The College of Optometrists

Storage and disposal of drugs

You should: 
  1. store all diagnostic and therapeutic drugs according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and
  2. keep drugs out of patients’ reach.
You must follow the current legislation on the disposal of hazardous waste.138 You must ensure drug waste is disposed of in accordance with the regulations.139 See section on Infection control


138 Environmental Protection Act 1990 s34.
139 College of Optometrists (2014) Guidance on the disposal of waste [Accessed 3 Nov 2017 2017]

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