(415 ILCS 5/22.32) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.32)
    Sec. 22.32. Hospital waste assessment.
    (a) On or before June 1, 1992, each hospital burning potentially infectious medical waste on site or transporting such waste to a pollution control facility shall conduct a waste reduction opportunity assessment that evaluates methods to reduce the volume and toxicity of infectious wastes, general refuse and chemical wastes that are generated at the hospital.
    At a minimum, the waste reduction assessment shall evaluate the following reduction options:
        (1) improving operating practices;
        (2) eliminating or reducing the use of carcinogenic
        (3) increasing the use of analytical instrumentation
that can decrease the use of laboratory chemicals;
        (4) improving inventory control;
        (5) recycling;
        (6) on-site use and reuse of solvents.
    (b) On or before October 1, 1992, each such hospital shall adopt a waste reduction plan that identifies technically and economically feasible waste reduction options and a timetable for implementing those options.
    The hospital shall consider the quantity of waste, the hazardous properties of the waste, the safety of its patients and employees, economic costs and savings, and other appropriate factors in selecting target waste streams and waste reduction options.
    The hospital shall begin implementation of its plan within one year of its adoption.
(Source: P.A. 87-800; 87-895; 88-182; 88-681, eff. 12-22-94.)