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SECTION 27-1509
Transfer of regulated medical waste to off-site treatment and disposal facilities
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 27, TITLE 15
§ 27-1509. Transfer of regulated medical waste to off-site treatment and

disposal facilities.

1. No person shall transport regulated medical waste unless permitted
as a regulated medical waste transporter by the department.

2. Vehicles transporting more than fifty pounds of regulated medical
waste shall be identified on each side and the back of the vehicle with
the name or trademark of the transporter and with conspicuously
displayed signs or decals with the word "infectious" or the words
"regulated medical waste".

a. Regulated medical waste shall be transported to an off-site
treatment or disposal facility in a leakproof, fully enclosed container
or vehicle compartment.

b. Regulated medical waste shall not be transported in the same
vehicle with other waste unless the regulated medical waste is
separately contained in rigid reusable containers or kept separate by
barriers from other waste, or unless all of the waste is to be treated
or disposed of as regulated medical waste in accordance with the
requirements of this title.

c. Regulated medical waste shall be delivered for treatment or
disposal only to a facility to which delivery of such waste is
authorized pursuant to this article.

d. Persons manually loading or unloading containers of regulated
medical waste on or from transport vehicles shall be provided by their
employer with, and shall be required to wear, protective gloves and
other protective clothing as may be required by the department.

e. Surfaces of transport vehicles that have contacted spilled or
leaked regulated medical waste shall be decontaminated by procedures
approved by the commissioner of health.