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§ 7-401. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: July 1, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Individuals with Disabilities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Attendant Care Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2012
MD Code, Human Services, § 7-401
§ 7-401. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Attendant care services
(b) “Attendant care services” means any of the following services for an eligible individual, which are certified as necessary by an attending physician or by a registered nurse:
(1) dressing;
(2) preparing food and assisting with eating;
(3) bathing and personal hygiene;
(4) assisting with routine bodily functions, including bowel and urinary care;
(5) moving into, out of, or turning in bed;
(6) laundering and other clothing care; and
(7) cleaning house and performing other services of daily care, including shopping and transportation, that the Department and the eligible individual request.
(c) “Department” means the Department of Disabilities.
Eligible individual
(d) “Eligible individual” means an individual who:
(1) is at least 18 years old and under the age of 65 years at the time of the initial eligibility determination; and
(2) has a severe chronic or permanent physical disability that precludes or significantly impairs the individual's independent performance of essential activities of daily living, self-care, or mobility.
Financial assistance
(e) “Financial assistance” means a payment the Department makes to an eligible individual for attendant care services.
(f) “Program” means the Attendant Care Program.
(g) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Disabilities.


Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 468, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012.
MD Code, Human Services, § 7-401, MD HUMAN SERV § 7-401
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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