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Article - Health - 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.

    (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.

    (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.

    (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.

    (h)    “Food service facility” has the meaning indicated in § 21–301 of this article.

    (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.

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