Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. General


37-40-101. Definitions. Unless the context requires otherwise, as used in this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Board" means the board of sanitarians provided for in 2-15-1751.

(2) "Department" means the department of labor and industry provided for in Title 2, chapter 15, part 17.

(3) "Practice the profession of sanitarian" means:

(a) giving advice on or enforcing compliance with state and local regulations applicable to local government jurisdictions and programs concerning food service, food processing, public accommodations, trailer courts, campgrounds, day-care centers, schools, swimming pools and spas, air pollution, solid and hazardous waste collection and disposal, sewage treatment and disposal, vector control, underground storage tanks, drinking water, land subdivision, and milk sanitation;

(b) cooperating with government agencies on matters of public and environmental health, including epidemiological investigations and emergency response to investigations; and

(c) providing educational and training programs in environmental standards and public health.

(4) "Registered sanitarian" means a sanitarian licensed under this chapter.

(5) "Sanitarian", within the meaning and intent of this chapter, shall mean a person who, by reason of the person's special knowledge of the physical, biological, and chemical sciences and the principles and methods of public health acquired by professional education and practical experience through inspectional, educational, or enforcement duties, is qualified to practice the profession of sanitarian.

(6) "Sanitarian-in-training" means a person who meets the minimum educational qualifications required for a sanitarian's license and who works under the supervision of a licensed sanitarian. Sanitarians-in-training may, with board approval, work in a public health agency for a period not to exceed 1 year and be considered exempt from the licensing and registration requirements of 37-40-301.

History: En. 69-3410 by Sec. 1, Ch. 314, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 69-3410(1) thru (5); amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 274, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 545, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 141, Ch. 483, L. 2001.