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Healthcare facility definitions

The following chart, excerpted from the above guidance, will help those providing healthcare in residential situations to determine whether the waste is regulated as household or business waste.

Summary of Definitions
Nursing homes Business
Community-based residential facility Business
Residential care apartment complex Household

Exception: Residential care apartment complexes that purchase, store, distribute or otherwise centrally manage wastes (such as medications) on behalf of tenants are considered businesses, regardless of the number of tenants/units.
Adult family home Household
Hospice care In-patient: Business
In-home: Household
In-other-facility: See above for each represented facility