Elise Paeffgen will be speaking on the panel “Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule” at the 14th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference. After years of development, the U.S. EPA has issued a final rule to manage hazardous waste pharmaceuticals generated by health care facilities (hospitals, clinics, and retail pharmacies) and reverse distributors of pharmaceuticals. While much of the new rule brings welcome regulatory relief to the health care industry, other aspects of the rule will require extra vigilance and new waste-management policies. This panel will provide an overview of the rule, as well as the EPA’s policy rationale for developing the rule, and will discuss some of the challenges that certain health care sectors will face when the rule is implemented.
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