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§ 10-1002. False applications prohibited

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, § 10-1002
§ 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.

Credits

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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