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§ 10-455. Feasibility study

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, § 10-455
§ 10-455. Feasibility study
Required
(a) A provider may not collect deposits to provide continuing care at home services until the Department approves a feasibility study.
Statement of intent
(b) A provider that intends to develop a continuing care at home program and provide continuing care at home services shall file a statement of intent with the Department at least 30 days before submitting the feasibility study required under this section.
Form and contents
(c) A feasibility study shall:
(1) be filed in a form satisfactory to the Department; and
(2) include at least the following information:
(i) a statement of the purpose of the program and the need for the proposed services;
(ii) documentation of the financial resources of the provider;
(iii) a plan demonstrating the financial feasibility of the proposed program, including future funding sources;
(iv) an actuarial forecast that has been reviewed by a qualified actuary;
(v) a study demonstrating the proposed market for the program;
(vi) the form and substance of any proposed advertisements, advertising campaigns, or other promotional materials for the program that is available at the time of filing;
(vii) a detailed statement of the covered services; and
(viii) any other information that the Department requires.
Approval
(d) The Department shall approve a feasibility study filed under this section if the Department determines that:
(1) the proposed use of new or existing health facilities is not inconsistent with the State health plan;
(2) a reasonable financial plan has been developed to provide continuing care at home services, including the number of agreements to be executed before beginning operations and the criteria to release funds from escrow;
(3) a market for the continuing care at home program appears to exist;
(4) the feasibility study was prepared by a recognized authority;
(5) the provider has submitted all proposed advertisements, advertising campaigns, and other promotional materials for the program;
(6) the form and substance of all advertisements, advertising campaigns, and other promotional materials submitted are not deceptive, misleading, or likely to mislead;
(7) the actuarial forecast supports the market for the program;
(8) the approved escrow agreement and deposit agreement state the conditions for the release of deposits and entrance fees from escrow;
(9) a copy of the escrow agreement executed by the provider and the financial institution has been filed with the Department; and
(10) any other information requested by the Department has been submitted and approved.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-455, MD HUMAN SERV § 10-455
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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