Sharps and Regulated Medical Waste
Regulated medical waste and sharps medical waste as defined in 346.12 and and containing materials classified as Category B infectious substances are permitted for mailing provided that all applicable requirements specified in are met. For packaging instructions for medical professional packages, refer to 346.322– .
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Infectious substance means a material known or reasonably expected to contain a pathogen. A pathogen is a microorganism that can cause disease in humans or animals. Examples of pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other infectious agents. An infectious substance must be assigned to one of the following two packaging categories:
Required prior written Authorization must be obtained from:
- Manager, Product Classification
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