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10.16.03.00.htm 10.16.03.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 16 HOUSING Chapter 03 Camps Authority: Health-General Article, ยง 2-104, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.16.03.01.htm 10.16.03.01. 01 Purpose.. It is the purpose and intent of these regulations to establish minimum standards of layout, operation, construction, and maintenance of camps to protect and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the public.
10.16.03.01-1.htm 10.16.03.01-1. 01-1 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Approving Authority" means the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene or his designee.. 2) "Camp" means a property consisting of a tract of land and all tents, vehicles, buildings, or other structures pertaining to it used as living quarters or shelter, which is operated gratuitously or for compensation, during any portion of any 5 or more days per annum, and w
10.16.03.02.htm 10.16.03.02. 02 Permits.. A. General Requirements. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a camp without an annual permit issued by the Approving Authority. Application for this permit shall be made in writing on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Approving Authority at least 30 days before the opening of the camp, and in the case of a new camp, or camp to be materially altered, enlarged, or added to, shall include plans and specifications for the proposed c
10.16.03.03.htm 10.16.03.03. 03 Inspections.. The Approving Authority shall have the right of entry at reasonable times upon any private or public property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relative to the enforcement of these regulations.
10.16.03.04.htm 10.16.03.04. 04 Location, Space, and General Layout.. A. Site Location. A camp may not be located in swamps or marshes or adjacent to them, or in areas not properly drained. Measures shall be taken for the eradication or control of poison ivy, poison oak, noxious weeds, mosquitoes, flies, rodents, and poisonous reptiles in the immediate camp area. Adequate guards, signs, or area restrictions shall be provided to reduce accident potential.B. Location. The principal camp area in which food
10.16.03.05.htm 10.16.03.05. 05 Swimming Pools and Bathing Areas.. A swimming pool or bathing area may not be installed, altered, improved, or used without compliance with applicable regulations. A bathing area may not be used without the written permission of the Approving Authority.
10.16.03.06.htm 10.16.03.06. 06 Service Buildings. A. Requirements. In camps using service buildings, the following facilities shall be regarded as minimum: Number Male Female (1) Toilets 1 per 20 15 (2) Urinals 1 per 30 (3) Lavatories 1 per 20 20 (4) *Showers 1 per 20 20 - *This shall apply to overnight camping facilities and/or where swimming or bathing is provided.B. Compliance. All toilet, shower, lavatory, and laundry facilities shall be provided and maintained in a clean, sanitary con
10.16.03.07.htm 10.16.03.07. 07 Water Supply.. A. Requirements. A safe, adequate, and conveniently located water supply shall be provided for each camp in compliance with applicable regulations. The water supply may not be installed, altered, or used without the written permission of the Secretary of the Environment or his designee.B. Drinking Fountains. Drinking fountains shall be of an approved type and in locations acceptable to the Secretary of the Environment or his designee. Faucets may not be used
10.16.03.08.htm 10.16.03.08. 08 Sewage Disposal.. Requirements. Approved, adequate, and conveniently located toilet facilities shall be provided for each camp in compliance with applicable regulations. A method of sewage disposal may not be installed, altered, or used without the written permission of the Approving Authority.
10.16.03.09.htm 10.16.03.09. 09 Garbage and Refuse Disposal.. A. Storage, Collection, and Disposal. The storage, collection, and disposal of garbage and refuse shall be managed so as not to create health hazards, rodent harborage, insect-breeding areas, accidents, fire hazards, or air pollution.B. Containers. All refuse shall be stored in conveniently located, leak-proof, rodent-proof containers with tight-fitting lids. Containers shall be provided in sufficient number and capacity for prope
10.16.03.10.htm 10.16.03.10. 10 Insect and Rodent Control Measures.. Insect and rodent control measures to safeguard the public health and comfort shall be used in the camp as required by the Approving Authority.
10.16.03.11.htm 10.16.03.11. 11 Electrical Service.. Where electrical service is used, the installation and use of these facilities shall conform with all applicable codes.
10.16.03.12.htm 10.16.03.12. 12 Food Service.. Equipment and operation of kitchen, dining halls, and storage room facilities shall comply with the standards administered by the Approving Authority. Refrigeration and storage of food, food handling methods, dishwashing and storage of dishes by procedures meeting the requirements of the standards of the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.
10.16.03.13.htm 10.16.03.13. 13 Emergency Medical Care and Hospitalization.. A person qualified to render emergency aid shall be available at all times. A registered nurse or physician licensed to practice in the State should be on the camp staff and available for emergency treatment of illness and accident. The nurse or physician need not be a resident, but should be on call and able to reach the camp within a short period of time. Transportation shall be available at all times for use in case of emergency.
10.16.03.14.htm 10.16.03.14. 14 Penalties.. Any person who violates any of the provisions set forth in these regulations shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction of it shall be fined not less than $25 or more than $100 for each offense and other penalties as provided by law. Each day's failure to comply with any provision shall constitute a separate violation.
10.16.03.15.htm 10.16.03.15. 15 Severability.. If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of these regulations should be declared invalid for any reason whatsoever, the decision may not affect the remaining portions of these regulations, which shall remain in full force and effect, and to this end the provisions of these regulations are hereby declared to be severable.
10.16.03.9999.htm 10.16.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 15, 1965. Amended effective June 8, 1965; April 1, 1967; December 1, 1970. Preface codified as Regulation .01 and Regulation .01 amended and recodified to Regulation .01-1 effective March 14, 1994 (21:5 Md. R. 404)
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