Medical Waste Contact Info and Program Description

Contact: Andrew Shannon 517-230-9800
Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Program Overview                        Biohazard


The Medical Waste Regulatory Program (MWRP) administers and enforces Michigan's Medical Waste Regulatory Act (MWRA), Part 138 of the Public Health Code, 1978 PA 368, as amended, and the Administrative Rules adopted pursuant to the Act (see web link below for a copy of the Act and Rules). The MWRA includes regulations requiring proper handling, storage, treatment, and disposal of potentially infectious medical waste.  


The objective of the MWRP is to protect those persons who come into contact with medical waste from exposure to the risk of injury, infection, or disease that is created from improperly disposed medical waste. The MWRA mandates how medical waste producing facilities must manage their medical waste from the point at which it is generated to its ultimate disposal point. Generators of medical waste are also required to register initially and every 3 years thereafter as producing facilities of medical waste under the MWRA.   

To obtain an initial application, renew online, or get access to useful reference information, please visit If you have general registration questions about registering, modifying a registration, duplicate certificate requests, or other documentation, please send an e-mail to  Your request will be handled generally within 2 business days. 

If you have a question of a technical nature, require interpretive guidance, or to report a medical waste complaint or incident, please contact Andrew Shannon, Program Specialist, at 517-230-9800.  We request that you please use the above email address for general questions, as many issues are more quickly resolved and electronic document requests can be performed.