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§ 10-438. Sale or transfer of assets--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, § 10-438
§ 10-438. Sale or transfer of assets--Approval by Department
Determination by Department
(a)(1) After reviewing the information required by § 10-437 of this subtitle, the Department shall determine whether the sale, transfer, or other disposition satisfies the standard for approval set forth in subsection (b) of this section.
(2) The Department shall make its determination and notify the provider in writing within 25 days after the date of the notice required by § 10-437(a)(2) of this subtitle, unless extended by the Department for good cause.
(3) If the Department does not approve the proposed sale, transfer, or other disposition, the Department shall include the reasons for its determination in the written notice to the provider.
Standard for approval
(b) The Department shall approve the sale, transfer, or other disposition of assets unless it determines that the sale, transfer, or disposition 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 its obligations under its continuing care agreements.
Regulations
(c)(1) By regulation, the Department shall adopt reasonable objective financial standards for a proposed sale, transfer, or other disposition of assets.
(2) If the Department determines that the provider has met the objective financial standards, the Department shall approve the proposed sale, transfer, or other disposition of assets.
(3) If the Department determines that the provider has not met the objective financial standards, the Department may approve a proposed sale, transfer, or other disposition of assets if it satisfies the requirements set forth in subsection (b) of this section.
Appeal of Department's determination
(d)(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, transfer, or other disposition of assets.
(2) A person other than the provider may not appeal the Department's decision or be a party in interest to the proceedings.
Completion of transfer or other disposition
(e) A sale, transfer, or other disposition of assets subject to this part may not be completed until 5 days after the later of:
(1) the day the Department issues the notice required under subsection (a)(2) of this section of its decision to approve the sale, transfer, or other disposition; or
(2) if an appeal is taken under subsection (d) of this section, the day the administrative law judge issues a decision to allow the sale, transfer, or other disposition of assets.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-438, MD HUMAN SERV § 10-438
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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