Q: Would a dirty needle be considered Transportation of etiologic agent?
A: Novel question. Could be, with the right facts and evidence of intent. Would depend on the perspective of the Indicting DA.
The terms “etiologic agent” and “infectious substance” are synonymous.
(b) The transportation of infectious substances and regulated medical waste, including but not limited to the marking of packages and marking or placarding of vehicles with appropriate warnings, shall comply with the requirements of the federal Hazardous Material Regulations published in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations as those regulations currently exist or may in the future be amended and with compatible regulations adopted or promulgated by the commissioner of public safety.
OCGA § 40-6-253.1
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