As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.   [PL 1997, c. 368, §1 (NEW).]
1.  Bona fide occupational exposure“Bona fide occupational exposure” means skin, eye, mucous membrane or parenteral contact of a person with the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person that results from the performance of duties by the exposed person in the course of employment.  

[PL 1997, c. 368, §1 (NEW).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831

  • Blood-borne pathogen test: means a test that indicates the presence of a specific blood-borne transmissible infectious agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • employer of the person exposed: includes a self-employed person who is exposed to the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Exposure: means direct contact or interaction with an environmental hazard or toxic agent affecting or being taken into the body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Informed consent: means consent that is:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • 2.  Blood-borne pathogen test“Blood-borne pathogen test” means a test that indicates the presence of a specific blood-borne transmissible infectious agent.  

    [PL 1997, c. 368, §1 (NEW).]

    3.  Employer; employer of the person exposed“Employer” or “employer of the person exposed” includes a self-employed person who is exposed to the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person.  

    [PL 1997, c. 368, §1 (NEW).]

    4.  Informed consent“Informed consent” means consent that is:  
    A. Based on an actual understanding by the person to be tested:  

    (1) That the test is being performed;  
    (2) Of the nature of the test;  
    (3) Of the persons to whom the results of that test may be disclosed;  
    (4) Of the purpose for which the test results may be used; and  
    (5) Of any reasonably foreseeable risks and benefits resulting from the test; and   [PL 1997, c. 368, §1 (NEW).]
    B. Wholly voluntary and free from express or implied coercion.   [PL 1997, c. 368, §1 (NEW).]

    [PL 1997, c. 368, §1 (NEW).]

    5.  Person“Person” means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group.  

    [PL 1997, c. 368, §1 (NEW).]

    SECTION HISTORY

    PL 1997, c. 368, §1 (NEW).