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§ 15-109.1. Advance directive information sheets; availability

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: October 1, 2016

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health--General
Title 15. Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Medical and Pharmacy Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2016
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-109.1
§ 15-109.1. Advance directive information sheets; availability
In general
(a) The Department, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall:
(1) Develop and implement a plan for making the advance directive information sheet developed under § 5-615 of this article widely available; and
(2) Make the information sheet described in item (1) of this subsection available in a conspicuous location in each local health department, in each local department of social services, and in community health centers.
Deadline
(b) The Department shall implement the plan on or before January 1, 2017.
Consultation of interested parties
(c) During the development of the plan under subsection (a) of this section and the information sheet under § 5-615 of this article, the Office of the Attorney General shall consult with any interested party including the State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life.
Availability of information sheets; use of electronic advance directives
(d) The Department shall offer:
(1) The information sheet developed under § 5-615 of this article as part of the monthly enrollment packet mailed to a recipient by the enrollment broker; and
(2) The use of electronic advance directives to a recipient through an advance directives service that:
(i) Is approved by the Maryland Health Care Commission and the Department; and
(ii) Meets the technology, security, and privacy standards established by the Maryland Health Care Commission.

Credits

Added by Acts 2004, c. 356, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004. Amended by Acts 2016, c. 510, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016.
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-109.1, MD HEALTH GEN § 15-109.1
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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