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§ 5-401. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: April 8, 2008

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Adoption Subsidy Act (Refs & Annos)
Part I. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 8, 2008
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-401
§ 5-401. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Administration” means the Social Services Administration of the Department.
Eligible child
(c) “Eligible child” means a minor as to whom:
(1)(i) guardianship has been awarded to a child placement agency under Subtitle 3 or Subtitle 3A of this title; or
(ii) consensual adoption has been ordered under § 5-338 of this title; and
(2) a determination has been made by a local department under § 5-403 of this subtitle that a subsidy is necessary to ensure the child's adoption because of the child's special circumstances.
(d) “Subsidy” means:
(1) a money payment;
(2) medical care;
(3) medical assistance; or
(4) special services.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006; Acts 2008, c. 36, § 1, eff. April 8, 2008.
Formerly Art. 16, § 88A.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-401, MD FAMILY § 5-401
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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