The California Medical Waste Management Act requires generators of medical waste to develop a plan that specifies the procedures that are utilized in handling, storing, treating, transporting, and disposing of medical waste. This plan describes California State University, Chico's (the University's) policies and procedures to comply with the Act.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for developing and implementing the Medical Waste Management Plan. Environmental Health and Safety will apply for the required permits, pay fees, develop contracts for disposal services and transportation, and provide assistance to the departments to insure compliance. Each department is responsible for complying with all the handling, containment, and storage of wastes that are generated by their department.