10.16.06.03

.03 Local Government Health and Safety Standards.

A. Subject to the provisions of §B of this regulation, each unit of local government shall:

(1) Adopt health and safety standards pertaining to the operation of youth camps; and

(2) Submit to the Department documentation that verifies that the unit of local government maintains standards that are at least as protective as those required by this chapter.

B. Each unit of local government or the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission that directs or operates a program or activity under Regulation .01B of this chapter shall certify to the Department, in writing on a form prescribed by the Department, on or before April 1 of each year, that all of those programs or activities operated by the unit comply with:

(1) Applicable health and safety standards of the local jurisdiction in which the program or activity is located; and

(2) Any State law the enforcement of which has been delegated to local government.

C. A unit of local government or the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission that directs or operates a program or activity under Regulation .01B of this chapter may annually elect to comply with Health-General Article, Title 14, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland, and this chapter and apply for youth camp certification for that program or activity.