The Government of India published Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules in the year 1998. According to the said Rule, any activity defined by the following criteria shall have to obtain authorisation from the Board.
Every occupier of an institution genereting, collecting, receiving, storing, transporting, treating, disposing and / or handling biomedical wastes in any other manner, except such occupier of clinics, dispensaries, pathological laboratories, blood banks providing treatment/service to less than 1000 (One thousand) patients per month, shall make an application in Form - I to the Board for grant of authorisation.
Every operator of a biomedical waste facility shall make anapplication in Form - I to the Board for grant of authorisation.
This Rule is applicable to
An "Occupier", e.g., Hospital, Nursing Home, Clinic, Dispensary, Veterinary Institution, Animal House, Pathological Laboratory, Blood Bank by whatever name called, means a person who has control over the institution and / or its premises.
An "Operator of a biomedical waste facility" means a person who owns or controls or operates a facility for the collection, reception, storage, transport, treatment, disposal or any other form of handling of biomedical wastes.