Apply for a permit
Biomedical Waste Generator Permits (issued to facilities that produce biomedical waste) are issued by area biomedical waste coordinators. To find out who your coordinator is, check with your local environmental health field office. To apply for the permit, complete and return Department of Health form DH4089 to your biomedical waste coordinator, along with the required annual fee. For initial permits, the fee is pro-rated during the last two quarters of the permit year, which is from October 1 to September 30.
Individuals interested in transporting biomedical waste must obtain a Biomedical Waste Transporter Registration. To register as a transporter, complete Department of Health form DH4106 and submit it to your area biomedical waste coordinator. The fee for transporter registration varies, as it is based on the number of transport vehicles used. Your area biomedical waste coordinator will help you determine the correct fee for your business. Rule requirements for transporters are included in Chapter 64E-16, F.A.C.
Biomedical waste storage facilities also must be permitted. Completed Application for Biomedical Waste Storage Permit forms DH4107 should be submitted with the required fee, to your area biomedical waste coordinator. Rule requirements for storage facilities are included in Chapter 64E-16, F.A.C.
Facilities for the commercial treatment of biomedical waste must complete an Application for Biomedical Waste Treatment Permit DH4111 and submit it to their area biomedical waste coordinator, along with the required fee. Rule requirements for treatment facilities are included in Chapter 64E-16, F.A.C.
Sharps-collection programs also must be permitted. An Application for Biomedical Waste Sharps Collection Program Permit DH4108 must be completed and submitted to your area biomedical waste coordinator. There is no charge for this permit. Rule requirements for sharps-collection programs are included in Chapter 64E-16, F.A.C.
Additional rules and forms are available on the Florida Department of Health website.