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§ 20-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: March 7, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 20. Residential Child Care Program Professionals (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: March 7, 2020
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 20-101
§ 20-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
Agency
(b)(1) “Agency” means:
(i) The Developmental Disabilities Administration in the Department;
(ii) The Department;
(iii) The Department of Human Services;
(iv) The Department of Juvenile Services; and
(v) The Behavioral Health Administration in the Department.
(2) “Agency” includes the State Superintendent of Schools.
Board
(c) “Board” means the State Board for Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals.
Central Repository
(d) “Central Repository” means the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Certificate
(e) “Certificate” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a certificate issued by the Board to practice as a program administrator or as a residential child and youth care practitioner.
Certified program administrator
(f) “Certified program administrator” means, unless the context requires otherwise, an individual who is certified by the Board to practice as a program administrator.
Certified residential child and youth care practitioner
(g) “Certified residential child and youth care practitioner” means, unless the context requires otherwise, an individual who is certified by the Board to practice as a residential child and youth care practitioner.
Chief administrator
(h) “Chief administrator” means the individual, regardless of title, who is appointed by the governing body of a residential child care program as having responsibility for the overall administration of the program.
Child protective services background clearance
(i) “Child protective services background clearance” means a search by a local department of social services of a central registry established under Title 5, Subtitle 7 of the Family Law Article for information about child abuse and neglect investigations relating to an individual.
Program administrator
(j) “Program administrator” means the individual responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of a residential child care program and for assuring the care, treatment, safety, and protection of the children in the residential child care program.
Residential child and youth care practitioner
(k)(1) “Residential child and youth care practitioner” means an individual assigned to perform direct responsibilities related to activities of daily living, self-help, and socialization skills in a residential child care program under the direction of a certified program administrator.
(2) “Residential child and youth care practitioner” does not include an individual assigned to perform direct responsibilities related to activities of daily living, self-help, and socialization skills in a residential child care program licensed by the Developmental Disabilities Administration.
Residential child care program
(l)(1) “Residential child care program” means an entity that provides for children 24-hour per day care within a structured set of services and activities that are designed to achieve specific objectives relative to the needs of the children served and that include the provision of food, clothing, shelter, education, social services, health, mental health, recreation, or any combination of these services and activities.
(2) “Residential child care program” includes a program:
(i) Licensed by:
1. The Maryland Department of Health;
2. The Department of Human Services; or
3. The Department of Juvenile Services; and
(ii) That is subject to the licensing requirements of the Division of Children and Youth of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services governing the operations of residential child care programs.

Credits

Added by Acts 2004, c. 438, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2004. Amended by Acts 2008, c. 36, §§ 1, 6, eff. April 8, 2008; Acts 2008, c. 218, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2012, c. 312, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2012, c. 313, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2014, c. 460, § 1, eff. July 1, 2014; Acts 2015, c. 331, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2017, c. 62, § 6; Acts 2020, c. 11, § 1, eff. March 7, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 628, § 5.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 20-101, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 20-101
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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