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§ 21-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: July 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 21. Environmental Health Specialists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2021
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 21-101
§ 21-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Board” means the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists.
Environmental health specialist
(c) “Environmental health specialist” means an individual who practices as an environmental health specialist.
Environmental health specialist-in-training
(d) “Environmental health specialist-in-training” means an individual who meets the educational qualifications required under this title but has not yet completed the environmental health specialist-in-training program required under § 21-305 of this title.
Environmental health specialist-in-training program
(e) “Environmental health specialist-in-training program” means a program of training and experience under the supervision of a licensed environmental health specialist or other individual acceptable to the Board.
Hours of approved training
(f) “Hours of approved training” means the value given to participation in continuing education or experience as approved by the Board.
(g) “License” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Board to practice as an environmental health specialist.
Licensed environmental health specialist
(h) “Licensed environmental health specialist” means an individual licensed by the Board to practice as an environmental health specialist.
Practice as an environmental health specialist
(i) “Practice as an environmental health specialist” means, as a major component of employment, to apply academic principles, methods and procedures of the environmental, physical, biological, and health sciences to the inspections and investigations necessary to collect and analyze data and to make decisions necessary to secure compliance with federal, State, and local health and environmental laws and regulations specifically relating to control of the public health aspects of the environment including:
(1) The manufacture, preparation, handling, distribution, or sale of food and milk;
(2) Water supply and treatment;
(3) Wastewater treatment and disposal;
(4) Solid waste management and disposal;
(5) Vector control;
(6) Insect and rodent control;
(7) Air quality;
(8) Noise control;
(9) Product safety;
(10) Recreational sanitation; and
(11) Institutional and residential sanitation.


Added as Health Occupations § 17-101 by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Renumbered as Health Occupations § 5.5-101 and amended by Acts 1984, c. 560, § 1, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1985, c. 219. Transferred as Environment § 11-101 and amended by Acts 1987, c. 306, § 3, eff. July 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 151; Acts 1989, c. 236, § 2; Acts 1993, c. 423. Transferred as Health Occupations § 21-101 by Acts 2012, c. 667, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 667, § 2, eff. July 1, 2012; Acts 2021, c. 483, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 484, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021.
Formerly Art. 43, § 725.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 21-101, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 21-101
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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