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Medical waste must be accumulated, stored and transferred in containers that meet the requirements specified in the California Medical Waste Management Act. Primary containers accumulating medical wastes (e.g. including but not limited to sharps containers, red bags, chemotherapeutic, pharmaceutical and pathology waste containers), with the exception of small bench top red bags used to collect medical waste (such as non-breakable pipette tips) that are later consolidated into a large, labeled medical waste red bag, must be labeled in a manner that will identify the generator by location. Acceptable labels could include an electronic tracking system (e.g. bar code or unique number) or a label with generator's name, address and phone number that is visible on the outside of the container. This label must be attached when the container is first used to accumulate or store medical waste.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7646 (N.S.), effective 8-4-89; amended by Ord. No. 9293 (N.S.), effective 1-12-01; amended by Ord. No. 9667 (N.S.), effective 8-14-04; amended by Ord. No. 9880 (N.S.), effective 10-19-07; amended by Ord. No. 10379 (N.S.), effective 4-17-15)