Medical Waste Regulations


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Title 250 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 140 Waste and Materials Management
Subchapter 15 Medical Waste
Part 1 Medical Waste Regulations
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 10/10/2010 to 11/20/2017

Regulation Authority:

RIGL Chapter 42-17.1, 42-17.6 and Chapter 23-19.12

Purpose and Reason:

To update the regulations to clarify the status of certain infectious waste(body art waste, and needles from training); to allow flexibility to manage infectious waste associated with human or animal epidemics; and to change record-keeping requirements in keeping with new technologies.