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(415 ILCS 5/3.458)
Sharps collection station.
(a) "Sharps collection station" means a designated area at an applicable
facility where (i) hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles or syringes or other sharps, or (ii) medical household waste containing
medical sharps, including, but not limited to, hypodermic, intravenous, or
other medical needles or syringes or other sharps, are collected
for transport, storage, treatment, transfer, or disposal.
(b) For purposes of this Section, "applicable facility" means any of the
(1) A hospital.
(2) An ambulatory surgical treatment center,
physician's office, clinic, or other setting where a physician provides care.
(3) A pharmacy employing a registered pharmacist.
(4) The principal place of business of any government
official who is authorized under Section 1 of the Hypodermic Syringes and Needles Act (720 ILCS 635/) to possess hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles, or hypodermic or intravenous syringes, by reason of his or her official duties.
(Source: P.A. 94-641, eff. 8-22-05.)