Maine Revised Statutes

§6353. Definitions

As used in this subchapter, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms have the following meanings. [1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW).]

1. Certificate of immunization.  "Certificate of immunization" means a written statement from a physician, nurse or health official who has administered an immunizing agent to a child, specifying the dosage administered and the date it was administered.
[ 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW) .]
2. Child.  "Child" means and includes every child entering school.
[ 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW) .]
3. Disease.  "Disease" means those conditions that are preventable by immunizing agent, as specified in rules.
[ 2001, c. 326, §1 (AMD) .]
4. Immunizing agent.  "Immunizing agent" means a vaccine, antitoxin or other substances used to increase an individual's immunity to a disease.
[ 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW) .]
5. Parent.  "Parent" means a child's parent, legal guardian or custodian. A person shall be regarded as a child's custodian if that person is an adult and has assumed legal charge and care of the child.
[ 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW) .]
6. Public health official.  "Public health official" means a local health officer, the Director of the Bureau of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, or any designated employee or agent of the Department of Health and Human Services.
[ 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
7. School.  "School" means any public or private elementary or secondary school in the State.
[ 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW) .]
8. Superintendent.  "Superintendent" means the superintendent of schools of a school administrative unit, or a person designated by the superintendent, and the chief administrative officer of a private school.
[ 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW). 2001, c. 326, §1 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV).

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