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Sec. 4. (a) Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d), as used in this chapter, “infectious waste” means waste that epidemiologic evidence indicates is capable of transmitting a serious communicable disease (as set forth in the list published under IC 16-41-2-1).
(b) The term includes the following:
(1) Pathological wastes.
(2) Biological cultures and associated biologicals.
(3) Contaminated sharps.
(4) Infectious agent stock and associated biologicals.
(5) Blood and blood products in liquid or semiliquid form.
(6) Laboratory animal carcasses, body parts, and bedding.
(7) Wastes (as described under section 8 of this chapter).
(c) “Infectious waste”, as the term applies to a:
(1) home health agency; or
(2) hospice service delivered in the home of a hospice patient;
includes only contaminated sharps.
(d) The term does not include an aborted fetus or a miscarried fetus.
(a) The commission has the powers to perform any acts whether specifically authorized by this code or other law or implied by this code or other law, necessary and convenient to the exercise of its jurisdiction and powers as provided by this code and other laws.
(b) The commission may call and hold hearings, receive evidence at hearings, administer oaths, issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers and documents, and make findings of fact and decisions with respect to its jurisdiction under this code and other laws and rules, orders, permits, licenses, certificates, and other actions adopted, issued, or taken by the commission.
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