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§ 10-458. Certificate of registration

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: July 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Department of Aging (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Continuing Care (Refs & Annos)
Part VI. Continuing Care at Home (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-458
§ 10-458. Certificate of registration
Required
(a) A provider may not provide continuing care at home services until the Department issues a certificate of registration to the provider.
Application
(b) An application for a certificate of registration shall:
(1) be filed in a form satisfactory to the Department; and
(2) include at least the following information:
(i) except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, verification that the required number of agreements has been executed and the corresponding deposits collected;
(ii) the form and substance of any proposed advertisements, advertising campaigns, or other promotional materials for the program that are available at the time of filing and that have not been filed previously with the Department;
(iii) verification that any other license or certificate required by other appropriate State units has been issued to the provider; and
(iv) any other information that the Department requires.
Issuance
(c) The Department shall issue a certificate of registration to a provider if the Department determines that:
(1) the information and documents submitted with the feasibility study and application for a preliminary certificate of registration are current and accurate or have been updated to make them accurate;
(2) except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the required number of agreements has been executed and the corresponding deposits collected;
(3) any other license or certificate required by other appropriate State units has been issued to the provider;
(4) the provider has submitted all proposed advertisements, advertising campaigns, and other promotional materials for the program;
(5) the form and substance of all advertisements, advertising campaigns, and other promotional materials submitted are not deceptive, misleading, or likely to mislead; and
(6) the provider has submitted any other information that the Department required.
Exemptions from certain requirements
(d) Subsections (b)(2)(i) and (c)(2) of this section do not apply to a provider of continuing care at home services that:
(1) meets any capital reserve requirements; and
(2) until the provider has enrolled the minimum number of subscribers needed for its revenues to at least equal its expenses:
(i) holds in escrow the entirety of all entrance fees; or
(ii) maintains a surety bond of at least $1,000,000 or an equivalent replacement security such as cash, irrevocable letters of credit, certificates of deposit, or Treasury bills.
Submission of advertisements
(e) If a provider intends to advertise before the Department issues a certificate of registration under subsection (c) of this section, the provider shall submit to the Department any advertisement, advertising campaign, or other promotional materials before using it.
Failure to obtain certificate of registration
(f) If a certificate of registration is not issued to a provider within 24 months after the Department approves a feasibility study, or a longer time allowed by the Department for good cause shown, the provider shall refund all deposits collected and stop offering continuing care at home services under that application.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007. Amended by Acts 2022, c. 727, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022; Acts 2022, c. 728, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-458, MD HUMAN SERV § 10-458
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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