EPA Issues New Waste Rules for Hospitals, Medical Clinics and Pharmacies

EPA Issues New Waste Rules for Hospitals, Medical Clinics and Pharmacies

This post, EPA Issues New Waste Rules for Hospitals, Medical Clinics and Pharmacies, first appeared on https://www.lexology.com. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently issued new regulations for managing pharmaceutical waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”). The rules specify new requirements for…

Drugs and syringes have become such a problem in Starbucks bathrooms that the company is installing needle-disposal boxes

Drugs and syringes have become such a problem in Starbucks bathrooms that the company is installing needle-disposal boxes

This post, Drugs and syringes have become such a problem in Starbucks bathrooms that the company is installing needle-disposal boxes, first appeared on https://www.businessinsider.com. Starbucks is installing boxes for safe disposal of syringes in the bathrooms of certain locations, following workers’ reports of discarded needles and…

OCR Fines Providers for HIPAA Violations, Failure to Follow “Basic Security Requirements”

OCR Fines Providers for HIPAA Violations, Failure to Follow “Basic Security Requirements”

This post, OCR Fines Providers for HIPAA Violations, Failure to Follow “Basic Security Requirements”, first appeared on https://www.healthcare-informatics.com/. Florida-based Advanced Care Hospitalists PL (ACH) has agreed to pay $500,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for…