EPA Final Rule for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Nicotine Exemption
Instructor : Marge McFarlane
Aug 28, 2019 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes
The Hazardous waste regulations enacted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the late 1970’s have always provided challenges for healthcare. The rules were written for industry with several major waste streams whereas healthcare has multiple smaller waste streams from multiple departments.
The updated EPA rules create regulations that are a better fit for the healthcare sector.The rules eliminate the intentional sewering of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals by all covered/newly defined “healthcare entities,” including among others, medical clinics, long term care facilities, ambulance services, retail pharmacies, dental, chiropractic clinics and veterinary clinics/hospitals.
The rules reduce overlapping regulations (e.g., Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The goal is to provide regulatory clarity and national consistency on how Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) applies to reverse distribution and reverse logistics. Sub Part P of the EPA rule will provide regulatory relief to healthcare facilities that are strictly regulated as large quantity generators even when generating small amounts of nicotine replacement therapies.
The webinar will provide updated information on the nicotine exemption proposed by the revised EPA rules, timelines for adoption of the new rules and discussion of the hazardous waste sewer ban that will be effective in all states on August 21, 2019.
- Identify the goals of the new pharmaceutical rule
- List effective dates and states timeline for adoption
- Discuss the adoption for change in nicotine listing
- Define elements of Part 266 Subpart P" including the EPA definition of "healthcare facilities" and sewer ban
Who Will Benefit:
- Pharmacy directors
- Regulatory Managers
- Compliance Managers
- Legal Professionals
- Supply chain management personnel
- Health Clinics
- Veterinary clinics/hospitals
- Long term care administrators
- Wholesale distributors
- Retail pharmacies