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Interim Pharmaceutical Waste Policy - Pharmaceutical Waste Management in Healthcare

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
07-04-024April 2008June 2017
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Author(s) Yoo, Jenny; Hospital Waste Team
Description The Washington State Department of Ecology is announcing a newly revised interim policy for pharmaceutical waste. Eligible facilities may use this policy to manage all pharmaceutical wastes, as defined by RCW 69.04.009, that are non-viable or discarded for any reason. Facilities may not use this policy for non-pharmaceutical waste, radioactive pharmaceutical waste, or anesthesia gases.

Within its enforcement discretion, Ecology will refrain from enforcing portions of the Dangerous Waste Regulations [Chapter 173-303 Washington Administrative Code (WAC)] at facilities meeting the conditions of this policy.
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Keywords waste management, dangerous waste regulations, health, management, pharmaceutical waste, pharmacy
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