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Medical and infectious waste administrative codes and statutes

The following rules and statutes directly apply to infectious waste. Please note that other rules, such as those for hazardous wastes may also apply.

Wisconsin state statutes

  • ss. 227.11 (2) (a), 287.03 (1) (a) and 289.06, Wis. Stats.- General authority for writing rules
  • ss. 287.07 (7) and (8), Wis. Stats. - Medical Waste Reduction
  • s. 299.51 (3), Wis. Stats. - Medical Waste Management
  • s. 285.63 (10), Wis. Stats. - Medical Waste Incinerators

Wisconsin administrative codes

Most frequently requested citations

  • NR 526.04(2) - Household generator exemption
  • NR 526.05(1) - Items presumed to be infectious
  • NR 526.05(2) - Items presumed to be non-infectious
  • NR 526.09(5) - Provisions for sharps collection
  • NR 526.10 - Transporter requirements
  • NR 526.11 - Treatment standards
  • NR 526.16 and .22 - Medical waste reduction requirements

Minimum safety-related requirements

These requirements apply to all generators, including individual households are.

  • NR 526.06 - Separating waste
  • NR 526.07 - Containing infectious waste
  • NR 526.08 - Handling infectious waste
  • NR 526.09(4) - Storing and transferring infectious waste
  • NR 526.10(3) - Transporting and shipping infectious waste
  • NR 526.11 and 526.12(4) - Treating infectious waste
  • NR 526.13 - Disposing of infectious waste

Administrative requirements

To find out if administrative requirements apply to you, see the following codes.

  • NR 526.09(2) - Storage and transfer licenses
  • NR 526.10(2) - Transportation licenses
  • NR 526.12(2) - Treatment licenses
  • NR 526.14(2) - Infectious waste manifests
  • NR 526.14(2) - Recordkeeping
  • NR 526.15(2) - Annual Reports
Last revised: Thursday November 16 2017