[Pharmwaste] Medicine Disposal Guidance Documents for SpecialSettings

Cecilia Height cheight at cfl.rr.com
Fri May 29 02:10:31 EDT 2009



My Hospice has updated their policy for in home disposal at the time of
death.  I carry a bag of plain kitty litter in my car at all times but one
may use old coffee grounds, ground up cayenne or other substances.  We
utilize old liquid laundry soap bottles or other containers, fill them with
the litter, pour the medications into the litter in the bottle and fill it
with water.  We shake it up, seal it and dispose of it in the trash.  The
litter and water makes the medication into a slurry that is unusable.
Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the facility's drug disposal
policies.  I hope this helps.


Cecilia Height, R.N. 

Central Florida


From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us
[mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Kernen,
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 2:58 PM
To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [Pharmwaste] Medicine Disposal Guidance Documents for


I would be grateful any assistance in identifying existing medicine disposal
guidance documents for the following:


1)       School Nurse's Offices

2)       Police Stations (where the police allow medicine drop-off)

3)       In-home hospice

4)       Hospice homes/centers


We understand the applicability of various controlled substance and
hazardous waste regulations. We are hoping to find guidance documents that
we can utilize as a resource as we develop our guidance documents.


Thank you for your assistance.



Brandon Kernen


Hydrology and Conservation Program

Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau

Phone: 603 271 0660

Fax: 603 271 0656



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