Article - Public Safety
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Alternate care site” means an area that:
(1) (i) is not located on a health care facility’s premises; or
(ii) is located on a health care facility’s premises in an area not typically used to provide medical services, nursing services, or other health–related services; and
(2) is used by a licensed health care facility:
(i) to provide medical services, nursing services, or other health–related services during a declared state of emergency; and
(ii) that has access to an emergency electrical power generator.
(c) “Energy emergency” means a situation in which the health, safety, or welfare of the public is threatened by an actual or impending acute shortage in energy resources.
(d) “Health care facility” has the meaning stated in § 19–114 of the Health – General Article.
(e) “Public emergency” means:
(1) a situation in which three or more individuals are at the same time and in the same place engaged in tumultuous conduct that leads to the commission of unlawful acts that disturb the public peace or cause the unlawful destruction or damage of public or private property;
(2) a crisis, disaster, riot, or catastrophe; or
(3) an energy emergency.