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10.59.01.00.htm 10.59.01.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 59 CATASTROPHIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES Chapter 01 Care of Individuals Isolated or Quarantined Due to a Deadly Agent Authority: Health General Article, §18-904―18-907, Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 1, Section 4, Acts of 2002
10.59.01.01.htm 10.59.01.01. 01 Incorporation By Reference.. Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals; Julia S. Garner and the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee; (American Journal of Infection Control) which has been incorporated by reference in COMAR 10.07.02.01-1, is incorporated by reference in this chapter.
10.59.01.02.htm 10.59.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Deadly agent" means:. a) Anthrax, ebola, plague, smallpox, tularemia, or other bacterial, fungal, rickettsial, or viral agent, biological toxin, or other biological agent capable of causing extensive loss of life or serious disability;b) Mustard gas, nerve gas, or other chemical agent capable of causing extensive loss of life or serious disability; or
10.59.01.03.htm 10.59.01.03. 03 Standards For Isolation and Quarantine.. A. As set forth in Health-General Article, §18-905, Annotated Code of Maryland, in investigating actual or potential exposures to a deadly agent, the Secretary may order isolation or quarantine of an individual or a group of individuals, including those individuals who refuse to be vaccinated, medically examined, treated, or tested.B. An individual who does not comply with an isolation or quarantine order of the Secretary is guilt
10.59.01.04.htm 10.59.01.04. 04 Isolation in a Health Care Facility.. A. The administrator of a health care facility shall ensure that isolation of an individual is done using one or more of the following types of isolation precautions and procedures, as defined and prescribed in Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals:1) Standard precautions;. 2) Airborne precautions;. 3) Droplet precautions; or. 4) Contact precautions.. B. The administrator of a health care facility shall, at a minimum:.
10.59.01.05.htm 10.59.01.05. 05 Quarantine in a Health Care Facility.. A. The Secretary may quarantine an individual in a health care facility due to a preexisting medical condition of the individual being quarantined or if a health care facility is more appropriate than the individual's home because of medical conditions of family members residing in the individual's home.B. The administrator of a health care facility shall:. 1) Follow the health care facility's procedures and protocol for quarantine; and.
10.59.01.06.htm 10.59.01.06. 06 Isolation and Quarantine in an Individual's Home.. A. The Secretary, with assistance from staff at a local health department, local health care facilities, local law enforcement agencies, local social service agencies, or any other local county agencies as needed, may isolate or quarantine in the individual's home an individual who does not require hospitalization or other highly skilled medical care.B. The health officer shall:. 1) Ensure that appropriate supplies, such as surgi
10.59.01.07.htm 10.59.01.07. 07 Isolation and Quarantine in Nonhealth Care Facilities Not Individuals' Homes.. A. The Secretary may order an individual, who cannot be accommodated in either a health care facility or the individual's home, into isolation or quarantine in one of the sites listed under §B of this regulation.B. A health officer may recommend to the Secretary the following sites for isolation and quarantine:. 1) A school;. 2) A hotel;. 3) A motel;. 4) A dormitory; or. 5) Another site determine
10.59.01.9999.htm 10.59.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 19, 2006 (33:12 Md. R. 998).
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