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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Biomedical Waste

Environmental Health

The objective of the biomedical waste program is to protect health care workers, environmental-service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious biomedical waste.

Both the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have responsibilities under this program. When biomedical waste is improperly managed, it places health care workers, sanitation workers, and the general public at risk for contracting dangerous diseases. Chapter 64E-16, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) (PDF 60 KB), provides guidance to facilities that generate biomedical waste to aid them in ensuring proper management of that waste.  A model biomedical waste operating plan (PDF 38KB) is available to assist facilities in documenting their procedures for management of biomedical waste.  Many facilities have their biomedical waste removed by a registered biomedical waste transporter


Permit fees can be paid online at or by calling our office.

Please go to Florida Department of Health - Biomedical Waste Program for more information and for forms.