N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 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.

Source: Section 27-1509 — Transfer of regulated medical waste to off-site treatment and disposal facilities, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/27-1509 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 27-1509’s source at nysenate​.gov

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