PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.18401 Definitions; principles of construction.
(1) As used in this part:
(a) “Environmental health” means an area of activity dealing with the protection of human health through the management, control, and prevention of environmental factors that may adversely affect the health of individuals. Environmental health is concerned with the existence of substances, conditions, or facilities in quantities, of characteristics, and under conditions, circumstances, or duration that are or can be injurious to human health.
(b) “Registered sanitarian” means a sanitarian registered in accordance with this article.
(c) “Sanitarian” means an individual who has specialized education and experience in the physical, biological, and sanitary sciences as applied to the educational, investigational, and technical duties in the field of environmental health.
(2) In addition to the definitions in this part, article 1 contains general definitions and principles of construction applicable to all articles in this code and part 161 contains definitions applicable to this part.
History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978
Am. 2004, Act 308, Eff. Jan. 1, 2005
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of certain health-related functions, boards, and commissions from the Department of Licensing and Regulation to the Department of Commerce, see E.R.O. No. 1991-9, compiled at MCL 338.3501 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.For transfer of powers and duties of the board of sanitarians from the department of commerce to the director of the department of consumer and industry services, and abolishment of the board of sanitarians, see E.R.O. No. 1996-2, compiled at MCL 445.2001 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
Popular Name: Act 368
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