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§ 13-4101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 13. Miscellaneous Health Care Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 41. Maryland Children's Service Animal Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Health - General, § 13-4101
§ 13-4101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Eligible child
(b) “Eligible child” means a child who has a history of trauma, has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or has been diagnosed with a developmental disability and special health care need under Title V of the Social Security Act.
(c) “Fund” means the Maryland Children's Service Animal Program Fund established under § 13-4105 of this subtitle.
Nonprofit training entity
(d) “Nonprofit training entity” means a corporation, a foundation, or any other legal entity that:
(1) Is qualified under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(2)(i) Engages in the training of service dogs or support dogs for use by children; or
(ii) Uses trained therapy horses for interaction with children; and
(3) Has been selected by the Department to provide services under this subtitle.
(e) “Program” means the Maryland Children's Service Animal Program established under § 13-4102 of this subtitle.
Program participant
(f) “Program participant” means an eligible child who participates in the Program.
Successful Program participant
(g) “Successful Program participant” means a Program participant who successfully completes the training or therapy protocol specified by a nonprofit training entity.


Added by Acts 2020, c. 247, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 248, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
MD Code, Health - General, § 13-4101, MD HEALTH GEN § 13-4101
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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