As used in this title, unless otherwise provided or the context requires a different meaning:

(1) ”County Public Health Administrator” means the Division of Public Health employee responsible for managing the operations of all public health programs within an assigned county.

(2) ”Designated transport personnel” means such personnel as designated by the Director to transport persons with tuberculosis to and from treatment and/or detention facilities, and other sites as ordered by the Director.

(3) ”Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)” means treatment in which health care providers or other designated persons observe patients ingesting anti-TB medications.

(4) ”Director” means the Director of the Division of Public Health, or such persons as may be designated by the Director.

(5) ”Division” means the Division of Public Health or its authorized representatives, which includes therein all of the responsibilities afforded the State Board of Health as it appears elsewhere in this title.

(6) ”Peace officer” means any public officer authorized by law to make arrests in a criminal case.

(7) ”Tuberculosis (TB)” means a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is in the active stage as demonstrated by clinical, bacteriologic and/or radiographic evidence. Such persons who have not completed a course of anti-TB treatment are considered to have active TB and might be infectious.

(8) ”Voluntary treatment” means a person voluntarily taking medications as prescribed and following the recommendations of the attending physician or the Division for the management of tuberculosis.

69 Del. Laws, c. 305, § 1.;

Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 520

  • County Public Health Administrator: means the Division of Public Health employee responsible for managing the operations of all public health programs within an assigned county. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Director: means the Director of the Division of Public Health, or such persons as may be designated by the Director. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Division: means the Division of Public Health. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Peace Officer: means any public officer authorized by law to make arrests in a criminal case. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307