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The State of Missouri Definition of Medical Waste:
Infectious medical waste includes the following wastes:
- Isolation wastes generated by patients who have communicable diseases which are capable of being transmitted to others via those wastes.
- Contaminated surgical, dialysis and laboratory wastes generated by surgery, dialysis and laboratory departments in the process of caring for patients who have communicable diseases which are capable of being transmitted to others via those wastes.
- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals when discarded because of the high concentrations of pathogenic organisms typically present in these materials.
- Blood and blood products including serum, plasma and other components known or suspected to be contaminated with a transmissible infectious agent. An exception is that the term “blood products” does not include patient care waste such as bandages or disposable gowns that are lightly soiled with blood or other body fluids, unless such wastes are soiled to the extent that the generator of the wastes determines that they should be managed as infectious wastes.
- Pathology wastes including tissues, organs, body parts and body fluids that are removed during surgery and autopsy. All such wastes must be considered infectious waste and include are animal carcasses, body parts and bedding from animals contaminated with infectious agents capable of being transmitted to a human host.
- Sharps including hypodermic needles, syringes and scalpel blades. Broken glass or other sharp items that have come in contact with material considered infectious by definition are also included.