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10.52.01.00.htm 10.52.01.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 52 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE Chapter 01 Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs Authority: Health-General Article, §24-901―24-909, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.52.01.01.htm 10.52.01.01. 01 Purpose and Scope.. This chapter:. A. Defines an opioid-associated disease prevention and outreach program; and. B. Sets forth:. 1) The responsibilities of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and local health departments in establishing opioid-associated disease prevention and outreach programs; and2) Requirements for:. a) Monitoring and evaluating opioid-associated disease prevention and outreach programs; and. b) Research conducted in collaboration with an opi
10.52.01.02.htm 10.52.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Applicant” means a local health department or community-based organization seeking to establish an opioid-associated disease prevention and outreach program.2) Body Fluid.. a) “Body fluid” means any fluid containing visible blood, semen, or vaginal secretions.. b) “Body fluid” does not include cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, breast milk, amniotic fluid, s
10.52.01.03.htm 10.52.01.03. 03 Program Establishment.. A. Effective October 1, 2016, a local health department or CBO may establish an OADPO program with approval from the:1) Department; and. 2) Local health officer of the county in which OADPO program operations are proposed.. B. When proposing an OADPO program, a local health department may collaborate with:. 1) A CBO; or. 2) Another local health department.. C. A CBO may operate an OADPO program in multiple counties if approved by the local health officer i
10.52.01.04.htm 10.52.01.04. 04 Application Process.. A. An applicant:. 1) Shall submit an application to establish an OADPO program to the Department that includes:. a) Responses to all applicable questions; and. b) Any supporting documentation indicated on the application;. 2) May voluntarily withdraw an application at any time; and. 3) May submit a new application at any time.. B. The Department shall:. 1) Distribute the application to establish an OADPO program to the local health officer in each juri
10.52.01.05.htm 10.52.01.05. 05 Program Design and Operation.. A. The CBO or local health department approved to operate an OADPO program:. 1) Shall provide protocols for the safety and security of OADPO program locations, equipment, and staff in accordance with Regulation .06 of this chapter that:a) Control the dissemination of hypodermic needles and syringes; and. b) Allow for a full accounting of the number of hypodermic needles and syringes managed by the program;2) Shall offer participants:.
10.52.01.06.htm 10.52.01.06. 06 Program Security.. A. An OADPO program shall implement protocols for the safety and security of program locations, equipment, and staff.B. OADPO program staff shall:. 1) Wear suitable clothing, including closed footwear, at all times;. 2) Treat all body fluids as potentially infectious and follow infection control protocols at all times including:a) Use of barriers including gloves;. b) Immediate washing of hands and other skin surfaces after contact with body fluids; and.
10.52.01.07.htm 10.52.01.07. 07 Monitoring and Evaluation.. A. OADPO programs shall:. 1) Submit all data for each reporting period on a quarterly basis as required by the Department, including:a) The number of:. i) Participants served by the OADPO program;. ii) New participants registered by the OADPO program;. b) Demographic data of participants served by the OADPO program, including:. i) Age;. ii) Gender identity;. iii) Sexual orientation;. iv) Race;. v) Ethnicity;. vi) Zip code; and.
10.52.01.08.htm 10.52.01.08. 08 Research.. A. An individual researcher or institution shall apply for and receive approval from the Department before starting research in collaboration with an OADPO program.B. The Department shall:. 1) Review each request; and. 2) Approve or disapprove the proposed research based on whether the proposed research:. a) Advances scientific knowledge or practice related to opioid-associated disease prevention and outreach;b) Has approaches, aims, and methods that will all
10.52.01.09.htm 10.52.01.09. 09 Revocation of Approval and Appeals.. A. The Department and the local health officer may revoke the approval of an OADPO program if the OADPO program does not:1) Meet the requirements of Health-General Article, Title 24, Subtitle 9, Annotated Code of Maryland; or2) Operate in accordance with the requirements of Regulations .05 and .06 of this chapter.. B. The Department shall:. 1) Notify the OADPO program in writing of the revocation of approval; and.
10.52.01.9999.htm 10.52.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 24, 2017 (44:8 Md. R. 404).
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