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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
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The Biomedical Waste Inspection Program is designed to protect the public from the risks associated with potentially infectious biomedical waste. This is accomplished by regulating the packaging, transport, storage and treatment of biomedical waste through processes other than incineration.
The Department of Environmental Protection has primary responsibility for biomedical waste incineration and final disposal.
The governing authority for this program is Florida Statute 381.0098 and Florida Administrative Code 64E-16 (pdf 60.33kb).
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