The California Medical Waste Management Act, California Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.1, authorizes the California State Department of Health Services and local public health departments to register, permit, inspect and collect fees from facilities that generate medical waste to determine whether those facilities store, treat and dispose of those wastes in a manner that complies with the medical waste requirements of state law.
The Board of Supervisors finds that public health and the environment in the City and County of San Francisco will be significantly enhanced by authorizing the Director of Public Health to implement and enforce a medical waste management program as set forth in Section 25034.3 of the California Health and Safety Code.
It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors that, when necessary for the protection of public health, and as authorized under Section 25018 of the Health and Safety Code, the medical waste management program of the City and County of San Francisco shall be more stringent than state law whenever required by this ordinance or by the Director.
(Added by Ord. 375-92, App. 12/23/92)