[Pharmwaste] how do hospitals keep controlled substances out of the sewer?

Tenace, Laurie Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us
Mon Feb 27 13:09:27 EST 2006


I got a question today from one of our waste water treatment people. She has
tasked the hospitals in her district with developing BMPs for waste water.
They have asked her how they should manage controlled substances that would
have previously been flushed since she had told them that is no longer
acceptable.

How have other hospitals handled this issue? 

Sorry for cross posting - I know some of you are on both list serves.

Thanks,
Laurie 

Laurie J. Tenace
Environmental Specialist
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 4555
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
PH: (850) 245-8759
FAX: (850) 245-8811
Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us
 
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