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§ 4-214. Menstrual hygiene products for incarcerated individuals

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCorrectional ServicesEffective: October 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Correctional Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Patuxent Institution (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. General Provisions
Effective: October 1, 2023
MD Code, Correctional Services, § 4-214
§ 4-214. Menstrual hygiene products for incarcerated individuals
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Commission” means the Maryland Commission of Correctional Standards.
(3) “Menstrual hygiene products” includes tampons and sanitary napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
In general
(b)(1) The Institution shall have a written policy and procedure in place requiring menstrual hygiene products to be provided at no cost to a female incarcerated individual on:
(i) admission to the facility;
(ii) a routine basis; and
(iii) request.
(2) The Director shall ensure that the Institution has a sufficient supply of menstrual hygiene products available to meet the needs of the incarcerated individual population at all times.
Standards for disposal
(c) The Commission shall establish standards regarding the proper disposal of menstrual hygiene products.
(d) The Institution shall maintain records on the provisions and availability of menstrual hygiene products to incarcerated individuals.
Review of policy and records
(e) The Commission shall review the Institution's policy and records relating to menstrual hygiene products during regular inspections.


Added by Acts 2018, c. 254, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018; Acts 2018, c. 255, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018; Acts 2023, c. 721, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2023.
MD Code, Correctional Services, § 4-214, MD CORR SERV § 4-214
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 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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