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West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: January 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 11. Juvenile Causes
Chapter 100. General Provisions
Effective: January 1, 2022
MD Rules, Rule 11-102
The following definitions apply in this Title:
(a) Statutory Definitions. The definitions in Code, Courts Article, §§ 3-801 and 3-8A-01 are applicable to this Title. If a definition in Code, Courts Article, Title 3, Subtitle 8 differs from the definition of the term in Code, Courts Article, Title 3, Subtitle 8A, the definition in the Subtitle under which the particular action or proceeding was filed applies.
Cross reference: See Code, Courts Article, § 3-801 for definitions of “abuse,” “adjudicatory hearing,” “adult,” “child,” “child in need of assistance,” “CINA,” “commit,” “custodian,” “custody,” “developmental disability,” “disposition hearing,” “guardian,” “guardianship,” “local department,” “mental disorder,” “mental injury,” “neglect,” “parent,” “party,” “qualified residential treatment program,” “reasonable efforts,” “relative,” “sex trafficking,” “sexual abuse,” “sexual molestation or exploitation,” “shelter care,” “shelter care hearing,” “TPR proceeding,” “voluntary placement,” and “voluntary placement hearing.”
See Code, Courts Article, § 3-8A-01 for definitions of “adjudicatory hearing,” “adult,” “child,” “child in need of supervision,” “citation,” “commit,” “community detention,” “competency hearing,” “custodian,” “delinquent act,” “delinquent child,” “detention,” “developmental disability,” “disposition hearing,” “incompetent to proceed,” “intake officer,” “mental disorder,” “mental retardation,” “mentally handicapped child,” “party,” “peace order proceeding,” “peace order request,” “petition,” “qualified expert,” “respondent,” “shelter care,” “victim,” “violation,” and “witness.”
(b) Additional Definitions. In this Title, the following additional definitions apply except as expressly otherwise provided or as necessary implication requires:
(1) Court. “Court” means the division or part of the circuit court that exercises the jurisdiction conferred on the circuit courts by Code, Courts Article, Title 3, Subtitles 8, 8A, and 8C.
(2) Next Day. “Next day” means the next day that the circuit court is in session.
(3) Respondent. “Respondent” means the juvenile who is the subject of a petition.
(4) State's Attorney. “State's Attorney” has the meaning set forth in Rule 4-102 to the extent the individual is authorized to represent the State in a proceeding under Code, Courts Article, Title 3, Subtitle 8A.
(5) Summons. “Summons” means a writ notifying the person named in the summons that: (A) the person summoned is a party in an action that has been commenced in the court from which the summons is issued, and (B) failure to attend may result in the issuance of a body attachment or contempt proceedings for the person summoned.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 11-101 (2021).


[Adopted Nov. 9, 2021, eff. Jan. 1, 2021.]
MD Rules, Rule 11-102, MD R JUV CAUSES Rule 11-102
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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