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§ 5-4B-03. Confidential intermediaries

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4b. Adoption Search, Contact, and Reunion Services (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-4B-03
§ 5-4B-03. Confidential intermediaries
List of confidential intermediaries
(a) The Director shall maintain a list of confidential intermediaries.
Confidential intermediary shall meet requirements
(b) To qualify to be a confidential intermediary, an applicant shall meet the requirements of subsection (d) of this section.
Child placement agency shall have a representative member
(c) If the applicant is a child placement agency, the agency shall appoint an employee of the agency as the representative member to make the application on behalf of the agency.
Requirements for confidential intermediaries
(d)(1) If the applicant is an individual, the applicant shall:
(i) have completed at least 8 hours of training, approved by the Director, in providing search, contact, and reunion services; and
(ii) meet any other qualifications that the Director establishes for confidential intermediaries.
(2) If the applicant is a child placement agency, each employee who will provide search, contact, and reunion services under this subtitle shall:
(i) have completed at least 8 hours of training, approved by the Director, in providing search, contact, and reunion services; and
(ii) meet any other qualifications that the Director establishes for confidential intermediaries.
Fees
(e)(1) The Director may establish a reasonable fee for an application under this section.
(2) The overall amount of fees collected may not exceed the costs of processing the applications.

Credits

Added by Acts 1998, c. 679, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-4B-03, MD FAMILY § 5-4B-03
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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