Indiana Code Title 16. Health § 16-41-16-4

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 dangerous communicable disease (as defined by rule adopted 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.


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