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Michigan Medical Waste Regulatory Information

The Medical Waste Regulatory Program (MWRP) is authority who regulates, inspects, permits, and licenses medical waste producing facilities in Michigan. If your healthcare facility produces medical waste, you will need to be in full compliance with the MWRP. 

Michigan Medical Waste Laws FAQ

How long can a business in Michigan store medical waste?

No longer than 90 days. The EGLE and local health inspectors will randomly inspect facilities likely to produce medical waste for signed off RMW shipping documents.

Who is Authorized to inspect our facility?

Any EGLE staff and Michigan staff with overlapping requirements. Other likely agencies are: MOSHA,  Local Health inspectors, Body Art Permitting, X-Ray Permitting.

Who regulates the medical waste laws in Michigan?

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is the regulatory authority over medical waste laws in Michigan. 

Do I need to register with the State?

If your business produces any amount of medical waste in the State of Michigan your a required by law to register for a medical waste permit with the EGLE.

Are their fines violating the medical waste laws?

The fine for improper storage, treatment, disposal, and holding period for regulated medical waste is $2,500 per violation and $1,000 per day out of compliance. 

We barely produce medical waste. Do we still have to remove it every 90 days?

Yes, if you're a business in Michigan and produce any amount of medical waste. You must have your minimal waste removed every 90 days. 

Registration, Program, Rules, Project, Guidance, and Reference Information

Medical Waste Producing Facilities Administrative Rules

Click the above PDF document to download the state laws pertaining to medical waste producing, storage, and removal. 

Michigan Medical Waste Regulatory Act

Click the above PDF document to download the State Act pertaining to medical waste producing, storage, and removal. 

FAQ Regarding the Michigan Medical Waste Act

Click the above PDF document to download the most frequently asked questions about the medical waste laws, procedures, and punishments for not following the law.. 

Medical Waste Producing Facility Inspection Report

Click the above PDF document to download the state inspection form your particular county could be using during a scheduled or non-scheduled inspection