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§ 10-435. Sale or transfer of facility ownership--Approval by Department

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 4. Continuing Care (Refs & Annos)
Part IV. Facilities and Assets (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2007
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-435
§ 10-435. Sale or transfer of facility ownership--Approval by Department
Determination by Department
(a)(1) After reviewing the information required by §§ 10-433 and 10-434 of this subtitle, the Department shall determine whether the sale or transfer satisfies the standard for approval set forth in subsection (b) of this section.
(2) The Department shall make the determination within 50 days after the date of the notice required under § 10-433(a)(2) of this subtitle unless extended by the Department for good cause.
(3) The Department shall notify the existing provider, any proposed new provider, and the subscriber representatives in writing of the determination and the reasons for it and, if applicable, that the Department intends to transfer the certificate of registration to the new provider.
Standard for approval
(b) The Department shall approve a sale or other transfer of ownership or control unless the Department determines that the sale or transfer is likely to have an unreasonably adverse effect on:
(1) the financial stability of the provider; or
(2) the capacity of the provider to perform continuing care agreement obligations to subscribers.
Appeal of decision
(c)(1) In accordance with Title 10, Subtitle 2 of the State Government Article, the provider may appeal the Department's decision on the proposed sale or transfer.
(2) A person other than the provider may not appeal the Department's decision or be a party in interest to the proceedings.
(3) The Department shall give prompt notice of any appeal and of any decision issued in the appeal to the subscriber representatives.
Completion of sale or transfer
(d) A sale or other transfer of ownership or control subject to this section and §§ 10-432 through 10-434 of this subtitle may not be completed until 15 days after the later of:
(1) the day the Department issues the notice required under subsection (a)(3) of this section of its decision to approve the sale or transfer; or
(2) if an appeal is taken under subsection (c) of this section, the day the administrative law judge issues a decision to allow the sale or transfer.

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Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-435, MD HUMAN SERV § 10-435
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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