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§ 8-1001. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: July 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Children, Youth, and Families (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Programs for Children in Out-of-Home Placement--Standards for Staff and System for Outcomes Evaluation (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2017
MD Code, Human Services, § 8-1001
§ 8-1001. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Cooperating department
(b)(1) “Cooperating department” means a unit of the State government responsible for out-of-home placement of children.
(2) “Cooperating department” includes:
(i) the Department of Juvenile Services; and
(ii) the Department of Human Services.
Direct care staff
(c) “Direct care staff” means staff assigned to perform direct responsibilities related to activities of daily living, self-help, and socialization skills of children in a residential child care program.
Out-of-home placement
(d) “Out-of-home placement” means:
(1) the removal of a child from the child's family; and
(2) the placement of the child by a cooperating department or court in a public or private residential child care program, a residential program operated by or under contract with the Department of Juvenile Services, a foster care home approved by a local department of social services, or a treatment foster care home for more than 30 days.
System for outcomes evaluation
(e) “System for outcomes evaluation” means an objective and standardized method of measuring the effectiveness of the programs described in subsection (d)(2) of this section.


Added by Acts 2007, c. 133, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007. Amended by Acts 2009, c. 591, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009; Acts 2009, c. 592, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009; Acts 2009, c. 591, § 2, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2009, c. 592, § 2, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2017, c. 62, § 6.
MD Code, Human Services, § 8-1001, MD HUMAN SERV § 8-1001
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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