TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER b: HOSPITALS AND AMBULATORY CARE FACILITIES
PART 265 BIRTH CENTER DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM CODE
SECTION 265.2050 DISPOSAL OF MEDICAL WASTE
Section 265.2050 Disposal of Medical Waste
a) All pathological and bacteriological waste, including blood, body fluids, placentas, sharps and biological indicators, shall be disposed of by a waste hauler with a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency under rules of the Pollution Control Board (35 Ill. Adm. Code 809).
b) These materials shall be sealed, transported, and stored in biohazard containers. These containers shall be marked "Biohazard", bear the universal biohazard symbol, and be orange, orange and black, or red. The containers shall be rigid and puncture resistant, such as a secondary metal or plastic can with a lid that can be opened by a step-on pedal. These containers shall be lined with one or two high-density polyethylene or polypropylene plastic bags with a total thickness of at least 2.5 mil or equivalent material.
c) Containers that are marked "Biohazard" shall be sealed before being removed from the birth center.