Bio-Medical Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018

Mar 21, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Central Government, on March 16, 2018, has made the Bio-Medical Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018 to amend the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 in the following manner:

Rule No.

Original provision

Amended provision

Rule 4(c)

It shall be the duty of every occupier to pre-treat the laboratory waste, microbiological waste, blood samples and blood bags through disinfection or sterilisation on-site in the manner as prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or National AIDs Control Organisation (NACO) guidelines and then sent to the common bio-medical waste treatment facility for final disposal.

It shall be the duty of every occupier to pre-treat the laboratory waste, microbiological waste, blood samples and blood bags through disinfection or sterilisation on-site in the manner as prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on Safe management of wastes from health care activities and WHO Blue Book, 2014 and then sent to the Common bio-medical waste treatment facility for final disposal.

Rule 4(d)

It shall be the duty of every occupier to phase out use of chlorinated plastic bags, gloves and blood bags within two years from the date of notification of these rules.

It shall be the duty of every occupier to phase out use of chlorinated plastic bags (excluding blood bags) and gloves by the 27th March, 2019.

Rule 4(i)

It shall be the duty of every occupier to establish a Bar- Code System for bags or containers containing bio-medical waste to be sent out of the premises or place for any purpose within one year from the date of the notification of these rules.

It shall be the duty of every occupier to establish a Bar- Code System for bags or containers containing bio-medical waste to be sent out of the premises or for the further treatment and disposal in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board by 27th March, 2019.

Rule 4(p)

It shall be the duty of every occupier to make available the annual report on its web-site and all the health care facilities shall make own website within two years from the date of notification of these rules.

It shall be the duty of all the health care facilities (any number of beds) shall make available the annual report on its web-site within a period of two years from the date of publication of Bio-Medical Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018.

Rule 5(c)

It shall be the duty of every operator of a common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facility to establish bar coding and global positioning system for handling of bio- medical waste within one year

It shall be the duty of every operator of a common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facility to establish bar coding and global positioning system for handling of bio- medical waste in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board by 27th March, 2019.

Rule 7(8)

Every occupier shall phase out use of non-chlorinated plastic bags within two years from the date of publication of these rules and after two years from such publication of these rules, the chlorinated plastic bags shall not be used for storing and transporting of bio-medical waste and the occupier or operator of a common bio-medical waste treatment facility shall not dispose of such plastics by incineration and the bags used for storing and transporting biomedical waste shall be in compliance with the Bureau of Indian Standards. Till the Standards are published, the carry bags shall be as per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2011.

Every occupier shall phase out use of chlorinated plastic bags within two years from the date of publication of these rules and after two years from such publication of these rules, the chlorinated plastic bags shall not be used for storing and transporting of bio-medical waste and the occupier or operator of a common bio-medical waste treatment facility shall not dispose of such plastics by incineration and the bags used for storing and transporting biomedical waste shall be in compliance with the Bureau of Indian Standards. Till the Standards are published, the carry bags shall be as per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Rule 13(2)

The prescribed authority shall compile, review and analyse the information received and send this information to the Central Pollution Control Board on or before the 31st July of every year.

The prescribed authority shall compile, review and analyse the information received and send this information to the Central Pollution Control Board in Form IVA before the 31st July of every year.

 Along with the changes in the Rules, amendments have also been made to Schedule I, II and III and the format for submission of the annual report information on bio-medical waste management has been inserted as Form IVA.

 

The Amendment Rules have come into force from March 16, 2018.

[G.S.R. 234 (E)]

URL: http://www.egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2018/183847.pdf


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