Capitol Building Maryland Register

Issue Date: May 26, 2017

Volume 44 • Issue 11 • Pages 513-574

IN THIS ISSUE

General Assembly

Judiciary

Regulations

Errata

Special Documents

General Notices

Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before May 8, 2017 5 p.m.
 
Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, I hereby certify that this issue contains all documents required to be codified as of May 8, 2017.
 
Gail S. Klakring
Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State

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MARYLAND REGISTER

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CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS (COMAR)

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CITATION TO COMAR REGULATIONS

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the
Maryland Register ......................................................................  514

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  515

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

08        Department of Natural Resources ......................................  524

09        Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation ................ 524

10        Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ................  524, 527

11        Department of Transportation ............................................  525

12        Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services .....  525

20        Public Service Commission ...............................................  525

26        Department of the Environment .........................................  534

30        Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services
Systems (MIEMSS) ......................................................  557

35        Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs ..........................  526

 

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General Assembly

SYNOPSIS NO. 8........................................................................ 517

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

ATTORNEYS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE BAR................ 521

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS......................................... 523

 

Final Action on Regulations

08  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHERIES SERVICE

General...................................................................................... 524

Shellfish — General.................................................................. 524

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

ELEVATOR SAFETY REVIEW BOARD

Continuing Professional Competency........................................ 524

10  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

HOSPITALS

Health Care Staff Agencies........................................................ 524

BOARD OF PHARMACY

Continuing Education for Pharmacists....................................... 525

11  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION —
   ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Motor Vehicle Fees................................................................... 525

Proof of Age, Name, Identity, Residence, and
   Lawful Status.......................................................................... 525

12  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND
   CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

POLICE TRAINING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

General Regulations................................................................... 525

20  PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

TAXICABS

Taxicab Drivers of Baltimore City Taxicabs.............................. 525

Control and Operation of Taxicabs in Baltimore City and
   Baltimore County.................................................................... 526

35  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

VETERANS CEMETERIES

Burial in State Veterans' Cemeteries.......................................... 526

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

10  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Advanced Practice Nurse Services............................................ 527

Presumptive Eligibility for Correctional Facilities...................... 529

BOARD OF NURSING

Practice of the Nurse Practitioner............................................... 531

BOARD OF PHYSICIANS

Licensure, Regulation, and Discipline of Naturopathic
   Doctors................................................................................... 531

26  DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

WATER POLLUTION

Water Quality............................................................................. 534

Public Bathing Beaches............................................................. 542

AIR QUALITY

Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from
   Consumer Products................................................................ 543

30  MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY
   MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

DESIGNATION OF TRAUMA AND SPECIALTY
   REFERRAL CENTERS

Freestanding Emergency Medical Facilities............................... 557

 

Errata

COMAR 10.07.04.04.................................................................... 559

 

Special Documents

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Commission Meeting............................................................. 560

WATER MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

Notice of Final Determination................................................ 560

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS

IAIS Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding on
   Cooperation and Information Exchange
   (IAIS MMOU).................................................................... 561

 

General Notices

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CEMETERY OPERATIONS

Public Meeting........................................................................... 570

COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY/ADMINISTRATION
   AND FINANCE

Reduction of Bond Authorization Announcement..................... 570

MARYLAND CYBERSECURITY COUNCIL

Public Meeting........................................................................... 570

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BOARD

Public Meeting........................................................................... 570

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
   ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEMSAC)

Public Meeting........................................................................... 570

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT/AIR AND
   RADIATION MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

Public Hearing........................................................................... 570

FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 571

HALL OF RECORDS COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 571

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Formal Start of Review.............................................................. 571

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Public Meeting........................................................................... 571

Public Meeting........................................................................... 571

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 571

Request for Determination of Coverage..................................... 571

Notice of Receipt of Letter of Intent for Residential Treatment
   Services in Maryland.............................................................. 571

Receipt of Application............................................................... 571

MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL
   SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

Listing of Comprehensive Stroke Center Requesting
   Reverification of Status and Call for Applications from
   Those Wishing to Be Considered for Designation.................. 572

Listing of Primary Stroke Center Requesting Reverification of
   Status and Call for Applications from Those Wishing to Be
   Considered for Designation.................................................... 572

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Public Meeting........................................................................... 572

RACING COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 572

COMMISSION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS AND
   HOME INSPECTORS

Public Meeting........................................................................... 572

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
   AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 572

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF
   TRANSPORTATION/MARYLAND BOARD OF AIRPORT
   ZONING APPEALS

Public Hearing........................................................................... 573

BOARD OF WATERWORKS AND WASTE SYSTEMS
   OPERATORS

Public Meeting........................................................................... 573

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting........................................................................... 573

Public Meeting on Regulations.................................................. 573

 

 

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Maryland Documents

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CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES through JANUARY 19, 2018

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

June 9**

May 22

May 31

May 26

June 23

June 5

June 14

June 12

July 7

June 19

June 28

June 26

July 21

July 3

July 12

July 10

August 4

July 17

July 26

July 24

August 18

July 31

August 9

August 7

September 1

August 14

August 23

August 21

September 15**

August 28

September 6

September 1

September 29

September 11

September 20

September 18

October 13

September 25

October 4

October 2

October 27**

October 6

October 18

October 16

November 13***

October 23

November 1

October 30

November 27***

November 6

November 15

November 13

December 8

November 20

November 29

November 27

December 22

December 4

December 13

December 11

January 5**

December 18

December 27

December 22

January 19**

December 29

January 10

January 8

 

*       Due date for documents containing 8 to 18 pages — 48 hours before date shown; due date for documents exceeding 18 pages — 1 week before date shown

NOTE: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TIMES NEW ROMAN, 9-POINT, SINGLE-SPACED FORMAT. THE REVISED PAGE COUNT REFLECTS THIS FORMATTING.

**     Note closing date changes

***   Note issue date and closing date changes

The regular closing date for Proposals and Emergencies is Monday.

 

 


Cumulative Table of COMAR Regulations
Adopted, Amended, or Repealed

   This table, previously printed in the Maryland Register lists the regulations, by COMAR title, that have been adopted, amended, or repealed in the Maryland Register since the regulations were originally published or last supplemented in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). The table is no longer printed here but may be found on the Division of State Documents website at www.dsd.state.md.us.

Table of Pending Proposals

   The table below lists proposed changes to COMAR regulations. The proposed changes are listed by their COMAR number, followed by a citation to that issue of the Maryland Register in which the proposal appeared. Errata pertaining to proposed regulations are listed, followed by “(err)”. Regulations referencing a document incorporated by reference are followed by “(ibr)”. None of the proposals listed in this table have been adopted. A list of adopted proposals appears in the Cumulative Table of COMAR Regulations Adopted, Amended, or Repealed.


 


05 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

05.03.08.01—.14 • 44:10 Md. R. 474 (5-12-17)

05.20.01.01—.10 • 44:10 Md. R. 478 (5-12-17)

05.20.02.01—.10 • 44:10 Md. R. 481 (5-12-17)

05.20.03.01—.10 • 44:10 Md. R. 485 (5-12-17)

 

07 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

 

07.02.07 • 44:8 Md. R. 418 (4-14-17) (err)

07.02.07.01—.23 • 44:7 Md. R. 358 (3-31-17)

07.02.26.01—.15 • 44:7 Md. R. 371 (3-31-17)

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.02.15.04 • 44:10 Md. R. 488 (5-12-17)

08.03.01.01 • 43:16 Md. R. 904 (8-5-16)

 

09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

 

09.03.06.02—.27 • 44:2 Md. R. 92 (1-20-17)

09.03.09.01—.09 • 44:2 Md. R. 102 (1-20-17)

09.03.11.01,.02 • 44:2 Md. R. 104 (1-20-17)

09.03.12.01,.02 • 44:2 Md. R. 104 (1-20-17)

09.10.03.01,.10 • 44:8 Md. R. 409 (4-14-17)

09.13.05.03 • 44:2 Md. R. 114 (1-20-17)

09.13.07.02 • 44:8 Md. R. 411 (4-14-17)

09.16.01.04,.05 • 44:10 Md. R. 489 (5-12-17)

09.19.07.01 • 44:3 Md. R. 192 (2-3-17)

09.32.01.05,.12,.15-1,.16,.24 • 44:3 Md. R. 193 (2-3-17)

09.32.01.18 • 44:3 Md. R. 194 (2-3-17)

09.32.02.13 • 44:3 Md. R. 198 (2-3-17)

09.35.02.02,.03 • 43:21 Md. R. 1170 (10-14-16)

09.38.01.01 • 43:18 Md. R. 1022 (9-2-16)

 

10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.01.01.01—.11 • 44:2 Md. R. 131 (1-20-17)

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.01.01—.10 • 44:11 Md. R. 527 (5-26-17)

10.09.05.01—.09,.11 • 44:10 Md. R. 489 (5-12-17) (ibr)

10.09.09.07 • 44:9 Md. R. 440 (4-28-17)

10.09.21.01—.11 • 44:11 Md. R. 527 (5-26-17)

10.09.23.04 • 44:7 Md. R. 376 (3-31-17)

10.09.39.01—.10 • 44:11 Md. R. 527 (5-26-17)

10.09.44.03 • 44:10 Md. R. 491 (5-12-17)

10.09.48.08 • 44:10 Md. R. 492 (5-12-17)

10.09.79.01—.08 • 44:11 Md. R. 529 (5-26-17)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.21.25.03-2,.05—.13 • 43:19 Md. R. 1077 (9-16-16)

 

     Subtitles 23 — 36 (4th Volume)

 

10.24.19.01 • 43:18 Md. R. 1027 (9-2-16) (ibr)

             44:7 Md. R. 376 (3-31-17) (ibr)

10.25.18.02,.03,.08,.09,.12 • 44:6 Md. R. 332 (3-17-17)

10.27.01.02 • 44:2 Md. R. 131 (1-20-17)

10.27.07.02 • 44:11 Md. R. 531 (5-26-17)

10.28.03.02 • 44:10 Md. R. 493 (5-12-17)

10.28.06.02 • 44:10 Md. R. 493 (5-12-17)

10.28.07.02 • 44:10 Md. R. 493 (5-12-17)

10.28.09.02 • 44:10 Md. R. 493 (5-12-17)

10.28.10.02 • 44:10 Md. R. 493 (5-12-17)

10.28.11.01,.02 • 44:10 Md. R. 493 (5-12-17)

10.29.09.02—.06,.11,.14 • 43:26 Md. R. 1492 (12-23-16)

10.29.15.02—.05,.07,.08 • 43:26 Md. R. 1494 (12-23-16)

10.32.01.17 • 44:7 Md. R. 378 (3-31-17)

10.32.08.06 • 44:10 Md. R. 494 (5-12-17)

10.32.21.02,.04,.06,.10,.11,.21 • 44:11 Md. R. 531(5-26-17)

10.34.02.03 • 44:7 Md. R. 378 (3-31-17)

 

     Subtitles 37—66 (5th Volume)

 

10.38.12.01—.04 • 43:23 Md. R. 1287 (11-14-16)

10.40.01.05 • 44:9 Md. R. 440 (4-28-17)

10.42.06.03,.06—.08 • 44:10 Md. R. 495 (5-12-17)

10.42.08.02,.04,.05 • 44:10 Md. R. 495 (5-12-17)

10.44.23.01—.04 • 44:2 Md. R. 134 (1-20-17) (ibr)

10.62.01.01 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.08.03,.05—.07 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.09.03 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.12.02 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.15.04—.07 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.19.02,.04—.06 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.20.03 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.22.02 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.25.03,.05—.07 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.26.03 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.62.28.02 • 43:22 Md. R. 1245 (10-28-16)

10.63.07.01—.12 • 44:1 Md. R. 43 (1-6-17)

10.66.01.01—.04 • 44:9 Md. R. 441 (4-28-17)

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 01—10

 

11.01.18.01,.02 • 43:22 Md. R. 1251 (10-28-16)

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.02.01.01 • 44:8 Md. R. 412 (4-14-17)

13A.03.01.01 • 44:7 Md. R. 379 (3-31-17)

13A.05.02.03,.14 • 44:9 Md. R. 443 (4-28-17)

13A.07.11.01—.05 • 43:10 Md. R. 595 (5-13-16) (ibr)

13A.12.01.03 • 44:7 Md. R. 379 (3-31-17)

13A.12.02.15,.16 • 44:7 Md. R. 380 (3-31-17)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.08.02.01—.12 • 44:7 Md. R. 381 (3-31-17)

13B.08.03.01—.12 • 44:8 Md. R. 413 (4-14-17)

13B.08.04.01—.12 • 44:9 Md. R. 444 (4-28-17)

13B.08.05.01—.13 • 44:9 Md. R. 446 (4-28-17)

13B.08.09.01—.11 • 44:10 Md. R. 497 (5-12-17)

13B.08.14.01—.15 • 44:10 Md. R. 500 (5-12-17)

13B.08.15.01—.16 • 43:9 Md. R. 546 (4-29-16)

 

14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 

14.35.01.01,.02 • 43:18 Md. R. 1039 (9-2-16)

14.35.07 • 43:19 Md. R. 1092 (9-16-16) (err)

14.35.07.01—.21 • 43:18 Md. R. 1039 (9-2-16)

 

19A STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

 

19A.01.01.02 • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

19A.04.02.04 • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

19A.04. Appendix A • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

19A.05.02.04 • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

19A.05. Appendices A and B • 44:9 Md. R. 448 (4-28-17)

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

26.08.02.03-1,.03-3,.04-1,.08 • 44:11 Md. R. 533 (5-26-17)

26.08.07.04 • 43:24 Md. R. 1361 (11-28-16)

26.08.09.01,.04,.06,.07,.08 • 44:11 Md. R. 533 (5-26-17)

26.11.32.01—.06,.08,.12,.14,.16 • 44:11 Md. R. 543 (5-26-17) (ibr)

 

     Subtitles 19—27 (Part 4)

 

26.19.01.01—.61 • 43:23 Md. R. 1293 (11-14-16) (ibr)

 

29 DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

 

29.01.02.01,.02,.11,.16 • 43:10 Md. R. 609 (5-13-16)

29.05.02.01—.08 • 43:12 Md. R. 693 (6-10-16)

 

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

 

30.08.15.03 • 44:11 Md. R. 557 (5-26-17)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

31.03.03.01—.04 • 44:8 Md. R. 415 (4-14-17)

31.08.13.03,.04,.06 • 43:20 Md. R. 1146 (9-30-16)

31.15.03.06 • 44:8 Md. R. 416 (4-14-17)

 

 


The General Assembly

For additional up-to-date information concerning bills introduced in the General Assembly, log on to http://mlis.state.md.us and click on Bill Information and Status.  You may then enter a specific bill number for information about that bill.  You may also click on Senate Synopsis or House Synopsis for the most recent synopsis list for each house, or click on Synopsis Index for a listing of all bill synopses since the beginning of the legislative session.

 


SYNOPSIS NO. 8

Chapters

CH0362  HB0406 (Enrolled)  The Speaker (Admin), et al.  Clean Cars Act of 2017.

CH0363  SB0393 (Enrolled)  Sen Manno.  Clean Cars Act of 2017.

CH0364  HB0410 (Amended)  The Speaker (Admin), et al.  Economic Development - Maryland Energy Innovation Institute.

CH0365  SB0313 (Amended)  The President (Admin), et al.  Economic Development - Maryland Energy Innovation Institute.

CH0366  HB0417 (Enrolled)  The Speaker (Admin), et al.  Clean Water Commerce Act of 2017.

CH0367  SB0314 (Enrolled)  The President (Admin), et al.  Clean Water Commerce Act of 2017.

CH0368  SB0343 (Enrolled)  Sen Eckardt, et al.  Bay Restoration Fund - Eligible Costs - Expansion.

CH0369  HB0384 (Enrolled)  Del Adams, et al.  Bay Restoration Fund - Eligible Costs - Expansion.

CH0370  SB0440 (Amended)  Sens Conway and Salling.  Environment - Water Management - Sediment Control at Large Redevelopment Sites.

CH0371  HB0557 (Amended)  Del Stein, et al.  Environment - Water Management - Sediment Control at Large Redevelopment Sites.

CH0372  SB1158 (Enrolled)  Sen Middleton, et al.  Department of Natural Resources - Solar Generation Facilities - Pollinator-Friendly Designation.

CH0373  HB1063 (Amended)  Del Stein, et al.  Agriculture - Maryland Healthy Soils Program.

CH0374  HB1349 (Amended)  Del Robinson.  Environment - Compostable, Degradable, and Biodegradable Plastic Products - Labeling.

CH0375  HB0121  Chr ENV (Dept).  Environment - Hazardous Material Security - Repeal.

CH0376  HB0124 (Amended)  Chr ENV (Dept).  Environment - Solid Waste and Recycling Facilities.

CH0377  HB0125 (Enrolled)  Chr ENV (Dept).  Environment - Emergency Action Plans for Dams.

CH0378  HB0133  Chr ENV (Dept).  Environment - Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing - Notification of Elevated Blood Lead Level.

CH0379  SB0304 (Enrolled)  The President (Admin).  Taxpayer Protection Act.

CH0380  SB0964 (Amended)  Sens Klausmeier and Eckardt.  Aquaculture - Leases - Submerged Aquatic Vegetation.

CH0381  HB1200 (Enrolled)  Del Mautz.  Aquaculture - Leases - Submerged Aquatic Vegetation.

CH0382  HB0773 (Enrolled)  Del Korman, et al.  Clean Energy - Energy Storage Technology Study.

CH0383  SB0099 (Amended)  Sen Middleton.  Department of the Environment - Yard Waste, Food Residuals, and Other Organic Materials Diversion and Infrastructure - Study.

CH0384  HB0171 (Enrolled)  Del Robinson, et al.  Department of the Environment - Yard Waste, Food Residuals, and Other Organic Materials Diversion and Infrastructure - Study.

CH0385  HB0066 (Enrolled)  Del Lam.  Environment - Lead and Mercury Wheel Weights - Prohibited.

CH0386  HB0270 (Amended)  Del Lafferty, et al.  Environment - Testing for Lead in Drinking Water - Public and Nonpublic Schools.

CH0387  SB1040 (Enrolled)  Sen Ready, et al.  Environment - Water and Sewer and Solid Waste Management Plan Approval.

CH0388  SB0355  Sens Serafini and Astle.  Gas Companies - Rate Regulation - Environmental Remediation Costs.

CH0389  SB0758 (Enrolled)  Sen Guzzone.  Income Tax Credit - Energy Storage Systems.

CH0390  SB0158  Sen Conway.  Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Contingency Fund and Oil Contaminated Site Environmental Cleanup Fund.

CH0391  HB1045 (Enrolled)  Del Cassilly.  On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Technology - Regulations.

CH0392  HB1350 (Amended)  Del Rose, et al.  Public Service Commission - Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Consistency With Comprehensive Plan.

CH0393  HB1414 (Enrolled)  Del Jameson.  Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Study.

CH0394  SB0703 (Enrolled)  Sen Middleton.  Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - Participation in the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program.

CH0395  HB0586 (Amended)  Del Hettleman, et al.  Maryland Farms and Families Act.

CH0396  SB0278 (Amended)  Sen Middleton, et al.  Maryland Farms and Families Act.

CH0397  SB1190 (Amended)  Sens Eckardt and Serafini.  Bay Restoration Fund - Upgraded Wastewater Facilities - Grants to Counties and Municipalities.

CH0398  HB0211 (Amended)  Del Robinson, et al.  Cownose Ray Fishery Management Plan and Moratorium on Contests.

CH0399  SB0268 (Enrolled)  Sen Young, et al.  Cownose Ray Fishery Management Plan and Moratorium on Contests.

CH0400  HB1314 (Enrolled)  Del Jacobs, et al.  Crabs - Harvest Times - Holidays.

CH0401  SB0059 (Enrolled)  Sen Waugh.  Crabs - Harvest Times - Holidays.

CH0402  SB0066 (Amended)  Sens Simonaire and Norman.  Hunter Safety Courses - Application of Requirement and Establishment of Incentives Program.

CH0403  HB1427 (Enrolled)  Del McMillan, et al.  Natural Resources - Apprentice Hunting License - Establishment.

CH0404  HB0477  Del Beitzel.  Natural Resources - Protection and Restoration of State-Owned Lakes.

CH0405  SB0396  Sen Edwards.  Natural Resources - Protection and Restoration of State-Owned Lakes.

CH0406  SB0116 (Amended)  Sens Edwards and Middleton.  Program Open Space - Attainment of Acquisition Goals - Local Government Apportionment and Use of Funds.

CH0407  HB1154 (Enrolled)  Del Hayes, et al.  Program Open Space - Baltimore City Grants - Use of Grant Funds.

CH0408  HB1253 (Amended)  Del Long.  State Boat Act - Removal of Abandoned or Sunken Vessels.

CH0409  HB0626 (Amended)  Del Gilchrist, et al.  Agriculture - Animal Shelters - Standards of Care and Protocol Implementation and Enforcement.

CH0410  HB0941 (Amended)  Del A. Miller, et al.  Criminal Law - Animal Abuse Emergency Compensation Fund - Establishment.

CH0411  SB0269 (Amended)  Sen Lee, et al.  Emergency Veterinary Care - Immunity From Liability.

CH0412  HB0216 (Enrolled)  Del Lam, et al.  Emergency Veterinary Care - Immunity From Liability.

CH0413  SB0143 (Enrolled)  Sen Zirkin.  Injury to or Death of Pet - Damages.

CH0414  HB0334 (Amended)  Del Kramer, et al.  Local Government - Regulation of Animals - Kennel Licenses.

CH0415  SB0573 (Amended)  Sen Feldman.  Local Government - Regulation of Animals - Kennel Licenses.

CH0416  SB0441 (Enrolled)  Sen Simonaire, et al.  Veterans Affairs - Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program - Establishment.

CH0417  HB1463 (Amended)  Del Frush, et al.  Veterinary Practitioners - Animal Cruelty and Animal Fighting - Reporting.

CH0418  HB0710 (Amended)  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - Alcoholic Beverages - Alcohol Awareness Certification.

CH0419  HB1300 (Enrolled)  Charles County Delegation.  Charles County - Garbage Disposal Services - Provider Displacement.

CH0420  HB0556 (Amended)  Del Jones, et al.  Higher Education - St. Mary's College of Maryland - Funding.

CH0421  HB0561  Del Jones, et al.  Higher Education - St. Mary's College of Maryland - Governing Authority.

CH0422  SB0435 (Amended)  Sen King, et al.  Higher Education - St. Mary's College of Maryland - Governing Authority.

CH0423  HB0243  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Auditing Requirements - Repeal.

CH0424  SB0737 (Amended)  Sen Waugh.  St. Mary's County - Bonds and Other Evidences of Indebtedness - Limitations and Repayment.

CH0425  HB0404  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Land Records - Repeal.

CH0426  SB0735 (Enrolled)  Sen Waugh.  St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission - Authority to Borrow Money.

CH0427  HB0892 (Amended)  St. Mary's County Delegation.  St. Mary's County - Public Facility Bonds.

CH0428  SB0298 (Enrolled)  Sen Waugh.  St. Mary's County - Sheriff, County Treasurer, and State's Attorney - Salaries.

CH0429  HB1430 (Amended)  Del B. Wilson.  Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class CT (Cinema/Theater License).

CH0430  SB1039 (Enrolled)  Washington County Senators.  Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Hotel and Motel Licenses.

CH0431  HB1480 (Amended)  Del Parrott.  Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Penalties.

CH0432  SB0620 (Amended)  Washington County Senators.  Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Wineries - Special Event Permits.

CH0433  HB0218  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County - Huckster, Hawker, or Peddler License - Repeal.

CH0434  SB0324  Carroll County Senators.  Carroll County - Mechanical Musical Devices - Licensing Requirements - Repeal.

CH0435  HB0251  Carroll County Delegation.  Carroll County - Public Facilities Bonds.

CH0436  SB0457  Carroll County Senators.  Carroll County - Sheriff's Salary.

CH0437  SB0456  Carroll County Senators.  Carroll County - State's Attorney - Salary.

CH0438  SB0309 (Enrolled)  The President (Admin), et al.  State Finance and Procurement - Small and Minority Business Participation.

CH0439  HB1382  Del Barron.  Election Law - Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Defeated in Primary Election.

CH0440  SB1121  Sen Conway.  Election Law - Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Defeated in Primary Election.

CH0441  HB0353 (Amended)  Dels Rosenberg and Luedtke.  Election Law - Change in Administrative Policy Affecting Voting Rights - Notice.

CH0442  HB0315 (Amended)  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Contracts to Sell Liquor for Off-Premises Consumption MC 18-17.

CH0443  HB0313 (Amended)  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Archery Hunting - Safety Zone MC 10-17.

CH0444  HB0386 (Amended)  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Economic Development - Business Improvement Districts MC 12-17.

CH0445  SB0496  Chr B&T (Dept).  Gaming - Reconciliation of Proceeds - Licensee Payments.

CH0446  SB0497 (Amended)  Chr B&T (Dept).  Gaming - Video Lottery Facilities - Operation License Renewal Term and Local Development Council Membership.

CH0447  HB0813  Del Bromwell, et al.  State Lottery Tickets - Internet Sales - Prohibition.

CH0448  SB0438 (Enrolled)  Sen Conway.  State Lottery Tickets - Internet Sales - Prohibition.

CH0449  HB1537 (Amended)  Del Bromwell, et al.  Video Lottery Facilities - Donation of Coins From Gaming Payouts - Expansion.

CH0450  SB1125  Sen Klausmeier.  Video Lottery Facilities - Donation of Coins From Gaming Payouts - Expansion.

CH0451  HB0300 (Amended)  Del Fennell, et al.  Video Lottery Terminals - Disposition of Unclaimed Winnings.

CH0452  SB0228 (Amended)  Sen Salling, et al.  Video Lottery Terminals - Disposition of Unclaimed Winnings.

CH0453  SB0498 (Amended)  Chr B&T (Dept).  Video Lottery Terminals - Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account - Transfer of Authority.

CH0454  SB0509 (Amended)  Sen Peters.  Prince George's County - Orphans' Court Judges - Salary.

CH0455  HB1636 (Enrolled)  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County - School Facilities and Public Safety Surcharges - Maryland Transit Administration Station PG 430-17.

CH0456  HB1551 (Amended)  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County Local Management Board - Strategic Plan, Report, and Study PG 426-17.

CH0457  HB1574  Prince George's County Delegation.  Prince George's County Pretrial Release, Work Release, and Diversion Programs Task Force PG 305-17.

CH0458  HB0312 (Enrolled)  Del Jacobs, et al.  Kent County - Deer Hunting - Sundays.

CH0459  HB0310 (Amended)  Montgomery County Delegation.  Montgomery County - Deer Hunting - Sundays MC 21-17.

CH0460  HB0788  Eastern Shore Delegation.  Natural Resources - Hunting - Deer Management Permits.

CH0461  HB0068 (Enrolled)  Dels Carey, Metzgar, and Simonaire.  Hunting and Fishing - Discounted Licenses - Purple Heart Recipients.

CH0462  HB0004 (Enrolled)  Dels Simonaire and Metzgar.  Hunting and Fishing Licenses - Active Military, Former Prisoners of War, and Disabled Veterans.

CH0463  SB0046 (Enrolled)  Sen Simonaire, et al.  Hunting and Fishing Licenses - Active Military, Former Prisoners of War, Recipients of the Purple Heart Award, and Disabled Veterans.

CH0464  HB0874 (Amended)  Dels Cassilly and Szeliga.  Air Navigation Protection From Hazards Act of 2017.

CH0465  SB1122 (Amended)  Sen Conway.  Alcoholic Beverages - Baltimore City - Transfer of License - Hardship Extension.

CH0466  HB0464  Del Branch, et al.  Alcoholic Beverages - Beer, Wine, and Liquor Exhibition Permit.

CH0467  SB0210 (Enrolled)  Sen Zucker, et al.  Alcoholic Beverages - Class 8 Farm Brewery License Holders - Food Service.

CH0468  HB0987 (Amended)  Del W. Miller, et al.  Alcoholic Beverages - Direct Wine Shipper's Permit - Application and Renewal Requirements.

CH0469  SB1138  Sen Zucker.  Alcoholic Beverages - Family Beer and Wine Facility Permit.

CH0470  HB0923 (Enrolled)  Allegany County Delegation.  Allegany County - Property Tax Credits - Community Organizations and Lions Center.

CH0471  SB0639  Sen Edwards.  Allegany County - Sheriff's Deputies - Salary and Duties.

CH0472  HB0811 (Enrolled)  Del Buckel, et al.  Allegany County and Prince George's County - Video Lottery Terminal Proceeds - Use of Local Impact Grants.

CH0473  HB0716 (Enrolled)  Anne Arundel County Delegation.  Anne Arundel County - Board of Education.

CH0474  HB0085 (Enrolled)  Anne Arundel County Delegation.  Anne Arundel County - Charitable Gaming.

CH0475  HB0373 (Enrolled)  Del D. Barnes, et al.  Biotechnology Investment Tax Credit - Qualified Maryland Biotechnology Company - Definition.

CH0476  SB0226 (Enrolled)  Sen Manno, et al.  Biotechnology Investment Tax Credit - Qualified Maryland Biotechnology Company - Definition.

CH0477  SB0050 (Amended)  Sen Astle, et al.  Cemeteries - Authority to Maintain and Repair Memorials and Monuments.

CH0478  SB0636  Sens Klausmeier and King.  Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

CH0479  SB0924  Sen Serafini.  Commissioner of Financial Regulation and State Collection Agency Licensing Board - Surety Bond Requirements for Licensees and Registrants.

CH0480  HB0789 (Amended)  Del Cullison.  Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Amendment of Governing Documents.

CH0481  SB0809 (Enrolled)  Sen Muse, et al.  Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Sales of Common Elements and Common Areas.

CH0482  SB1027 (Amended)  Sen Manno.  Courts - Action for Violation of Collective Bargaining Agreement or Breach of Duty of Fair Representation - Limitations Period.

CH0483  HB0852 (Amended)  Del Barkley, et al.  Courts - Action for Violation of Collective Bargaining Agreement or Breach of Duty of Fair Representation - Limitations Period.

CH0484  SB0392 (Amended)  Sen Hershey, et al.  Credit Regulation - Closed End Credit Loans - Elimination of Duplicative Disclosures.

CH0485  SB0781 (Amended)  Sen Lee, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Testing - HIV and Hepatitis C.

CH0486  HB1375 (Enrolled)  Del Proctor, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Testing - HIV and Hepatitis C.

CH0487  SB0982 (Enrolled)  Sen Muse, et al.  Department of Juvenile Services - Implementation of Task Force Recommendations - Report.

CH0488  SB0799 (Amended)  Sen Muse, et al.  Driver Improvement Program and Failure to Pay Child Support - Driver's License Suspensions - Penalties and Assessment of Points.

CH0489  SB0873 (Amended)  Sen Madaleno (Tax Crdt Eval Comm), et al.  Economic Development - Job Creation Tax Credit - Alteration.

CH0490  HB0293  Del Dumais, et al.  Family Law - Divorce - Domestic Violence Order.

CH0491  SB0085 (Amended)  Sen Conway, et al.  Family Law - Treatment Foster Care Homes - Siblings.

CH0492  HB1207 (Enrolled)  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Family Law - Treatment Foster Care Homes - Siblings.

CH0493  HB0179  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - Beer and Wine Licenses - Barbershops.

CH0494  SB0519  Sens Young and Hough.  Frederick County - Hunting - Nongame Birds and Mammals.

CH0495  HB1182  Frederick County Delegation.  Frederick County - State's Attorney - Annual Salary.

CH0496  SB0088  Sen Simonaire.  General Provisions - State Designations - Great Seal.

CH0497  SB1177 (Amended)  Sens Jennings and Norman.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Common Direct or Indirect Sharing of Profit.

CH0498  HB0795 (Amended)  Harford County Delegation.  Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Waiver From School Distance Restrictions.

CH0499  SB0503 (Enrolled)  Sen Nathan-Pulliam.  Health Occupations Boards - Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

CH0500  SB0178 (Enrolled)  Sen Peters, et al.  Horse Racing - Racetrack Facility Renewal Account - Eligibility and Capital Expenditures.

CH0501  HB0003 (Amended)  Dels Lisanti and Carey.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Olympic, Paralympic, Special Olympic, and Deaflympic Games Medals and Prizes.

CH0502  SB0057 (Enrolled)  Sens DeGrange and Kasemeyer.  Income Tax Credit - Class F Vehicles - Modification and Extension.

CH0503  HB1104 (Amended)  Del Hixson, et al.  Inheritance Tax - Exemption - Evidence of Domestic Partnership.

CH0504  SB0015 (Enrolled)  Chr FIN (Dept).  Insurance - Charitable Gift Annuities - Special Permit Holders - Required Financial Statements.

CH0505  HB1277 (Amended)  Del Davis.  Insurance - Producer Licensing - Examinations.

CH0506  HB0112 (Enrolled)  Del Fraser-Hidalgo, et al.  Interest Rate on Tax Deficiencies and Refunds - Rounding.

CH0507  HB0236 (Amended)  Del Barron, et al.  Legal Advice to Corporations - Clarification.

CH0508  SB0794 (Amended)  Sen Smith.  Legal Advice to Corporations - Clarification.

CH0509  SB0910 (Amended)  Sen Middleton.  Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund - Operations.

CH0510  HB1579 (Amended)  Baltimore County Delegation.  Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016 - Baltimore County - Morning Star Family Life Center.

CH0511  SB1099  Sen Nathan-Pulliam.  Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016 - Baltimore County - Morning Star Family Life Center.

CH0512  SB0002  Chr FIN (Dept).  Maryland Heritage Areas Authority - Revision of Boundaries and Boundary Maps.

CH0513  HB1513 (Amended)  Del Jones, et al.  Maryland Historic Trust Grant Fund Improvement Act.

CH0514  SB0289 (Amended)  Sen Middleton, et al.  Maryland Insurance Administration - Rate Making for Automobile and Homeowner's Insurance.

CH0515  HB0482 (Amended)  Del Cullison, et al.  Maryland Nurse Practice Act - Revisions.

CH0516  SB0385 (Enrolled)  Sen Nathan-Pulliam, et al.  Maryland Nurse Practice Act - Revisions.

CH0517  SB0818 (Amended)  Sen Hershey.  Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act - Voluntary Protection Program.

CH0518  HB0974 (Enrolled)  Dels Carey and Lisanti.  Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions.

CH0519  HB1386 (Amended)  Del Lisanti, et al.  Maryland Public Ethics Law - Members and Employees of Boards of License Commissioners and Liquor Control Boards.

CH0520  HB0595 (Amended)  Del McMillan, et al.  Mortgages and Deeds of Trust - Prerequisites to Recording.

CH0521  SB0376 (Enrolled)  Sen Norman.  Mortgages and Deeds of Trust - Prerequisites to Recording.

CH0522  HB0627 (Enrolled)  Del C. Howard, et al.  Motor Fuel Tax Refund - Demand Response Trips.

CH0523  HB1345 (Amended)  Dels A. Washington and Healey.  National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund.

CH0524  HB0792 (Enrolled)  Del Barkley, et al.  Office of Legislative Audits - Performance Audits - Local Alcoholic Beverages Licensing Boards.

CH0525  HB0880 (Enrolled)  Del Morales, et al.  Open Meetings Act - Annual Reporting Requirement, Web Site Postings, and Training.

CH0526  SB0450 (Enrolled)  Sen Manno.  Open Meetings Act - Annual Reporting Requirement, Web Site Postings, and Training.

CH0527  HB0304 (Enrolled)  Del B. Barnes (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  Optional Retirement Program - Annuity Contracts - Employee Rights.

CH0528  SB0353 (Enrolled)  Sen Guzzone (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  Optional Retirement Program - Annuity Contracts - Employee Rights.

CH0529  HB1394 (Amended)  Del McMillan, et al.  Property Tax - Reassessment After Appeal.

CH0530  HB1402 (Enrolled)  Del McMillan, et al.  Property Tax Appeals - Payment of Refunds - Deadline and Notice.

CH0531  SB0817 (Enrolled)  Sen Hershey, et al.  Public Safety - Agritourism - Permit Exemption.

CH0532  HB0999  Del Davis.  Public Utilities - Telephone Lifeline Service - Revisions.

CH0533  SB0649 (Amended)  Sen Middleton, et al.  Public Utilities - Telephone Lifeline Service - Revisions.

CH0534  HB0261 (Enrolled)  Del Jackson, et al.  Public Utilities - Termination of Service to Multifamily Dwelling Unit - Notification to Property Owner or Property Manager.

CH0535  HB0511  Del Jameson, et al.  Public Utilities - Water Companies and Sewage Disposal Companies - Rate Cases and Proceedings.

CH0536  SB0218 (Amended)  Sen Middleton, et al.  Public Utilities - Water Companies and Sewage Disposal Companies - Rate Cases and Proceedings.

CH0537  HB0592 (Enrolled)  Del M. Washington.  Real Property Tax - Assessment Appeals Process - Dwellings.

CH0538  HB0469  Del Sydnor.  Recordation and Transfer Tax - Principal Residence Surrendered in Bankruptcy - Exemption.

CH0539  SB0044 (Enrolled)  Chr EHE (Dept).  Records Management and Preservation - State Units and Public Officials - Responsibilities.

CH0540  SB0676 (Amended)  Sen Kelley.  Requirements for Filial Support - Repeal.

CH0541  HB0764 (Enrolled)  Del West, et al.  Requirements for Filial Support - Repeal.

CH0542  HB0044 (Amended)  Del McCray.  Residential Property - Ground Lease Registration Forms - Contact Information Option.

CH0543  HB0012 (Enrolled)  Del S. Howard, et al.  Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Eligibility, Award Amounts, and Use of Funds.

CH0544  SB0500  Sen Norman.  Small Claim Action Appeals From District Court - Nonattorney Representation.

CH0545  HB0725 (Amended)  Del Cullison, et al.  State Board of Dental Examiners - Death of a Licensed Dentist - Ownership of a Dental Practice.

CH0546  HB1054 (Amended)  Del West, et al.  State Board of Physicians - Physician Licensure - Prohibition on Requiring Specialty Certification.

CH0547  SB0989 (Enrolled)  Sens Nathan-Pulliam and Mathias.  State Board of Physicians - Physician Licensure - Prohibition on Requiring Specialty Certification.

CH0548  HB1183 (Enrolled)  Del West.  State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions.

CH0549  SB0986 (Enrolled)  Sen Nathan-Pulliam.  State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions.

CH0550  SB0371 (Amended)  Sen Manno, et al.  State Budget - Appropriations - Income Tax Revenue Estimate Cap and Revenue Stabilization Account.

CH0551  HB0708 (Amended)  Del Walker, et al.  State Department of Education - Lacrosse Opportunities Program - Youth Lacrosse Nonprofit Organizations.

CH0552  HB0078 (Amended)  Del Korman, et al.  State Government - Maryland Manual - Revisions (Maryland Manual Modernization Act).

CH0553  HB0165  Dels Barron and Pena-Melnyk.  State Government - Maryland Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act.

CH0554  SB0137  Sen Lee, et al.  State Government - Maryland Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act.

CH0555  SB0328 (Enrolled)  Sen Nathan-Pulliam, et al.  State Highways - Dedication - Henrietta Lacks Way.

CH0556  SB0036 (Enrolled)  Sen Mathias.  Tax Credits - Electronic Filing Requirements - Waiver.

CH0557  HB0028  Del Krimm.  Unappropriated General Fund Surplus - Appropriation to Pension Fund and Postretirement Health Benefits Trust Fund.

CH0558  HB1225 (Amended)  Del Lewis, et al.  University of Maryland School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity - Workgroup on Health in All Policies.

CH0559  SB0340 (Enrolled)  Sen Nathan-Pulliam, et al.  University of Maryland School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity - Workgroup on Health in All Policies.

CH0560  HB1120 (Amended)  Dels Fraser-Hidalgo and Stein.  Vehicle Laws - Dealers - Performance Standards.

CH0561  HB0355  Mont Co Deleg and PG Co Deleg.  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Discrimination - Prohibited MC/PG 102-17.

CH0562  HB0319  Mont Co Deleg and PG Co Deleg.  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Office of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion and Minority Business Enterprise Program MC/PG 106-17.

CH0563  HB0335 (Amended)  Mont Co Deleg and PG Co Deleg.  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - System Development Charge - Exemptions MC/PG 104-17.

CH0564  SB1102  Sen Mathias.  Worcester County - Ocean City Convention Center - Beer and Wine Tasting License.

CH0565  HB1476 (Amended)  Del Glenn, et al.  Workers' Compensation - Failure to Report Accidental Personal Injury - Penalty.

CH0566  SB0867 (Amended)  Sen Klausmeier, et al.  Workers' Compensation - Failure to Report Accidental Personal Injury - Penalty.

CH0567  HB1484 (Amended)  Dels Glenn and W. Miller.  Workers' Compensation - Medical Benefits - Payment of Medical Services and Treatment.

CH0568  SB0194 (Amended)  Sen Klausmeier, et al.  Workers' Compensation - Medical Benefits - Payment of Medical Services and Treatment.

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The Judiciary 

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

ATTORNEYS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE BAR

Annapolis, Maryland

May 5, 2017

 

The State Board of Law Examiners, after careful consideration of their qualifications, has by report to the Court recommended that the applicants named on Exhibit A attached hereto be admitted to the Bar, conditioned upon successful completion of the Orientation Program pursuant to Maryland Rule 19-210(e).  As to certain applicants named in an attachment to the Report, the favorable recommendation also is conditioned upon the outcome of proceedings pending under Maryland Rule 19-203(a) (Character Review).

It is thereupon the 5th day of May 2017, by the Court of Appeals of Maryland ORDERED that the Board’s recommendation be ratified subject to the conditions therein stated on the 5th day of June 2017, unless exceptions to the Board’s recommendation of any applicant be filed on or before said date, provided a copy of this Order be published at least one time in the Maryland Register before such ratification.

MARY ELLEN BARBERA
Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

 

Filed: May 5, 2017

BESSIE M. DECKER
Clerk, Court of Appeals of Maryland

 

EXHIBIT A

MARYLAND GENERAL BAR EXAMINATION

FEBRUARY 2017

 

Abdelmeguid, Shahrazad Nasser

Abitabile, Kristen

Abraham, Arnold Jay

Ackerman, Morgan Elizabeth

Amprey, Marlon Dévon

Arnold, Curtis Jr.

Asamoah-Sakyi, Bishop Gordon

Asare, Ama Kesewah

Bailey, Ryan Michael

Bain, Ian St. John

Barnes, Ronald Gray

Bassan, Andrew Seth

Beckles, Cristina Alexis

Bell, Jo A

Benitez, Jill Olidalys

Bennett, Jillian Marie

Bittle, Lakuita Nickol

Blan, Charmi Ellaine Cruz Vince

Bloom, Samuel Rand

Bowen, Amber Lynn

Bowens, Marion Lamontt

Bowman, Tia Nicole

Bradley, Kathryn Joyce

Brignone, Michelle Marie

Broady, Marc Stewart

Brown, Shawnnell Trenita

Broznowicz, Brian Andrew

Bullock, Travis Lamar

Burns, Meghan Caroline

Campbell, Chloe Fay

Campbell, Renée Marie

Carcamo-Cavazos, Andrea

Caro Tovar, Cristina

Carpenter, Myria Emma Dawn

Chalashtori, Jasmine Grace

Chappell, Alexis Cannon

Chow, Lizbeth, Mey-Lan

Cleaver, Amber Patrice

Coate, Jacob Michael

Cohen, Zachary Benjamin

Conlon, Francis Maclyn

Coonan, Patrick Michael

Cooney, Katherine Elizabeth

Corber, Erin Michelle

Creech, Erin Christine

Crowe, Michael Francis Jr.

Darabnia, Amitis

De Deyne, Suzanne Elizabeth

De La Cruz, Alisha Olivia

De Leon, Melissa Joy

Deaven, Jacob Willem

DeMille, Brett Alexander

Devine, Ruby Ellen

Diaz, Nicole Marie

Distel, John Arthur

Dobbs, Sean Francis

Donnelly, Laura Clarisse

Donovan, Timothy Jensen

Dowaschinski, Paul Edward

Druliner, Douglas Andrew

DuPree, Desiree' DaiShan

Dupree, Sara Ann

Edmonds, Brandy Nichelle

Ellison, Dawn Michelle

Etchison, Haley Dawn

Everson-Riley, Brittani Nicole

Farmer, Isha Marie

Fernandez, Sara Highland

Fiedler, Luke Allen

Fields, Marcus Grant

Filippelli, Paul Steven

Foreman, Kevin Austin

Frieman, Blake William

Fu, Thomas King-Sun

Geisendorfer, Ashley Rose

Gibson, Megan Christine

Gilmore, Michael Alexander

Goldsmith, Michael Patrick

Gordon, Justin Rand

Graziano, Lauren Christine

Gyauch, William Marsh

Hagius, Dillon Joseph

Handzo, Colin Joseph

Harmon, Klade Lee

Harrigan, Thamar Enody

Hawgood, Alexander Davis

Hemphill, Nondie Riani

Henry, Christopher Michael

Hicks, Matthew Frederick

Hobbs, Carl Edward II

Hogan, Carmen Terrell

Holdgreiwe, Gwendolyn Anne

Hong, Andrew Hahngi

Hornstein, Stephen Ari

Houston, Elyse Danielle

Huang, Christopher Yu

Hughes, Jermaine Jerome

Inciarte, Carlos Enrique

Jacobson, Jaime Diane

James, Rashad Lawrence

Jeanes, Alison Ford

Johal, Anaek Singh

Johnson, Michelle Catherine

Joseck, Michael Harry

Karman, David Alexander

Kelly, Samantha Rose

Knight, Alonya Reneé

Labes, Rachel Elizabeth

Laing, Laura Monique Mullenaux

Lane, Jonathan David

Lara, Blake William

Lebling, Madonna Anne

Levin, Allison Sara

Lewis, Talila Aisha

Lubin, Jennifer

Lue, Charisse Anne

Lyons, Tianna Lee

Mahmoud, Yasmin Mohammed

Maison, Faye Ekua

March, Michael John Jr.

Marchione Heather Michelle

Martin, Timothy Joseph

Massey, Snehal Pulivarti

Matera, Matthew William

Matthews, Amelia Lynne

McCartan, Hannah Rae

Mears, Rebekah Sue Worley

Melton, Marquel Vaughn

Memon, Jacob William

Mendez, Francis

Miller, Kimberly Anne

M'ndange-Pfupfu, Tendai Aaron

Moore, Christine Suzanne

Morales, Obed Benjamin

Moran, William II

Morgan, Hurmayonne Wygina

Muzzammel, Romana

Najarro Meinert, Cristina Mariana

Navidi, Sameera

Neeb, Bethany Paige

Neseth, Phoebe Elisabeth

Newton, Thomas John

Nichols, Brendan Jarvis

Nicholson, Michelle Meleski

Niles, Kendall Superina

Noel, Kimberly Leoni

Nucum, Thomas Redentor

Nwachukwu, Jennifer Nwanneka

Obayanju, Olajumoke Atinuke

Ofori, Joey Nana

Omogun, Folasade Amanda

Oppenheimer, Steven Charles

Orinda, Lucy Akinyi

Orr, Eric Ronald

Osei-Bonsu, Matthew Sekyere

Ostendarp, Justin William

Ott, Michael Thomas

Parks, Douglas Anthony Jr.

Patel, Kush Shaileshkumar

Payne, Alexandra Christiana

Pearce, Elizabeth Jackson

Perez Naranjo, Ana Victoria

Phillips, Solon Phil

Potts, Kelsie Anne

Raghuveer, Yashasvi

Ramos Velasquez, Elsy Marleni

Randall, Calissa Nicole

Raphaely, Elana Mazel

Ready, Joel Aaron

Reed Sherman, Kemlia Machelle

Renwick, Lynden Michael

Rice, Chad Andrew

Rickwood, Brandon Kyle

Riddick, Janelle Franciska

Robinson, Ryan Cameron

Robinson, Caitlin Marie

Rodwell, Kendra Alise

Rorie, Sinetta Arnez

Rosado-Rivera, Kelvin Orlando

Rosenberg, Caleb Nathaniel

Sassoon, Andrew Elliot

Schmickley, Andrew Richard

Schreihart, Lisa Marie

Schrenk, Pamela Jane

Schroeder, Kyle Benjamin

Shea, Casey Marie

Sheetz, Ashley Marie

Sheik, Hassan

Shonowo, Owobolade Tinuola

Shuster, Allison Leigh

Sloss, Norah Maguire

Smith, Clinton Ray

Smulovitz, Kirsten Leigh

Snell, Maris Kae Varn

Snyder, Jenna Lyn

Spitzer, Reid William

Steinberg, Allison Marian

Stengel, Scott Eric

Stewart, Denisha Devette

Stimac, Alexander Lane

Stock, Christopher Peter

Suarez, Eric Raul

Sullivan, Brendan Michael

Swietlikowski, Samantha Jo

Tabassian, Parisa

Taneja, Reema

Taylor, Raiven Leigh Sedgwick

Terrell, Elizabeth Strickland

Theodore, Landzy

Thomas, Morgan Christina

Thomas, Nakia Alexis

Thompson, Brady Lynn

Tieperman, Amy Lynn

Tritsch, Bradley Allen

Turner, Phillip Ranodo

Udell, Nora Ryan

Van Dusen, Lewis Harlow IV

Veltri, Kimber Leanne

Viruni, Vincent Zohrab

Voight, Benjamin Southworth

Waller, Tracy Frida Bienenfeld

Weiss, Justin Jordan

Welch, Stuart Thomas

Whalen, Anthony Lee

Whitehead, Lara Constance

Whitiak, Kimberly Beth

Wiggins, Grason Michael

Wilson, Luciana Alicia-Nicole

Wise, Emily Catherine

Woodruff, Mary Schoenfuhs

Wrede, Kathleen Louise

Yadanza, Michael James

Yahr, Gregory Matthew

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DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated May 1, 2017, DYLAN RICHARD EMERY, 9 Country Manor Lane, New Freedom, Pennsylvania 17349, has been disbarred by consent, effective immediately from the further practice of law in this State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

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     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated May 1, 2017, STEPHEN ROWE JONES, 5606 Pioneer Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20816, has been suspended, effective immediately from the further practice of law in this State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated May 3, 2017, STEPHEN ROWE JONES, 5606 Pioneer Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20816, has been indefinitely suspended by consent, effective immediately from the further practice of law in this State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

[17-11-28]

 


Final Action on Regulations

 

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Title 08
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.01 General

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-407 and 4-602, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[16-201-F]

On May 16, 2017, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulation .13 under COMAR 08.02.01 General. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:16 Md. R. 903 (August 5, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 5, 2017.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

08.02.08 Shellfish — General

Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-2A-03, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-102-F]

On May 16, 2017, the Secretary of Natural Resources adopted amendments to Regulation .14 under COMAR 08.02.08 Shellfish — General.  This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:7 Md. R. 375-376 (March 31, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 5, 2017.

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 35 ELEVATOR SAFETY REVIEW BOARD

09.35.04 Continuing Professional Competency

Authority: Public Safety Article, §12-833, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-035-F]

On April 28, 2017, the Elevator Safety Review Board adopted the repeal of Regulation .10 under COMAR 09.35.04 Continuing Professional Competency. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 130 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 5, 2017.

ROBIN BAILEY
Executive Director
Mechanical Licensing Boards

 

Title 10
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Subtitle 07 HOSPITALS

10.07.03 Health Care Staff Agencies

Authority: Health-General Article, §2-104 and Title 19, Subtitle 20, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-098-F]

On May 4, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene adopted amendments to Regulation .05 under COMAR 10.07.03 Health Care Staff Agencies. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:6 Md. R. 331 (March 17, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 5, 2017.

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Subtitle 34 BOARD OF PHARMACY

10.34.18 Continuing Education for Pharmacists

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§12-205 and 12-309, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

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On May 3, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.34.18 Continuing Education for Pharmacists. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:6 Md. R. 335 (March 17, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 5, 2017.

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Title 11
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Subtitle 11 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION — ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Notice of Final Action

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On March 7, 2017, the Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration adopted amendments to:

(1) Regulation .03 under COMAR 11.11.05 Motor Vehicle Fees; and

(2) Regulations .01—.07 under COMAR 11.17.09 Proof of Age, Name, Identity, Residence, and Lawful Status.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:2 Md. R. 141-144 (January 20, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 26, 2017.

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator

 

Title 12
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Subtitle 04 POLICE TRAINING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

12.04.01 General Regulations

Authority: Correctional Services Article, §2-109; Public Safety Article, §3-208(a); Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[16-349-F]

On April 19, 2017, the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, in cooperation with the Police Training and Standards Commission, adopted amendments to Regulations .01 and .16 under COMAR 12.04.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:26 Md. R. 1500 — 1501 (December 23, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 5, 2017.

STEPHEN T. MOYER
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services

 

Title 20
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Subtitle 90 TAXICABS

20.90.01 Taxicab Drivers of Baltimore City Taxicabs

Authority: Public Utilities Article, §§2-121, 4-503, 5-101, 10-101—10-107, 10-110, 10-208, and 10-209, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-066-F]

On May 3, 2017, the Public Service Commission adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .02, .04—.13, and .15—.17 under COMAR 20.90.01 Taxicab Drivers of Baltimore City Taxicabs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 205—207 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 5, 2017.

DAVID J. COLLINS
Executive Secretary

 

Subtitle 90 TAXICABS

20.90.02 Control and Operation of Taxicabs in Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Authority: Public Utilities Article, §§2-113, 2-121, 4-503, 5-101, 6-202—6-207, 10-101—10-107, 10-109, 10-110, 10-202—10-210, 10-301, 13-101, 13-201, and 13-202, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

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On May 3, 2017, the Public Service Commission adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .03, .04, .06—.13, .15—.19, .21, and .22, the repeal of Regulations .05, .14, and .20, and new Regulation .23 under COMAR 20.90.02 Control and Operation of Taxicabs in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:3 Md. R. 207—213 (February 3, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 5, 2017.

DAVID J. COLLINS
Executive Secretary

 

Title 35
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Subtitle 03 VETERANS CEMETERIES

35.03.01 Burial in State Veterans' Cemeteries

Authority: State Government Article, §9-906, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[16-357-F]

On May 12, 2017, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs adopted amendments to Regulation .05 under COMAR 35.03.01 Burial in State Veterans' Cemeteries. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:26 Md. R. 1515 (December 23, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: July 1, 2017.

GEORGE W. OWINGS III
Secretary of Veterans Affairs

 


Proposed Action on Regulations

 


 



Title 10
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

Notice of Proposed Action

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The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to:

(1) Repeal in their entirety existing Regulations .01—.10 under existing COMAR 10.09.01 Nurse Practitioner Services, and adopt new Regulations .01—.08 under a new chapter, COMAR 10.09.01 Advanced Practice Nurses Services;

(2) Repeal in their entirety Regulations .01—.11 under COMAR 10.09.21 Nurse Midwife Services; and

(3) Repeal in their entirety Regulations .01—.10 under COMAR 10.09.39 Nurse Anesthetists Services.

At this time, the Secretary is also withdrawing the proposal to repeal in their entirety existing Regulations .01—10 under existing COMAR 10.09.01 Nurse Practitioner Services and adopt new Regulations .01—.08 under a new chapter, COMAR 10.09.01 Advanced Practice Nurse Services, Regulations .01—.11 under COMAR 10.09.21 Nurse Midwife Services, and Regulations .01—.10 under COMAR 10.09.39 Nurse Anesthetist Services, which was published in 43:26 Md. R. 1462—1464 (December 23, 2016).

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to adopt new streamlined regulations pertaining to advanced practice nurses under one chapter. This proposal addresses stakeholder concerns by referencing the regulations that require the supervision of nurse anesthetist services by a physician, removing a limitation on the number of visits per day, and removing certain definitions.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through June 26, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

10.09.01 Advanced Practice Nurse Services

Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 15-103, and 15-105, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Advanced practice nurse” means a:

(a) Certified nurse practitioner;

(b) Certified nurse midwife; or

(c) Certified registered nurse anesthetist.

(2) "Board" means the Maryland State Board of Nursing.

(3) "Certified nurse midwife (CNM)" means a registered nurse who is:

(a) Certified by the Board to practice nurse midwifery under COMAR 10.27.05;

(b) Certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives; or

(c) Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

(4) "Certified nurse practitioner" means:

(a) A registered nurse who, by reason of certification under COMAR 10.27.07, may practice in Maryland as a nurse practitioner under the terms of that chapter; or

(b) If out-of-State, a registered nurse who qualifies as a nurse practitioner in the state in which services are provided.

(5) "Certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)" means a registered nurse who is certified to practice nurse anesthesia by the Board under COMAR 10.27.06.

(6) "Department" means the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as defined in COMAR 10.09.36.01.

(7) “Medicare” means the insurance program administered by the federal government under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §1395 et seq.

(8) “Participant” means an individual who is certified as eligible for and is receiving Medical Assistance benefits.

(9) "Physician" means an individual who meets the licensure requirements and conditions of participation of COMAR 10.09.02. 

(10) "Program" means the Maryland Medical Assistance Program.

(11) "Provider" means an advanced practice nurse who, through appropriate agreement with the Department, has been identified as a Program provider by the issuance of a provider number.

.02 License and Certification Requirements.

A. The provider shall:

(1) Meet all license requirements as set forth in COMAR 10.09.36.02; and

(2) Be licensed and hold all certifications as required by the Board.

B. If practicing out-of-State, the provider shall meet the regulatory requirements of the state in which the services are provided.

.03 Conditions for Participation.

A. A provider shall meet all conditions for participation as set forth in COMAR 10.09.36.03.

B. An advanced practice nurse may not knowingly employ or contract with a person, partnership or corporation which the Program has disqualified from providing or supplying services to Program participants.

.04 Covered Services.

A. Subject to §B of this regulation, the Program covers medically necessary services rendered to participants as follows:

(1) For nurse practitioners:

(a) Medically necessary services within the provider’s scope of practice as described in COMAR 10.27.07; or

(b) If out-of-State, nurse practitioner services authorized in the state in which the services are provided;

(2) For nurse midwives:

(a) Medically necessary services within the provider’s scope of practice as described in COMAR 10.27.05; or

(b) If out-of-State, nurse midwife services authorized in the state in which the services are provided;

(3) For certified registered nurse anesthetists:

(a) Medically necessary services within the provider’s scope of practice and in collaboration with an authorized provider as described in COMAR 10.27.06; or

(b) If out-of-State, certified registered nurse anesthetist services authorized in the state in which the services are provided;

(4) Laboratory services when the advanced practice nurse is not required to register their office as a medical laboratory pursuant to Health-General Article, Title 17, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(5) Drugs and supplies within the advanced practice nurse’s scope of practice.

B. The services in §A of this regulation shall be:

(1) Medically necessary; and

(2) Described in the participant’s medical record in sufficient detail to support the invoice submitted for those services.

.05 Limitations.

Under this chapter, the Program does not cover the following:

A. Services not medically necessary;

B. Services prohibited by the Maryland Nurse Practice Act or by the Board;

C. Advanced practice nursing services included as part of the cost of:

(1) An inpatient facility;

(2) A hospital outpatient department; or

(3) A freestanding clinic;

D. Visits by or to the provider solely for the purpose of the following:

(1) Prescription, drug, or food supplement pick-up;

(2) Recording of an electrocardiogram;

(3) Ascertaining the patient’s weight;

(4) Interpretation of laboratory tests or panels; or

(5) Prescribing or administering medication;

E. Drugs and supplies which are acquired by the provider at no cost;

F. Injections and visits solely for the administration of injections, unless medical necessity and the patient's inability to take oral medications are documented in the patient's medical record;

G. Services paid under the free-standing dialysis program as described in COMAR 10.09.22;

H. Immunizations required for travel outside the continental United States;

I. Prescriptions and injections for central nervous system stimulants and anorectic agents when used for weight control;

J. Acupuncture;

K. Hypnosis;

L. Travel expenses;

M. Investigational or experimental drugs and procedures; 

N. Services denied by Medicare as not medically justified;

O. Specimen collection, except by venipuncture and capillary or arterial puncture, as a separate service;

P. Laboratory or X-ray services performed by another facility, which shall be billed to the Program directly by the facility; and

Q. For certified nurse midwives, a separate visit charge on date of delivery.

.06 Payment Procedures.

A. The provider shall submit the request for payment in the format designated by the Department.

B. The Department reserves the right to return to the provider, before payment, all requests for payment not properly completed.

C. The provider shall charge the Program the provider’s:

(1) Customary charge to the general public for similar services; and

(2) Acquisition cost for injectable drugs or dispensed medical supplies.

D. The provider shall be paid the lesser of:

(1) The provider’s customary charge to the general public unless the service is free to individuals not covered by the Program; or

(2) The Program rates as described in COMAR 10.09.02.07.

E. If a service is free to individuals not covered by the Program:

(1) The provider:

(a) May charge the Program; and

(b) Shall be reimbursed in accordance with §D of this regulation; and

(2) The provider’s reimbursement is not limited to the provider’s customary charge.

F. Payments on Medicare claims are authorized, if:

(1) Services are covered by the Program;

(2) The provider accepts Medicare assignments;

(3) Medicare makes direct payment to the provider;

(4) Medicare has determined that services were medically justified; and

(5) Initial billing is made directly to Medicare according to Medicare guidelines.

G. The Department shall make supplemental payments on Medicare claims subject to the following provisions:

(1) Deductible insurance shall be paid in full; and

(2) Coinsurance shall be paid at the lesser of:

(a) 100 percent of the coinsurance amount; or

(b) The balance remaining after the Medicare payment is subtracted from the Program rate.

H. The provider may not bill the Program for:

(1) Completion of forms and reports;

(2) Broken or missed appointments; or

(3) Professional services rendered by mail or telephone.

I. The Program may not make direct payment to recipients.

J. Billing time limitations for claims submitted pursuant to this chapter are set forth in COMAR 10.09.36.

K. The Program shall reimburse for all medical laboratory services according to the fees established under COMAR 10.09.09.

L. An advanced practice nurse who is employed by or under contract to any physician, clinic, or hospital may not bill for any service for which reimbursement is sought by the physician, clinic, or hospital.

M. The Program may not reimburse nurse midwives for prenatal or postpartum care once the patient has been referred to a physician for completion of prenatal or postpartum care.

.07 Recovery and Reimbursement.

Recovery and reimbursement are as set forth in COMAR 10.09.36.07.

.08 Causes for Suspension or Removal and Imposition of Sanctions.

Causes for suspension or removal and imposition of sanctions are as set forth in COMAR 10.09.36.08.

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS

10.09.79 Presumptive Eligibility for Correctional Facilities

Authority: Health-General Article, §15-103(b), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

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The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to adopt new Regulations .01—.08 under a new chapter, COMAR 10.09.79 Presumptive Eligibility for Correctional Facilities.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to allow State and local correctional centers to conduct Maryland Medicaid presumptive eligibility determinations for justice-involved individuals leaving a correctional facility.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through June 26, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.01 Purpose and Scope.

This chapter establishes requirements for qualified State and local corrections facilities to make presumptive eligibility determinations effective July 1, 2017.

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Applicant” means an individual who has applied for presumptive eligibility at a participating qualified correctional facility.

(2) “Application” means the presumptive eligibility application.

(3) “Correctional facility” has the meaning stated in Correctional Services Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland, and includes:

(a) Correctional facilities under the direction of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; and

(b) Local correctional facilities within the State’s 24 local jurisdictions.

(4) “Department” means the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which is the single State agency designated to administer the Maryland Medical Assistance Program pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §1396 et seq.

(5) “Determination” means a decision regarding an applicant’s presumptive eligibility.

(6) “Federal poverty level” means the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the authority of 42 U.S.C. §9902(2).

(7) “Former foster care” means an individual who:

(a) Is younger than 26 years old;

(b) Is not eligible and enrolled for coverage under a mandatory Medical Assistance group other than childless adult; and

(c) Was formerly in a Maryland out-of-home placement, including categorical Medical Assistance:

(i) On attaining age 18 and leaving out-of-home placement; or

(ii) On attaining age 19—21 during extended out-of-home placement under COMAR 07.02.11.04B.

(8) “Incarcerated inmate” means an individual who resides in a public institution involuntarily as a result of being accused or found guilty of a criminal offense, including the duration of time in which the individual is involuntarily residing in the public institution in a preadjudication or pretrial status.

(9) “Income” means property or a service received by an individual in cash or in-kind that can be applied directly, or by sale or conversion, to meet basic needs for food, shelter, and medical expenses.

(10) “Medical Assistance” means the program administered by the State under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, which provides comprehensive medical and other health-related care for eligible individuals.

(11) “Medicare” means the medical insurance program administered by the federal government under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 42, §U.S.C. 1395 et seq.

(12) “Memorandum of understanding” means the agreement by which the correctional facility has contracted with the Department and been deemed a qualified entity eligible to make presumptive eligibility decisions.

(13) “Presumptive eligibility” means temporary eligibility for Medical Assistance as determined by a presumptive eligibility worker at a participating qualified correctional facility in accordance with this chapter.

(14) “Presumptive eligibility worker” means an individual who is trained to make presumptive eligibility determinations and includes an employee of a:

(a) Local health department who is physically present at a participating correctional facility at the time of the presumptive eligibility determination; or

(b) Correctional facility.

.03 Requirements.

A. A correctional facility based in Maryland is eligible to participate as a presumptive eligibility entity.

B. To participate as a presumptive eligibility entity, the correctional facility shall enter a memorandum of understanding with the Department.

C. The memorandum of understanding required under §B of this regulation shall require correctional facilities to:

(1) Comply with Departmental policies and procedures supplied by the Department at the time of application and training;

(2) Meet accuracy and timeliness standards established by the Department;

(3) Submit a list to the Department of presumptive eligibility workers who will attend presumptive eligibility training developed by the Department; and

(4) Report the requested information on a form designated by the Department.

D. Before assisting an applicant in filing a presumptive eligibility application, the presumptive eligibility worker shall:

(1) Using the Department’s eligibility verification system, verify the individual is not actively enrolled in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program; and

(2) Complete the full Medical Assistance application process;

E. If the individual’s full Medical Assistance application is not approved, the presumptive eligibility worker shall:

(1) Fill out the presumptive eligibility application based on information supplied by the applicant;

(2) Make a presumptive eligibility determination based on the following information:

(a) Residency;

(b) Citizenship;

(c) Family size and composition; and

(d) Gross family income;

(3) Sign the application; and

(4) Inform the applicant in writing of the presumptive eligibility determination, which includes an explanation of the presumptive eligibility coverage span.

F. In order to ensure the applicant has temporary Medical Assistance coverage, the presumptive eligibility worker shall submit the presumptive eligibility application to the Department on the date the application is completed.

G. After the application has been submitted, the correctional facility shall:

(1) Keep all written and signed presumptive eligibility applications on file for 6 years; and

(2) Make the file available to the Department on request.

H. On finding that a qualified correctional facility has failed to meet the requirements of §§A—G of this regulation, the facility shall take reasonable corrective action measures, as determined by the Department, to address the noncompliance.

.04 Presumptive Eligibility Criteria.

A. An individual shall apply for presumptive eligibility through a participating correctional facility.

B. An individual who applies for presumptive eligibility shall attest to:

(1) The citizenship requirements in COMAR 10.09.24.05;

(2) The residency requirements in COMAR 10.09.24.05-3;

(3) The individual’s pregnancy status;

(4) The individual’s family size; and

(5) The individual’s household’s gross monthly income.

.05 Eligible Populations.

If an incarcerated inmate in a Maryland-based correctional facility is determined to be eligible for one of the following coverage groups, the individual may qualify for presumptive eligibility for correctional facilities:

A. Parents and other caretaker relatives whose household income is equal to or less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level;

B. Pregnant women whose income is equal to or less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level;

C. Childless adults 19 years old or older and younger than 65 years old whose household income is equal to or less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level; and

D. Former foster care individuals who are younger than 26 years old.

.06 Limitations.

Presumptive eligibility may not be granted to an individual who:

A. Is currently enrolled in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program or Medicare;

B. With the exception of pregnant women, had a prior presumptive eligibility period during the last 12 months;

C. Does not meet the residency requirements stated in COMAR 10.09.24.05-3; or

D. Does not meet the citizenship requirements stated in COMAR 10.09.24.05.

.07 Coverage Span.

A. Presumptive eligibility begins on the day the presumptive eligibility worker determines the individual is presumptively eligible.

B. Presumptive eligibility ends on the earlier of:

(1) The day the individual is determined eligible for Medical Assistance; or

(2) The last day of the month following the month in which the correctional facility determined presumptive eligibility, if an individual:

(a) Is found ineligible for Medical Assistance; or

(b) Failed to apply for Medical Assistance.

C. A non-pregnant individual may be determined presumptively eligible once per a 12-month period.

D. A pregnant individual may be determined presumptively eligible once per pregnancy.

.08 Presumptive Eligibility Appeal Rights.

An individual or an organization does not have appeal rights for presumptive eligibility determinations.

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Subtitle 27 BOARD OF NURSING

10.27.07 Practice of the Nurse Practitioner

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §8-205(a)(1), (2), (4), and (5), Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 342, Acts of 2015

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-141-P]

The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.27.07 Practice of the Nurse Practitioner. This action was considered by the Board at its regular monthly meeting on January 25, 2017, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website in November and December of 2016 and January 1, 2017, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c) Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend the Board of Nursing’s regulation to correspond to Ch. 342, Acts of 2015, which repealed the authority of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to conduct educational training programs for the administration of emergency epinephrine in order to certify individuals under the “Insect Sting Emergency Treatment Program” which is now the “Emergency and Allergy Treatment Program”. This legislation also repealed the requirement that physicians and nurse practitioners conduct the educational training program to certify individuals in the administration of emergency epinephrine. Accordingly, this amendment repeals the provision authorizing certified registered nurse practitioners to conduct education and training for certifying individuals under the “Insect Sting Emergency Treatment Program” in the Department.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through June 26, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

.02 Nurse Practitioner — Scope and Standards of Practice.

A. A nurse practitioner may independently perform the following functions:

(1)—(5) (text unchanged)

[(6) In accordance with Health General Article, §13-704, Annotated Code of Maryland, conduct education and training to certify individuals for the Insect Sting Emergency Treatment Program;]

[(7)] (6)[(16)] (15) (text unchanged)

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS

10.32.21 Licensure, Regulation, and Discipline of Naturopathic Doctors

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§14-5F-1—14-5F-32, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-139-P]

The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulations .02, .04, .06, and .11, repeal existing Regulation .10, and adopt new Regulations .10 and .21 under COMAR 10.32.21 Licensure, Regulation, and Discipline of Naturopathic Doctors. This action was considered at a public hearing held on January 25, 2017, notice of which was provided by posting on the Board’s website, http://www.mbp.state.us.forms/mar17FULLagenda.pdf, from January 11, 2017— January 25, 2017, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to:

(1) Establish criminal history record checks and detail those requirements pursuant to Chapter 34, Acts of 2015;

(2) Clarify the minimum number of continuing education credits prior to expiration of the naturopathic doctor license and prior to reinstatement; and

(3) Establish a pathway by reciprocity for applicants who hold a license in another state.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. The cost the criminal history records check would be paid by the applicant to the Central Repository of the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The Board cannot estimate the number of applicants per year, so the impact to the profession and CJIS is unknown.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure (E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

NONE

B. On other State agencies:

    Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS)

(R+)

Indeterminable

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

Benefit(+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

(-)

Indeterminable

E. On other industries or trade groups:

NONE

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

NONE

III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)

B. and D. The cost of the criminal history records check (approximately $30) would be paid by the applicant applying for licensure to the Central Repository of the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. CJIS will realize an increase in revenue, but given that the Board cannot estimate how many applicants will apply per year the amount of the revenue is unknown.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through June 26, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.02 Definitions.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

(1)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) “Central Repository” means the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

[(5)] (6)[(9)] (10) (text unchanged)

(11) “Criminal history records check” means the performance of both a State criminal history check by the Central Repository, and a national criminal history check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(12) “Criminal history records information” means information provided by the criminal history records check regarding an applicant’s criminal arrests, charges, and convictions, and the disposition of pending criminal charges.

[(10)] (13)[(28)] (31) (text unchanged)

.04 Qualifications for Initial Licensure.

A.B. (text unchanged)

C. Additional Requirements. An applicant shall submit to a criminal history records check in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §14-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, by submitting to the Central Repository:

(1) Two complete sets of legible fingerprints taken on forms approved by the Central Repository and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and

(2) All fees required by the Central Repository and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

[C.] D. (text unchanged)

.06 Documentation for Initial Licensure.

A. (text unchanged)

B. A completed application shall include:

(1)—(18) (text unchanged)

(19) Certificates and verifications from the certifying or verifying authority sent directly from: the national licensing authority, the naturopathic educational institution, and other state’s licensing boards to the Board for applicants; [and]

(20) The certified translation of any of the documents required under this chapter, at the applicant’s expense, for any documents required by this chapter that are in a language other than English; and

(21) The criminal history records information received from the Central Repository in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §14-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Regulation .04C(1) of this chapter.

C. Application Processing.

(1) The Board has designated a 4-month period for acting on applications as follows:

[(1)] (a)[(3)] (c) (text unchanged)

[(4)] (d) If the applicant fails to correct the deficiency within the required period, the application will be closed and the applicant shall be required to:

[(a)] (i)[(b)] (ii) (text unchanged)

(2) The Board may not issue a license until the Board has:

(a) Received and reviewed the criminal history records information; and

(b) Approved the application.

D. (text unchanged)

.10 Renewals and Reinstatement.

A. Renewals.

(1) The Board may not renew a license until the Comptroller of Maryland has verified that the individual has paid all undisputed taxes and unemployment insurance contributions, or arranged for repayment.

(2) The term of a license renewed by the Board is 2 years from the date of renewal.

(3) A license expires at the end of its term unless the license is renewed as provided by the Board.

(4) At least 1 month before the license expires, the Board shall send to the licensee a renewal notice that states:

(a) The date on which the current license expires;

(b) The date by which the renewal application shall be received by the Board for the renewal to be issued before the license expires; and

(c) The amount of the renewal fee as specified in Regulation .20 of this chapter.

(5) The Board shall renew the license of a licensee who:

(a) Submits a renewal application on the form that the Board requires;

(b) Pays a renewal fee as specified in Regulation .20 of this chapter;

(c) Is otherwise entitled to be licensed;

(d) Meets the continuing education requirements as set forth in Regulation 11 of this chapter;

(e) Provides evidence of biennial cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification; and

(f) Attests that the licensee submitted to a criminal history records check in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §14-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, but only if the licensee was licensed by the Board before October 1, 2016, and only as a requirement for the March 31, 2018, renewal cycle.

(6) The failure to receive a renewal notice does not excuse a licensee from complying with §A(3) of this regulation.

B. Reinstatement after a Revocation or Suspension of a License or After a Lapse in Renewal.

(1) If a license is revoked or suspended, the naturopathic doctor shall surrender the license to the Board on demand. At the end of a suspension period, the Board shall return to the licensee any license surrendered under this regulation.

(2) If the disciplinary panel has revoked or suspended the license of a licensee, the Board may not reinstate the license until the Board is satisfied that the individual:

(a) Has complied with all the terms and conditions in the final order; and

(b) Is capable of safely engaging in the practice of naturopathic medicine.

(3) The Board may not reinstate the license of an individual whose license was revoked by the Board within 6 months after the date of the revocation.

(4) The applicant shall document completion of at least 50 hours of approved continuing education earned during the 2-year period preceding the date of the submission of the application for reinstatement.

(5) The applicant shall submit to a criminal history records check in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §14-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, by submitting to the Central Repository:

(a) Two complete sets of legible fingerprints taken on forms approved by the Central Repository and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and

(b) All fees required by the Central Repository and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(6) The Board may reinstate a license only after the Board has received an attestation that the applicant has submitted to a criminal history records check in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §14-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. After the expiration date of the license, the naturopathic doctor is no longer licensed to practice naturopathic medicine.

.11 Continuing Education Requirements.

A. Requirements. A licensed naturopathic doctor shall take at least 50 hours of continuing education credits during every 2-year renewal period:

(1) For license renewal, preceding the expiration of the license for a naturopathic doctor; or

(2) For license reinstatement, preceding the date of the submission of the application for reinstatement.

B. (text unchanged)

.21 Initial Licensure by Reciprocity.

A. Requirements. An applicant for initial licensure by reciprocity shall:

(1) Have an active, unrestricted license to practice naturopathic medicine in another jurisdiction that, at the time the applicant was licensed, had licensure requirements that were equivalent to or exceeded those set forth in Regulation .04A;

(2) Be in good standing under the laws of every jurisdiction where the individual is licensed; and

(3) Submit to a State and national criminal history records check in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §14-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. Documentation. An applicant for initial licensure by reciprocity shall submit to the Board:

(1) An application for reciprocity on a form provided by the Board;

(2) The application fee as set by the Board;

(3) Evidence of compliance with §A of this regulation;

(4) A written attestation as provided in Regulation .05 of this chapter;

(5) Any additional documentation set forth in Regulation .06 of this chapter that is needed for the Board to evaluate an application;

(6) Any evidence relating to any disciplinary action taken or any administrative penalties assessed against the applicant by the appropriate state licensing, certification, or registration authority; and

(7) Any consent agreements into which the applicant entered that contain conditions placed on the applicant’s professional conduct and practice, including any voluntary surrender of a license.

C. The Board may not issue a license if the criminal history records information, pursuant to §A of this regulation, has not been received and reviewed.

D. After a license is issued, the licensee is subject to the Board’s jurisdiction and shall comply with all laws and regulations governing the practice of naturopathic medicine in the State.

DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Title 26
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Subtitle 08 WATER POLLUTION

Notice of Proposed Action

[17-134-P]

The Secretary of the Environment proposes to amend:

(1) Regulations .03-1, .03-3, .04-1, and .08 under COMAR 26.08.02 Water Quality; and

(2) Regulations .01, .04, .06, .07, and .08 under COMAR 26.08.09 Public Bathing Beaches.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to revise water standards as a result of the Triennial Review process. The review revealed the following necessary amendments and additions to the water quality standards:

(1) Update recreational criteria;

(2) Update list of Tier II waters;

(3) Update beach regulations;

(4) Incorporate minor corrections to Use Class identification; and

(5) Incorporate minor corrections to Chesapeake Bay boundary units.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is a corresponding federal standard to this proposed action, but the proposed action is not more restrictive or stringent.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Timothy M. Fox, Natural Resource Planner IV, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21230, or call 410-537-3958, or email to tim.fox@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-537-3873. Comments will be accepted through June 26, 2017.

Public Hearing

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland Department of the Environment during a public hearing to be held on June 13, 2017, at 3 p.m., at Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd., Terra Conference Room, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

 

26.08.02 Water Quality

Authority: Environment Article, §§9-303.1, 9-313—9-316, 9-319, 9-320—9-325, 9-327, and 9-328, Annotated Code of Maryland

.03-1 Toxic Substance Water Quality Criteria for Surface Waters.

A. General (text unchanged)

B. Fresh Water, Estuarine, and Salt Water Boundaries.

(1) —(2) (text unchanged)

(3) For the purposes of applying numerical toxic substance criteria, the following are designated as the boundaries between fresh waters and estuarine or salt waters:

(a) — (s) (text unchanged)

(t) Chesapeake Bay Proper (Sub-Basin 02-13-99) boundary is a line connecting Booby Point ([39°17'4.5"] 39.284206 north latitude, [76°10'54"]-76.381400 west longitude) with Handy's Point ([39°17'31"] 39.291944 north latitude, [76°10'54"]-76.181388 west longitude).


________________________________________________

 

.03-3 Water Quality Criteria Specific to Designated Uses.

A. Criteria for Class I Waters — Water Contact Recreation and Protection of Nontidal Warmwater Aquatic Life.

(1) Bacteriological.

[(a) Table 1. Bacteria Indicator Criteria for Frequency of Use.

Steady State Geometric
Mean Indicator Density

Single Sample Maximum
Allowable Density

Indicator

All Areas

Frequent Full
Body Contact
Recreation
(Upper
75% CL)

Moderately
Frequent
Full Body
Contact
Recreation
(Upper
82% CL)

Occasional
Full Body
Contact
Recreation
(Upper
90% CL)

Infrequent
Full Body
Contact
Recreation
(Upper
95% CL)

Freshwater
(Either apply)

Enterococci

33

61

78

107

151

E. coli

126

235

298

410

576

Marine water

Enterococci

35

104

158

275

500

 

CL = confidence level

All numbers are counts per 100 milliliters

 

(b) In freshwater for E. coli, the following formula is used to calculate the upper 75 percent confidence interval for single sample maximum allowable density: antilog[(log 126) + 0.675 * log(SD)].

(c) In freshwater for enterococci, the following formula is used to calculate the upper 75 percent confidence interval for single sample maximum allowable density: antilog[(log 33) + 0.675 * log(SD)], where log(SD) is the standard deviation of the log transformed E. coli or enterococci data. If the site data are insufficient to establish a log standard deviation, then 0.4 is used as the log standard deviation for both indicators. At the default log standard deviation, the values are 235 for E. coli and 61 for enterococci.

(d) In saltwater, for enterococci, the following formula is used to calculate the upper 75 percent confidence interval for single sample maximum allowable density: antilog[(log 35) + 0.675 * log(SD)], where log(SD) is the standard deviation of the log transformed enterococci data. If the site data are insufficient to establish a log standard deviation, then 0.7 is used as the log standard deviation. At the default log standard deviation, the value is 104.

(e) Confidence Level Factors.

(i) The factors in Table 2 are used in the formulas in this subsection to calculate the appropriate confidence limits when site-specific standard deviations are used.

(ii) Table 2.

Confidence
Level

Factor

75%

0.675

82%

0.935

90%

1.280

95%

1.650

(f) Establishment of a Site-Specific Standard Deviation. A site-specific standard deviation for use in the formulas in this subsection shall be based on at least 30 samples, taken over not more than one recreational season, at base flows.]

 

(a) Table 1. Bacteria Indicator Criteria Magnitudes

Geometric Mean

Statistical Threshold Value

Indicator

Enterococci (fresh or marine) — culturable

35

130

E. coli (fresh) — culturable

126

410

All magnitudes in Table 1 are expressed as counts per 100 milliliters

 

(b) The geometric mean of samples taken over a 90 day period shall not exceed the steady state geometric mean values for the given indicator.

(c) 10 percent of samples taken over a 90 day period shall not exceed the statistical threshold value.

[(g)] (d) When a sanitary survey and an epidemiological study approved by the Department disclose no significant health hazard, the criteria in Table 1 do not apply.

(2) —(7) (text unchanged)

B.—H. (text unchanged)

.04-1 Antidegradation Policy Implementation Procedures.

A. —N. (text unchanged)

O. List of Tier II Waters.

Date

Stream Name

County

12-Digit Watershed

From Lat

From Long

To Lat

To Long

Baseline:
Fish IBI

Benthic
IBI

Black Sulphur Run 1—Fifteenmile Creek 1 (text unchanged)

[2007

Fifteenmile Creek 2

Allegany

021405110137

39.69293

-78.45128

39.67463

-78.45777

4.67

4.00]

2003

Fifteenmile Creek 3—Fifteenmile Creek 5 (text unchanged)

Allegany

021405110135

39.64046

-78.39719

39.63082

-78.38600

5.00

4.25

2011

Fifteenmile Creek 6

Allegany

021405110135

39.65610

-78.40009

39.65591

-78.39701

4.67

4.00

[2007

Mudlick Hollow 1

Allegany

021405110141

39.69590

-78.39292

39.65611

-78.40011

4.33

4.50

2007

Murley Branch 1

Allegany

021405120130

39.66398

-78.61768

39.66340

-78.61151

4.33

4.00]

Town Creek 1 (text unchanged

[2007

Town Creek 2

Allegany

021405120131

39.71306

-78.53643

39.69388

-78.54752

4.33

4.00]

2007

White Sulphur Run 1—Lyons Creek 1 (text unchanged)

[2007

Lyons Creek 2

Anne Arundel, Calvert

021311020909

38.76498

-76.65334

38.76474

-76.65903

4.67

5.00]

2011

Lyons Creek 3

Anne Arundel, Calvert

021311020909

38.76472

-76.65905

38.75572

-76.67206

4.33

4.00

2009

Patuxent River 1— Beetree Run 1 (text unchanged)

[2012

Bens Run 1

Baltimore

021309061018

39.31682

-76.79279

39.31402

-76.79400

4.44

4.00]

2007

Blackrock Run 1

Baltimore Co.

021308050303

39.54230

-76.73384

39.52739

-76.72217

4.67

4.00

2007

Cooks Branch 1

Baltimore Co.

021309071048

39.43616

-76.84026

39.43789

-76.86894

4.67

4.84

2007

Cooks Branch 2

Baltimore Co.

021309071048

39.43792

-76.86879

39.43825

-76.87277

4.84

5.00

[2007

Deer Creek 1

Baltimore Co.

021202020332

39.72289

-76.61175

39.70730

-76.59021

4.67

4.00]

2007

Delaware Run 1 (text unchanged

2011

Harris Mill Creek 1

Baltimore Co.

021202020332

39.71528

-76.62412

39.71307

-76.59763

4.67

4.00

[2007

Indian Run 1

Baltimore Co.

021308050307

39.54821

-76.74264

39.54230

-76.73384

4.00

4.33]

2003

Keysers Run 1— Timber Run 1 (text unchanged)

[2007

Western Run 1

Baltimore Co.

021308050303

39.51503

-76.74060

39.52739

-76.72217

4.00

4.00]

2007

Gunpowder Falls 1 (text unchanged)

2011

Murphy Run 1

Baltimore Co., Carroll

021308060314

39.62639

-76.83087

39.62004

-76.81855

5.00

4.00

2007

First Mine Branch 1— Little Gunpowder Falls 3 (text unchanged)

2011

Little Gunpowder Falls 4

Baltimore Co., Harford

021308040298

39.47306

-76.40243

39.46108

-76.39091

4.00

4.33

2007

Choptank River UT 1 (text unchanged)

[2007

Choptank River UT 2

Caroline

021304040487

38.88450

-75.87640

38.87218

-75.85988

4.33

4.14]

2007

Faulkner Branch 1— Tuckahoe River 1 (text unchanged)

2016

Tuckahoe River 2

Caroline, Queen Anne’s

021304050533

38.98128

-75.93486

38.97278

-75.93518

4.67

5.00

2007

Beaver Run 1— North Branch Patapsco River 1 (text unchanged)

[2007

North Branch Patapsco River 2

Carroll

021309071048

39.52579

-76.87790

39.52245

-76.87527

4.00

4.00]

2009

Piney Branch 2 (Carroll Co.)— Jennie Run 1 (text unchanged)

2016

Marbury Run 1

Charles

021401110780

38.56780

-77.14674

38.57919

-77.15872

4.33

4.14

2007

Mattawoman Creek UT 1— Potomac River UT 1 (text unchanged)

2011

Potomac River UT 2

Charles

021401020789

38.48546

-77.23682

38.47495

-77.25927

4.00

4.43

2007

Reeder Run 1— Reeder Run 2 (text unchanged)

2016

Reeder Run 3

Charles

021401020789

38.50269

-77.18977

38.50940

-77.20911

4.78

4.52

2012

Swanson Creek 4— Swanson Creek 3 (text unchanged)

2016

Wolf Den Branch 2

Charles, Prince George’s

021401080769

38.67283

-76.80444

38.63902

-76.81987

4.00

4.43

2007

Smoots Pond Run 1— Weldon Creek 1 (text unchanged)

2003

Bear Creek 1

Garrett

050202010018

39.65018

-79.28886

[39.65101] 39.65046

[-79.29905] -79.298011

4.43

4.07

2007

Bear Creek 2— Bear Creek 4 (text unchanged)

2007

Bear Creek 5

Garrett

050202010018

[39.65482] 39.65593

[-79.36370] -79.33884

[39.65593] 39.65482

[-79.33884] -79.36370

4.67

4.00

2003

Bear Creek UT 1— Bear Pen Run 1 (text unchanged)

2016

Big Run 1

Garrett

021410060078

39.58348

-79.17124

39.55629

-79.15005

4.88

4.13

2007

Big Run UT 1

Garrett

021410060078

[39.57855] 39.57835

[-79.19347] -79.19349

39.58348

-79.17124

4.00

4.75

2007

Blacklick Run 1— Hoyes Run 1 (text unchanged)

2011

Laurel Run UT 1

Garrett

021410050050

39.47897

-79.15120

39.47772

-79.11977

4.00

4.25

2003

Little Bear Creek 1— Middle Fork Crabtree Creek 2 (text unchanged)

2011

Middle Fork Crabtree Creek 3

Garrett

021410060076

39.53507

-79.18800

39.51565

-79.16892

4.00

4.50

2003

Mill Run 1 (Garrett Co.)

Garrett

050202010021

[39.71883] 39.71553

[-79.30088] -79.34541

39.70909

-79.34891

4.21

4.56

2003

Mill Run 2 (Garrett Co.) (text unchanged)

2003

Mill Run 4 (Garrett Co.)

Garrett

050202010021

39.71883

-79.30088

39.71553

-79.34541

5.00

4.58

2011

Mill Run UT 2 (Garrett Co.)

Garrett

050202010021

39.71594

-79.27141

39.71849

-79.30071

4.50

4.50

2003

Monroe Run 1— Savage River 2 (text unchanged)

[2007

Savage River 3

Garrett

021410060075

39.50101

-79.10657

39.48643

-79.08279

4.33

4.13]

2009

Savage River 4— South Branch Casselman River 2 (text unchanged)

2011

Spring Lick Run 1

Garrett

021410060074

39.50365

-79.20005

39.49073

-79.17532

4.00

4.25

2011

Toms Spring Run 1

Garrett

021410060076

39.51704

-79.20115

39.51565

-79.16893

4.50

4.75

2016

Wolf Den Run 1

Garrett

021410050047

39.39655

-79.21193

39.38905

-79.19443

4.00

4.00

2016

Wolf Den Run UT 1

Garrett

021210050047

39.41259

-79.22063

39.39655

-79.21193

4.00