Bill Status of HB3246 101st General Assembly
Short Description: RETAIL STORE SHARPS DISPOSAL
Rep. Gregory Harris and Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Retail Store Sharps Disposal Act. Provides that a retail store shall make sharps disposal boxes available at that retail store if it is requested by an employee of the retail store who submits a written request to the manager of the retail store and to the Department of Public Health, requested by the municipality where the retail store is located, or if an infection or contamination from needle exposure is traced back to that retail store by the Department, a local health department, or State or local law enforcement. Provides that any municipality may require by ordinance that sharps disposal boxes be placed at any retail store located within that municipality. Provides that specified retail stores shall have at least one employee trained in the safe and proper handling and disposal of sharps. Provides that the Department shall institute that training. Provides that particular categories of retail stores, to be determined by the Department, shall install sharps disposal boxes. Provides that all required sharps disposal box installation and all training occur not more than 90 days after receiving notice of the requirement. Provides that the Department shall create and maintain a list of retail stores that are required to install sharps disposal boxes and municipalities that require retail stores to install sharps disposal boxes. Provides that the Department shall ensure that all retail stores required to install sharps disposal boxes are inspected at least once every year to verify compliance with the Act.