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§ 10-307. Single point of entry program

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 3. Interagency Committee on Aging Services (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2007
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-307
§ 10-307. Single point of entry program
In general
(a)(1) The Interagency Committee shall establish and coordinate a program to provide single points of entry within each planning and service area.
(2) The Department shall supervise the program for the Interagency Committee.
(b) Each area agency shall operate a single point of entry program to assess the needs of seniors and their caregivers and provide appropriate services.
(c) The following services shall be provided through a single point of entry:
(1) providing current information on available programs, services, or benefits;
(2) determining the service needs of each senior who requests service;
(3) processing requests for service from seniors;
(4) through widely publicized local outreach facilities and communications systems, providing access to available public and private programs and services for seniors, including:
(i) transportation services;
(ii) health and nutrition services;
(iii) financial assistance;
(iv) social services;
(v) educational services;
(vi) services available through volunteer organizations or private agencies;
(vii) appropriate housing arrangements;
(viii) health insurance counseling;
(ix) employment and volunteer opportunities;
(x) respite care services; and
(xi) other programs, information, counseling, or benefits for seniors;
(5) monitoring the outcome of requests for service or information; and
(6) arranging with other agencies for individual assessment to determine the service needs of a frail or health-impaired senior.
Location; hours
(d) To the extent possible, each single point of entry shall be:
(1) located in a senior citizen center; and
(2) available for access at least 5 days a week.
(e) Local interagency committees on services to seniors shall make agreements among themselves and with other agencies to provide staff on a regular basis at the single points of entry to:
(1) provide information and services to seniors; and
(2) administer agency programs.


Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-307, MD HUMAN SERV § 10-307
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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