THE MINISTER OF HEALTH
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence – Freedom – Happiness
 
No. 43/2007/QD-BYT
Hanoi, November 30, 2007
 
DECISION
PROMULGATING THE REGULATION ON MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL WASTES
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 49/2003/ND-CP of May 15, 2003, defining the functions, tusks and organizational structure of the Health Ministry;
Pursuant to the November 29, 2005 Law on Environmental Protection;
At the proposal of the Director of the Therapy Department, the Director of Vietnam Preventive Medicine
Department and the Director of the Legal Department of the Health Ministry,
 
DECIDES:
Article 1. To promulgate together with this Decision the Regulation on Management of Medical Wastes.
Article 2. This Decision takes effect 15 days after its publication in “CONG BAO.”
To annul Decision No. 2575/1999/QD-BYT of August 27, 1999, of the Minister of Health, promulgating the Regulation on Management of Medical Wastes.
Article 3. The directors of the Office, Departments and Inspectorate of the Health Ministry; directors of provincial/municipal Health Services; directors of hospitals and institutes of the Health Ministry, principals of medical workers-training schools; heads of health sections of branches, managers of private establishments, and heads of concerned units shall implement this Decision.

 

 
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH


Nguyen Quoc Trieu
 
REGULATION
ON MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL WASTES
(Promulgated together with Decision No. 43/2007/QD-BYT of November 30, 2007, of the Minister of Health)
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Governing scope
1. This Regulation provides for the management of medical wastes, the rights and responsibilities of organizations and individuals in the management of medical wastes.
2. Medical establishments and organizations as well as individuals participating in the treatment and destruction of medical wastes shall, apart from implementing this Regulation, implement current state regulations on management of wastes.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Regulation applies to medical examination and treatment establishments, maternity homes, health stations, establishments engaged in medical and pharmaceutical research, preventive medicine, training of heath workers, production of and trading in pharmaceutical products, vaccines, medical biologicals (collectively referred to as medical establishments) and organizations as well as individuals involved in the transportation, treatment or destruction of medical wastes.
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