ATCP 78.19 Note Note: Obtain a list of Department-recommended minimum first-aid supplies by contacting the Bureau of Food and Recreational Businesses at (608) 224-4682 or PO Box 8911, Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8911.
ATCP 78.19(5) (5)Health care.
ATCP 78.19(5)(a) (a) Camp health supervisor. Except as provided under par. (e), a camp shall have an adult camp health supervisor who shall be responsible for routine and emergency health care supervision at the camp.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b) (b) Health services staff qualifications.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)1.1. Except as provided under par. (e) and as permitted in subd. 3., the on-site health services staff shall include at least one of the following:
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)1.a. a. A physician licensed in Wisconsin.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)1.b. b. A registered nurse licensed in Wisconsin.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)1.c. c. A physician assistant licensed in Wisconsin.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)1.d. d. A practical nurse licensed in Wisconsin.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)1.e. e. A national athletic trainers association certified trainer.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)1.f. f. An emergency medical technician or a paramedic.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)1.g. g. A person currently certified as completing the American red cross emergency response course.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)1.h. h. A person currently certified as completing the American red cross responding to emergencies course or equivalent.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)2. 2. Except as permitted in subd. 3., anyone working as a member of the on-site health services staff at a camp shall hold current certification from the American red cross for CPR for the professional rescuer or the American heart association for health care provider CPR or equivalent age-appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)3. 3. Persons holding a current certificate for the completion of the American red cross community first-aid and safety course or equivalent and a current certificate for the completion of a course for adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation may serve as health services staff provided all of the following conditions are met:
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)3.a. a. The users of the camp are coming as an organized group such as a school class, a church group or a scout troop.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)3.b. b. The program is for a period of 3 nights or less.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)3.c. c. The local ambulance service provider or emergency medical service states in writing that there is a target response time of 15 minutes or less to the camp unless the department approves a longer response time.
ATCP 78.19(5)(b)3.d. d. There is a telephone capable of connecting with emergency medical services without the use of coins, accessible at all times during camp operation and located in close proximity to the camp buildings or lodging units.
ATCP 78.19(5)(c) (c) Health services staff coverage.
ATCP 78.19(5)(c)1.1. Except as provided under par. (e), a camp shall have a health services staff person qualified under par. (b) 1. and 2. available on the premises of the camp at all times while the camp is in operation.
ATCP 78.19(5)(c)2. 2. A health services staff person qualified under par. (b) 1. and 2. shall accompany all overnight programs going to a physical location not owned or operated by the camp. The health services staff person shall work under the direction of the camp health supervisor, have the appropriate camper records, first-aid supplies appropriate for the occasion as determined by the camp health supervisor and access to a means of communication to summon emergency help and communicate with the camp health supervisor.
ATCP 78.19(5)(c)3. 3. A health services staff person who has at least the training required under par. (b) 3. shall accompany all overnight programs going to a primitive camping area.
ATCP 78.19(5)(d) (d) Staff or consulting physician. Except as provided under par. (e), when a camp's permanent facilities are used for more than 3 nights, health services staff shall work under the delegation of a physician licensed under ch. 448, Stats., who is available on-site during the camping season or for consultation services. The staff physician or consulting physician, in cooperation with the camp operator, shall develop a written protocol, signed by the physician, for the administration of medications, routine health care and emergency medical care at the camp. The physician shall review the protocol annually.
ATCP 78.19 Note Note: Obtain a suggested outline for the contents of a protocol document by contacting the Bureau of Food and Recreational Businesses at (608) 224-4682 or PO Box 8911, Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8911.
ATCP 78.19(5)(e) (e) When health services staff are not provided by camp operator. When a camp's permanent facilities are used for more than 3 nights by members of the camp operator's organization or by an organized group from outside the camp operator's organization, and the camp operator does not provide health services staff, the camp operator's organization shall set and require minimum levels of training for leaders of the group which are not less than those required under par. (b) 2. and 3., before allowing use of the facilities. The camp operator shall ensure that organized groups using the facilities comply with this chapter.
ATCP 78.19(6) (6)Medications.
ATCP 78.19(6)(a) (a) All medications brought to camp by a camper or staff member shall be in containers that are clearly labeled to include the name of the camper or staff member, the name of the medication, the dosage, the frequency of administration and the route of administration. All medication prescribed by a physician shall, in addition, be labeled to include the name of the prescribing physician, the prescription number, date prescribed, possible adverse reactions, the specific conditions when contact should be made with the physician and other special instructions as needed.
ATCP 78.19(6)(b) (b) Except as allowed in par. (c), all medication brought to camp by a camper or staff member under 18 years of age shall be kept in a locked unit and shall be administered by health services staff qualified under sub. (5) (b), except that bee sting medication, inhalers, an insulin syringe or other medication or device used in the event of life-threatening situations may be carried by a camper or staff member. Each camper or staff member 18 years of age or older may take responsibility for the security of his or her personal medication.
ATCP 78.19(6)(c) (c) When a camp's facilities are used for a program of 3 nights or less, an adult leader of the group shall keep all medications brought to camp by a camper or staff member under 18 years of age in a locked unit. The adult leader shall be responsible for the administration of the medications.
ATCP 78.19(7) (7)Health and treatment records.
ATCP 78.19(7)(a) (a) A camp's health supervisor shall keep available the health history required under sub. (2) for each camper and staff member.
ATCP 78.19(7)(b) (b) When a medication is administered or treatment provided to a camper or staff member, health services staff shall make a record of the action in a bound book with preprinted page numbers, indicating the following information: name of the person receiving the medication or treatment; ailment; name of the medication or treatment; quantity given; date and time administered; by whom administered; and comments.
ATCP 78.19(7)(c) (c) The camp shall retain health history and treatment records for at least 2 years.
ATCP 78.19(7)(d) (d) The camp operator shall maintain camper and staff health history and treatment records, except that an organized group using a camp's facilities for fewer then 3 nights when no camp staff are present may maintain its health histories and treatment records. Health history and treatment records shall be accessible, upon request, to the camp operator and public health officials.
ATCP 78.19 History History: Cr. Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 175.14 Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 175.19 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (7) (b) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 78.20 ATCP 78.20 Register.
ATCP 78.20(1)(1)A camp shall maintain a camp register that contains the names, home addresses and phone numbers of all campers and staff and the names and phone numbers of persons to notify in case of an emergency. The register shall be retained for a minimum of 2 years.
ATCP 78.20(2) (2)A camp shall have a method for tracking campers that shall be used to monitor persons entering and leaving camp during the program session.
ATCP 78.20 History History: Cr. Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 175.15 Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 175.20 Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 78.21 ATCP 78.21 Sleeping quarters.
ATCP 78.21(1)(1)Fire safety. Sleeping quarters at a camp shall comply with the fire safety requirements in s. ATCP 78.18 (4) (c).
ATCP 78.21(2) (2)Space. Sleeping quarters shall provide a minimum of 400 cubic feet for each occupant over 12 years of age and 200 cubic feet for each occupant 12 years of age or under and shall have a ceiling height of at least 7 feet. Adequate space shall be provided for wheelchair access to bedsides.
ATCP 78.21(3) (3)Floor space between beds. There shall be at least 3 feet horizontally between the sides of beds and at least 6 feet horizontally between the heads of sleepers.
ATCP 78.21(4) (4)Bunk beds. When campers sleep in upper bunks, guardrails shall be installed to prevent occupants from rolling out. The top of the rail shall be at least 5 inches above the top of the mattress and the bottom of the rail shall be no more than 3.5 inches above the top of the bed frame. No more than 2 beds may be stacked vertically and there shall be a vertical separation of at least 2.5 feet measured from the top of the lower mattress to the bottom of the frame of the upper bed. A free space of at least 2.5 feet shall be provided above the mattress of the upper bed.
ATCP 78.21(5) (5)Ventilation. Sleeping quarters shall be adequately ventilated.
ATCP 78.21 Note Note: See ch. SPS 364.
ATCP 78.21(6) (6)Bedding. Pillowslips, sheets, towels, and washcloths, when provided by the operator, shall be washed at least once a week and before being assigned to a different camper or staff member. Blankets, spreads, mattresses, and pillows shall be kept clean and free of insect infestation. Mattresses shall be covered with a nonabsorbent cover or other approved protection and shall be maintained clean and in good repair. The cover, pad, or mattress shall be cleaned for each incoming camper and staff member and more often if necessary.
ATCP 78.21(7) (7)Separation. A camp shall provide separate sleeping quarters for each sex, except when the sleeping quarters are occupied by a family.
ATCP 78.21 History History: Cr. Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 175.16 Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637; renum. from DHS 175.21 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., and correction in (6) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 78.22 ATCP 78.22 Primitive camping.
ATCP 78.22(1)(1)General. The operator of a camp shall maintain each primitive camping area in a safe, clean, and sanitary manner conducive to public health.
ATCP 78.22(2) (2)Water supply. Drinking water taken on hikes and trips away from a primitive camping area shall be from a water supply that is safe for human consumption.
ATCP 78.22(3) (3)Toilets. A primitive camping area not provided with approved toilet facilities shall have separate designated areas for each sex for toilet use. At minimum, toilet usage in these areas shall comprise a slit trench with earth backfill. The toilet areas shall be located at least 50 feet from a stream, lake, or well and at least 75 feet from a camp, tent or other sleeping or housing arrangement.
ATCP 78.22(4) (4)Solid waste. Garbage and refuse generated in primitive camping areas shall be carried back to the central camp area for proper disposal as required under s. ATCP 78.15.
ATCP 78.22 History History: Cr. Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 175.17 Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; correction in (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637; renum. from DHS 175.22 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., and correction in (3) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.