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116.835 SAFE SHARPS MANAGEMENT.

(a) A sharps manufacturer that sells or distributes sharps that are usually intended for home use and a pharmaceutical manufacturer that sells or distributes a medication in Minnesota that is usually intended to be self-injected in a home resulting in the generation of sharps shall, on or before July 1, 2011, post to its Web site a plan that describes how the manufacturer supports the safe collection and proper disposal of the sharps.

(b) The plan required under paragraph (a) shall include, at a minimum, a description of the actions, if any, taken by the manufacturer to do the following:

(1) provide for the safe collection and proper disposal of sharps;

(2) educate consumers about safe management and collection opportunities; and

(3) support efforts by retailers, pharmaceutical distributors, local governments, health care organizations, public health officers, solid waste service providers, organizations representing patients who use sharps, and other groups with interest in protecting public health and safety through the sale, collection, and proper disposal of sharps.

(c) A public health agency or clinic that participates in a needle exchange program must post to its Web site a plan that describes how the agency or clinic supports the safe collection and proper disposal of the sharps.

History:

2010 c 286 s 2