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§ 14-110.3. Kidney dialysis centers; emergency plan requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Emergency Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Maryland Emergency Management Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2012
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-110.3
§ 14-110.3. Kidney dialysis centers; emergency plan requirements
Kidney dialysis center defined
(a) In this section, “kidney dialysis center” has the meaning stated in § 19-3B-01 of the Health--General Article.
Emergency plan requirement
(b) A kidney dialysis center shall have an emergency plan.
Scope of emergency plan
(c) An emergency plan shall include policies and procedures that will be followed before, during, and after an emergency to address:
(1) the safe management of individuals who are receiving services at the kidney dialysis center when an emergency occurs;
(2) notification of patients, families, staff, and licensing authorities regarding actions that will be taken concerning the provision of dialysis services to the individuals served by the kidney dialysis center;
(3) staff coverage, organization, and assignment of responsibilities; and
(4) the continuity of operations, including procedures to secure access to essential goods, equipment, and dialysis services.
Reimbursement from insurance policies or State or federal funds
(d)(1) This subsection does not prohibit a kidney dialysis center from applying for and receiving reimbursement:
(i) under any applicable insurance policy; or
(ii) from any State or federal funds that may be available due to a declared State or federal emergency.
(2) A kidney dialysis center is solely responsible for any financial obligation arising from voluntary or mandatory activation of any aspect of the emergency plan developed by the kidney dialysis center under this section.
Access to emergency plans
(e) For purposes of coordinating local emergency planning efforts, a kidney dialysis center shall provide access to the emergency plans developed under this section to local organizations for emergency management.


Added by Acts 2012, c. 388, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-110.3, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 14-110.3
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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