37.99.214 PRIVATE OUTDOOR PROGRAMS: OUTDOOR PROGRAM EXPEDITION STAFF
(1) During any expedition:
(a) expedition staff must carry a copy of the itinerary placed on file at the field office;
(b) expedition staff must remain in contact with the field office via satellite phone, with contacts occurring at a minimum of once each morning and once each evening;
(c) expedition staff must possess a global positioning satellite receiver;
(d) supplies for providing emergency care must be at each expedition camp;
(e) expedition staff must maintain the daily expedition log. Entries in the log must be made in permanent ink and signed and dated by the staff member making the entry. The daily expedition log must be filed at the field office upon return from the expedition and maintained as part of the program's permanent record;
(f) expedition staff and program participants must implement and follow program policies and procedures regarding back country etiquette and leave no trace principles;
(g) expedition staff must closely monitor program participants while acclimating to the environment including temperature, climate, and altitude; and
(h) when temperatures exceed 95°F or fall below 10°F, expedition staff must take appropriate preventative measures to ensure program participants remain free of heat or cold related illness or injuries.
(2) Expedition staff must maintain a daily log that includes:
(a) daily entries regarding health programs, accidents, injuries, near misses, medications used, behavioral problems, and unusual occurrences;
(b) daily notations of environmental factors such as weather, temperature, altitude, and terrain;
(c) daily entries assessing each program participant's hydration, skin condition extremities, and general physical condition;
(d) daily entries describing morning and evening contacts between expedition staff and field office staff;
(e) weekly entries assessing each program participant's physical condition by the field director or other trained as a wilderness first responder;
(f) emergency plan drills, showing date, time, staff, and program participants present; and
(g) descriptions of pre-site investigations for solo expeditions if applicable.
(3) Entries in the log must be made in permanent ink and signed and dated by the staff member making the entry.
(4) The daily expedition log must be filed at the field office upon return from the expedition and maintained as part of the program's permanent record.
(5) Upon return from any expedition the field director must debrief each program participant and staff member and document the debriefing in writing.
History: 52-2-803, 52-2-805, MCA; IMP, 52-2-803, 52-2-805, 52-2-809, MCA; NEW, 2019 MAR p. 2029, Eff. 11/9/19.