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§ 7-903. Collaboration with Board and Department of Disabilities

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, § 7-903
Formerly cited as MD STATE FIN & PROC § 3A-603
§ 7-903. Collaboration with Board and Department of Disabilities
In general
(a) The Department, in consultation with the Board, shall:
(1) provide a system for eligible program participants to obtain equipment, but no single eligible participant shall receive more than $6,000;
(2) provide a system for eligible program participants who cannot access telecommunications relay services in a traditional manner to obtain communication facilitators or related support services;
(3) establish an information and referral service, including the toll-free numbers for the various access modes for the Maryland relay service and provide information about the availability of the equipment;
(4) contract with private vendors or nonprofit organizations to provide the information and referral service and other auxiliary services;
(5) as necessary, establish interagency agreements with other State agencies that provide technical assistance for disabled individuals to prevent duplicative programs; and
(6) appoint appropriate staff to assist the Board in carrying out its activities under this subtitle.
Regulations, educational outreach programs
(b) The Board and the Department shall:
(1) develop regulations;
(2) develop and implement educational outreach programs; and
(3) review and monitor the program.


Added as State Finance and Procurement § 3A-603 by Acts 2008, c. 9, § 2, eff. July 1, 2008. Transferred to be Human Services § 7-903 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, § 7-903, MD HUMAN SERV § 7-903
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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