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Biomedical Waste

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County

Biomedical Waste

There are an estimated 30,000 biomedical waste generators in Florida. These include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, laboratories, funeral homes, dentists, veterinarians, and physicians. The objective of the biomedical waste program is to protect health care workers, environmental-service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious biomedical waste.

Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding the program please call (863) 993-4601 extension 120

Regulatory Code

Chapter 64E-16 Florida Administrative Code

Bureau of Community Environmental Health - Biomedical Waste