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Biomedical Waste

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Disposal of biomedical waste is regulated by two agencies in Florida.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulates medical waste incinerators and final disposal of treated medical wastes.

The Department of Health regulates treatment methods, other than incineration, and commercial facilities that produce, transport, or store biomedical waste under the authority of Chapter 64E-16 of the Florida Administrative Code.

  This program is administered by area Biomedical Waste Coordinators located at County Health Departments.  Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Brevard County Health Departments have their own Biomedical Waste Coordinator. To find the coordinator for other areas of the state, see the list of Biomedical Waste Coordinators.