Waste Not, Risk Not

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 1:39 PM ET) -- Health care facilities are among the most heavily regulated facilities in the country. Along with the myriad laws and regulations pertaining directly to the provision of health care, health care facilities are also subject to federal and state environmental regulations regarding their operations, waste, emissions and discharges.

There are over 40 federal regulations and several different acts that potentially affect health care facilities, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Emergency...
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