(210 ILCS 150/10)
Disposal of unused medications prohibited.
(a) Except for medications contained in intravenous fluids, syringes, or transdermal patches, no health care institution, nor any employee, staff person, contractor, or other person acting under the direction or supervision of a health care institution, may discharge, dispose of, flush, pour, or empty any unused medication into a public wastewater collection system or septic system.
(b) A violation of this Section is a petty offense subject to a fine of $500. Fines collected under this Act from facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act shall be deposited into the Long Term Care Monitor/Receiver Fund. Fines collected from all other health care institutions under this Act shall be deposited into the Environmental Protection Trust Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-221, eff. 1-1-10.)