2017 Maryland Code
Labor and Employment
Title 5 - Occupational Safety and Health
Subtitle 11 - Health Care Facilities -- Workplace Safety Program.
§ 5-1101. Definitions.

  • (a) In general. -- In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
  • (b) Health care facility. --
    • (1) "Health care facility" means:
      • (i) a hospital; or
      • (ii) a State residential center.
    • (2) "Health care facility" includes:
      • (i) a subacute care unit of a hospital; and
      • (ii) a State-operated hospital.
  • (c) Health care worker. -- "Health care worker" means an individual employed by a health care facility.
  • (d) Hospital. -- "Hospital" has the meaning stated in § 19-301 of the Health - General Article.
  • (e) State residential center. -- "State residential center" has the meaning stated in § 7-101 of the Health - General Article.
  • (f) Workplace safety. -- "Workplace safety" means the prevention of any physical assault or threatening behavior against a health care worker in a health care facility.
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