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Session Laws, 2002
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Ch. 1
2002 LAWS OF MARYLAND
agents; specifying certain penalties under certain circumstances; requiring the
Maryland Emergency Management
Agency to coordinate efforts with the
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems and the

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; requiring a certain report by a
certain date; requiring the Secretary to work collaboratively with the Maryland
Emergency Management Agency, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical
Services Systems, certain health care providers, and other interested parties on
the implementation of this Act; making provisions of this Act severable; requiring
the Secretary to adopt certain regulations; making this Act an emergency
measure; defining certain terms; and generally relating to catastrophic health
emergencies. BY adding to Article 41 - Governor Executive and Administrative Departments Section 2-201 through 2-204, inclusive, to be under the new subtitle "Subtitle 2. Governor's Emergency Powers - Catastrophic Health Emergencies"
Annotated Code of Maryland (1997 Replacement Volume and 2001 Supplement) BY adding to Article - Health - General Section 18-901 through 18-907 18-908, inclusive, to be under the new subtitle
"Subtitle 9. Catastrophic Health Emergency Disease Surveillance and
Response Program" Annotated Code of Maryland (2000 Replacement Volume and 2001 Supplement) SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
MARYLAND, That the Laws of Maryland read as follows: Article 41 - Governor - Executive and Administrative Departments SUBTITLE 2. GOVERNOR'S EMERGENCY POWERS - CATASTROPHIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES. 2-201. (A) IN THIS SUBTITLE THE FOLLOWING WORDS HAVE THE MEANINGS
INDICATED. (B) (1) "CATASTROPHIC HEALTH EMERGENCY" MEANS AN IMMINENT
THREAT OF EXTENSIVE LOSS OF LIFE OR OF SERIOUS DISABILITY CAUSED BY
EXPOSURE TO A DEADLY AGENT. (2) "DEADLY AGENT" MEANS: (I) ANTHRAX, EBOLA, PLAGUE, SMALLPOX, TULAREMIA, OR OTHER
BACTERIAL, FUNGAL, RICKETTSIAL, OR VIRAL AGENT, BIOLOGICAL TOXIN, OR OTHER
AGENT CAPABLE OF CAUSING EXTENSIVE LOSS OF LIFE OR SERIOUS DISABILITY;
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