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007.05.10-67. Physical Facilities, Waste Processing Services.

AR ADC 007.05.10-67Arkansas Administrative CodeEffective: February 5, 2021

West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 007. Department of Health
Division 05. Health Facility Services
Rule 10. Rules for Critical Access Hospitals in Arkansas (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 5, 2021
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-67
007.05.10-67. Physical Facilities, Waste Processing Services.
A. Hazardous Waste and Antineoplastic Agent Disposal. The facility shall have policies and procedures for the identification, segregation, labeling, storage, transport and disposal of hazardous waste. The policies and procedures shall conform with the latest edition of Hazardous Waste Management Regulation 23, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Little Rock, Arkansas. Within the facility, hazardous waste, especially antineoplastic agents, shall be labeled in a manner that it shall be easily recognized from all other waste. The facility shall compile a list of all antineoplastic agents used in the facility. The facility shall have policies and procedures for the cleanup of spills, decontamination and treatment of personnel exposed to hazardous waste and antineoplastic agents.
B. Radioactive Waste Disposal. The facility shall have policies and procedures for the identification, segregation, labeling, storage, transport and disposal of radioactive waste and materials. All policies and procedures shall conform to the most current Rules and Regulations for Control of Sources of Ionizing Radiation, Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock, Arkansas. The facility shall maintain records of all radioactive waste and materials which have been disposed.
C. Regulated Medical Waste (Infectious Waste) Disposal. The facility shall have policies and procedures for the identification, segregation, labeling, storage, transport and disposal of Regulated Medical Waste. All policies and procedures shall conform to the latest edition of the. The facility shall have policies and procedures for the cleanup of spills, and for decontamination and treatment of personnel exposed to regulated medical waste.
D. Solid Waste Disposal (Non-Infectious Waste). The facility shall have policies and procedures for the identification, segregation, labeling, storage, transport and disposal of solid waste. Policies and procedures shall conform with the latest edition of the Solid Waste Management Regulation 22, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Little Rock, Arkansas.
E. Nuclear Waste Disposal: The facility shall have policies and procedures for the identification, segregation, labeling, storage, transport and disposal of nuclear waste. All policies and procedures shall conform to the Code of Federal Regulations; title X, parts 20 and 35, concerning the handling and disposal of nuclear materials in health care facilities.
F. Containers of hazardous and antineoplastic agent waste, radioactive waste, and regulated medical waste shall be closed except when receiving waste. Containers have swinging lids or lids that are easily contaminated are prohibited. Open containers shall be emptied between patients and the container disinfected. Containers shall be kept closed except when receiving waste.
G. Other Waste. The facility shall have policies and procedures for the identification, segregation, labeling, storage, transport, and disposal of any waste not specifically mentioned in this section.

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Amended Jan. 1, 2016; Feb. 5, 2021.
<Statutory authority: Promulgated under the Authority of Ark. Code Ann. ยง 20-7-123, 20-9-201 et seq.>
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-67, AR ADC 007.05.10-67
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