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Medical waste disposal fee is that a State law in Virginia


Asked by Member 993987 on Jun 24th 2010 Tagged myvetchargesamedicalwastedisposalfeeandsaysitthestatelawinvirginiaisthattrue in Other Laws & Legislation
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If you are referring to the charge for disposal of syringes, etc., at your vets, it is not just Virginia, it is also here in NH and in nearby VT.


Member 641257 answered on 6/24/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


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Do you mean does the law require vets to charge a fee for medical waste disposal?

As far as I know it is not legally required for vets to charge a fee, but it is legally required for them to dispose of medical waste properly. This costs money, so they charge clients a fee do it.

Assuming it is not legally required, the other option would be to raise their base appointment costs, which would not be fair to clients who do not require attention that results in medical waste.


Abby answered on 6/24/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer