It is the policy of the Board of Registration of Sanitarians that the Registered Sanitarians designation in Massachusetts entitles the sanitarian to design domestic sewage disposal systems up to 2000 gpd in accordance with applicable Massachusetts regulations. It is Board policy that the right to design those systems includes making whatever basic measurements necessary, and determining locations in relation to known bounds, perc tests ands soil analysis but does not include determination of property lines.
When a Registered Sanitarian designation is earned, it signifies that the sanitarian has acquired a basic education and understanding of many topics in public and environmental health. These topics may include but are not limited to public and environmental health laws and regulations, food sanitation, communicable diseases, wastewater/sewage disposal, water quality, solid waste disposal, housing sanitation, hazardous waste, air pollution and quality, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, childhood injury, recreational camps, pool and beach sanitation safety, emergency disaster sanitation, radiation health safety, and others. As a recognized professional it is expected that a sanitarian will receive additional training from superiors and or colleagues and become educated in those laws, procedures, rules and regulations that are applicable in their jurisdiction and specific areas of responsibility.
A sanitarian will conduct his/ herself in an ethical and professional manner, lack of such conduct may result in a disciplinary action as determined appropriate and necessary by the Board of Registration of Sanitarians regulations.
To maintain professional status and registration, a sanitarian is required to obtain 1.2 continuing education units each year in accordance with the Board of Registration of Sanitarians regulations. The field of public and environmental health are constantly evolving and it is incumbent upon all registered sanitarians to keep current with available information in order to insure quality performance.