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10.01.18.00.htm 10.01.18.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES Chapter 18 Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training Authority: Health-General Article, §2-104, 7.5-205, 7-1002, and 10-705, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.01.18.01.htm 10.01.18.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter:. A. Prohibits inappropriate sexual behavior in covered programs; and. B. Adopts awareness and prevention training and reporting requirements regarding inappropriate sexual behavior that a covered program shall fulfill in order to be licensed by the Department or any of its Administrations, or approved by the Department or any of its Administrations to receive funding to provide services in Maryland.
10.01.18.02.htm 10.01.18.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Admission” means the process by which an individual is accepted as a resident or patient in a State facility and includes the physical act of the individual entering the State facility.2) “Central coordinator” means an individual or individuals designated by the Deputy Secretary for the unit of the Department responsible for the operations of each State facility to:
10.01.18.03.htm 10.01.18.03. 03 Covered Program Policies.. A. This regulation applies to the following covered programs as defined in Regulation .02 of this chapter:1) State facilities;. 2) Vocational and day service programs;. 3) Psychiatric rehabilitation programs for adults and minors;. 4) Residential rehabilitation programs; and. 5) Supported employment programs.. B. A covered program shall ensure that the covered program adopts and enforces policies that:. 1) Prohibit inappropriate sexual behavior that occ
10.01.18.04.htm 10.01.18.04. 04 Training Requirements.. A. This regulation applies to the following covered programs as defined in Regulation .02 of this chapter:1) State facilities;. 2) Vocational and day service programs;. 3) Psychiatric rehabilitation programs for adults and minors;. 4) Residential rehabilitation programs; and. 5) Supported employment programs.. B. A covered program shall include awareness and prevention training on inappropriate sexual behavior as part of the establis
10.01.18.05.htm 10.01.18.05. 05 Mandatory Reporting Requirements.. A. This regulation applies to the following covered programs as defined in Regulation .02 of this chapter:1) Non-State operated residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents;2) Vocational and day service programs;. 3) Psychiatric rehabilitation programs for adults and minors;. 4) Residential rehabilitation programs; and. 5) Supported employment programs..
10.01.18.06.htm 10.01.18.06. 06 Reporting Requirements for State Facilities.. A. This regulation applies to State facilities.. B. For purposes of this regulation, “discovery” means staff observes, receives a complaint from an individual or other source, or otherwise has reason to believe that inappropriate sexual behavior has occurred.C. A State facility shall comply with the reporting requirements of:. 1) COMAR 07.02.16.04;. 2) COMAR 07.02.07.04;. 3) This chapter; and.
10.01.18.07.htm 10.01.18.07. 07 Additional Requirements for State Facilities.. A. This regulation applies to State facilities.. B. Screening and Prevention Policies.. 1) The facility shall adopt and enforce written policies and procedures for ensuring the facility screens for, and takes reasonable steps to mitigate, an individual’s risk of being subjected to, or the perpetrator of, inappropriate sexual behavior in accordance with the requirements set forth in this chapter.2) The facility shall pro
10.01.18.08.htm 10.01.18.08. 08 Internal Complaint Process.. A. This regulation applies to the following covered programs as defined in Regulation .02 of this chapter:1) Vocational and day service programs;. 2) Psychiatric rehabilitation programs for adults and minors;. 3) Residential rehabilitation programs; and. 4) Supported employment programs;. B. A covered program shall:. 1) Adopt and maintain an internal complaint process as defined in Regulation .02 of this chapter;. 2) Provide a copy of the
10.01.18.09.htm 10.01.18.09. 09 Confidentiality.. State and federal confidentiality laws and regulations shall govern the redisclosure of information disclosed in all actions taken upon a report or complaint of inappropriate sexual behavior.
10.01.18.10.htm 10.01.18.10. 10 Effective Date.. This chapter is effective January 1, 2015..
10.01.18.9999.htm 10.01.18.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 23, 2015 (42:23 Md. R. 1433) ―. Chapter revised effective December 27, 2021 (48:26 Md. R. 1110).
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