The Medical Waste Management Plan task is part of the Medical Waste compliance program on Complyrs.
Medical Waste Management Plans (MWMPs) are documents that state formally how a facility will handle, treat, and dispose medical waste. Plans must contain the following elements:
- Facility information
- Responsible persons
- Types of wastes generated and estimates of amounts
- Treatment methods (if applicable)
- Emergency Action Plan
- Identification of waste haulers
- Closure method
The California Department of Public Health provides a checklist to assist medical waste generators with completing a MWMP that conforms to requirements. The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health also provides a template that can assist you in preparing a MWMP.
Large quantity medical waste generators (LQG) must complete a MWMP annually.
Small quantity medical waste generators (SQG) that treat their medical waste on site must also complete a MWMP. SQG that do not treat their medical waste on site are not required to complete a Medical Waste Management Plan.
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