02.htm 10.06.06.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Anatomical material" means human or animal body parts, including tissues and organs.. 2) "Autoclaving" means a process by which an article is subjected to steam under pressure for documented periods of time, temperature, and pressure that render the article incapable of transmitting di3) "Blood" means human blood, human blood components, and products made from human blood..
10.06.06.03.htm 10.06.06.03. 03 Handling of Special Medical Waste.. A person shall handle special medical waste in accordance with the requirements of:. A. 29 CFR §1910.1030(d)4)iii)A) and (B) which is incorporated by reference at COMAR 09.12.31; and. B. COMAR 26.13.12.05 and 26.13.13..
10.06.06.04.htm 10.06.06.04. 04 Treatment of Special Medical Waste, Excluding Sharps, Before Disposal.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, a person shall:. 1) Treat special medical waste, excluding sharps, before disposal; and. 2) Use one of the following treatment methods:. a) Autoclaving;. b) Chemical disinfection;. c) Cremation;. d) Disinfection;. e) Mechanical destruction after decontamination;. f) Incineration; or.
10.06.06.05.htm 10.06.06.05. 05 Treatment of Sharps Before Disposal.. A person shall treat sharps:. A. Before disposal; and. B. By one of the following methods:. 1) Encapsulation;. 2) Incineration;. 3) Mechanical destruction after decontamination; or. 4) An alternative method that meets the criteria of Regulation .06 of this chapter..
10.06.06.06.htm 10.06.06.06. 06 Alternative Treatment Systems.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, a person may not use a method for treatment of special medical waste other than those set forth at Regulations .04A(2) and .05B of this chapter.B. Criteria for Alternative Treatment System. A person may use a method for treatment of special medical waste that complies with the following standards for treatment and microbial test procedures:1) The method inactivates vegetative bacteria, fun
10.06.06.07.htm 10.06.06.07. 07 Disposal of Special Medical Waste.. A. Subject to §B and C of this regulation, a person shall dispose of special medical waste after treatment by one of the following methods:1) Interment;. 2) Depositing in a facility approved to accept the type of solid waste being disposed in accordance with §C of this regulation; or3) Incineration.. B. A person may discharge a special medical waste that is liquid, semiliquid, or anatomical material that has been mechanical
10.06.06.08.htm 10.06.06.08. 08 Enforcement.. A. The Secretary may enter the property of any person who generates, handles, treats, or disposes of special medical waste to investigate a complaint the Secretary receives regarding the handling, treatment, or disposal of special medical waste.B. Criminal Penalties.. 1) A person who violates these regulations is guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $2) Each day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense..
10.06.06.9999.htm 10.06.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―08 adopted as an emergency provision effective September 30, 1988 (15:22 Md. R. 2547) emergency status expired March 29, 1989; adopted permanently effective May 1, 1989 (16:8 Md. R. 909)Regulation .02B amended effective December 20, 1993 (20:25 Md. R. 1947). Regulation .04B amended effective December 20, 1993 (20:25 Md. R. 1947). Regulation .06B amended effective December 20, 1993 (20:25 Md. R. 1947).
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