Stakeholders can now file Change Requests for the next edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC); CRs Open until October 13, 2023
The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) is now accepting Change Requests (CRs) for the next edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) (5th Edition). CRs opened on April 17 and will close on Friday, October 13, 2023.
Anyone can submit a CR but must register via CMAHC’s website to do so. To submit a CR, visit https://cmahc.org/change_requests. Submissions are limited to 50 CRs per person.
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What is a Change Request?
The CMAHC collects, assesses, and relays MAHC Change Request recommendations to CDC every three years via its triennial Vote on the Code conference, scheduled to take place in February 2024 (details here). During this conference, CMAHC members gather, assess, and decide on proposed Change Requests to the MAHC.
Change Requests are suggested changes to improve and/or update the MAHC. CRs are solicited from CMAHC’s membership, the public, or created through CMAHC’s Ad Hoc committees. For full details on the Change Request process and overall MAHC update process, click here.
To submit a CR, click here.
To access and download the MAHC 4th edition and its Annex, click here.
The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) was created to manage updates to, and promote voluntary adoption of, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), the only all-inclusive national model pool code. The MAHC is kept sustainable, current, and complete because the people who use it also research, develop, discuss, and vote on proposed changes through membership in the CMAHC. The CMAHC submits proposed changes to CDC as advice on how the MAHC needs to change to keep up with the latest science and best practices. Throughout the year, CMAHC staff educate local and state authorities, aquatic facility owners and operators, designers and builders, manufacturers, and suppliers about the MAHC and its potential to ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. To learn more, visit CMAHC.org.