Title: Section 7-2.8 - Medical requirements

Effective Date

07/06/2011

7-2.8 Medical requirements. (a) Health personnel. The camp operator shall submit the name of the designated camp health director to supervise health and sanitation. Such director may be a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, emergency medical technician, or other person acceptable to the permit-issuing official. At a children's overnight camp, the camp health director shall be on-site. At a summer day camp or traveling summer day camp, the camp health director shall be available as specified in the camp's approved safety plan. If not on-site, the camp health director shall designate an assistant as specified in the camp's approved safety plan.

(1) Camp health director. The camp health director or designee(s) shall possess:

(i) a current certificate in an acceptable first aid training program as defined in subdivision 7-2.2(m) of this Subpart; and

(ii) a current certificate in an acceptable cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program as defined in subdivision 7-2.2(n) of this Subpart.

(2) Additional First Aid and CPR Certified Staff - First aid and CPR certified staff shall be on-site to respond to medical emergencies and assist the camp health director, as detailed in the camp's approved safety plan. Staff possessing current certifications in first aid and CPR, as described in paragraph (1) of this subdivision, shall be available as follows:

(i) At a children's overnight camp, in addition to the camp health director or designee(s) possessing these certifications:

(a) one staff member for each 200 campers shall possess a current first aid certificate, and

(b) one staff member for each 200 campers shall possess a current CPR certificate. Where a camp's qualified aquatics staff remain on-site and are available to respond to emergencies, they may be counted toward meeting this CPR requirement.

(ii) At a summer day camp or a traveling summer day camp:

(a) one on-site staff member for each 200 campers shall possess a current first aid certificate. The first aid certified camp health director or designee may be counted toward meeting this first aid requirement. If only one first aid certified staff member is required, and this person is absent, a similarly certified first aid certified staff member shall be on-site to meet this first aid requirement.

(b) In addition to the camp health director or designee, one staff member for each 200 campers shall possess a current CPR certificate. Where a camp's qualified aquatics staff remain on-site and are available to respond to emergencies, they may be counted toward meeting this CPR requirement.

 

(b) An overnight camp shall be provided with an infirmary having hot and cold flowing water, examining room, isolation and convalescent space, bathroom with flush toilets and showers and medical supplies or have alternate provisions for infirmary services included in the camp safety plan. Summer day camps and children's travel summer day camps shall provide a holding area reasonably satisfactory to the permit-issuing official for all ill or injured children.

 

(c)(1) A current confidential medical history, including the child's immunization record which shall include immunization dates against diphtheria, haemophilus influenza type b, hepatitis b, measles, mumps, poliomyelitis, rubella, tetanus and varicella (chicken pox), shall be kept on file for every camper and updated annually. The camper's and staff's family or other responsible person's name, address and telephone to contact during an emergency shall be kept on file.

(2) An overnight camp shall provide parents/guardians of campers attending camp for seven or more consecutive nights with written information about meningococcal meningitis and with a copy of an immunization response form that has been approved by the State Commissioner of Health.

 

(i) The written information must include:

(a) a description of meningococcal meningitis and means of transmission;

(b) the benefits, risks and effectiveness of immunization; and

(c) the availability and estimated cost of immunization, including an indication of whether or not the camp offers meningococcal meningitis immunization services.

(ii) The immunization response form must be submitted annually, kept on file at camp, document that the parent/guardian has received and reviewed the meningococcal meningitis information and certifies that either:

(a) the camper has been immunized against meningococcal meningitis within the past ten years, or

(b) the parent or guardian understands the risk of meningococcal meningitis and the benefits of immunization, and has decided that the camper will not obtain immunization against meningococcal meningitis.

 

(d) All camper and staff injuries, illnesses and reportable diseases shall be reported to the camp health director and recorded in the medical log. All camper and staff injuries or illnesses which result in death or which require resuscitation, admission to a hospital or the administration of epinephrine, camper and staff exposures to animals potentially infected with rabies, camper injuries to the eye, head, neck or spine which require referral to a hospital or other facility for medical treatment, camper injuries where the victim sustains second or third degree burns to five percent or more of the body, camper injuries which involve bone fractures or dislocations, camper lacerations requiring sutures, camper physical or sexual abuse allegations and all camper and staff illnesses suspected of being water-, food-, or air-borne, or spread by contact shall be reported within 24 hours to the permit-issuing official. Any camper or staff member suspected of having a communicable disease shall be suitably isolated.

 

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