.01 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Chronic disease” means a noncommunicable condition that is a major cause of sickness or disability, including, but not limited to:

(a) Heart disease;

(b) Cancer;

(c) Arthritis; and

(d) Diabetes.

(2) “Council” means the State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness established by Health-General Article, §13-202, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(3) “Evidence-based program” means a program that:

(a) Engages the community in assessment and decision making;

(b) Uses data and information systems to inform program activities;

(c) Is based on peer-reviewed evidence;

(d) Uses program-planning frame works;

(e) Conducts evaluation; and

(f) Disseminates the results of the evaluation.

(4) “Healthy lifestyle” means behaviors that promote wellness and prevent disease including, but not limited to:

(a) Maintaining a healthy weight;

(b) Engaging in regular physical activity;

(c) Refraining from smoking;

(d) Limiting consumption of alcohol;

(e) Reducing stress; and

(f) Getting sufficient sleep.

(5) “Quorum” means a majority of the full membership of the Council or of a committee.

(6) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Health.