BILL NUMBER: AB 762 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Smyth FEBRUARY 17, 2011 An act to amend Section 118240 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 762, as introduced, Smyth. Public health: medical waste. Existing law establishes various programs for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health to be administered by the State Department of Public Health, including, but not limited to, administration of the Medical Waste Management Act relating to the regulation of medical waste, including, but not limited to, provisions related to the treatment, containment, and storage of medical waste. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 118240 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read: 118240. Notwithstanding Section 9141 of the Food and Agricultural Code,
animalsan animal that diedies from infectious diseasesdisease shall be treated in accordance with Section 118215 if, in the opinion of the attending veterinarian or local health officer, the carcass presents a danger of infection to humans.