New York Consolidated Laws, Public Health Law - PBH § 1392. Definitions

As used in this article:

1. “Children's overnight camp” shall mean a property consisting of a tract of land and any tents, vehicles, buildings or other structures that may be pertinent to its use, any part of which may be occupied by persons under eighteen years of age under general supervision for the purpose of outdoor or indoor organized activities and on which provisions are made for overnight occupancy of children.  The commissioner shall have the power to except by rule from this article and the sanitary code a place or facility that is not within the intent of this definition.

2. “Summer day camp” shall mean a property consisting of a tract of land and any tents, vehicles, buildings or other structures that may be pertinent to its use, any part of which may be occupied on a scheduled basis at any time between June first and September fifteenth in any year by children under sixteen years of age under general supervision, for the purpose of indoor or outdoor organized group activities, involving nonpassive recreational activities with significant risk of injury, as such activities are defined by the department in rules and regulations, for a period of less than twenty-four hours on any day the property is so occupied, and on which no provisions are made for overnight occupancy by such children.  The commissioner shall have the power to except by rule from this article and the sanitary code a place, facility or activity that is not within the intent of this definition.

3. “Traveling summer day camp” shall mean a summer day camp which regularly operates in the period between May fifteenth and September fifteenth and which regularly transports children under the age of sixteen on a regular schedule to a facility, site, or property, including any tract of land, beach, park, stadium, building, tents or other structures pertinent to its use and primarily for the purposes of organized group activity.  The commissioner shall have the power to except by rule from this article and the sanitary code a place, facility or activity that is not within the intent of this definition.

4. “Officer” shall mean the commissioner, the health commissioner of a city with a population of over fifty thousand, the health commissioner of a county or part-county health district, the state district health officer, in whose jurisdiction a children's overnight camp, summer day camp, or the primary inclement weather facility of the children's traveling summer day camp is located, or if there be no such facility then the state district health officer in whose jurisdiction the central office is located, any county health director having all the powers and duties prescribed in section three hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the state district sanitary engineer or a grade one public health administrator qualified and appointed pursuant to part eleven of the sanitary code and serving as primary administrator of all health programs in a county or part-county health district.


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