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§23-19.12-6  Records. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 23

Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-19.12

Generation – Transportation – Storage – Treatment –

Management and Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste

SECTION 23-19.12-6



   § 23-19.12-6  Records. –

(a)(1) It shall be unlawful for any person or legal entity to generate, store,

transport, treat, destroy, or dispose of regulated medical waste within the

state without complying with any record keeping requirements of regulations

established by the director in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.



   (2) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section,

each generator shall keep a copy of each medical waste tracking form for at

least three (3) years from the date the waste was accepted by the initial

transporter.



   (b) Generators that are exempt from using the medical waste

tracking form as specified in § 23-19.12-5 shall meet the following

requirements:



   (1) A shipment log shall be maintained at the original

generation point for a period of three (3) years from the date the waste was

shipped. The log shall contain the following information:



   (i) Date of shipment;



   (ii) Quantity (by weight) of regulated medical waste

transported, by waste category (i.e., untreated and treated);



   (iii) Address or location of central collection point;



   (iv) Signature of generator's employee who is transporting

the waste, to signify delivery has been completed.



   (2) A shipment log shall be maintained at each central

collection point for a period of three (3) years from the date that regulated

medical waste was accepted from each original generation point and shall

contain the following information:



   (i) Date of receipt;



   (ii) Quantity (by weight) of regulated medical waste

accepted, by waste category (i.e., untreated and treated);



   (iii) Address or location of original generation point; and



   (iv) Signature of generator or generator's representative who

operates the central collection point, to signify acceptance of the waste.



   (c) Generators that are exempt from using the medical waste

tracking form in § 23-19.12-5 and do not voluntarily comply with the use

of the tracking form are subject to the following record keeping requirements:



   (1) Generators that use a transporter that hold a valid Rhode

Island medical waste transporter's permit shall maintain a log for a period of

three (3) years from the date of shipment that contains the following

information for each shipment or pickup;



   (i) Transporter's name and address;



   (ii) Transporter's state permit;



   (iii) Quantity (by weight) of regulated medical waste

transported, by waste category (i.e., untreated and treated);



   (iv) Date of shipment; and



   (v) The signature of the transporter's representative

accepting the regulated medical waste for transport.



   (2) Generators that transport their own regulated medical

waste to a health care facility or to a treatment, destruction, or disposal

facility as specified in § 23-19.12-5 shall compile and maintain a log for

a period of three (3) years from the date of the last shipment entered into the

log. The log shall contain the following information:



   (i) Name and address of the intermediate handler, destination

facility, or health care facility to which the generator has transported the

shipment of regulated medical waste;



   (ii) Quantity (by weight) of regulated medical waste

transported, by waste category (i.e., untreated and treated);



   (iii) Date of shipment; and



   (iv) Signature of the generator or his authorized

representative who transported the waste.



   (3) Generators that transport regulated medical waste by the

U.S. postal service or other courier service approved for the transport of

regulated medical waste by appropriate federal and state agencies shall retain

the original U.S. postal service receipt or courier service receipt and the

return mail receipt and maintain a shipment log for a period of three (3) years

from the date of shipment. The log shall contain the following information:



   (i) Quantity (by weight) of regulated medical waste

transported, by waste category (i.e., untreated and treated);



   (ii) Date of shipment; and



   (iii) Name and address of each intermediate handler or

destination facility to which the generator has transported the regulated

medical waste by the U.S. postal service or courier service.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1992, ch. 497, § 1.)