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Tribal Compliance Assistance Center

Healthcare Topics

This section provides information on the operation of environmental aspects of hospitals and healthcare facilities in Indian country. Topics covered include how these facilities handle municipal solid waste, biohazardous waste, hazardous waste, and air emissions. For the most up-to-date information, visit the EPA's Profile of the Healthcare Industry (PDF) (155 pp, 1.4MB, About PDF) and the Healthcare Environmental Resource Center Exit EPA Disclaimer Web site, both of which provide detailed compliance and pollution prevention information on the healthcare sector. Tribes may also want to obtain information from the Indian Health Service Web site.

Proper healthcare facilites are key to the overall health of any community.
Emergency services should be a last resort in healthcare.
Pollution prevention practices can help prevent exposure of citizens to harmful substances.
Trees can sequester carbon and promote community health by cleaning air.
Emergency services provide a community with a sense of well being as well as crucial services.
Healthcare Management
Compliance Assistance Resources
Regulatory Requirements
Financial Resources

For related information visit EPA’s National Indian Country Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Priority site and EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program in Indian country site.

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