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Biomedical Waste

Florida Department of Health in Hardee County

The Biomedical Waste program was designed to protect health care workers, environmental service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Health Biomedical Waste program is responsible for inspecting facilities that generate biomedical waste such as used needles, materials soaked in body fluids, or disposable devices that may contain blood.

Program staff ensure that infectious waste is handled, stored, transported, and disposed of in accordance with State Laws.

Chapter 64E-16, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), provides guidance to facilities that generate biomedical waste to aid them in ensuring proper management of that waste. For more information, visit: Florida Department of Health Biomedical Waste Program

Biomedical waste facilities in Hardee County include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Laboratories
  • Funeral homes
  • Storage and treatment facilities
  • Medical offices