Code Section Group

Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

PART 7. OTHER PROVISIONS [47000 - 48706]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

CHAPTER 1. Household Hazardous Substance Information and Collection [47000 - 47550]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1 (as affected by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35) amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1355, Sec. 52. )

ARTICLE 3.3. Home-Generated Sharps Waste Collection [47115 - 47116]
  ( Article 3.3 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 591, Sec. 1. )

47115.
  

A pharmaceutical manufacturer that sells or distributes a medication in California that is usually intended to be self-injected at home through the use of a hypodermic needle, pen needle, intravenous needle, or any other similar device, shall, on or before July 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, submit to the board, or its successor agency, a plan that describes how the manufacturer supports the safe collection and proper disposal of the waste devices.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 591, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2010.)

47115.5.
  

The plan required pursuant to Section 47115 shall include, at a minimum, a description of the actions, if any, taken by the manufacturer to do the following:

(a) Provide for the safe collection and proper disposal of the waste devices.

(b) Educate consumers about safe management and collection opportunities.

(c) Support efforts by retailers, pharmaceutical distributors, manufacturers of injection devices, and other partners, including local governments, health care organizations, public health officers, solid waste service providers, and other groups with interest in protecting public health and safety through the safe collection and proper disposal of waste devices.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 591, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2010.)

47116.
  

(a) The manufacturer shall post and maintain a copy of the plans required pursuant to Section 47115 on its Internet Web site.

(b) The board, or its successor agency, shall post and maintain copies of the plans submitted by the manufacturers pursuant to Section 47115 on its Internet Web site.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 591, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2010.)

PRCPublic Resources Code - PRC3.3.