|Referenced Sources:||105 CMR 430.00|
On March 23, 2018, important amendments were finalized to 105 CMR 430.000: Minimum Standards for Recreational Camps for Children (State Sanitary Code, Chapter IV) which will go into effect this summer. The purpose of the amended camp regulations is to revise outdated standards, clarify language and add new requirements in response to stakeholder input, as well as to improve the overall clarity and readability of the regulation for housing, health, safety and sanitary conditions for minors attending recreational camps for children in the Commonwealth.
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is mandated by M.G.L. c. 111, §127A, to promulgate regulations pertaining to recreational camps for children. Although DPH has the responsibility for setting minimum standards and has oversight authority, the primary responsibility for inspecting and licensing camps rests with the local Boards of Health.