10.16.07.02

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Acute illness” means an abnormal condition of the body with rapid onset associated with recognizable symptoms and signs, such as chicken pox, gastroenteritis, influenza, or streptococcal sore throat, which has a short course of duration, as opposed to a chronic illness of long duration lasting 30 calendar days or more.

(2) Administer Medication.

(a) “Administer medication” means the act of providing, preparing, or applying a medication.

(b) “Administer medication” does not include:

(i) Reminding a camper to take a medication; or

(ii) Providing physical assistance with opening and removing a medication from the container or locked storage.

(3) “Adult” has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.16.06.02.

(4) “Agent” means an individual who:

(a) Is at least 18 years old;

(b) Has successfully completed, at the expense of an applicant, an emergency epinephrine educational training program approved by the Department; and

(c) Is appointed by a certificate for emergency epinephrine holder to administer auto–injectable epinephrine in an emergency situation.

(5) “Anaphylaxis” means a sudden, severe, and potentially life–threatening allergic reaction that occurs when an individual is exposed to an allergen.

(6) “Applicant” means an individual applying for a Certificate for Emergency Epinephrine.

(7) “Auto–injectable epinephrine” means a portable, disposable drug delivery device that contains a premeasured single dose of epinephrine that is used to treat anaphylaxis in an emergency situation.

(8) “Camp” means a youth camp as defined in COMAR 10.16.06.02.

(9) “Camper” has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.16.06.02.

(10) “Certificate” means a document showing the authority to operate a youth camp, issued by the Maryland Department of Health pursuant to COMAR 10.16.06 and Health-General Article, §14-403, Annotated Code of Maryland, which displays the name of the person granted the authority.

(11) “Certificate for emergency epinephrine” means a certificate or an endorsement on the operating certificate of a youth camp issued by the Maryland Department of Health to an individual who operates a youth camp under COMAR 10.16.06 to obtain, store, and administer auto–injectable epinephrine.

(12) “Certificate for emergency epinephrine holder” means an individual who is authorized by the Maryland Department of Health to obtain, store, and administer auto–injectable epinephrine to be used in an emergency situation.

(13) “Day” has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.16.06.02.

(14) “Department” has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.16.06.02.

(15) “Director” has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.16.06.02.

(16) “Emergency medication” means a medication, identified by a camper’s plan of action for use in case of a medical emergency, for a camper with an identified medical problem.

(17) “Health supervisor” means an individual who:

(a) Provides health services for a camp; and

(b) Is licensed by the State as a:

(i) Physician;

(ii) Certified nurse practitioner; or

(iii) Registered nurse.

(18) Identified Medical Problem.

(a) “Identified medical problem” means a chronic physical condition diagnosed by a licensed health care professional that:

(i) Requires specific medical treatment and supervision; and

(ii) If untreated, can adversely affect the general health of the camper.

(b) “Identified medical problem” includes, but is not limited to:

(i) Asthma;

(ii) Cancer;

(iii) Diabetes; and

(iv) Epilepsy.

(c) “Identified medical problem” does not include a chronic physical condition, which does not typically cause other medical problems or have an adverse effect on the general health of the camper, such as:

(i) Blindness;

(ii) Deafness; or

(iii) A developmental disability.

(19) “Medication” means any nonprescription or prescription medication present at camp.

(20) “Operate” means to supervise, control, conduct, or manage a youth camp as:

(a) An owner;

(b) An agent of the owner;

(c) A lessee of the owner;

(d) A director; or

(e) An independent contractor.

(21) “Operator” has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.16.06.02.

(22) “Person” has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.16.06.02.

(23) “Secretary” has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.16.06.02.

(24) “Self-administer medication” means the act of an individual’s ingesting, injecting, or applying the individual’s own medication when the individual:

(a) Identifies the individual’s own medication; and

(b) Follows the directions for use, including the correct route, dose, and frequency.

(25) “Successfully completed” means to pass a written examination with a grade of 75 percent or higher.