See: takeback info for residents: sharps; takeback info for businesses: sharps; sharps collection from private residences at NY State Dept of Health
Law: Laws of NY State (Search for Public Health Law (PBH), Article 13, Title 13: Storage, Treatment and Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste)
Regulations: NY Codes, Rules and Regulations (Search for Title 10, Chapter II, Subchapter I, Part 70: Regulated Medical Waste)
Summary: The NY State Public Health Law was amended, as part of Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1993 to require hospitals and nursing homes to accept sharps, including syringes and lancets from residents provided the materials are brought in a puncture proof container. The regulations define regulated medical waste and describe proper containment, storage, transfer, and disposal of sharps.
ny state regulated medical waste law
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