Distance Learning

New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule: Significant Changes Coming for Health Care Facilities, Particularly Long Term Care Facilities

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
Session Format: Live Webinar
CLE Credit Available:  Yes

Topic: Understanding EPA’s New Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals:  What Health Care Providers Need to Know (and Do)

In an effort to better align the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) standards for hazardous waste with the practical realities of how hazardous waste pharmaceuticals are managed in the health care facility setting, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently promulgated a final rule that establishes a completely new set of management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals in health care facilities. The rule also prohibits the sewering of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and deletes the hazardous waste listing for certain nicotine replacement therapies.  
The rule applies to a broad array of health care facilities, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, reverse distributors, and others.  While the new requirements present a compliance challenge for all health care facilities covered by the rule, long-term care facilities will face the greatest challenge as they, for the first time, will be required to manage not only their hazardous waste pharmaceuticals, but also their non-pharmaceutical hazardous waste, in accordance with RCRA requirements.
Join your colleagues for an engaging discussion of the requirements of the EPA Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule and what the rule means for health care facilities in general, but especially for long-term care facilities.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

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Content Lead:

  • Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group

Jennifer Hilliard


Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP
Washington, DC

Ralph DeMeo


Baker Donelson
Tallahassee, FL

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