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§ 14-3A-01. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2011

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Emergency Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3a. Governor's Health Emergency Powers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2011
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-3A-01
§ 14-3A-01. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Catastrophic health emergency
(b) “Catastrophic health emergency” means a situation in which extensive loss of life or serious disability is threatened imminently because of exposure to a deadly agent.
Deadly agent
(c) “Deadly agent” means:
(1) 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;
(2) mustard gas, nerve gas, or other chemical agent capable of causing extensive loss of life or serious disability; or
(3) radiation at levels capable of causing extensive loss of life or serious disability.
Exposure to a deadly agent
(d) “Exposure to a deadly agent” means a threat to human health caused by the release, distribution, or transmission of a deadly agent in:
(1) this State; or
(2) another jurisdiction because of movement into the State of the deadly agent or of individuals exposed to the deadly agent.
Health care provider
(e) “Health care provider” means:
(1) a health care facility as defined in § 19-114(d)(1) of the Health--General Article;
(2) a health care practitioner as defined in § 19-114(e) of the Health--General Article; and
(3) an individual licensed or certified as an emergency medical services provider under § 13-516 of the Education Article.
(f) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Health.


Added by Acts 2004, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2004. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 369, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006; Acts 2009, c. 60, § 1, eff. April 14, 2009; Acts 2011, c. 230, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 231, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2017, c. 62, § 6.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-3A-01, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 14-3A-01
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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