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§ 10-905. Investigatory powers of ombudsman

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: June 1, 2010

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Department of Aging (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2010
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-905
§ 10-905. Investigatory powers of ombudsman
In accordance with requirements of the federal Older Americans Act, an ombudsman shall have access to:
(1) long-term care facilities and residents;
(2) the medical and social records of a resident, if:
(i) the ombudsman has the permission of the resident or the legal representative of the resident; or
(ii) the resident is unable to consent and has no legal representative;
(3) the records that are necessary to investigate a complaint if:
(i) a legal guardian of the resident refuses to give permission to access the records;
(ii) the ombudsman has reasonable cause to believe that the guardian is not acting in the best interests of the resident; and
(iii) the ombudsman obtains the approval of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman;
(4) the administrative records, policies, and documents of long-term care facilities to which the residents or members of the general public have access; and
(5) copies of all licensing and certification records maintained by the Maryland Department of Health or any other State unit with respect to long-term care facilities.


Added by Acts 2010, c. 155, § 2, eff. June 1, 2010. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 62, § 6.
MD Code, Human Services, § 10-905, MD HUMAN SERV § 10-905
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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