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§ 10-454. Regulations

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 VI. Continuing Care at Home (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2007
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-454
§ 10-454. Regulations
Adoption
(a) The Department shall adopt regulations that:
(1) set standards for continuing care at home providers; and
(2) provide for the certification of continuing care at home providers and the annual renewal of certificates of registration.
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(b) In addition to the provisions required under subsection (a) of this section, the regulations adopted by the Department shall, at a minimum:
(1) provide for and encourage the establishment of continuing care at home programs;
(2) for an individual who is employed by or under contract with a continuing care at home provider and who will enter a subscriber's home to provide continuing care at home services:
(i) set minimum requirements;
(ii) require a criminal history records check, if the individual will have routine, direct access to a subscriber; and
(iii) require the provider to screen and verify the individual's character references;
(3) establish standards for the renewal of certificates of registration;
(4) establish standards for entrance fees, deposits, and the number of executed agreements necessary to begin operations;
(5) establish conditions for the release of deposits and entrance fees from escrow accounts;
(6) establish standards for when and how a subscriber or provider may rescind a continuing care at home agreement before continuing care at home services are provided to the subscriber;
(7) allow a subscriber to rescind a continuing care at home agreement at any time if the terms of the agreement violate this subtitle; and
(8) establish that a provider may terminate an agreement or discharge a subscriber only for just cause and establish procedures to carry out the termination or discharge.

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Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-454, MD HUMAN SERV § 10-454
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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