NR 526.19(9)(g) (g) Updating the policy and plan as necessary or at least every 5 years.
NR 526.19(9)(h) (h) Preparing and submitting progress reports according to s. NR 526.21.
NR 526.19(10) (10)Positions. The medical waste reduction plan shall identify the employee positions that will be responsible for each of the following activities in the plan: preparing the plan, evaluating and implementing alternative waste management practices, evaluating and implementing alternatives to disposables, education and training, and the activities associated with monitoring and assessment under sub. (9).
NR 526.19 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; correction in (2) (b) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register April 2013 No. 688.
NR 526.20 NR 526.20Implementation and assessment. Unless exempt under s. NR 526.16, a director shall implement the medical waste reduction plan and assess the plan and the results of its implementation annually. If the department determines that a reasonable effort has not been made to follow the process outlined in this subchapter or to reduce waste, the department may require the director to submit the plan for review and require changes to the plan, which may include but are not limited to changes in goals, objectives, objective waste generation rate, schedules and waste management practices.
NR 526.20(1) (1)Implementation. A director shall implement the medical waste reduction plan by the following dates:
NR 526.20(1)(a) (a) For a medical facility which generates 500 pounds or more of medical waste per month, within 12 months of November 1, 1994.
NR 526.20(1)(b) (b) For a medical facility which generates 200 pounds or more but less than 500 pounds of medical waste per month, within 24 months of November 1, 1994.
NR 526.20(1)(c) (c) For a medical facility which generates 50 pounds or more but less than 200 pounds of medical waste per month, within 36 months of November 1, 1994.
NR 526.20(2) (2)Assessment. Each director or director's designee shall assess annually both the medical waste reduction plan and the results of implementation of the plan, unless the medical facility is exempt under s. NR 526.16 (2). After completing each annual assessment, the director shall submit a progress report to the department according to s. NR 526.21.
NR 526.20 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94.
NR 526.21 NR 526.21Progress reports. Unless exempt under s. NR 526.16 (2), each director shall submit progress reports to certify that the director has adopted a medical waste reduction policy, prepared and implemented a medical waste reduction plan and is maintaining efforts to reduce medical waste. The director shall submit progress reports to the department using the infectious waste annual report form required in s. NR 526.15 and supplied by the department, regardless of whether or not infectious waste manifests have been used during the preceding calendar year.
NR 526.21 Note Note: Infectious waste annual report forms (DNR form 4400-177) may be obtained from the department of natural resources, bureau of waste management, 101 S. Webster Street, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921. Phone number (608) 266-2111.
NR 526.21(1) (1)First progress report. The first progress report shall be submitted to the department within 4 months of the date specified in s. NR 526.20 (1) for implementation of the plan. The first progress report shall include all of the following:
NR 526.21(1)(a) (a) Selected information required on the infectious waste annual report form provided by the department.
NR 526.21(1)(b) (b) Type of medical facility.
NR 526.21(1)(c) (c) Rate of medical waste generated. For waste audits and the first progress report, the year used shall be the audited year. For annual progress reports, the year used shall be the calendar year on which the progress report is based. The medical waste generation rate shall be expressed as follows:
NR 526.21(1)(c)1. 1. For hospitals and nursing homes, in pounds per patient-day, according to the following formula, unless the department approves an alternative formula in writing: - See PDF for table PDF
NR 526.21(1)(c)2. 2. For clinics, except free-standing dialysis clinics, in pounds per day per treatment area, according to the following formula, unless the department approves an alternative formula in writing: - See PDF for table PDF
NR 526.21(1)(c)3. 3. For free-standing dialysis clinics, in pounds per dialysis treatment, according to the following formula, unless the department approves an alternative formula in writing: - See PDF for table PDF
NR 526.21(1)(d) (d) Dates and titles of the medical waste reduction policy and the medical waste reduction plan and of any revisions to the policy or plan.
NR 526.21(1)(e) (e) An executive summary of the medical waste reduction plan, including goals and objectives.
NR 526.21(1)(f) (f) A brief description of progress toward meeting goals and implementing objectives, including but not limited to: the impact of waste reduction efforts on waste generation weight and rates; impacts of other factors on waste generation weight and rates, such as changes in types of treatment performed or acuity level of patients; benefits and problems with implementation; and how the problems have been addressed.
NR 526.21(1)(g) (g) Certification by the director that the information on the form is true and accurate.
NR 526.21(1)(h) (h) Filing fee for an infectious waste annual report as specified in s. NR 520.04, Table 2.
NR 526.21(2) (2)Annual progress reports. After the first progress report, the director shall submit annual progress reports for each calendar year by March 1 of the following year. Annual progress reports shall:
NR 526.21(2)(a) (a) Include all of the information required in sub. (1), except sub. (1) (e).
NR 526.21(2)(b) (b) Indicate whether or not the policy and plan have been revised in the previous year, specify the dates of any revisions and briefly describe the revisions.
NR 526.21 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; am. (1) (intro.), (h), Register, June, 1996, No. 486, eff. 7-1-96; CR 05-020: am. (1) (c) 2., cr. (1) (c) 3. Register January 2006 No. 601, eff. 2-1-06.
NR 526.22 NR 526.22Availability. Unless exempt under s. NR 526.16 (2), each director shall make its medical waste reduction policy and medical waste reduction plan available as follows:
NR 526.22(1) (1) Each director shall submit copies of the most recent medical waste reduction policy and plan, any amendments to the policy or plan, and all progress reports to the operator of each medical waste incinerator used to burn medical waste generated by the medical facility.
NR 526.22(2) (2) Each director shall make available copies of the most recent medical waste reduction policy and plan, any amendments to the policy or plan, the results of all waste audits, and all progress reports to the department for review upon request. The department may require the director to provide a copy of this material to the department without charge to the department. Upon receipt of the plan, the department will send an invoice for the medical waste reduction plan review fee required in s. NR 520.04, Table 2.
NR 526.22(3) (3) Each director shall make available copies of the most recent medical waste reduction policy and plan, any amendments to the policy or plan, and the progress reports, to other persons for review upon request, during normal administrative business hours. Each director shall provide copies of the policy, plan, annual assessments or amendments to any person who requests these documents either in writing or in person. The director may charge the person a reasonable fee to cover the cost of copying and mailing the documents.
NR 526.22 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; am. (2), Register, June, 1996, No. 486, eff. 7-1-96.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.