The purpose of this program is to protect the health of the public, health care facility personnel, and landfill personnel from exposure to medical wastes containing potentially communicable pathogenic organisms. This is accomplished by regulation of medical waste generators through inspection, complaint investigation, emergency response, enforcement, public education and assistance to industry.
- California Department of Public Health - Medical Waste Management Program
- Medical Waste Management Act – California Health and Safety Code Sections 117600-118360
The program consists of:
- Permitting, Inspection and Enforcement