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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The EPA’s recently finalized Pharmaceutical Rule is effective on August 21, 2019 – six months after being published in the Federal Register. This final rule, referred to as Subpart P, and titled “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine,” is a sector-based rule for the healthcare industry. Continue reading “EPA’s New Pharmaceutical Rule – Takes Effect 08/21/19”
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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waste, or “acutely toxic” waste, is formally defined by the EPA as “pure
and commercial grade formulations of certain unused chemicals that are
being disposed.” To meet this
definition, the unused chemical must be listed under 40 CFR 261.33 and be part
of a commercial chemical product, such as a medication.
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