Like all medical offices, a dental practice generates medical wastes that require careful handling and disposal. Each type of dental waste is governed by specific state and federal regulations. Regulatory non-compliance can result in large fines, so it’s important to understand the requirements.
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OSHA, OPIM, DEA, RMW, CPL-02-02-069…When you’re running a medical practice, it’s hard enough to manage the staff, serve patients, and keep up with insurance paperwork, much less stay on top of regulatory requirements and changes. You know how important it is to protect your patients, staff, and community from exposure to potentially dangerous pathogens and/or wastes, but that requires knowledge and training.
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Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said it best: “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take
them.” Unfortunately, many patients don’t
take their drugs. Health care providers, third-party payers, and
pharmaceutical companies have taken notice. They’re studying the issue of
non-adherence and looking for solutions to the problem. Sharps Compliance is an
active partner in this effort.
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Beginning December 1, 2019, compounding pharmacies and other healthcare facilities that handle hazardous drugs (HD) must have USP <800> compliant spill kits on-site. This is an effort to protect workers in the event of accidental spills of HDs. The requirement is part of USP General Chapter 800, which “describes the practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs.” Sharps Compliance is introducing the Hazardous Drug Spill Control Kit™ for the safe cleanup and disposal of spilled chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs.
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Last fall, Congress passed the “Access to Increased Drug Disposal (AIDD) Act as part of a larger package of bills aimed at controlling the national opioid epidemic. AIDD allows states to compete for $10 million in federal grants designed to increase participation in safe medication disposal programs. Five states will be chosen to receive grant money to implement drug take back demonstration projects that encourage “authorized collectors,” such as hospitals and retail pharmacies, to increase public access to drug collection boxes. Continue reading “Federal Grant Program Encourages States to Increase Drug Take Back Efforts”