Disposal of Drugs (216-RICR-20-20-1)
216-RICR-20-20-1 ACTIVE RULE
These regulations are promulgated pursuant to the authority conferred under R.I. Gen. Laws Chapters and , and are established for the purpose of adopting methods for the disposal of drugs in this state, and for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public.
These regulations hereby adopt and incorporate 21 C.F.R. § 1317 (2018) by reference, not including any further editions or amendments thereof and only to the extent that the provisions therein are not inconsistent with these regulations.
A.Wherever used in these rules and regulations, the following terms shall be construed as follows:
3."Drug" means any drug so designated pursuant to the provisions of R.I. Gen. Laws § 21-31-2(8).
4."Person" means any individual, trust or estate, partnership, corporation (including associations, joint stock companies) state or political subdivision or instrumentality of the state.
1.4Disposal of Controlled Substances
Any health care facility or person licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health that is lawfully in possession of excess or undesired controlled substances shall inventory and dispose of all such controlled substances in accordance with 21 C.F.R. § 1317 incorporated above at § 1.2 of this Part and all other applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
1.5Disposal of All Other Drugs (i.e., Non-controlled Substances)
A.All other drugs (i.e., those not classified as controlled substances) shall be the responsibility of the health care facility or person to dispose of as provided in one of the following ways:
1.Drugs may be disposed of as solid waste provided that all of the following conditions are met:
a.The drugs are rendered unrecognizable;
b.The drugs would not pose a threat to the public or to the environment; and
c.The drugs cannot be recycled. OR
2.The drugs may be disposed of as regulated medical waste (defined in Rules and Regulations Governing the Generation, Transportation, Storage, Treatment, Management & Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste in Rhode Island, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management), through the use of an entity holding a regulated medical waste transporter permit issued pursuant to the requirements of the Rules and Regulations Governing the Generation, Transportation, Storage, Treatment, Management & Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste in Rhode Island, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and in compliance with the Rules and Regulations Governing the Generation, Transportation, Storage, Treatment, Management and Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste.
3.The Director of Health or her/his designee is authorized to:
a.Enter any premises where drugs, including controlled substances, are maintained and/or held for disposal pursuant to the requirements of this Part;
b.Inspect any and all aspects of the disposal process and related records; and
c.Obtain and test samples of any and all controlled substances being processed for disposal for the purpose of determining compliance with state and federal laws.
|Title||216||Department of Health|
|Part||1||Disposal of Drugs (216-RICR-20-20-1)|
|Type of Filing||Periodic Refile|
R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 21-28-5.07 and 21-31-20
Purpose and Reason:
This rule is being refiled by the agency pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-4.1. No changes were made to the text of this rule.