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§ 14-103. Maryland Department of Emergency Management

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: May 12, 2022

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: May 12, 2022
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-103
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 16A, § 4;  MD CODE Art. 65, § 15A
§ 14-103. Maryland Department of Emergency Management
In general
(a) There is a Maryland Department of Emergency Management established as a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government.
Primary responsibility
(b) The Department has primary responsibility and authority for developing emergency management policies and is responsible for coordinating disaster risk reduction, consequence management, and disaster recovery activities.
(c) The Department may act to:
(1) reduce the disaster risk and vulnerability of persons and property located in the State;
(2) develop and coordinate emergency planning and preparedness; and
(3) coordinate emergency management activities and operations:
(i) relating to an emergency that involves two or more State agencies;
(ii) between State agencies and political subdivisions;
(iii) with local governments;
(iv) with agencies of the federal government and other states; and
(v) with private and nonprofit entities.


Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2020, c. 288, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2021, c. 287, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 288, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2022, c. 241, § 2, eff. May 12, 2022.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-103, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 14-103
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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