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§ 5-201. Persons with disabilities

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 5. Limitations, Prohibited Actions, and Immunities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Computing Time (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-201
§ 5-201. Persons with disabilities
Accruals which favor minors or mentally incompetent persons
(a) When a cause of action subject to a limitation under Subtitle 1 of this title or Title 3, Subtitle 9 of this article accrues in favor of a minor or mental incompetent, that person shall file his action within the lesser of three years or the applicable period of limitations after the date the disability is removed.
Application of section
(b) This section does not apply if the statute of limitations has more than three years to run when the disability is removed.
Imprisonment, absence from State, or marriage
(c) Imprisonment, absence from the State, or marriage are not disabilities which extend the statute of limitations.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1987, c. 592; Acts 1997, c. 318, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
Formerly Art. 57, §§ 2-4, 6, 7.

Editors' Notes

1997 Legislation
Acts 1997, c. 318, § 2, provides:
“SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act shall be construed prospectively to apply only to causes of action for wrongful death that arise on or after the effective date of this Act and may not be applied or interpreted to have any effect on or application to causes of action for wrongful death that arise before the effective date of this Act.”
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-201, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 5-201
Current through legislation effective July 1, 2020, from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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