Healthcare Solutions 14 June, 2017

Untangling California’s Complex Regulatory Environment

When it comes to the rules and requirements governing healthcare organization operations, California is a highly-regulated state. Take waste management, for example. California’s 50-page Medical Waste Management Act covering this topic is the most rigorous of its kind in the country. It addresses aspects of medical waste management, from collection and storage to disposal and proper labeling. Per the Act, every healthcare organization generating medical waste must register as a generator.
 
In California, in-depth regulations are not just limited to medical waste management. For instance, the state’s standards for occupational safety and health (OSHA) , as well as protected health information privacy and security (HIPAA) , are also regulated by state-specific requirements.
 
Although California’s myriad rules and regulations may seem daunting, Stericycle can help your organization meet the challenges of compliance. The company has deep experience in California, supporting organizations throughout the state for more than 25 years. Stericycle’s network of facilities, staff and equipment allows it to provide the most responsive service of any company in the industry. The company’s expertise spans a variety of topic areas, so it can effectively facilitate compliance in medical waste management, pharmaceutical disposal, OSHA, HIPAA, and other regulatory categories.
 
Stericycle’s knowledgeable experts can break down the different rules and requirements, providing details about what specific standards apply to your organization and how you can meet them. Staff is ready to respond to any issues that arise. Stericycle also offers comprehensive training to ensure your staff are up to speed on the regulations and how to meet them, which can be especially beneficial should an inspector arrive at your door.
 
Even though California has a plethora of diverse regulations, that doesn’t present a problem that cannot be met. Stericycle is designed to rapidly, efficiently and effectively help you navigate the various requirements and sustain long-term compliance in the areas mentioned above.
 
To learn more about Stericycle’s compliance solutions for a complex regulatory environment, click here.
 

Posted by Richard Best

Richard L. Best is Technical Director and Corporate Director of OSHA Compliance for Stericycle, Inc., a leader in the field of regulatory compliance, providing OSHA training at healthcare facilities.Dick completed his OSHA training at Rochester Institute of Technology’s OSHA Training Institute. He is a Certified Industrial Hygiene Manager, an OSHA Authorized Trainer, and an OSHA Safety Professional. He is a member of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention.
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