As used in this subchapter, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms have the following meanings.   [PL 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.  

[PL 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6353

2.  Child“Child” means and includes every child entering school.  

[PL 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW).]

3.  Disease“Disease” means those conditions that are preventable by immunizing agent, as specified in rules.  

[PL 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.  

[PL 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.  

[PL 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.  

[PL 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW); PL 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV).]

7.  School“School” means any public or private elementary or secondary school in the State.  

[PL 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.  

[PL 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY

PL 1983, c. 661, §8 (NEW). PL 2001, c. 326, §1 (AMD). PL 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV).