§ 117625 Unless the context requires otherwise, the definitions in this …
§ 117630 (a) “Biohazard bag” means a disposable film bag used to contain …
§ 117636 “Chemotherapeutic agent” means an agent that kills or prevents the …
§ 117637 “Common carrier” means either of the following:(a) A person or …
§ 117640 “Common storage facility” means any designated accumulation area that …
§ 117645 “Container” means the rigid container in which the medical waste is …
§ 117647 “Empty” means a condition achieved when tubing, a container, or inner …
§ 117650 “Enforcement agency” means the department or the local agency …
§ 117655 “Enforcement officer” means the director, or agents or registered …
§ 117657 “Fund” means the Medical Waste Management Fund created pursuant to …
§ 117660 “Hazardous waste hauler” means a person registered as a hazardous …
§ 117662 “Health care professional” means any person licensed or certified …
§ 117665 “Highly communicable diseases” means diseases, such as those caused …
§ 117670 “Household waste” means any material, including garbage, trash, and …
§ 117671 “Home-generated sharps waste” means hypodermic needles, pen needles, …
§ 117672 “Industrial hygienist” means a person who has met the educational …
§ 117675 “Infectious agent” means a type of microorganism, bacteria, mold, …
§ 117680 “Large quantity generator” means a medical waste generator, other …
§ 117685 “Local agency” means the local health department, as defined in …
§ 117690 (a) “Medical waste” means any biohazardous, pathology, …
§ 117695 Medical waste that has been treated in accordance with the provisions …
§ 117700 Medical waste does not include any of the following:(a) Waste …
§ 117705 “Medical waste generator” means any person whose act or process …
§ 117710 “Medical waste management plan” means a document that is completed by …
§ 117715 “Medical waste permit” means a permit issued by the enforcement …
§ 117720 “Medical waste registration” means a registration issued by the …
§ 117725 (a) “Medical waste treatment facility” means all land and …
§ 117730 “Mixed waste” means mixtures of medical and nonmedical waste. Mixed …
§ 117735 “Offsite” means any location that is not onsite.
§ 117740 (a)  “Onsite” means a medical waste treatment facility, or …
§ 117742 “Parent organization” means an organization that employs or contracts …
§ 117745 “Person” means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, …
§ 117747 (a) “Pharmaceutical” means a prescription or over-the-counter …
§ 117750 (a) “Sharps container” means a rigid puncture-resistant …
§ 117760 “Small quantity generator” means a medical waste generator, other …
§ 117765 “Storage” means the holding of medical wastes, in compliance with the …
§ 117770 “Tracking document” means the medical waste tracking document …
§ 117771 “Shipping document” means the medical waste shipping document …
§ 117775 (a) “Transfer station” means an offsite location permitted by …
§ 117776 (a)  “Trauma scene” means a location soiled by, or contaminated …
§ 117778 “Trauma scene waste management practitioner” means a person who …
§ 117780 “Treatment” means any method, technique, or process designed to …

Terms Used In California Codes > Health and Safety Code > Division 104 > Part 14 > Chapter 2 - Definitions

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • County: includes city and county. See California Health and Safety Code 14
  • Department: means the Department of General Services. See California Public Contract Code 10290
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 20
  • Director: means the Director of General Services. See California Public Contract Code 10290
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 21
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Goods: means all types of tangible personal property, including materials, supplies, and equipment. See California Public Contract Code 10290
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Health and Safety Code 19
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • project: includes the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any University of California structure, building, road, or other improvement that will exceed in cost, including labor and materials, a total of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). See California Public Contract Code 10500
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Health and Safety Code 23