As the Model Aquatic Health Code undergoes its first revision, the committee charged with shepherding its development has made some changes to the development process and announced logistics for streaming of its October meeting.
The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code will hold a two-day meeting to discuss the more than 150 change proposals that have been submitted, leading to a vote. The meeting takes place Oct. 6-7 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. It precedes the World Aquatic Health Conference, to be held at the same venue Oct. 7-9.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has placed the committee in charge of overseeing the continual improvement of the first federal aquatics standard.
Those who can't make it in person to the meeting can attend online for free. Interested individuals can sign up online on CMAHC's registration page and fill out the form.
In the meantime, comments on the proposed changes are being accepted until Oct. 23.
At the sessions, the CMAHC Technical Review Committee will make presentations on some of the major proposals and give its opinion as to whether they are supported by the documentation provided.
Voting will take place electronically from Oct. 6 to Nov. 6. One must be a CMACH member to vote. The tallying will be weighted so public health officials and industry professionals have equal opportunity to influence the language. Within the industry, various sectors will have a predetermined weighting.
After the results are tallied, the CMAHC will send its recommendations to the CDC for consideration. The code, first published in summer 2014, will be updated every other year. The next version is due out in May, 2016.
Those who would like to view the proposed changes, along with the recommendations and review by CMAHC's Technical Review Committee can find that information on the group's website.