2011 California Code
Food and Agricultural Code
ARTICLE 12. Penalties and Injunctive Relief
Section 12996.5

CA Food & Agri Code § 12996.5 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

(a) For the purposes of this chapter:

(1) Office means the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

(2) Department means the Department of Pesticide Regulation.

(3) Certified Unified Program Agency or CUPA means the agency certified by the Secretary for Environmental Protection to implement the unified program specified in Chapter 6.11 (commencing with Section 25404) of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code within a jurisdiction.

(4) Agency means the California Environmental Protection Agency.

(5) Nonoccupational means that the person exposed to the pesticide was not at the time of the exposure performing work as an employee.

(6) Acute means a medical condition that involves a sudden onset of symptoms due to an illness, injury, or other medical problem that requires prompt medical attention and that has a limited duration.

(7) Uncompensated medical care means the cost of care not covered by any other program, including, but not limited to copayments for medical insurance, Healthy Families Program, or Medi-Cal. Reimbursed medical costs shall not exceed 125 percent of the Medi-Cal reimbursement rates.

(b) The exposure of each person to a pesticide resulting from the violation of Section 12972 or 12973, or any regulation adopted pursuant to Section 12976, 12981, or 14005, that causes acute illnesses or injury, shall constitute a separate violation of the statute or regulation.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 913, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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