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§ 21-304. Division of Rehabilitation Services

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 21. Career and Technology Education Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Rehabilitation Services (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2023
MD Code, Education, § 21-304
§ 21-304. Division of Rehabilitation Services
In general
(a) There is a Division of Rehabilitation Services in the State Department of Education.
Duties of State Board of Education
(b) The State Board of Education shall:
(1) Disburse all funds provided, and administer all programs established under this subtitle, for the rehabilitation of disabled individuals;
(2) Appoint and fix the compensation of the personnel necessary to administer this subtitle;
(3) Rehabilitate and place in gainful occupations individuals eligible for the benefits of this subtitle;
(4) Rehabilitate eligible individuals to function more independently;
(5) Adopt rules and regulations necessary to administer this subtitle;
(6) Report annually to the Governor on the administration of this subtitle; and
(7) Cooperate with other public and private departments, agencies, and institutions to:
(i) Provide for the rehabilitation of disabled individuals;
(ii) Provide for the independent living rehabilitation of severely disabled individuals;
(iii) Study the problems of rehabilitation; and
(iv) Develop and provide programs, facilities, and services necessary or desirable to implement this subtitle.
Licensing of blind persons to manage vending facilities
(c)(1) The State Department of Education shall, in addition to licensing vending facility managers in federal buildings in this State under § 21-302(c) of this subtitle pursuant to the federal acts, license blind persons to manage vending facilities in all State, county, and municipal buildings and in all privately owned buildings and premises in this State in the event of contract with such person.
(2) The Division shall be the licensing agency for all vending facilities within this State licensed under this subtitle.
Medical and psychological records
(d)(1) In this subsection, “medical and psychological records” includes:
(i) Medical documentation;
(ii) Psychological information;
(iii) School documentation; and
(iv) Any other relevant information.
(2) The Division and the Developmental Disabilities Administration shall enter into a memorandum of understanding, the terms of which shall include a data sharing agreement for the medical and psychological records of mutual clients in order to expedite decisions regarding eligibility for services.


Added as Education § 21-303 by Acts 1978, c. 22, § 2, eff. July 1, 1978. Amended by Acts 1980, c. 743; Acts 1985, c. 709; Acts 1989, c. 697, § 1, eff. July 1, 1989; Acts 1992, c. 42, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1992. Renumbered as Education § 21-304 by Acts 1996, c. 10, § 16, eff. April 9, 1996. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 44, § 6, eff. April 8, 2006; Acts 2023, c. 281, § 1, eff. July 1, 2023.
Formerly Art. 77, §§ 134, 136, 140.
MD Code, Education, § 21-304, MD EDUC § 21-304
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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