Regulations on the management and disposal of controlled substances in 2014 and hazardous pharmaceuticals in 2018 have complicated the health care clinician’s role in management and disposal. These regulations have been misinterpreted, misunderstood and misapplied by generators, product and service providers, and regulators. This presentation will identify and simplify the complex regulatory and environmental issues governing the management and disposal of pharmaceutical, hazardous pharmaceutical wastes, and controlled substances, each of which are regulated and managed differently. The presentation will be interactive and include a Q&A session with regulators from EPA and DEA who enforce the rules applicable to these waste streams.
The participant will walk away with a complete understanding and management strategy to identify and dispose of these wastes in a cost effective and environmentally responsible manner.