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§ 10-214. Unclaimed deceased nursing home residents

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: October 1, 2007

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Department of Aging (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Department of Aging (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2007
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-214
§ 10-214. Unclaimed deceased nursing home residents
Definitions
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Nursing home” means comprehensive care facilities and extended care facilities.
(3) “Unclaimed deceased nursing home resident” means a resident of a nursing home:
(i) who has not prearranged and prepaid for the disposal of the resident's body; and
(ii) for whom no person has claimed the body and assumed funeral or burial responsibility on the death of the resident.
Regulations
(b) The Secretary shall adopt regulations establishing guidelines for nursing home administrators regarding funeral and burial arrangements for unclaimed deceased nursing home residents:
(1) consistent with § 5-406 of the Health--General Article; and
(2) with the cooperation of the State Anatomy Board.
Notification
(c) A nursing home administrator shall:
(1) immediately notify the Department of the death of an unclaimed deceased nursing home resident; and
(2) obtain the approval of the Department before burying or making funeral arrangements for the unclaimed deceased nursing home resident.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-214, MD HUMAN SERV § 10-214
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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