CDPH's Medical Waste Management Program (MWMP) ensures the proper
handling and disposal of medical waste by permitting and inspecting medical
waste treatment facilities and transfer stations (PDF) throughout the state.
For the purpose of medical waste management:
"Onsite" means a medical waste treatment facility, or common storage facility
on the same or adjacent property as the generator of the medical waste being
"Offsite" means any location that is not onsite. Offsite treatment
facilities are required to scan for radioactive materials in the medical waste
stream. See: Radioactive Medical Waste Handling Guidance (PDF)
In order to store, transfer and/or treat medical waste offsite in California,
complete the relevant areas of the application form for an offsite
medical waste facility permit as required by the Medical Waste Management Act
(MWMA) and Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations (22 CCR).
Form 8667 - Medical Waste Offsite Facility Permit Application
Form 8007 Transfer Station and Treatment Facility Disclosure Statement (PDF)
Medical Waste Management Program