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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section: 26:12-19: Definitions relative to emergency epinephrine administration at youth camps.
3. As used in this act:
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.
"Member of the youth camp community" means a person who is a camper at, or a staff member of, a youth camp.
"Professionally qualified health care provider" means a licensed health care professional whose authorized scope of practice includes the administration of medication, whether independently, or through a joint protocol or standing order from a physician.
"Trained designee" means a youth camp staff member who has been trained by the youth camp health director or, if the youth camp health director is not professionally qualified to administer epinephrine, by a professionally qualified health care provider, in the detection of anaphylaxis and the emergency administration of epinephrine using a pre-filled auto-injector mechanism.
"Youth camp" means the same as that term is defined by section 3 of P.L.1973, c.375 (C.26:12-3).
"Youth camp health director" means and includes a person, 18 years of age or older, who meets the qualifications required by N.J.A.C.8:25-5.2 and who is responsible for the proper medical recordkeeping, care, and treatment of campers at a youth camp. Youth camps that do not have a health director who is a medical professional may use one of the following options: a youth camp health director trained in the emergency administration of epinephrine via a pre-filled auto-injector mechanism by the professionally qualified health care provider responsible for writing the prescription with documentation; an emergency medical technician certified in emergency epinephrine auto-injector administration; or an individual trained in the detection of anaphylaxis and the emergency administration of epinephrine using a pre-filled auto-injector device.
"Youth camp operator" means the same as that term is defined by section 3 of P.L.1973, c.375 (C.26:12-3).
L.2015, c.231, s.3.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2016-02-03 09:11:40.
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