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§ 10-1001. License required to operate facility

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--General

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health--General
Title 10. Mental Health Law (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Prohibited Acts; Penalties; Civil Liability (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Health - General, § 10-1001
§ 10-1001. License required to operate facility
In general
(a) A person may not operate a private, inpatient facility unless licensed by the Department.
Person operating facility
(b) A person who operates a private, inpatient facility in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Employee, officer, operator or director or other persons
(c) An employee, officer, operator, or director of a private, inpatient facility or any other person, who knowingly participates in a violation of this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.
Civil damages
(d) In addition to any other penalties specified in this section, an individual who is admitted or held against the individual's will by a person who is operating a private, inpatient facility without a license may recover civil damages from that person and from any other person who knowingly participates in the admission or detention.

Credits

Added by Acts 1982, c. 21, § 2, eff. July 1, 1982. Amended by Acts 1995, c. 3, § 1, eff. March 7, 1995; Acts 1996, c. 10, § 1, eff. April 9, 1996.
Formerly Art. 59, §§ 33, 36.
MD Code, Health - General, § 10-1001, MD HEALTH GEN § 10-1001
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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