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SECTION 1392
Definitions
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 13-B
§ 1392. Definitions. As used in this article:

1. "Children's overnight camp" shall mean a property consisting of a
tract of land and any tents, vehicles, buildings or other structures
that may be pertinent to its use, any part of which may be occupied by
persons under eighteen years of age under general supervision for the
purpose of outdoor or indoor organized activities and on which
provisions are made for overnight occupancy of children. The
commissioner shall have the power to except by rule from this article
and the sanitary code a place or facility that is not within the intent
of this definition.

2. "Summer day camp" shall mean a property consisting of a tract of
land and any tents, vehicles, buildings or other structures that may be
pertinent to its use, any part of which may be occupied on a scheduled
basis at any time between June first and September fifteenth in any year
by children under sixteen years of age under general supervision, for
the purpose of indoor or outdoor organized group activities, involving
nonpassive recreational activities with significant risk of injury, as
such activities are defined by the department in rules and regulations,
for a period of less than twenty-four hours on any day the property is
so occupied, and on which no provisions are made for overnight occupancy
by such children. The commissioner shall have the power to except by
rule from this article and the sanitary code a place, facility or
activity that is not within the intent of this definition.

3. "Traveling summer day camp" shall mean a summer day camp which
regularly operates in the period between May fifteenth and September
fifteenth and which regularly transports children under the age of
sixteen on a regular schedule to a facility, site, or property,
including any tract of land, beach, park, stadium, building, tents or
other structures pertinent to its use and primarily for the purposes of
organized group activity. The commissioner shall have the power to
except by rule from this article and the sanitary code a place, facility
or activity that is not within the intent of this definition.

4. "Officer" shall mean the commissioner, the health commissioner of a
city with a population of over fifty thousand, the health commissioner
of a county or part-county health district, the state district health
officer, in whose jurisdiction a children's overnight camp, summer day
camp, or the primary inclement weather facility of the children's
traveling summer day camp is located, or if there be no such facility
then the state district health officer in whose jurisdiction the central
office is located, any county health director having all the powers and
duties prescribed in section three hundred fifty-two of this chapter,
the state district sanitary engineer or a grade one public health
administrator qualified and appointed pursuant to part eleven of the
sanitary code and serving as primary administrator of all health
programs in a county or part-county health district.