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§ 7-901. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: July 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Individuals with Disabilities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Telecommunications Devices and Distribution of Accessible Information for Disabled Individuals (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2020
MD Code, Human Services, § 7-901
Formerly cited as MD STATE FIN & PROC § 3A-601
§ 7-901. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Board” means the Governor's Advisory Board for Telecommunications Relay established in Subtitle 8 of this title.
(c) “Department” means the Department of Disabilities.
Program participant
(d) “Program” means the program administered by the Department in consultation with the Board to provide financial assistance for the purchase of specialized customer telephone equipment by eligible program participants.
Program participant
(e) “Program participant” means a person who:
(1) is a resident of the State;
(2) is certified by a licensed professional as having a disability which seriously limits or prohibits the use of the telephone or wireless network without specialized customer telephone equipment;
(3) is certified by a licensed professional as being able to use specialized customer telephone equipment for which application is made;
(4) meets the financial eligibility requirements established by the Department as a recipient of:
(i) Transitional Emergency Medical and Housing Assistance (TEMHA);
(ii) Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
(iii) Social Security Disability Income (SSDI); or
(iv) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); and
(5) at the time of application is not receiving similar services which are available and can be provided in a timely manner through another program.
Qualified entity
(f) “Qualified entity” means a nonprofit organization that:
(1) produces audio editions of daily newspapers, available for interstate distribution using high-speed computer and telecommunications technology; and
(2) provides a means of program administration and reader registration on the Internet.
Specialized customer telephone equipment, equipment
(g) “Specialized customer telephone equipment” or “equipment” means any communications device designed to assist program participants in using a telephone or wireless service provider's network.
(h) “System” means the method which the Department shall use to provide equipment to eligible program participants.


Added as State Finance and Procurement § 3A-601 by Acts 2008, c. 9, § 2, eff. July 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 571, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012; Acts 2012, c. 572, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012. Transferred to be Human Services § 7-901 by Acts 2020, c. 586, § 1, eff. July 1, 2020. Amended by Acts 2020, c. 586, § 2, eff. July 1, 2020.
MD Code, Human Services, § 7-901, MD HUMAN SERV § 7-901
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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