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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 120. Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations

9VAC20-120-200. Responsibility for packaging and labeling.

Article 3
Packaging and Labeling Requirements for Regulated Medical Waste

A. The generator of regulated medical waste is responsible for the packaging and labeling of regulated medical wastes. As a bag or container becomes full, it must be sealed, labeled and managed as described in this chapter. Contractors or other agents may provide services to the generator, including packaging and labeling of regulated medical waste, however, no contract or other relationship shall relieve the generator of the responsibility for packaging and labeling the regulated medical waste as required by this chapter.

B. No person shall receive for transportation, storage or treatment any regulated medical waste that is not packaged and labeled in accordance with this chapter. Contractors or other agents may package or repackage regulated medical wastes to comply with this chapter, if the packaging or repackaging is performed on-site where the regulated medical waste was generated and no transportation, storage, treatment or disposal occurs prior to the packaging or repackaging. Nothing in this section shall prevent the proper repackaging and further transportation of regulated medical waste that has spilled during transportation.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 4.5, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

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