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§ 10-1002. False applications prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--General

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 10. Mental Health Law (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Prohibited Acts; Penalties; Civil Liability (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Health - General, § 10-1002
§ 10-1002. False applications prohibited
In general
(a) A person may not:
(1) Knowingly make a false application or certificate in connection with the admission or detention of any individual; or
(2) Detain an individual in a manner contrary to Subtitle 6 or Subtitle 8 of this title.
Fines and penalties
(b) A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or both.
Civil damages
(c) In addition to any other penalties specified in this section, a person who willfully violates any provision of this section is liable for civil damages sustained by the individual who is admitted or detained unlawfully.


Added by Acts 1982, c. 21, § 2, eff. July 1, 1982.
Formerly Art. 59, § 21.
MD Code, Health - General, § 10-1002, MD HEALTH GEN § 10-1002
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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