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37.111.531    ILLNESS OR INJURY

The operator of the camp must:

(1) Do the following, if a child develops symptoms of illness while at camp:

(a) Isolate the child immediately in a room or area segregated for that purpose.

(b) As soon as possible, contact, inform, and consult with a parent or guardian of the child about the illness and take one of the following actions:

(i) Request that the child be picked up and taken home immediately;

(ii) If the parent or guardian agrees, observe the child for a reasonable time and, if the symptoms do not pass, request that the child be taken home; or

(iii) If the parent or guardian agrees, call a physician and follow the physician's instructions.

(c) The same day a suspected case of communicable disease is discovered, report it by telephone to the local health officer or as soon as possible thereafter if no contact can be made the same day.

(2) Develop and enforce policies on first aid which include, at a minimum:

(a) Keeping a record of an emergency phone number for the parent or guardian of each child attending the camp;

(b) Measures to be taken in case of injury; and

(c) During camp-sponsored activities, having a physician on call and a person on-site who is trained in red cross basic first aid. [Recommendations for first aid supplies and policies may be secured from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Section, 1400 Broadway, P.O. Box 202951, Helena, Montana 59620-2951.]

(3) Complete and submit to the department a department illness/injury report form for each fatality which stems from an injury occurring at camp and for each illness or injury occurring at camp which results in the camper either being sent home, admitted to a hospital, or positively diagnosed as having a disease or injury after a laboratory analysis or x-ray is performed.

(4) In order to assist in control of any outbreak of a communicable disease, keep a register of all non-employee individuals utilizing the camp, including each person's name, home address and phone number, and the building or other living unit in which s/he was assigned sleeping quarters.

History: Sec. 50-52-102, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-52-102, MCA; NEW, 1985 MAR p. 2007, Eff. 12/27/85; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2425.

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