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§ 13-7A-01. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 13. Miscellaneous Health Care Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7a. Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Health - General, § 13-7A-01
§ 13-7A-01. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Agent” means an individual who:
(1) Is at least 18 years of age;
(2) Has successfully completed, at the expense of the participating facility, an educational training program approved by the Department under § 13-7A-03 of this subtitle; and
(3) Is designated by a certificate holder to administer auto-injectable epinephrine in accordance with the provisions of this subtitle.
(c) “Anaphylaxis” means a sudden, severe, and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that occurs when an individual is exposed to an allergen.
Auto-injectable epinephrine
(d) “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.
(e) “Certificate” means a certificate issued by the Department to an individual to obtain, store, and administer auto-injectable epinephrine.
Certificate holder
(f) “Certificate holder” means an individual who is authorized by the Department to obtain, store, and administer auto-injectable epinephrine to be used in an emergency situation.
Eligible institution
(g) “Eligible institution” means an institution of higher education that has a food service facility or a recreation and wellness facility on the premises and that is authorized under this subtitle to obtain and store auto-injectable epinephrine.
Food service facility
(h) “Food service facility” has the meaning indicated in § 21-301 of this article.
Participating facility
(i) “Participating facility” means a recreation or wellness facility at an eligible institution or a food service facility, including a food service facility at an eligible institution, in the State that voluntarily participates in the Program.
(j) “Program” means the Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program established under § 13-7A-02 of this subtitle.


Added by Acts 2018, c. 527, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018. Amended by Acts 2020, c. 478, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 479, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
MD Code, Health - General, § 13-7A-01, MD HEALTH GEN § 13-7A-01
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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