South Carolina Medical Waste Disposal“The Palmetto State” is a proud vacation destination and a jewel of the South. It’s Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of beach which includes Myrtle Beach, is one of the most popular coastal areas on the Eastern Seaboard. South Carolina is a leading peach producer and the state is also known for its tobacco crops. The Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame is in S.C., as is the oldest minor league baseball stadium in the country, Duncan Park. Columbia is home to Fort Jackson, the largest U.S. Army installation for basic combat training. Charleston is another popular tourist destination, with its cobblestone streets, fine dining and friendly Southern hospitality.
The State of South Carolina Definition of Medical Waste:
An infectious waste is any used material which is: generated in the health care community in the diagnosis, treatment, immunization, or care of human beings; generated in autopsy or necropsy; generated in research pertaining to the production of biologicals which have been exposed to human pathogens; generated in research using human pathogens. Examples include: sharps; specimens, cultures, and stocks of human pathogenic agents; blood and blood products; pathological waste; contaminated animal waste; and isolation waste. Also, any material designated by written generator policy as infectious, or any other material designated by a generator as infectious by placing the material into a container labeled infectious is an infectious waste. In addition, any solid waste which is mixed with infectious waste becomes designated as infectious and must be managed unless expressly excluded.
Certain wastes are excluded from the definition of infectious waste such as infectious waste residues resulting from discharges, hazardous waste which is to be managed pursuant to the hazardous waste management regulations, radioactive material which is managed pursuant to the department regulation, infectious wastes generated in a private residence except when determined by the commissioner to be an imminent or substantial hazard to public health or the environment.