Pharmacy Waste Management: Principles and Best Practices for Skilled Nursing Facilities
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Mass Senior Care Office, Waltham
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Registration begins at 8:30 am)
On December 11, 2018, the Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a final rule establishing special management standards for pharmaceutical wastes that are classified as hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Final Rule culminates a decade-long effort to tailor the federal hazardous waste program for these wastes, to classify and regulate the wastes as “universal wastes” and to establish an entirely new framework for pharmaceutical wastes. The final rule offers streamlined standards for handling pharmaceutical wastes to better fit the operations of the healthcare sector while maintaining protection of human health and the environment. In addition, as part of this rule, EPA is bolstering the protection of our nation’s waterways by prohibiting the “sewering” of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. This workshop will review the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and identify strategies for long-term care providers to comply with the final rule for managing pharmaceutical waste.
At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will:
•Understand the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
•Identify various pharmacy waste streams in compliance with NIOSH, OSHA, EPA, DEP, and state and local standards, and •Identify strategies to manage pharmaceutical waste
David Ryan, VP of United Medical Waste Management; MSCA Associate Member
David is responsible for managing safety and environmental compliance for United Medical Waste Management, the largest independently owned medical waste company serving New England.
Administrators, Facility Managers and Maintenance Personnel
CEUs – 3.0
The Massachusetts Senior Care Association has qualified for “deemed status #NH-09015-007” from the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators for Administrators. This program also meets continuing education requirements for Nurses in Massachusetts. All will receive certificate of attendance.
Fees: (Must be paid in full prior to attending seminar)
$ 80 - Mass Senior Care Association Member
$160 - Non-member
Mass Senior Care must be notified in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the seminar for a credit of equal amount to be issued to your Mass Senior Care account. No refunds will be given. “No Show” attendees will be billed at the full registration fee. Cancelations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
800 South Street, Suite 280
Waltham, MA 02453
Use the parking garage to the left of the building. Take a left in the garage to access the upper levels. There are ample handicapped parking spaces located directly in front of the building’s main entrance. Please do not park in marked reserved spaces.