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Regulations & Compliance

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), regulated medical waste does not simply include a blood saturated product. It includes any item contaminated by any bodily fluid that has been used during a medical or laboratory procedure. 

Examples of any item:

  • Barrier items such as gloves, masks & disposable gowns
  • Intravenous bags that have been used for blood transfusions
  • Items contaminated by any bodily fluid during routine medical and dental office visits, surgery or autopsy
  • Pathological waste including tissues, organs, extremities & fluids removed during medical procedures. 

All regulated medical waste must be removed at least every 30 days. Legal destruction can only be certified by a medical waste manifest on file in each office generating such waste. Failing to comply with your state's regulations can result in large fines, suspension and/or a closure and loss of business license. 

Regulated Facilities


  • Hospitals 
  • Blood Banks
  • Industrial Clinics
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Laboratories
  • Surgery Centers


  • Medical-Dental Offices
  • Education Facilities
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Municipal Health Departments
  • Diabetic Home Care
  • Acupuncture Clinics

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Outpatient Offices
  • Funeral Homes
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Tattoo Studios

Are You Compliant?

If you are unsure of any regulations, Bio-Haz Solutions will provide you with guidance for all requirements for the safe disposal of your waste. Our services provide complete compliance with all regulations from pick up to destruction.

To look up your state's particular regulations, please enter the link below.

State Regulations