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Problems of legal regulation of medical waste disposal

E.D. Vetoshkina, E.S. Koshcheeva, M.A. Smirnov
Section: Social ecology
The article is devoted to an urgent problem in the field of environmental safety – legal regulation of medical waste management at the level of federal legislation, as well as trends in the normative consolidation of the medical waste disposal system being created. The selected legislative mechanism for special regulation in the field of medical waste disposal is the most optimal model of legal regulation. Exemption of the specified category from the scope of Federal Law No.89-FZ “On Production and Consumption Waste” of June 24, 1998 contributes to the environmental safety on issues of medical waste disposal. On the other hand, a serious problem of legal regulation has been identified. The result of the study is a recommendation on the need for special legal regulation of the medical waste management system at the level of the law. The normative model of special regulation on the example of the draft law “On conducting experiments on the organization and centralized management of medical and biological waste in the Moscow region and on amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” is assessed by the authors positively in terms of differentiating the concepts of “medical waste” and “biological waste”, but the idea of introducing a regional operator and the principles of public-private partnership (by analogy with the model of solid waste disposal) is criticized.
Keywords: medical waste, regulation, liability in the field of medical waste circulation, legal regulation model
Article published in number 4 for 2021
DOI: 10.25750/1995-4301-2021-4-224-229
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