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§ 7-113. Powers and duties of Secretary

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: July 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Individuals with Disabilities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Department of Disabilities (Refs & Annos)
Part III. Powers and Duties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2019
MD Code, Human Services, § 7-113
§ 7-113. Powers and duties of Secretary
Budget
(a) The Secretary is responsible for the budget of the Department.
Payment of money collected to General Fund
(b) Except as otherwise provided by law, the Secretary shall pay all money collected by the Department under this subtitle into the General Fund of the State.
Review of regulations of other units of State government
(c)(1)(i) Before publication in the Maryland Register, the Secretary shall review new or proposed changes to regulations submitted by a unit of State government that relate to the provision of resources and services to individuals with disabilities.
(ii) The regulations shall include an assessment that describes the impact of the proposed regulations on individuals with disabilities.
(2) Before implementation, the Secretary shall review new or proposed changes to policies, programs, or services submitted by a unit of State government that relate to the provision of resources and services to individuals with disabilities.
Review, coordination, and concurrence of applications for aid specific to services for individuals with disabilities.
(d)(1) The Secretary shall review, coordinate, and concur with any application for federal aid, waivers, or grants that is:
(i) specific to services for individuals with disabilities; and
(ii) submitted by or through any unit of State government.
(2) Except as otherwise prohibited by law, the Secretary may apply for, receive, and use grants-in-aid, funds, or services from the federal government or any of its units, or any public or private source made available to the Department for use in carrying out the powers and duties of the Secretary or the Department.
Review, approval, or amendment of State Disabilities Plan; adoption of regulations
(e)(1) The Secretary shall review the State Disabilities Plan developed by the Board in accordance with § 7-132 of this subtitle.
(2) The Secretary may approve the State Disabilities Plan or amend the Plan if the Secretary determines that the Plan developed by the Board is not in accordance with § 7-132 of this subtitle.
(3) The Secretary shall request that the Board revise the State Disabilities Plan at least once every 4 years.
(4) The Secretary shall adopt regulations to implement the State Disabilities Plan as approved or as amended in accordance with paragraph (2) of this subsection.
Annual analysis of State's progress in implementing State Disabilities Plan
(f) The Secretary shall submit an annual analysis of the State's progress in implementing the State Disabilities Plan and related performance objectives to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2-1257 of the State Government Article, to the General Assembly on or before December 1 of each year.
Citizens' advisory bodies
(g) The Secretary may create citizens' advisory bodies that the Secretary considers necessary for the effective operation of the Department.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007. Amended by Acts 2010, c. 207, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2017, c. 211, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2019, c. 8, § 5.
MD Code, Human Services, § 7-113, MD HUMAN SERV § 7-113
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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