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DHMH ADOPTED REGULATIONS
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ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE ADMINISTRATION
CONTACT: Donald Hall
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Adm.
Phone: (410) 402-8590
Email: dhall@dhmh.state.md.us
or
CONTACT: Gwen Parker
Office of Health Care Quality
Phone: (410) 402-8055
Email: gparker@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 47 ALCOHOLISM CONTROL
10.47.01 Requirements
10.47.02 Specific Program Requirements
10.47.03 Specific Program Requirements for Correctional Levels of Care
10.47.04 Certification Requirements
10.47.05 Education Programs
10.47.06 Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes Partnerships (S.T.O.P.) Fund
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ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
CONTACT: Kathleen Ellis, Esq.
Phone: (410) 767-1867
Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES
10.01.02 Procedures for Public Hearings
10.01.03
Procedures for Hearings Before the Secretary of Health and Mental
Hygiene
10.01.12 Declaratory Ruling
10.01.13
Procedures for Interagency Coordination for Licensing Residential Child
Care Facilities
10.01.14 Open Meetings - Attendance and Recordings, Photographing, and Broadcasting of Sessions
AUDIT DIVISION / FISCAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
CONTACT: Irma Bevans
Phone: (410) 767-5820
Email: bevansI@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 04 FISCAL
10.04.03 Standards for Audits of Grants and Contracts with Providers and Local Health Departments
BOARDS AND COMMISSION
General Information CONTACT: Kristen Neville
Phone: (410) 764-5978
Email: NevilleK@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES
10.01.01 Health Care Practitioner User Fee Collection
CONTACT: Anna Jeffers
Phone: (410) 764-3833
Email: ADJeffers@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 13 DRUGS
10.13.08 Sale of Needles and Syringes or Other Paraphernalia (Bd. of Pharmacy)
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ANATOMY BOARD
CONTACT: Ronn Wade
Phone: (410) 706-3313
Email: rwade@som.umaryland.edu
Subtitle 49 10.49.01 Fees
BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE
CONTACT: Penny Heisler
Phone: (410) 764-4766
Email: HEISLERP@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 26 10.26.01 Fee Schedule
10.26.02 General Regulations
10.26.03 Code of Ethics
10.26.04 Rules of Procedure for Board Hearings
10.26.05 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN OPTOMETRY
CONTACT: Patricia Bennett
Phone: (410) 764-4710
Email: BENNETT@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 28 10.28.01 REPEALED
10.28.02 Continuing Education Requirements
10.28.03 Examination and Licensing of Optometrists
10.28.04 Rules of Procedure for Board Hearings
10.28.05 Inactive Status and Reinstatement of Expired Licenses
10.28.06 Examination of Patients by Optometrists, Maintenance of Records, and Keeping of Certain Instrumentation and Equipment
10.28.07 Fee Schedule
10.28.08 Partial Waiver of Examination
10.28.09 Advertising
10.28.10 Optometrist Accountability
10.28.11 Use of Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents
10.28.12 Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents
10.28.13 Civil Penalties
10.28.14 Code of Conduct
10.28.15 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
10.28.16 Selling and Dispensing of Contact Lenses
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BOARD OF MORTICIANS & FUNERAL DIRECTORS
CONTACT:
Robin Bailey
Phone: (410) 764-4793
Email: Baileyr@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 29 10.29.01 Hearing Procedures
10.29.02 Examination
10.29.03 Inspection of Funeral Establishments and Funeral Service Businesses
10.29.04 Fee Schedule
10.29.05 Continuing Education
10.29.06 Pre-need Contract
10.29.07 Surviving Spouse
10.29.08 Courtesy Card
10.29.09 Requirements for Apprenticeship
10.29.10 Monetary Penalties
10.29.11 Complaint Procedures
10.29.12 Advertising
10.29.13 Rehabilitation Committee
10.29.14 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
COMMISSION ON KIDNEY DISEASE
CONTACT: Eva Schwartz
Phone: (410) 764-4799
Email: SCHWARTE@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 30 10.30.01 General Regulations
10.30.02 Physical and Medical Standards
10.30.03 Transmissible Diseases
10.30.04 Dialyzer Reuse and Water Standards
10.30.05 Fee Schedule
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS BOARDS
CONTACT: Kristen Neville
Phone: (410) 764-5987
Email: NevilleK@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 31 10.31.01 Code of Conduct for Board Members and Investigators
10.31.02 Tax Compliance Regulations
BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
CONTACT: Patricia A. Hannigan
Phone: (410) 764-4750
Email: HANNIGAP@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 33 10.33.01 Nursing Home Administrators
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BOARD OF PHARMACY
CONTACT: Anna Jeffers
Phone: (410) 764-3833
Email: ADJeffers@dhmh.state.md.us
 
Subtitle 34 10.34.01 Disciplinary Proceedings
10.34.02 Examination for Licensure and Professional Experience Programs
10.34.03 Inpatient Institutional Pharmacy
10.34.04 Transfer of Outsourcing of Prescriptions and Prescription Orders
10.34.05 Pharmacy Security
10.34.06 Reporting Pharmacist's Mailing Address and Location of Employment
10.34.07 Pharmacy Equipment
10.34.08 Information Required on Prescriptions or Patient Drug Profiles
10.34.09 Fees
10.34.10 Pharmacist Code of Conduct
10.34.11 Monetary Penalties
10.34.12 Removal of Expired Prescription Drugs
10.34.13 Reinstatement of Expired Licenses for Pharmacists
10.34.14 Closure of Pharmacies
10.34.15 Licensure by Reciprocity
10.34.16
Portable Drug Kits for Licensed Home Health Agencies, Hospices, and
Home Infusion Providers Licensed as Residential Services Agencies
10.34.17 Waiver of Full Service Requirements for Recognized Pharmaceutical Specialties
10.34.18 Continuing Education for Pharmacists
10.34.19 Sterile Pharmaceutical Compounding
10.34.20 Format of Prescription Transmission
10.34.21 Standard of Practice for Unlicensed Personnel
10.34.22 Licensing of Wholesale Prescription Drug or Device Distributors
10.34.23 Pharmaceutical Services to Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities
10.34.24 Record of Drug Inventory Acquisition
10.34.25 Delivery of Prescriptions
10.34.26 Patient Safety Improvement
10.34.27 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
10.34.28 Automated Medication Systems
10.34.29 Drug Therapy Management
10.34.30 Name Changes - Pharmacy or Distribution Permit Holder
10.34.31
Dispensing or Distributing at a Setting That Does Possess a Pharmacy
Permit
10.34.32 Pharmacist Administration of Influenza Vaccination
10.34.33 Prescription Drug Repository Program
10.34.34 Pharmacy Technicians
BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS
Contact: Lorraine Smith
Phone: (410) 764-4787
Email: SmithL@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 36 10.36.01 Procedures
 
10.36.02 Continuing Education
10.36.03 Procedure for Board Hearings
10.36.04 Vacant
10.36.05 Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
10.36.06 Fee Schedule
10.36.07 Psychology Associate
10.36.08 Monetary Penalties
10.36.09 Child Custody Evaluations in Family Law Proceedings
BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS
CONTACT: Ann Tyminski
Phone: (410) 764-4752
Email: TYMINSKA@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 38 10.38.01 General Regulations
10.38.02 Code of Ethics
10.38.03 Standards of Practice
10.38.04 Physical Therapy Aide
10.38.05 Rules of Procedure for Board Hearings
10.38.06 Foreign-Educated Licensure Requirements
10.38.07 Fee Schedule
10.38.08 Continuing Education Requirements
10.38.09 Speech-Impaired Applicants
10.38.10 Monetary Penalties
10.38.11 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
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BOARD OF PODIATRIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS
CONTACT: Eva Schwartz
Phone: (410) 764-4785
Email: SCHWARTE@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 40 10.40.01 Examination and Post-Graduate Training
10.40.02 Continuing Education Requirements
10.40.03 Collection of Fees
10.40.04 Code of Ethics
10.40.05 Hearing Procedures
10.40.06 Advertising
10.40.07 Civil Penalties
10.40.08 Interpretation of Terms in the Maryland Podiatry Act
10.40.09 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
10.40.10 General Provisions
BOARD OF AUDIOLOGISTS, HEARING AID DISPENSERS, & SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
CONTACT: Christopher J. Kelter
Phone: (410) 764-4725
Email: KELTERC@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 41 10.41.01 Collection of Fees
10.41.02 Code of Ethics
10.41.03 Licensure and Continuing Education
10.41.04 Rules of Procedure for Board Hearings
10.41.05 REPEALED
10.41.06 Telehealth Communication
10.41.07 Cerumen Management
10.41.08 Hearing Aid Dispensers
10.41.09 Civil Penalties
10.41.10 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
10.41.11 Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
10.41.12 Supervision of Students
BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS
CONTACT: James T. Merrow
Phone: (410) 764-4788
Email: merrowj@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 42 10.42.01 Regulations Governing the Board
10.42.02 Case Management
10.42.03 Code of Ethics
10.42.04 Rules of Procedure for Board Hearings
10.42.05 Fee Schedule
10.42.06 Continuing Education Requirements
10.42.07 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
10.42.08 Supervision
BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
CONTACT: James Vallone
Phone: (410) 764-4726
Email: VALLONEJ@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 43 10.43.01 Chiropractic—General Regulations
10.43.02 Chiropractic and Massage Therapy—Rules of Procedure for Board Hearings
10.43.03 Chiropractic—Advertising
10.43.04 Licensure by Credentials for Chiropractors
10.43.05 Chiropractic Externship Program
10.43.06 Chiropractic and Massage Therapy—Fees
10.43.07 Chiropractic Assistants
10.43.08 Chiropractic and Massage Therapy — Licensure and Registration Examination—Special Needs Applicants
10.43.10 Chiropractic—Monetary Penalties
10.43.11 Chiropractic—Continuing Education Requirements
10.43.12 Chiropractic—Licensure Examination
10.43.13 Chiropractic and Massage Therapy — Procedures for Clinical Demonstrations in Public Places
10.43.14 Chiropractic—Code of Ethics
10.43.15 Chiropractic—Record Keeping
10.43.16 VACANT
10.43.17 Massage Therapy—General Regulations
10.43.18 Massage Therapy—Code of Ethics
10.43.19 Massage Therapy—Advertising
10.43.20 Massage Therapy—Continuing Education Requirements
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BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE
CONTACT: Donna Ashman
Phone: (410) 402-8558
Email: ASHMAND@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 46 10.46.01 General Regulations
10.46.02 Code of Ethics
10.46.03 Procedure for Board Hearings
10.46.04 Continuing Competency Requirement
10.46.05 Collection of Fees
10.46.06 Competency Requirements for Physical Agent Modalities
BOARD OF DIETETIC PRACTICE
CONTACT: Marie Savage
Phone: (410) 764-4741
Email: MSavage@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 56 10.56.01 Licensure
10.56.02 Fees
10.56.03 Code of Ethical Practices
10.56.04 Hearing Procedures
10.56.05 Continuing Education
10.56.06 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
10.56.07 Advertising
10.56.08 Tax Compliance Regulations
10.56.09 Monetary Penalties
BOARD OF CERTIFICATION OF RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS
CONTACT: Kim Mayer
Phone: (410) 764-5996
Email: MayerK@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 57 10.57.01 Definitions
10.57.02 Certification
10.57.03 Continuing Education
10.57.04 Code of Ethics
10.57.05 Hearing Procedures
10.57.06 Fees
10.57.07 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
10.57.08 Tax Compliance Regulations.
BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS and THERAPISTS
CONTACT: Tracey DeShields
Phone: (410) 764-4732
Email: deshieldst@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 58 10.58.01 General Regulations
10.58.02 Fees
10.58.03 Code of Ethics
10.58.04 Hearing Procedures
10.58.05 Continuing Education
10.58.06 Licensure by Waiver
10.58.07 Alcohol and Drug Counselors - Requirements for Certification and Licensure
10.58.08 Marriage and Family Therapists - Requirements for Certification and Licensure
10.58.09 Monetary Penalties
10.58.10 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
10.58.12 Supervision Requirements
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CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER, OFFICE OF THE
CONTACT: David R. Fowler, M.D.
Phone: (410) 333-3225
Email: dfowler@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 35 POSTMORTEM EXAMINERS COMMISSION
10.35.01 Medical Examiners Cases
INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (IDEHA)
MAIN CONTACT: Sharmi Das
Phone: (410) 767-5303
Email: sdas@dhmh.state.md.us
FOR AIDS- RELATED REGULATIONS CONTACT: William Honablew
Phone: (410) 764-5764
Email: WHonablew@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES
10.01.17 Fees for Community Health Programs
Subtitle 04 FISCAL
10.04.01 Fiscal Administration of Local Health Operations, and Related Matters
Subtitle 06 DISEASES
10.06.01 Communicable Diseases
10.06.02 Communicable Diseases - Rabies
10.06.03 Vacant
10.06.04 School Health Services and Required Immunizations Before Entry into School
10.06.05 Meningococcal Vaccination Requirements for Students in Institutions of Higher Education
10.06.06 Communicable Disease Prevention - Handling, Treatment, and Disposing of Special Waste
Subtitle 13 DRUGS
 
10.13.02 Purchase and Distribution of Prescription Drugs and Devices
10.13.05
AIDS Education Program for Persons Convicted of Drugs/Sex-Related
Crimes
10.13.12 Impoundment and Disposal of Drugs and Prescriptions Records
Subtitle 15 FOOD
10.15.01 Canneries and Acidified Food Manufacturing
10.15.02 Crab Meat
10.15.03 Food Service Facilities
10.15.04 Food Processing and Transportation
10.15.05 Manufacture and Sale of Frozen Dairy Foods and Ices Manufactured for Sale in Maryland
10.15.06 Production, Processing, Transportation, Storage, and Distribution of Milk
10.15.07 Shellfish Sanitation
10.15.08 Pilot Farmstead Cheese Program
10.15.09 Production, Processing, Transportation, Storage & Distribution of Manufactured Grade Milk
10.15.10 Procedures for the Safe Handling and Processing of Seafood
10.15.11 Bottled Water
Subtitle 16 HOUSING
10.16.01 Migratory Labor Camps
10.16.02 Construction, Equipment, Sanitation, Operation, and Maintenance of Mobile Home Parks
10.16.03 Camps
10.16.04 Transparent Glass Doors in Mercantile Establishments and in Public, Commercial, and Residential Buildings and Structures
10.16.05 Health Permits for Outdoor Musical Festivals
10.16.06 Certification for Youth Camps
Subtitle 17 SANITATION
10.17.01 Public Swimming Pools and Spas
Subtitle 18 MARYLAND AIDS INSURANCE ASSISTANCE
10.18.01 Maryland AIDS Insurance Assistance Program
10.18.02 HIV and CD4 + Lymphocyte Investigations and Case Reporting
10.18.03 AIDS Investigations and Case Reporting
10.18.04 Disease Control
10.18.05 Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program: Eligibility
10.18.06 Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program: Services
10.18.07
Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program: Health Insurance (MADAP-
Plus)
10.18.08 HIV Counseling and Testing Procedures
10.18.09 HIV Counseling and Testing for Pregnant Women
Subtitle 19 DANGEROUS DEVICES AND SUBSTANCES
10.19.01 Vacant
10.19.02 Hazardous Substances
10.19.04 Tobacco Smoking in Retail Stores
10.19.05 Flammable Articles
10.19.06 Poison Prevention Packaging
Subtitle 52 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
10.52.04 Condom Vending Machines
10.52.06 Use of Tanning Devices by Minors
Subtitle 13 10.52.10 HIV Testing of Persons Accused or Convicted, or Both of Certain Crimes
10.52.11 Universal Infection Control Precautions
Subtitle 59 CATASTROPOHIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES
10.59.01 Care of Individuals Isolated or Quarantined Due to a Deadly Agent
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DENTAL EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
CONTACT: Murray Sherman
Phone: (410) 402-8530
Email: shermanm@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 44 BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
10.44.01 Dental Assistants
10.44.02 Licensure of Graduates of Foreign Dental Schools
10.44.03 The Conduct of Experimental Programs in Dental Schools of Colleges in the State, Which Use Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, or Both, in the Training of Students Enrolled in the Dental School or College.
10.44.04 Practice of Dental Hygiene
10.44.05 Licensure by Waiver of Practical Clinical Examination for Dentists
10.44.06 Advertising
10.44.08 Civil Penalties
10.44.09 Licensure by Waiver of Practical Clinical Examination for Dental Hygienists
10.44.10 Renewal and Reinstatement of Licenses
10.44.11 Inactive Licenses
10.44.12 Anesthesia and Sedation
10.44.13 Radiographic Protection
10.44.14 Approved Specialty Fields and Qualifications for Identification as a Specialist
10.44.15 Examination for Licensure
10.44.16 Petition for Declaratory Ruling
10.44.17 Temporary License to Practice Dental Hygiene
10.44.18 REPEALED
10.44.19 Dental Radiation Technologist
10.44.20 Fees
10.44.21 Practice of Dental Hygiene under General Supervision in a Facility
10.44.22 Continuing Education
10.44.23 Unprofessional Conduct
10.44.24 Retired Volunteer Licenses
10.44.25 Compelling Public Purpose
10.44.26 Volunteer Licenses
10.44.27 Dental Hygiene Practice - General Supervision - Private Office
10.44.28 Teachers' Licenses for Graduates of United States or Canadian Dental Schools and Schools of Dental Hygiene
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION
CONTACT: Peter deFries
Phone: (410) 767-5573
Email: deFriesP@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 04 FISCAL
10.04.05 Community Residential Services
Subtitle 22 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
10.22.01 Definitions
10.22.02 Administrative Requirements for Licensees
10.22.03 Procedures for License Denials and Disciplinary Sanctions
10.22.04 Values, Outcomes, and Fundamental Rights
10.22.05 The Individual Plan
10.22.06 Family and Individual Support Services (FISS) Program Service Plan
10.22.07 Vocational and Day Services Program Service Plan
10.22.08 Community Residential Services Program Service Plan
10.22.09 Resource Coordination Program Service Plan
10.22.10 Behavioral Support Services Program Service Plan
10.22.11 Respite Services in the State Residential Center (SRC)
10.22.12 Eligibility for and Access to Community Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
10.22.13 Admission of Individuals to State Residential Facilities Under the Jurisdiction of the Developmental Disabilities Administration
10.22.14 REPEALED
10.22.15 Waiting List Equity Fund
10.22.16 Informal Hearings Under Maryland Developmental Disabilities Law
10.22.17 Fee Payment System for Licensed Residential and Day Programs
10.22.18 Community Supported Living Arrangements Payment System
10.22.19 Special Programs
10.22.20 Organized Health Care Delivery Systems
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DRUG CONTROL, DIVISION OF
CONTACT: Georgette Zoltani
Phone: (410) 764-2890
Email: ZoltaniG@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 13 DRUGS
10.13.01 Dispensing Prescription Drugs by a Licensee
10.13.11 Sale of Drugs by Vending Machine
Subtitle 19 DANGEROUS DEVICES AND SUBSTANCES
10.19.03 Controlled Dangerous Substances
FAMILY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
CONTACT: Christi Megna
Phone: (410) 767-5386
Email: cmegna@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES
10.01.06 Fair Hearing Appeals under the Special Supplement Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Subtitle 03 HEALTH STATISTICS
10.03.02 Release of Confidential Information in the Maternal and Child Health and Crippled Children's Programs
Subtitle 11 MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
10.11.01 Identification of Infants
10.11.02 Program for Hearing Impaired Infants
10.11.03 Children's Medical Services Program
10.11.04 Lead Poisoning Screening Program
10.11.05 Child Death Review Case Reporting System
10.11.06 Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee—Pregnancy and Childhood
Subtitle 12 10.12.02 Rape and Sexual Offenses - Physician and Hospital Charges
10.12.05 Breast Implantation
Subtitle 14 CANCER CONTROL
10.14.01 Cancer Registry
10.14.02 Reimbursement for Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
10.14.03 Alternative Methods of Breast Cancer Treatment
10.14.04 Breast Cancer Program
10.14.05 Maryland Cancer Fund
10.14.06 Cigarette Restitution Fund Program
Subtitle 48 CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
10.48.01 Services
Subtitle 51 MARYLAND PRIMARYCARE - Repealed
Subtitle 52 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
10.52.01 General Regulations for Hereditary Disorders
10.52.02 High Blood Pressure Control Services
10.52.03 Health Education - General Regulations
10.52.05 Pertussis and Pertussis Vaccine
10.52.12 Screening for Treatable Disorders in the Newborn Child
10.52.13 Screening for Sickle-Cell Disease, Thalassemia, and Related Conditions
10.52.14 Screening for Neural Tube Defects in the Fetus
10.52.16 Insect Sting Emergency Treatment Program
10.52.17 Maryland Asthma Control Program
Subtitle 54 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM FOR WIC
10.54.01 Eligibility, Participation, and Benefits
10.54.02 Local Agency
10.54.03 Retail Food and Pharmacy Vendors
Subtitle 55 SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH, STATE BOARD OF
10.55.01 Administration of Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
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HEALTH CARE QUALITY, OFFICE OF
CONTACT: Lynda Brown
Phone: (410) 402-8004
Email: lmbrown@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 05 FREESTANDING AMBULATORY CARE FACILITIES
10.05.01 General Requirements
10.05.02 Freestanding Birthing Centers
10.05.03 Freestanding Major Medical Equipment Facilities
10.05.04 Freestanding Kidney Dialysis Centers
10.05.05 Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
Subtitle 07 HOSPITALS
10.07.01 Acute General Hospitals and Special Hospitals
10.07.02 Comprehensive Care Facilities and Extended Care Facilities
10.07.03 Nursing Staff Agencies
10.07.04 Related Institutions - Residential Treatment Centers for Emotionally Disturbed Children and Adolescents
10.07.05 Residential Service Agencies
10.07.06 Hospital Patient Safety Program
10.07.07 Nursing Referral Service Agencies
10.07.08 Freestanding Medical Facilities
10.07.09 Residents' Bill of Rights: Comprehensive Care Facilities and Extended Care Facilities
10.07.10 Home Health Agencies
10.07.11 Health Maintenance Organizations
10.07.12 Health Care Facilities Within Correctional Institutions
10.07.13 Forensic Residential Centers (FRCs)
10.07.14 Assisted Living Programs
10.07.15 License Fee Schedule for Hospitals and Related Institutions
10.07.16 Vacant
10.07.17 Limited Service Hospitals
10.07.18 Comprehensive Rehabilitation Facilities
10.07.19 Vacant
10.07.20 Intermediate Care Facilities Serving the Mentally Retarded
10.07.21 Hospice Care Programs
Subtitle 12 ADULT HEALTH
10.12.04 Day Care for the Elderly and Adults with a Medical Disability
HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION
CONTACT: Diana Kemp
Phone: (410) 764-2576
Email: Dkemp@hscrc.state.md.us
Subtitle 37 HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION
10.37.01 Uniform Accounting and Reporting System for Hospitals and Related Institutions
10.37.02 Standards of Rate Review
10.37.03 Types and Classes of Charges Which Cannot Be Changed Without Prior Commission Approval
10.37.04 Submission of Hospital Outpatient Data Set to the Commission
10.37.05 Vacant
10.37.06 Submission of Hospital Discharge Data Set to the Commission
10.37.07 Health Information Exchange Data
10.37.08 Conduct of Public Meetings
10.37.09 Fee Assessment for Financing Hospital Uncompensated Care
10.37.10 Rate Application and Approval Procedures
10.37.11 Rules of Procedures: Related Institutions
10.37.12 Cross-Subsidization
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LABORATORIES ADMINISTRATION
CONTACT: Dr. Robert Myers
Phone: (410) 767-5772
Email: MyersR@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 10 LABORATORIES
10.10.01 General
10.10.02 Medical Laboratories - General
10.10.03 Medical Laboratories - Licenses
10.10.04 Medical Laboratories - Fees
10.10.05 Medical Laboratories - Proficiency Testing (PT)
10.10.06 Medical Laboratories - Quality Assurance (QA)
10.10.07 Medical Laboratories - Personnel
10.10.08 Medical Laboratories - Sanctions
10.10.09 Law Enforcement Laboratories - Personnel Certification and Approval of Laboratory Procedures (NOTE FOR COMAR 10.10.09 ONLY: Contact Dr. DeBoy for amending and promulgation process information.)
10.10.10 Job-Related Alcohol and Controlled Dangerous Substances Testing
10.10.11 Biological Agents Registry Program
10.10.12 Medical Laboratories - Public Health HIV Testing Programs
10.10.13 Medical Laboratories—Testing for Hereditary and Congenital Disorders in Newborn Infants
Subtitle 50 TISSUE BANKS
10.50.01 Tissue Banks
MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
CONTACT: Mark Luckner
Phone: (410) 764-4660
Email: lucknerm@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 45 MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
10.45.01 Purpose and Definitions
10.45.02 Officers and Staff
10.45.03 Committees
10.45.04 Meetings — Procedure
10.45.05 Community Health Resources
10.45.06 Community Health Resource Grants
10.45.07 Selection Criteria and Funding Priorities
10.45.08 Selection Process
10.45.09 Emergency Grant Funding
MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
CONTACT: Amelia Rutledge
Phone: (410) 764-3460
Email: ARrutledge@mhcc.state.md.us
MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION (MHCC)
Subtitle 24 10.24.01 Certificate of Need for Health Care Facilities
10.24.02 Data Reporting by Hospitals
10.24.03 Maryland Long-Term Care Survey
10.24.04 Hospital Quality and Performance Evaluation System
10.24.05 Research Waiver Applications: Atlantic C-PORT Study of Nonprimary PCI
10.24.06 Data Reporting by Freestanding Medical Facilities
10.24.07 State Health Plan: Overview, Psychiatric Services, and Emergency Medical Services
10.24.08 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Long Term Care Services
10.24.09 State Health Plan: Specialized Health Care Services - Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
10.24.10 State Health Plan For Facilities and Services: Acute Inpatient Services
10.24.11 State Health Plan: Ambulatory Surgical Services
10.24.12 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Acute Hospital Inpatient Obstetric Services
10.24.13 Vacant
10.24.14 State Health Plan: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Treatment Services
10.24.15 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services - Specialized Health Care Services - Organ Transplant Services
10.24.16 VACANT
10.24.17 State Health Plan: Specialized Health Care Services - Cardiac Surgery and Therapeutic Catheterization Services
10.24.18 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services - Neonatal Intensive Care Services
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Subtitle 25 HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND COST COMMISSION
10.25.01 Conduct of Public Meeting
10.25.02 User Fee Assessment on Health Care Practitioners
10.25.03 User Fee Assessment of Payers
10.25.04 Hospital Quality and Performance Evaluation System
10.25.05 Small Group Market Data Collection
10.25.06 Maryland Medical Care Data Base and Data Collection
10.25.07 Electronic Health Network Certification
10.25.08 Evaluation of Quality and Performance of Health Benefit Plans
10.25.09 Requirements for Payers to Designate Electronic Health Networks
10.25.10 Maryland Trauma Physician Services Fund
10.25.11 Institutional Review Board
10.25.12 Imposition of Fines
10.25.13 Health Information Technology Funding Applications
10.25.14 Health Care Data Collection from Maryland Health Care Practitioners
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
CONTACT: Lisa Fassett
Phone: (410) 767-0579
Email: FassettL@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES
10.01.04 Fair Hearing Appeals Under the Maryland State Medical Assistance Program
10.01.09 Procedures for Hearing Before the Hospital Appeal Board and Nursing Home Appeal Board
10.01.20 Nursing Facility Quality Assessment
Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS
10.09.01 Nurse Practitioner Services
10.09.02 Physicians' Services
10.09.03 Pharmacy Services
10.09.04 Home Health Services
10.09.05 Dental Services
10.09.06 Hospital Services
10.09.07 Medical Day Care Services
10.09.08 Freestanding Clinics
10.09.09 Medical Laboratories
10.09.10 Nursing Facility Services
10.09.11 Maryland Children's Health Program
10.09.12 Disposable Medical Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment
10.09.13 Ambulance and Wheelchair Van Services
10.09.14 Vision Care Services
10.09.15 Podiatry Services
10.09.16 Establishment, Operation, & Authority for Health Maintenance Organizations - MA
10.09.17 Physical Therapy Services
10.09.18 Oxygen and Related Respiratory Equipment Services
10.09.19 Transportation Grants
10.09.20 Personal Care Services
10.09.21 Nurse-Midwife Services
10.09.22 Free-Standing Dialysis Facility Services
10.09.23 Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Services
10.09.24 Medical Assistance Eligibility
10.09.25 Transportation Services Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
10.09.26 Community Based Services for Dev. Disabled Ind. Pursuant to a 1915(c) Waiver
10.09.27 Home Care for Disabled Children Under a Model Waiver
10.09.28 Residential Rehabilitation Services for Children in Certain Out-of Home Placements
10.09.29 Residential Treatment Center Services
10.09.30 Statewide Evaluation and Planning Services
10.09.31 Emergency Service Transporters
10.09.32 Targeted Case Management for HIV-Infected Individuals
10.09.33 Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) - Substance Abuse Services
10.09.34 Therapeutic Behavioral Services
10.09.35 Hospice Care
10.09.36 General Medical Assistance Provider Participation Criteria
10.09.37 Expanded Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment (EPSDT) Referred Services
10.09.38 Healthy Start Program
10.09.39 Nurse Anesthetist Services
10.09.40 Early Intervention Services Case Management
10.09.41 Employed Individuals with Disabilities
10.09.42 Free-Standing Medicare-Certified Ambulatory Surgical Centers
10.09.43 Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) Premium
10.09.44 Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
10.09.45 Mental Health Case Management
10.09.46 Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury
10.09.47 Disproportionate Share Hospitals
10.09.48 Case Management for Individuals with Developmental Disability
10.09.49 Case Management for Children Diverted/Returned from Out-of-State Residential Treatment Facilities
10.09.50 EPSDT School Health-Related Services or Health-Related Early Intervention Services
10.09.51 Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Audiology Services
10.09.52 Services Coordination for Children with Disabilities
10.09.53 Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Private Duty Nursing
10.09.54 Home/Community Based Services Waiver for Older Adults
10.09.55 Living at home waiver program
10.09.56 Home & Community-Based Services Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
10.09.57 Partially Capitated Programs
10.09.58 Family Planning Program
10.09.59 Rehabilitation and Other Mental Health Services
10.09.60 Primary Adult Care Program - Eligibility
10.09.61 Medical Day Care Services Waiver
10.09.62 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Definitions
10.09.63 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Eligibility and Enrollment
10.09.64 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): MCO Application
10.09.65 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Managed Care Organizations
10.09.66 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Access
10.09.67 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Benefits
10.09.68 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): School-Based Health Centers
10.09.69 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Rare and Expensive Case Management
10.09.70 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Specialty Mental Health System
10.09.71 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): MCO Dispute Resolution Procedures
10.09.72 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Departmental Dispute Resolution Procedures
10.09.73 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Sanctions
10.09.74 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Contribution to Graduate Medical Education Costs
10.09.75 Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Program (MMMCP): Corrective Managed Care
10.09.76 Primary Adult Care Program
10.09.77 Urgent Care Centers
10.09.78 Establishment, Operation, and Authority for Making Capitated Payments for Dual Eligibles Enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans
10.09.79 Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Demonstration Waiver
10.09.80 Community-Substance Abuse Services
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Subtitle 20 KIDNEY DISEASE PROGRAM
10.20.01 General Regulations
MENTAL HYGIENE ADMINISTRATION
For COMAR 10.01.10
CONTACT: Stacey Diehl
Phone: (410) 402-8440
Email: sdiehl@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES
10.01.10 Payment for Off-Grounds Medical Services
For All Chapters Under Subtitle 21
CONTACT: Stacey Diehl
Mental Hygiene Administration
Phone: (410) 402-8440
Email: sdiehl@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 21 MENTAL HYGIENE REGULATIONS
10.21.01 Involuntary Admission to Inpatient Mental Health Facilities
10.21.02 Psychiatric Day Treatment Services
10.21.03 Requirement for Individual Treatment Plans
10.21.04 Community Mental Health Programs - Group Homes for Adults with Mental Illness
10.21.05 Aftercare Plans
10.21.06 Admission to Regional Institutes for Children and Adolescents
10.21.07 Therapeutic Group Homes
10.21.08 Services for Mentally Ill Hearing Impaired Patients in Facilities;
10.21.09 Patients' Rights to Visitors
10.21.10 Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Demonstration Waiver Providers
10.21.11 Purchase of Residential Therapeutic Care for Children
10.21.12 Use of Quiet Room and Use of Restraint
10.21.13 Use of Quiet Room and Use of Seclusion
10.21.14 Residential Grievance System
10.21.15 Petition for Emergency Evaluation - Payment for Services
10.21.16 Community Mental Health Programs - Application and Approval Processes
10.21.17 Community Mental Health Programs -Definitions and Administrative Requirements
10.21.18 Community Mental Health Programs - Therapeutic Nursery Programs
10.21.19 Community Mental Health Programs - Mobile Treatment Services
10.21.20 Community Mental Health Programs - Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
10.21.21 Community Mental Health Programs - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs
10.21.22 Community Mental Health Programs - Residential Rehabilitation Programs
10.21.23 Community-Based Fund
10.21.24 Interagency Discharge Planning for Hospitalized Children and Adolescents
10.21.25 Fee Schedule - Mental Health Services - Community-Based Programs and Individual Practitioners
10.21.26 Community Mental Health Programs - Residential Crisis Services
10.21.27 Community Mental Health Programs - Respite Care Services
10.21.28 Community Mental Health Programs - Mental Health Vocational Programs (MHVP)
10.21.29
Community Mental Health Programs - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
for Minors
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NURSING, BOARD OF
CONTACT: Shirley Devaris
Phone: (410) 585-1902
Email: SDevaris@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 27 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSES
10.27.01 Examination and Licensure
10.27.02 Hearing Procedures
10.27.03 Nursing Education Programs
10.27.04 Methadone Dispensing
10.27.05 Practice of Nurse-Midwifery
10.27.06 Practice of Nurse Anesthetist
10.27.07 Practice of the Nurse Practitioner
10.27.08 Petition for Declaratory Ruling
10.27.09 Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses
10.27.10 Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses
10.27.11 Delegation of Nursing Functions
10.27.12 Nurse Psychotherapist in Independent Practice
10.27.13 Rehabilitation Committee
10.27.14 Vacant
10.27.15 Open Meetings - Attendance and Recording, Photographing, and Broadcasting of Sessions
10.27.16 Registered Nurse - Worker's Compensation Medical Case Manger
10.27.17 Advance Practice Nurses - HCACC User Fee Collection
10.27.18 Monetary Penalties
10.27.19 Code of Ethics
10.27.20 Management of Intravenous Therapy by the Registered Nurse and the Licensed Practical Nurse
10.27.21 Registered Nurse-Forensic Nurse Examiner
10.27.22 Multistate Licensure Compact Regulations
10.27.23 Code of Conduct of Board Members and Investigators
10.27.24 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
Subtitle 39 NURSING ASSISTANTS
10.39.01 Certification of Nursing Assistants
10.39.02 Nursing Assistant Training Programs
10.39.03 Certified Medicine Aide
10.39.04 Medication Technicians
10.39.05 Vacant
10.39.06 Vacant
10.39.07 Certified Nursing Assistants / Certified Medication Technicians (CNA/CMT) - Code of Ethics
Subtitle 53 BOARD OF NURSING - ELECTROLOGY PRACTICE COMMITTEE
10.53.01 Definitions
10.53.02 Licensure
10.53.03 Electrology Examination
10.53.04 Continuing Education
10.53.05 Standards of Practice and Conduct
10.53.06 Electrology Programs
10.53.07 Electrologist's Office
10.53.08 Instruments and Procedures
10.53.09 Sterilization Procedures
10.53.10 Advertising
10.53.11 Rehabilitation Committee
10.53.12 Fees
PHYSICIANS, BOARD OF
CONTACT: Karen Wulff
Physicians, Board of
Phone: (410) 764-5930
Email: kwulff@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES
10.01.15 Exemption from Self-Referral Laws
Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS
10.32.01 General Licensure Regulations
10.32.02 Hearings Before the Board of Physician Quality Assurance
10.32.03 Delegations of Duties by a Licensed Physician - Physician Assistant
10.32.04 Delegation of Duties by a Licensed Physician-Psychiatrist to a Psychiatrist's Assistant
10.32.05 Telemedicine
10.32.06 Licensure of Polysomnographic Technologists
10.32.07 Unlicensed Medical Practitioners
10.32.08 VACANT
10.32.09 VACANT
10.32.10 Certification of Medical Radiation Oncology/Therapy Technologists, Medical Radiation Technologists and Nuclear Medical Technologists
10.32.11 Licensing of Respiratory Care Practitioners
10.32.12 Delegation of Acts by a Licensed Physician to an Assistant Not Otherwise Authorized under Health Occupations Article or the Education Article
10.32.13 Physician License by Conceded Eminence
10.32.14 Unlicensed X-Ray Assistant
10.32.15 Registration of Physicians to Perform Acupuncture
10.32.16 Petition for Declaratory Ruling
10.32.17 Sexual Misconduct
10.32.18 Compelling Purpose Disclosure
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OPERATIONS, DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR
CONTACT: Walter Zerrlaut
Phone: (410) 767-3598
Email: WZerrlaut@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES
10.01.08 Procedures for Access to Records
10.01.11 Correction or Amendment of Public Records
10.01.16 Retention and Disposal of Medical Records and Protected Health Information
PLANNING AND CAPITAL FINANCING
CONTACT: Elizabeth Barnard
Phone: (410) 767-6816
Email: BARNARDB@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 08 HEALTH FACILITIES GRANTS
10.08.01 Construction Funds for Public and NonProfit Nursing Homes
10.08.02 Construction Funds for Public and NonProfit Community Mental Health, Addiction, and Developmental Disabilities Facilities
10.08.03 Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Adult Day Care Centers
10.08.04 Construction Funds for Public and Nonprofit Assisted Living Facilities
10.08.05 Construction Funds for Federally Qualified Health Centers
10.08.06 Construction Funds for Conversion of Nursing Facilities
PROGRAM COSTS AND ANALYSIS
CONTACT: Gregory Jones
Phone: (410) 767-5140
Email: Jonesg@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 02 DIVISION OF REIMBURSEMENTS
10.02.01 Charges for Services Provided through the Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene (NOTE: For specific questions regarding COMAR 10.02.01.07A and 10.02.01.08A, please contact Robert Sutton, Division of Reimbursements, at (410) 767-4660, email: Rsutton@dhmh.state.md.us
10.02.11 Schedule of Charges for Providers of the Medical Care Policy Administration
Subtitle 04 FISCAL
10.04.04 Human Services Agreements Manual
REGULATIONS OFFICE / BOARD OF REVIEW
CONTACT: Michele Phinney
Phone: (410) 767-6499
Email: regs@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES
10.01.05 Board of Review Procedures
10.01.07 Petitions for Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of Regulations
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REIMBURSEMENTS, DIVISION OF
CONTACT: Robert Sutton
Phone: (410) 767-4660
Email: Rsutton@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 02 DIVISION OF REIMBURSEMENTS
10.02.02 Abandonment or Abuse or Responsible Relatives by Recipients of Care
10.02.03 Appeal Hearings to the Division of Reimbursements
Subtitle 04 FISCAL
10.04.02 Establishment and Payment of in-Patient Charges by Recipients of Services and Other Chargeable Persons for the Patient's Care
VITAL RECORDS
CONTACT: Geneva Sparks
Phone: (410) 764-3036
Email: SparksG@dhmh.state.md.us
Subtitle 03 HEALTH STATISTICS
10.03.01 Vital Records
Subtitle 23 ADVANCED DIRECTIVE REGISTRY
10.23.01 Advanced Directive Registry
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