1119.01  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this article:
   (a)   "Infectious medical waste" means medical waste identified as capable of producing an infectious disease.  Medical waste shall be considered capable of producing an infectious disease if it has been, or is likely to have been, contaminated by an organism likely to be pathogenic to healthy humans, if such organism is not routinely and freely available in the community, and such organism has significant probability of being present in sufficient quantities and with sufficient virulence to transmit disease.  For the purposes of this article, infectious medical waste shall include the following:
      (1)   Cultures and stocks of microorganisms and biologicals;
      (2)   Blood and blood products;
      (3)   Pathological wastes;
      (4)   Sharps;
      (5)   Animal carcasses, body parts, bedding and related wastes;
      (6)   Isolation wastes;
      (7)   Any residue or contaminated soil, water or other debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill of any infectious medical waste; and
      (8)   Any waste contaminated by or mixed with infectious medical waste.
   (b)   "Medical waste" means infectious and noninfectious solid waste generated in the course of the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals, or in research pertaining thereto, or in the production or testing of biologicals.  "Medical waste" does not include low-level radioactive waste, any hazardous waste identified or listed under Subtitle C, or any household waste as defined in the regulations promulgated pursuant to Subtitle C.
   (c)   "Noninfectious medical waste" means any medical waste not capable of producing an infectious disease or infectious medical waste which has been rendered noninfectious.  Noninfectious medical waste is considered solid waste for purposes of this Code.
   (d)   "Subtitle C" means Subtitle C of the Federal Reserve Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 2806, as amended.
      (Ord. 92-9.  Passed 6-1-92.)