What Licenses Are Needed To Cleanup Crime Scenes?
In California, a person who undertakes as a commercial activity the removal of human blood, human body fluids, and other associated residues from the scene of a serious human injury, illness, or death must have a Trauma Scene Waste Management Practitioner License that is issued by the California Department of Public Health
Without a Trauma Scene Waste Management Practitioner License in California, any work performed in this field is done illegally. Be sure anyone you hire to clean up any biohazard material is licensed.
Licenses Are Required to Ensure Safety
Due to the dangerous nature of pathogens associated with materials on a crime scene such as bodily fluids, blood, or feces, the licensing is in place to ensure the cleanup, transportation, and disposal of regulated biohazard medical waste is done according to the protocol mandated by the California Department of Public Health.