Medical waste

India -- Dr. A.K. Sabhapathy v. Corporation of Cochin (2004.11.3) (medical waste)

BEFORE THE HONOURBALE OMBUDSMAN FOR LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION.

THIRUVANATHAPURAM

O.P.No.397 OF 2004

3rd November, 2004.

Dr. A.K.Sabhapathy vs Corporation of Cochin

O R D E R

The question as to how the "BIO MEDICAL" waste generated in the Hospitals can effectively be disposed of and thus prevent the ill effects therefrom to public ?, even today remains a problematic question.

DRAFT -- Model Medical Waste Law

MODEL MEDICAL WASTE LAW

ARTICLE I - APPLICATION AND DEFINITIONS

Section 1. Application

This statute applies to all persons who generate, collect, receive, store, transport, haul, treat, dispose, or handle medical waste in any form, except that this statute does not apply to individuals, such as diabetic patients, who only generate medical waste solely as a result of administering their own medical treatment.

Section 2. Definitions

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