Sharps Collection and Disposal Guidelines

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Health, Department of State
Hospitals and nursing homes must accept discarded or unused sharps, needles, and scalpels from patients. This is required by law in New York State.

Staff, consumers, and medical professionals should review safe disposal and collections guidelines.



For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Health
NYC Metropolitan Area Office
90 Church Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10007-2919
Phone: 2124174921


Website: http://www.health.ny.gov/

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Division of Water - Water Well Program
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3508
Phone: (877) 472-2619
Fax: (518) 402-8290
NYSWells@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/

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