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Issue Date: May 25, 2018

Volume 45 • Issue 11 • Pages 559-606

IN THIS ISSUE

General Assembly

Judiciary

Regulatory Review and Evaluation

Open Meetings and Compliance Board

Regulations

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Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, this issue contains all previously unpublished documents required to be published, and filed on or before May 7, 2018 5 p.m.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 7, 2018.
 
Gail S. Klakring
Acting Administrator, Division of State Documents
Office of the Secretary of State

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MARYLAND REGISTER

   The Maryland Register is an official State publication published every other week throughout the year. A cumulative index is published quarterly.

   The Maryland Register is the temporary supplement to the Code of Maryland Regulations. Any change to the text of regulations published  in COMAR, whether by adoption, amendment, repeal, or emergency action, must first be published in the Register.

   The following information is also published regularly in the Register:

   • Governor’s Executive Orders

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   • Court Rules

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   • Courts of Appeal Hearing Calendars

   • Agency Hearing and Meeting Notices

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   • Other documents considered to be in the public interest

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CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS (COMAR)

   COMAR is the official compilation of all regulations issued by agencies of the State of Maryland. The Maryland Register is COMAR’s temporary supplement, printing all changes to regulations as soon as they occur. At least once annually, the changes to regulations printed in the Maryland Register are incorporated into COMAR by means of permanent supplements.

CITATION TO COMAR REGULATIONS

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DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

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HOW TO RESEARCH REGULATIONS

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Closing Dates for the Maryland Register

Schedule of Closing Dates and Issue Dates for the Maryland Register  563

 

COMAR Research Aids

Table of Pending Proposals ...........................................................  564

 

Index of COMAR Titles Affected in This Issue

COMAR Title Number and Name                                                  Page

05        Department of Housing and Community
               Development ...................................................................  581

08        Department of Natural Resources ......................................  577

09        Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation ...............  585

10        Maryland Department of Health .................................  578, 589

11        Department of Transportation ............................................  590

12        Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services .....  578

13A     State Board of Education ....................................................  591

14        Independent Agencies ........................................................  578

15        Department of Agriculture .................................................  579

30        Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services
Systems (MIEMSS) ......................................................  594

31        Maryland Insurance Administration ...................................  595

32        Maryland Department of Aging .........................................  580

35        Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs.......................... 601

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Individuals with disabilities who desire assistance in using the publications and services of the Division of State Documents are encouraged to call (410) 974-2486, or (800) 633-9657, or FAX to (410) 974-2546, or through Maryland Relay.

 

Open Meetings Compliance Board

SUMMARY OF OPINIONS ISSUED FROM JANUARY 1 —
   MARCH 31, 2018 .  567

 

General Assembly

SYNOPSIS NO. 10 .  569

 

The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

ATTORNEYS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE BAR ...............  574

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS .  575

 

Regulatory Review and Evaluation

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)
   INFECTION AND ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY
   SYNDROME (AIDS)  576

Notice of Opportunity for Public Inspection and
   Comment  576

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Notice of Opportunity for Public Inspection and
   Comment  576

CATASTROPHIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Notice of Opportunity for Public Inspection and
   Comment  576


MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES
   COMMISSION

Notice of Opportunity for Public Inspection and
   Comment ...........................................................................  576

 

Emergency Action on Regulations

08  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISHERIES SERVICE

Fish .  577

Striped Bass .  577

 

Final Action on Regulations

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HEALTH STATISTICS

Vital Records .  578

12  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND
   CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

DIVISION OF PAROLE AND PROBATION

Certificate of Rehabilitation .  578

14  INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

General Regulations .  578

Criminal Offenses and Seriousness Categories .  578

15  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Food Donation Pilot Program ..  579

Supervision and Review of Decisions and Actions of Units
   Within the Department  579

MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION
   FOUNDATION

Guidelines for the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation
   Program ..  579

Guidelines for Forest Easement Overlays .  579

Guidelines for Granting Overlay Easements and Rights-of-
   Way .  580

32  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGING

GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES

Congregate Housing Services Program ..  580

 

Proposed Action on Regulations

05  DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY
   DEVELOPMENT

RENTAL HOUSING PROGRAMS

Rental Allowance Program ..  581

HOMELESSNESS SOLUTIONS PROGRAMS

Homelessness Solutions Programs .  581

09  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND
   REGULATION

MARYLAND BOARD OF MASTER ELECTRICIANS

Fees and Deadlines .  585

STATE BOARD OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-
   CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION
   CONTRACTORS

Fees .  586

BOARD OF STATIONARY ENGINEERS

Fees .  587

BOARD OF PLUMBING

Fees .  588

10  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized
   Health Care Services — Cardiac Surgery and Percutaneous
   Coronary Intervention Services .  589

HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION

Uniform Accounting and Reporting System for Hospitals and
   Related Institutions .  590

11  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—DRIVER
   LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

Proof of Age, Full Name, Identity, Maryland Residence,
   Social Security Number, and Lawful Status .  590

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

Programs for Library Media Services .  591

SCHOOL PERSONNEL

Student Suicide Prevention and Safety Training .  593

30  MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY
   MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

GENERAL

Documents Incorporated by Reference .  594

31  MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

LONG-TERM CARE

Long-Term Care Insurance — Premium Rates and
   Reserves .  595

35  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

MARYLAND VETERANS SERVICE ANIMAL PROGRAM

General Regulations .  601

 

Special Documents

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water ............  603

Commission Meeting .  603

 

General Notices

MARYLAND CYBERSECURITY COUNCIL

Public Meeting .  604

MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL
   SERVICES SYSTEMS

Listing of Cardiac Interventional Centers Requesting
   Reverification of Designation Status and Call for
   Applications from Hospitals Wishing to Be Considered for
   Designation .  604

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON GANGS AND VIOLENT
   CRIMINAL NETWORKS

Public Meeting .  604

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF
   HEALTH SERVICES

Public Notice of List of Adult Medical Day Care Sites to Be
   Submitted CMS for Heightened Scrutiny Review ..  604

Public Notice—Community Settings Regulation
   Compliance—Review of Senior Center Plus Sites and
   Determination None Will Be Submitted CMS for
   Heightened Scrutiny Review ..  604

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY
   DEVELOPMENT

Public Meeting .  605

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  605

Formal Start of Review ..  605

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND
   BOATING SERVICES

Public Notice - 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery —
   Effective 5/15/18 .  605

Public Notice — 2018 Commercial Shark Catch Limits —
   Effective 5/13/18 .  605

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Public Meeting .  605

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY CARE AT
   THE END OF LIFE

Public Meeting .  605

COMMISSION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS AND
   HOME INSPECTORS

Public Meeting .  606

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE/NOTARY
   WORKGROUP

Public Meeting .  606

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/
   MARYLAND BOARD OF AIRPORT ZONING APPEALS
   (BAZA)

Public Hearing .  606

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/
   OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Public Meeting .  606

MARYLAND COLLEGE COLLABORATION FOR
   STUDENT VETERANS COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  606

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Public Meeting .  606

GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Public Meeting .  606

 

 

COMAR Online

        The Code of Maryland Regulations is available at www.dsd.state.md.us as a free service of the Office of the Secretary of State, Division of State Documents. The full text of regulations is available and searchable. Note, however, that the printed COMAR continues to be the only official and enforceable version of COMAR.

        The Maryland Register is also available at www.dsd.state.md.us.

        For additional information, visit www.dsd.state.md.us, Division of State Documents, or call us at (410) 974-2486 or 1 (800) 633-9657.

 

Availability of Monthly List of
Maryland Documents

        The Maryland Department of Legislative Services receives copies of all publications issued by State officers and agencies. The Department prepares and distributes, for a fee, a list of these publications under the title ‘‘Maryland Documents’’. This list is published monthly, and contains bibliographic information concerning regular and special reports, bulletins, serials, periodicals, catalogues, and a variety of other State publications. ‘‘Maryland Documents’’ also includes local publications.

        Anyone wishing to receive ‘‘Maryland Documents’’ should write to: Legislative Sales, Maryland Department of Legislative Services, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.

 

CLOSING DATES AND ISSUE DATES through JANUARY 2019

 

Issue
Date

Emergency

and Proposed

Regulations

5 p.m.*

Final

Regulations

10:30 a.m.

Notices, etc.

10:30 a.m.

2018

June 8

May 21

May 30

May 25**

June 22

June 4

June 13

June 11

July 6

June 18

June 27

June 25

July 20

July 2

July 11

July 9

August 3

July 16

July 25

July 23

August 17

July 30

August 8

August 6

August 31

August 13

August 22

August 20

September 14

August 27

September 5

August 31**

September 28

September 10

September 19

September 17

October 12

September 24

October 3

October 1

October 26

October 5**

October 17

October 15

November 9

October 22

October 31

October 29

November 26***

November 5

November 14

November 9**

December 7

November 19

November 28

November 26

December 21

December 3

December 12

December 10

2019

January 4

December 17

December 26

December 24

January 18

December 31

January 9

January 7

 

*   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 changes

The regular closing date for Proposals and Emergencies is Monday.

 

 


RegCodificationSystem
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.

 


04 DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES

 

04.05.01.08 • 45:2 Md. R. 71 (1-19-18)

04.05.02.02 • 45:2 Md. R. 71 (1-19-18)

 

05 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

05.05.03.01—.18 • 45:11 Md. R. 581 (5-25-18)

05.21.01.01—.14 • 45:11 Md. R. 581 (5-25-18)

 

08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 

08.02 • 45:3 Md. R. 176 (2-2-18) (err)

08.02.05.02 • 45:9 Md. R. 464 (4-27-18)

08.02.15.03,.09,.10 • 45:9 Md. R. 464 (4-27-18)

08.02.25.01,.03 • 45:9 Md. R. 464 (4-27-18)

08.03.05.05 • 45:5 Md. R. 290 (3-2-18)

08.03.07.06,.07 • 45:5 Md. R. 291 (3-2-18)

08.03.07.12,.13 • 45:5 Md. R. 291 (3-2-18)

08.07.07.02-1 • 45:8 Md. R. 423 (4-13-18) (ibr)

 

09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

 

09.03.13.02 • 44:21 Md. R. 987 (10-13-17)

09.09.01.01—.04 • 45:11 Md. R. 585 (5-25-18)

09.10.02.43,.53,.53-1,.60,.61 • 45:10 Md. R. 505 (5-11-18)

09.12.31 • 45:9 Md. R. 467 (4-27-18)

                 45:10 Md. R. 508 (5-11-18) (err)

09.12.81.01 • 45:10 Md. R. 508 (5-11-18) (ibr)

09.12.83.01 • 45:10 Md. R. 509 (5-11-18) (ibr)

09.13.06.12 • 45:9 Md. R. 468 (4-27-18)

09.15.01.01—.03 • 45:11 Md. R. 586 (5-25-18)

09.17.03.01—.03 • 45:11 Md. R. 587 (5-25-18)

09.20.05.01—.03 • 45:11 Md. R. 588 (5-25-18)

09.21.02.03 • 45:8 Md. R. 424 (4-13-18)

09.23.03.09 • 45:9 Md. R. 468 (4-27-18)

09.32.06.01—.04,.07—.11 • 45:8 Md. R. 424 (4-13-18)

 

10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

 

     Subtitles 01—08 (1st volume)

 

10.01.05.01—.10 • 45:7 Md. R. 349 (3-30-18)

10.01.09.01,.06 • 45:7 Md. R. 349 (3-30-18)

 

     Subtitle 09 (2nd volume)

 

10.09.09.03 • 45:8 Md. R. 427 (4-13-18)

10.09.10.01, .03, .04, .06-.35 • 45:7 Md. R. 349 (3-30-18)

10.09.15.01,.04—.09,.11 • 45:8 Md. R. 427 (4-13-18)

10.09.16.01—.13 • 45:8 Md. R. 429 (4-13-18)

10.09.17.01—.04,.06 • 45:8 Md. R. 429 (4-13-18)

 

10.09.36.01,.03,.08,.09 • 45:1 Md. R. 21 (1-5-18)

                                      45:10 Md. R. 503 (5-11-18) (err)

10.09.69.01—.17 • 45:1 Md. R. 28 (1-5-18)

10.09.78.07,.08 • 45:8 Md. R. 430 (4-13-18)

 

     Subtitles 10 — 22 (3rd Volume)

 

10.14.02.04—.06 • 45:7 Md. R. 356 (3-30-18)

10.21.04.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.16.01—.16 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.17.01—.17 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.18.01—.13 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.19.01—.11 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.20.01—.11 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.21.01—.13 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.22.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.25.03-2,.05—.13 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.26.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.27.01—.08 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.28.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.21.29.01—.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

     Subtitles 23 — 36 (4th Volume)

 

10.24.17.01 • 45:11 Md. R. 589 (5-25-18) (ibr)

10.27.01.01,.03,.05,.06,.09—.16 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.03.01,.07,.08 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.05.01,.02,.08—.11 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.06.01—.04 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.07.01—.06,.08,.09 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.09.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.10.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.11.02 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.12.02—.05,.07,.08 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.13.01—.03,.06,.07 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.16.02—.05,.09 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.18.01—.04 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.19.01,.03 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.20.02—.04 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.27.27.01—.07 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.34.40.01—.06 • 45:4 Md. R. 212 (2-16-18)

10.36.10.01—.04 • 45:2 Md. R. 114 (1-19-18)

 

     Subtitles 37—66 (5th Volume)

 

10.37.01.02 • 45:11 Md. R. 590 (5-25-18) (ibr)

10.39.01.01,.05,.07—.09 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.39.02.02,.05 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.39.04.02,.04—.06 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.40.01.01,.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 363 (3-30-18)

10.40.06.03 • 45:8 Md. R. 431 (4-13-18)

10.40.08.02 • 45:7 Md. R. 363 (3-30-18)

10.43.07.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 364 (3-30-18)

10.47.02.01—.11 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.47.03.01—.07 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.47.04.01—.08 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.47.05.01—.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 357 (3-30-18)

10.47.07.02,.03,.05,.06,.08,.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 364 (3-30-18)

10.53.01.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.53.02.05,.10 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.53.03.01,.02 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.53.07.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.53.11.01 • 45:2 Md. R. 96 (1-19-18)

10.63.08.01—.14 • 44:23 Md. R. 1108 (11-13-17)

 

11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

     Subtitles 01—10

 

11.04.05.01,.02,.06 • 45:10 Md. R. 510 (5-11-18)

11.06.03.01,.02 • 45:9 Md. R. 469 (4-27-18)

 

     Subtitles 11—23 (MVA)

 

11.15.01.01 • 45:9 Md. R. 469 (4-27-18)

11.15.07.01—.03 • 45:9 Md. R. 470 (4-27-18)

11.15.15.01—.03 • 45:9 Md. R. 470 (4-27-18)

11.15.19.01—.03,.06,.08 • 45:9 Md. R. 470 (4-27-18)

11.15.20.02—.05 • 45:9 Md. R. 471 (4-27-18)

11.15.23.01,.02,.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 472 (4-27-18)

11.15.27.01,.02,.04,.07,.08 • 45:9 Md. R. 472 (4-27-18)

11.15.28.03,.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 473 (4-27-18)

11.15.30.01 • 45:9 Md. R. 473 (4-27-18)

11.16.04.04,.07 • 45:9 Md. R. 474 (4-27-18)

11.17.06.02,.03,.07,.08 • 45:9 Md. R. 475 (4-27-18)

11.17.09.04,.05 • 45:11 Md. R. 590 (5-25-18)

11.17.14.02—.04,.06,.08,.11,.12 • 45:9 Md. R. 475 (4-27-18)

11.17.16.01,.02,.02-1,.03,.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 476 (4-27-18)

11.17.17.01—.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 477 (4-27-18)

 

12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

 

12.02.27.01—.40 • 44:19 Md. R. 902 (9-15-17)

                                45:4 Md. R. 213 (2-16-18)

                                45:5 Md. R. 295 (3-2-18) (err)

12.03.01.01—.34 • 44:19 Md. R. 902 (9-15-17)

                                45:4 Md. R. 213 (2-16-18)

                                45:5 Md. R. 295 (3-2-18) (err)

12.12.30.01—.40 • 44:19 Md. R. 902 (9-15-17)

                                45:4 Md. R. 213 (2-16-18)

                                45:5 Md. R. 295 (3-2-18) (err)

12.16.02.01—.40 • 44:19 Md. R. 902 (9-15-17)

                                45:4 Md. R. 213 (2-16-18)

                                45:5 Md. R. 295 (3-2-18) (err)

 

13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

13A.02.02.03,.04 • 45:7 Md. R. 367 (3-30-18) (ibr)

13A.03.04.02—.04 • 45:8 Md. R. 431 (4-13-18)

13A.05.02.04 • 45:7 Md. R. 367 (3-30-18)

13A.05.04.08 • 45:11 Md. R. 591 (5-25-18)

13A.06.07.01,.06—.08,.10 • 45:7 Md. R. 369 (3-30-18)

13A.07.11.01—.05 • 45:11 Md. R. 593 (5-25-18)

13A.08.01.11 • 45:10 Md. R. 511 (5-11-18)

13A.08.04.02,.05,.06 • 45:7 Md. R. 371 (3-30-18)

13A.12.01.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 477 (4-27-18)

13A.12.01.05 • 45:9 Md. R. 478 (4-27-18)

13A.12.01.08-1 • 45:9 Md. R. 478 (4-27-18)

13A.12.03.04 • 45:9 Md. R. 479 (4-27-18)

 

13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

13B.08.18.01—.14 • 45:7 Md. R. 373 (3-30-18)

13B.08.19.01—.06 • 45:10 Md. R. 512 (5-11-18)

 

15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

15.14.01.12-1 • 45:9 Md. R. 479 (4-27-18)

15.14.10.05 • 45:9 Md. R. 480 (4-27-18)

15.15.13.03,.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 380 (3-30-18)

 

21 STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS

 

21.10.02.02 • 45:10 Md. R. 514 (5-11-18)

21.10.03.01—.03 • 45:10 Md. R. 514 (5-11-18)

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

     Subtitles 08—12 (Part 2)

 

26.03.02.02 • 45:8 Md. R. 433 (4-13-18)

26.03.03.05 • 45:7 Md. R. 381 (3-30-18)

26.03.13.02,.03 • 45:8 Md. R. 434 (4-13-18)

26.04.02.01,.05 • 45:3 Md. R. 167 (2-2-18)

26.04.07.02 • 45:7 Md. R. 382 (3-30-18)

26.08.01.01 • 45:7 Md. R. 382 (3-30-18)

26.08.03.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 382 (3-30-18)

26.08.11.01—.14 • 44:25 Md. R. 1189 (12-8-17)

 

 

     Subtitles 13 — 18 (Part 3)

 

26.13.04.01 • 45:7 Md. R. 384 (3-30-18)

26.13.13.01 • 45:7 Md. R. 385 (3-30-18)

26.16.01.08,.20 • 45:7 Md. R. 385 (3-30-18)

26.16.03.01—.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 386 (3-30-18)

26.16.04.01,.02 • 45:7 Md. R. 386 (3-30-18)

26.16.05.03,.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 386 (3-30-18) (ibr)

26.17.04.10 • 45:8 Md. R. 434 (4-13-18)

 

     Subtitles 19—27 (Part 4)

 

26.23.01.02,.03,.05 • 45:8 Md. R. 435 (4-13-18)

26.23.02.01,.02,.09 • 45:8 Md. R. 435 (4-13-18)

26.23.02.08 • 45:8 Md. R. 437 (4-13-18)

26.23.03.01,.02 • 45:8 Md. R. 435 (4-13-18)

26.27.01.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 388 (3-30-18)

 

30 MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

 

30.01.02.01 • 45:11 Md. R. 594 (5-25-18) (ibr)

 

31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

31.03.06.02 • 45:10 Md. R. 514 (5-11-18)

31.03.06.09 • 45:7 Md. R. 388 (3-30-18)

31.03.18.02—.16 • 45:10 Md. R. 515 (5-11-18)

31.08.15.04,.05 • 45:10 Md. R. 518 (5-11-18)

31.09.16.01—.12 • 45:7 Md. R. 389 (3-30-18)

31.10.18.05,.11 • 45:10 Md. R. 519 (5-11-18)

31.10.20.01,.03 • 45:10 Md. R. 520 (5-11-18)

31.10.21.01,.02 • 45:10 Md. R. 520 (5-11-18)

31.14.02.03,.08,.09 • 45:11 Md. R. 595 (5-25-18)

 

35 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

 

35.06.01.07 • 45:11 Md. R. 601 (5-25-18)

 


Open Meetings Compliance Board

SUMMARY OF OPINIONS ISSUED FROM JANUARY 1 — MARCH 31, 2018

12 Official Opinions of the Compliance Board 1 (2018)

Worcester County Board of Education

February 7, 2018

Topics Discussed: Notice – Method; Closed Meeting – Written Statement; and Closed Meeting – Post Session Summary.

Opinion: The school board violated the Act’s notice provision by not posting its work sessions on the calendar. The school board also violated the Act by not disclosing in its written closing statements the topics to be discussed and reasons for excluding the public. Further, the lack of adequate notice for the work sessions meant that the school board’s votes to close were not truly public. Finally, the school board’s closed session summaries also did not comply with the Act. The public body’s descriptions of the discussion, list of persons present for the vote to close, and location description were deficient.

Violations: § 3-103, § 3-302, § 3-306(c), and § 3-305(d)

 

12 Official Opinions of the Compliance Board 5 (2018)

Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

March 5, 2018

Topics Discussed: Administrative Function Exclusion, Closed-session Discussion – Legal Advice; Closed-session Summary; Closed-session Minutes; Compliance Board Opinions; and Announcement of Violation

Opinion: A committee of the Commission violated the Act by failing to announce the violation found in 11 OMCB Opinions 54 (2017). Although the purpose of the Act was broadly fulfilled by the Commission’s announcement, its announcement did not comport with the letter of the law. The violation was minor. The Commission also violated the Act by not disclosing all of the required information in its closed-session summaries. The Board also found that it need not revisit the Commissions’ actions that it ruled on in its prior opinion.

The Board found that the topics that the Commission discussed fell within the claimed exceptions and that that meetings of the complained-of standing committees fell within the administrative function exclusion from the Act. Finally, the Board could not reach a conclusion on whether the Commission could have disclosed more details about its closed “pending litigation” discussion without compromising the confidentiality of the discussion.

Violations: § 3-211(b)(1) and § 3-306(c)(2)

 

12 Official Opinions of the Compliance Board 9 (2018)

Kent County Board of Education

March 9, 2018

Topics Discussed: Closed-session Statement; and Closed-session Summary

Opinion: The OMCB found, and the school board acknowledged, that the closed -session disclosures did not contain every item of information required by the Act pertaining to closing statements and disclosures to be made after a public body has met in closed session.

Violations: § 3-305(d)(2) and § 3-306(c)(2)

12 Official Opinions of the Compliance Board 10 (2018)

Board of County Commissioners of Carroll County

March 16, 2018

Topics Discussed: Closed-session Statement; Closed-session Summary; Closed-session Discussion – Property Acquisition; Closed-session Discussion – Procurement

Opinion:

The County Board violated § 3-306(c)(2) when it did not include a closed-session summary in the minutes of the next open session and, on another date, when it adopted a closed-session summary that did not report on the closed session accurately.

The County Board also found that the public body’s closed-door discussions about disposing of public real estate violated the Act because the procurement exception, cited by the Commission, does not apply to that topic.

Violations: § 3-301, § 3-305, and § 3-306(c)(2)

 

12 Official Opinions of the Compliance Board 13 (2018)

Garrett County Board of Education

March 22, 2018

Topics Discussed: Administrative Function Exclusion; Collective Bargaining Exception; Closed-session Statement; Closed-session Summary; and Compliance Board Opinions

Opinion: The public body acknowledged, and the Board found, that the public body’s closing statements and closed-session summaries did not contain all of the information required by the Act. The Board was unable to determine whether the school board’s particular discussions about the superintendent’s evaluation and upcoming field trips fell entirely within the administrative function exclusion. The school board’s closed-session discussions about health benefits did not violate the Act because they fell within the collective bargaining exception.

The Board noted that the violations that it found were in the nature of imperfect efforts to comply with the Act and did not reflect an intent on the part of the school board to circumvent the Act.

Violations: § 3-305(d) and § 3-306(c)

 

12 Official Opinions of the Compliance Board 15 (2018)

Howard County Board of Education

March 23, 2018

Topics Discussed: Closed-session Discussion - Property Acquisition; and Closed-session Statement

Opinion: The Compliance Board found that the Howard County School Board did not violate the Act with regard to its closed session on January 3, 2018. The public body met the Act’s conditions for closing the meeting, and its closed-door discussion did not exceed the scope of the permitted reasons it had claimed for closing its meeting. 

Violations: None

 

12 Official Opinions of the Compliance Board 19 (2018)

Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, Board of Commissioners

March 28, 2018

Topics Discussed: Notice Requirement - Content; Closed-session Vote; Closed-session Written Statement – Generally

Opinion: The Housing Authority violated the Act with regard to the wording of its notice for its January 23, 2018 teleconference. The Authority also failed to vote to close the meeting and to make a written closing statement. The Board noted that the Authority had given public notice of its intention to meet in closed session and of the topic to be discussed, and that the topic discussed seemingly fell within one of the Act’s exceptions, but that the Authority had not met the Act’s conditions for closing a meeting.

Violations: § 3-302, § 3-305(d)

 

The Compliance Board’s opinions are posted at http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/OpenGov/OpenMeetings/index.aspx. Statutory references are to the General Provisions Article (2014, with 2017 supp.)

 

[18-11-14]

 


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. 10

Chapters

CH0357  SB1122 (Amended).  Sen Conway, et al.  Education – Commercial Gaming Revenues – Constitutional Amendment.

CH0358  HB0281 (Amended).  Del A. Miller, et al.  Education - Computer Science - Curriculum and Professional Development (Securing the Future: Computer Science Education for All).

CH0359  HB0017 (Amended).  Dels Hettleman and Queen.  Higher Education - Student Loan Notification Letter - Modifications.

CH0360  SB0069  Sen Klausmeier.  Higher Education - Student Loan Notification Letter - Modifications.

CH0361  HB1415 (Enrolled).  The Spkr (Cmsn Invtn Exclnc Edu), et al.  Education - Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education.

CH0362  HB0301 (Amended).  Del Atterbeary, et al.  Courts - Evidence of Sexually Assaultive Behavior - Admissibility (Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act of 2018).

CH0363  SB0270 (Enrolled).  Sen Brochin, et al.  Courts – Evidence of Sexually Assaultive Behavior – Admissibility (Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act of 2018).

CH0364  HB0527 (Enrolled).  Dels Rosenberg and Jones.  Higher Education - Maryland Technology Internship Program - Alterations.

CH0365  SB0769 (Enrolled).  Sen Zirkin.  Criminal Law - Sextortion and Revenge Porn.

CH0366  SB0725 (Enrolled).  Sen Zirkin, et al.  Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, and Intimidation – School Response.

CH0367  HB0074 (Amended).  Baltimore County Delegation.  Education - Career Exploration and Development Activities - Coffee (Java Act).

CH0368  HB0076 (Amended).  Baltimore County Delegation.  Baltimore County Board of Education - Education Transparency Act.

CH0369  SB0085 (Amended).  Chr EHE (Dept).  Tuition Waivers - Foster Care Recipients - Eligibility.

CH0370  SB1259 (Amended).  Sen Cassilly, et al.  Harford County District Courthouse – H. Wayne Norman, Jr. Memorial Plaza.

CH0371  HB0156  Dels Mautz and Adams.  Talbot County Board of Education – Start Date of Term for Members.

CH0372  SB0171  Sen Eckardt.  Talbot County Board of Education - Start Date of Term for Members.

CH0373  SB0043  Chr FIN and Chr EHE (Dept).  High School Diploma by Examination - Eligibility Requirements - Exemption.

CH0374  HB0193  Chr ECM and Chr W&M (Dept).  High School Diploma by Examination - Eligibility Requirements - Exemption.

CH0375  HB0203 (Enrolled).  Del Hornberger, et al.  Higher Education - Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Reimbursement of Expenses for Community College Certification and Licensure.

CH0376  SB0470 (Enrolled).  Sen Salling, et al.  Higher Education – Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships – Reimbursement of Expenses for Community College Certification and Licensure.

CH0377  HB0376 (Amended).  Del Davis.  Morgan State University - Board of Regents - Terms of Members.

CH0378  SB0342 (Amended).  Sen Conway, et al.  Morgan State University - Board of Regents - Terms of Members.

CH0379  HB0431 (Amended).  The Spkr (Admin), et al.  Foster Care Recipients and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth - Employment Program (Fostering Employment Act of 2018).

CH0380  SB0308 (Amended).  The Pres (Admin), et al.  Foster Care Recipients and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth - Employment Program (Fostering Employment Act of 2018).

CH0381  HB0568 (Amended).  Del Kaiser, et al.  Education - Student Data Governance.

CH0382  HB0593 (Amended).  Del Hettleman, et al.  Income Tax - Student Loan Tax Credit.

CH0383  HB0617 (Amended).  Del Ebersole, et al.  Education - Assessments - Administration by Public School Employees.

CH0384  SB0562 (Enrolled).  Sen Zucker.  Education - Assessments - Administration by Public School Employees.

CH0385  SB0161 (Enrolled).  Sen Nathan-Pulliam, et al.  Public Schools – Students With Sickle Cell Disease – Guidelines.

CH0386  HB0622 (Enrolled).  Del Patterson, et al.  Public Schools – Students With Sickle Cell Disease – Guidelines.

CH0387  HB0693  Del McIntosh, et al.  State Education Aid - Tax Increment Financing Development Districts - Repeal of Sunset Provision.

CH0388  HB0781 (Amended).  Del Mosby, et al.  Higher Education - Educational Excellence Award Eligibility - High School Diploma by Examination.

CH0389  SB0842 (Amended).  Sen Conway.  Higher Education - Educational Excellence Award Eligibility - High School Diploma by Examination.

CH0390  HB0782 (Amended).  Del Waldstreicher, et al.  Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program – Modifications.

CH0391  SB0550 (Enrolled).  Sen Zucker, et al.  Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program – Modifications.

CH0392  HB0871 (Amended).  Del Jones, et al.  Higher Education - University System of Maryland - Quasi-Endowment Funds.

CH0393  SB0502 (Enrolled).  Sens Smith and Miller.  University System of Maryland – Board of Regents and Quasi–Endowment Funds.

CH0394  SB0607 (Enrolled).  Sen Conway, et al.  Higher Education – Sexual Assault Policy – Disciplinary Proceedings Provisions.

CH0395  HB0913 (Amended).  Del A. Miller, et al.  Higher Education – Sexual Assault Policy – Disciplinary Proceedings Provisions.

CH0396  HB0941 (Enrolled).  Del Queen, et al.  Child Care Subsidy Program – Unemployment – Eligibility.

CH0397  HB0968 (Amended).  Del B. Barnes, et al.  Maryland School Overcrowding Reduction Act of 2018.

CH0398  SB0092 (Enrolled).  Sen Rosapepe.  Public School Construction – Innovation Incentive Pilot Program.

CH0399  HB0982 (Amended).  Del A. Washington.  Higher Education Outreach and College Access Pilot Program – Alterations and Extension of Sunset.

CH0400  HB1074 (Amended).  Del Wilson, et al.  Public Institutions of Higher Education - Priority Registration for Members of the Armed Forces.

CH0401  HB1136 (Amended).  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Student Hearing and Vision Screenings – Reporting Requirements.

CH0402  HB1143 (Enrolled).  Southern Maryland Delegation.  Southern Maryland – University System of Maryland Partnership Act of 2018.

CH0403  HB1234 (Enrolled).  Del Clippinger, et al.  Career Youth and Public Sector Apprenticeship Act.

CH0404  HB1532 (Amended).  Del S. Howard, et al.  Higher Education - Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program - Farmers.

CH0405  SB0991 (Enrolled).  Sen Jennings.  Higher Education - Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program - Farmers.

CH0406  HB1554  Del J. Lewis, et al.  Child Support - Payment Incentive Program Expansion Act of 2018.

CH0407  HB1582 (Enrolled).  Del Wilson, et al.  Human Services - Children Receiving Child Welfare Services - Centralized Comprehensive Health Care Monitoring Program.

CH0408  HB1615 (Enrolled).  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Human Services - Temporary Disability Assistance Program.

CH0409  HB1630 (Amended).  Del Vallario, et al.  Higher Education - James Proctor Scholarship Program - Established.

CH0410  HB1744 (Amended).  Del Wilson.  Child Abuse and Neglect - Substance-Exposed Newborns - Reporting.

CH0411  SB0058  Chr EHE (Dept).  State Board for Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals - Revisions.

CH0412  SB0061  Chr JPR (Dept).  Child Support - Noncustodial Parent Employment Assistance Pilot Program - Documentation and Reporting.

CH0413  SB0079  Chr JPR (Dept).  Child Support - Employment Program Participation - Reinstatement of Driver's License and Expungement of Suspension.

CH0414  SB0139 (Amended).  Sens Conway and Miller.  Higher Education - Heroin and Opioid Addiction and Prevention Policies - Exceptions and Revisions.

CH0415  SB0204 (Amended).  Sens Simonaire and Lee.  Higher Education - Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program.

CH0416  SB0332  Sen Rosapepe.  Prince George's County - School Construction Master Plan Workgroup.

CH0417  SB0350  Sen Nathan-Pulliam, et al.  Morgan State University - Task Force on Reconciliation and Equity.

CH0418  SB0787 (Amended).  Sen Simonaire, et al.  Children in Out-of-Home Placement - Rights.

CH0419  SB0933 (Enrolled).  Sen Kasemeyer, et al.  College Affordability – Maryland 529 Plans and Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit – Revisions.

CH0420  SB0961  Calvert County Senators.  Calvert County - Youth Recreational Opportunities Fund and Distribution From Admissions and Amusement Tax Revenues.

CH0421  SB1162  Washington County Senators.  Washington County - Superintendent of Schools - Appointment and Reappointment.

CH0422  HB0247 (Enrolled).  Chr JUD (Dept).  Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit - Victims' Compensation.

CH0423  HB0633 (Amended).  Del Healey, Chr, ENV (Dept), et al.  Secretary of State – Address Confidentiality Programs – Shielding of Real Property Records.

CH0424  SB0578 (Amended).  Sen Lee, et al.  Secretary of State – Address Confidentiality Programs – Shielding of Real Property Records.

CH0425  HB1303  Del Atterbeary, et al.  Family Law - Domestic Violence - Permanent Protective Orders.

CH0426  SB0491 (Amended).  Sen Kelley, et al.  Family Law – Domestic Violence – Permanent Protective Orders.

CH0427  HB0388  Del A. Miller, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Violation of Conditions of Release.

CH0428  SB0170  Sen Lee, et al.  Criminal Procedure - Violation of Conditions of Release.

CH0429  HB1124 (Amended).  Del Hettleman.  Criminal Procedure – Statewide Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Tracking System – Recommendations.

CH0430  HB0027 (Amended).  Del Barron, et al.  Life Insurance - Life of a Minor - Underwriting Standards and Procedures.

CH0431  SB0168 (Amended).  Sen Feldman, et al.  Life Insurance - Life of a Minor - Underwriting Standards and Procedures.

CH0432  HB0086 (Amended).  Del Barron.  Health Insurance - Coverage for Elevated or Impaired Blood Glucose Levels, Prediabetes, and Obesity Treatment.

CH0433  SB0656 (Amended).  Sen Benson, et al.  Health Insurance - Coverage for Elevated or Impaired Blood Glucose Levels, Prediabetes, and Obesity Treatment.

CH0434  SB0149 (Amended).  Sen Astle.  Natural Resources - Electronic Licensing - Voluntary Donations.

CH0435  HB0115 (Amended).  Dels Morhaim and Pena-Melnyk.  Maryland Health Care Commission - Electronic Prescription Records System - Assessment and Report.

CH0436  SB0013 (Amended).  Sen Rosapepe, et al.  Maryland Health Care Commission – Electronic Prescription Records System – Assessment and Report.

CH0437  HB0249 (Amended).  Del Kipke, et al.  Health Insurance - Coverage for Fertility Awareness-Based Methods.

CH0438  SB0033 (Amended).  Sen Reilly, et al.  Health Insurance - Coverage for Fertility Awareness-Based Methods.

CH0439  HB0407 (Amended).  Del Cullison, et al.  Public Health - General Hospice Care Programs - Collection and Disposal of Unused Prescription Medication.

CH0440  SB0232 (Amended).  Sen Feldman, et al.  Public Health – General Hospice Care Programs – Collection and Disposal of Unused Prescription Medication.

CH0441  SB0163 (Amended).  Sen Nathan-Pulliam, et al.  Public Health – Community Health Workers – Advisory Committee and Certification.

CH0442  HB0591 (Amended).  Del Platt.  Health Occupations - Physician Assistants - Dispensing of Drugs Under a Delegation Agreement.

CH0443  SB0549 (Amended).  Sens Zucker and Conway.  Health Occupations - Physician Assistants - Dispensing of Drugs Under a Delegation Agreement.

CH0444  HB0691 (Amended).  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund - Donor Registry - Annual Funding.

CH0445  HB1215 (Enrolled).  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Nursing Homes - Partial Payment for Services Provided.

CH0446  HB1280 (Amended).  Del Korman.  Maryland Department of Health – Enrollees in the Employed Individuals with Disabilities Program – Demonstration Program.

CH0447  SB0660 (Amended).  Sen Lee, et al.  Maryland Department of Health – Enrollees in the Employed Individuals With Disabilities Program – Demonstration Program.

CH0448  HB1282 (Amended).  Del Kelly.  Health Maintenance Organizations – Certificate of Need Requirements – Modification.

CH0449  SB0619 (Amended).  Sen Klausmeier, et al.  Health Maintenance Organizations - Certificate of Need Requirements - Modification.

CH0450  HB1283 (Amended).  Del Kelly, et al.  Health Insurance - Prescription Contraceptives - Coverage for Single Dispensing.

CH0451  HB1349 (Enrolled).  Del Anderton, et al.  Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Revisions.

CH0452  SB0896 (Enrolled).  Sen Guzzone.  Maryland Health Care Commission – Health Record and Payment Integration Program Advisory Committee.

CH0453  SB0944 (Amended).  Sen Young.  Public Health - Subcutaneous Implanting of Identification Device - Prohibition.

CH0454  SB0386 (Amended).  Sen Mathias, et al.  Maryland Nursing Home Resident Protection Act of 2018.

CH0455  SB0414 (Amended).  Sen Robinson, et al.  Governor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs – Small Business Resources and Data Collection.

CH0456  SB0433  Sen Hershey.  Public Service Commission - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Reporting.

CH0457  SB0474 (Amended).  Sen Benson, et al.  Ethics - Local Public Ethics Commissions and Entities - Meeting and Reporting Requirements.

CH0458  HB1451  Del Vallario, et al.  Criminal Injuries Compensation - Acts Involving Operation of Vessel or Motor Vehicle.

CH0459  SB0767  Sen Ready.  Criminal Injuries Compensation – Acts Involving Operation of Vessel or Motor Vehicle.

CH0460  HB0755 (Amended).  Del Mosby, et al.  Campaign Finance – Contributions in Name of Another – Fair Campaign Financing Fund.

CH0461  HB1558 (Amended).  Del Morales, et al.  Pharmacists - Dispensing of Prescription Drugs - Single Dispensing of Dosage Units.

CH0462  HB1766 (Amended).  Del Bromwell, et al.  Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program - Sunset Extension and Repeal of Subsidy for Medicare Part D Coverage Gap.

CH0463  SB1208 (Amended).  Sen Klausmeier, et al.  Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program - Sunset Extension and Repeal of Subsidy for Medicare Part D Coverage Gap.

CH0464  HB0994 (Amended).  Del Barron, et al.  Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Family Planning Services.

CH0465  SB0774 (Amended).  Sen Benson.  Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Family Planning Services.

CH0466  HB0671 (Enrolled).  Del Patterson, et al.  Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Classroom Supplies Purchased by Teachers.

CH0467  SB0553 (Amended).  Sen Simonaire.  State Government - Security Training - Protection of Security-Sensitive Data.

CH0468  SB0492 (Amended).  Sen Zucker, et al.  Procurement - Board of Public Works - Workforce Health Care Study.

CH0469  SB1252  Sens Peters and Jennings.  Employees' and Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - Reemployment Earnings Limitation.

CH0470  SB0234 (Enrolled).  Sen Middleton.  Physicians - Licensure - Grounds for Discipline and Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

CH0471  HB0847 (Amended).  Del Carr, et al.  Health Insurance - Coverage for Lymphedema Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment.

CH0472  SB0764 (Amended).  Sen Mathias, et al.  Local Governments - Income Tax Disparity Grants - Amounts.

CH0473  SB0004 (Enrolled).  Sen Nathan-Pulliam.  Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities – Revisions.

CH0474  HB0689 (Amended).  Del McIntosh, et al.  Colonel Todd J. Hixson Memorial Resource Center Act.

CH0475  HB0698 (Amended).  Del Fraser-Hidalgo, et al.  Agriculture - Industrial Hemp Pilot Program - Establishment.

CH0476  SB1201  Sen Conway.  Agriculture - Industrial Hemp Pilot Program - Establishment.

CH0477  HB1117 (Amended).  Del Branch.  Alarm Systems - Registration and Renewal - Penalties.

CH0478  SB0927 (Amended).  Sen Benson.  Alarm Systems - Registration and Renewal - Penalties.

CH0479  HB0187 (Enrolled).  Chr ECM (Dept).  Financial Institutions – Nondepository Special Fund – Expansion.

CH0480  HB0848 (Enrolled).  Chr ECM (Dept).  Commissioner of Financial Regulation - Consumer Reporting Agencies.

CH0481  HB0858  Dels West and Hill.  Minority Business Enterprises - Required Regulations - Liquidated Damages Prohibition.

CH0482  SB0251  Sen Conway.  Minority Business Enterprises - Required Regulations - Liquidated Damages Prohibition.

CH0483  HB0863 (Amended).  Del Cullison, et al.  State Board of Nursing - Advanced Practice Registered Nurses - Certification and Practice.

CH0484  SB0728 (Enrolled).  Sen King, et al.  Public Safety - Battery Operated Smoke Alarms.

CH0485  HB1083 (Amended).  Del Davis.  Insurance – Contracts and Policies – Educational and Promotional Materials and Articles of Merchandise.

CH0486  SB0673 (Amended).  Sen Middleton, et al.  Insurance - Contracts and Policies - Educational and Promotional Materials and Articles of Merchandise.

CH0487  HB1132 (Amended).  Del K. Young, et al.  Health Insurance - Access to Local Health Departments.

CH0488  SB0858 (Amended).  Sen Rosapepe, et al.  Health Insurance – Access to Local Health Departments.

CH0489  HB1467  Del Sample-Hughes, et al.  Public Health - Sepsis Public Awareness Campaign Workgroup.

CH0490  SB0574 (Amended).  Sen Klausmeier, et al.  Public Health - Sepsis Public Awareness Campaign Workgroup.

CH0491  HB1106 (Amended).  Del Krebs, et al.  Public Health – Cottage Food Products – Definition.

CH0492  HB1351 (Amended).  Del Krebs, et al.  Agriculture – Easements – Special Occasion Events.

CH0493  HB1116 (Amended).  Carroll County Delegation.  Public Safety - Agritourism - Permit Exemption.

CH0494  HB0646  Del Reilly, et al.  Motor Vehicles - Gross Vehicle Weight - Agricultural Products.

CH0495  SB1069  Sen Mathias.  Motor Vehicles - Gross Vehicle Weight - Agricultural Products.

CH0496  HB1600 (Amended).  Baltimore County Delegation.  Baltimore County Anti–Bullying Task Force.

CH0497  SB0490 (Enrolled).  Sen Kelley, et al.  Child Abuse and Neglect – Disclosure of Identifying Information.

CH0498  HB0700  Del Sydnor, et al.  Criminal Law - Hate Crimes - Group Victim.

CH0499  SB0528 (Amended).  Sen Astle, et al.  Criminal Law - Hate Crimes Group Victim.

CH0500  HB1292 (Amended).  Del Lierman, et al.  Criminal Law – Law Enforcement – Prohibition on Sexual Activity.

CH0501  SB0121 (Amended).  Sen Zirkin, et al.  Family Law - Domestic Violence - Definition of Abuse.

CH0502  HB1209 (Amended).  Del Proctor, et al.  Public Safety – Missing Persons – Information (Eula and Danny’s Law).

CH0503  HB1130  Del Valentino-Smith, et al.  Residential Treatment Centers - Mandatory Reporting of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior.

CH0504  SB0230 (Amended).  Sen Zirkin.  Disclosure of Medical Records - Compulsory Process - Timeline.

CH0505  SB0424  Sen Zirkin.  Driver’s Licenses – Learner’s Permits – Minimum Duration.

CH0506  HB0877 (Amended).  Del Knotts, et al.  Burial Sites – Access, Required Consultation, and Tax Credit.

CH0507  SB1242 (Amended).  Sen Conway.  Burial Sites – Access, Required Consultation, and Tax Credit.

CH0508  HB0946 (Amended).  Del Kramer, et al.  Long-Term Care Insurance - Contingent Benefit Upon Lapse.

CH0509  SB0699 (Amended).  Sen Guzzone (Chr Jt Com on Pnsns).  Alternate Contributory Pension Selection – Former Members – Member Contributions.

CH0510  HB1024 (Amended).  Del Hettleman, et al.  State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Contraceptive Drugs and Devices and Male Sterilization.

CH0511  SB0986 (Amended).  Sen Kelley.  State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Contraceptive Drugs and Devices and Male Sterilization.

CH0512  HB1065  Del McMillan.  Vehicle Laws - Title Service Agents.

CH0513  HB1078 (Amended).  Del Frick.  Commercial Insurance - Insurance Producers - Commissions.

CH0514  SB0468 (Amended).  Sen Eckardt, et al.  Landlord and Tenant - Residential Leases - Water and Sewer Bills.

CH0515  HB1090 (Enrolled).  Del Afzali.  Consumer Protection - Caller ID Spoofing Ban of 2018.

CH0516  HB1093 (Amended).  Del Platt.  Maryland Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act.

CH0517  HB1104 (Amended).  Del Stein.  Vehicle Laws - Manufacturers and Dealers - Consumer Data Protection.

CH0518  HB1137 (Enrolled).  Del Jacobs, et al.  Natural Resources - Fisheries - Commercial Oyster Divers.

CH0519  HB1163 (Amended).  Del Adams, et al.  Waterfowl Hunting Guide License - Guide Services for Hunting Snow Geese - Reciprocity.

CH0520  HB1172 (Amended).  Del Jacobs, et al.  Oyster Poaching - Administrative Penalties.

CH0521  HB1177  Dels Kaiser and Turner.  Horse Racing – Interstate Compact on Anti–Doping and Drug Testing Standards.

CH0522  SB1115 (Amended).  Sen Middleton, et al.  Horse Racing - Interstate Compact on Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards.

CH0523  HB1278 (Enrolled).  Del Kaiser, et al.  Election Law - Postelection Tabulation Audit.

CH0524  HB1331 (Enrolled).  Del A. Washington, et al.  Election Law - Cybersecurity.

CH0525  HB1342 (Enrolled).  Del Kelly, et al.  State Government – Discrimination and Harassment.

CH0526  SB0038 (Amended).  Chr FIN (Dept).  Motor Vehicle Administration – Birth Certificates – Issuance of Copies.

CH0527  HB1473 (Enrolled).  Del Pena-Melnyk, et al.  Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program at Institutions of Higher Education.

CH0528  HB1437 (Amended).  Del Cullison, et al.  Maryland Licensure of Direct-Entry Midwives Act - Revisions.

CH0529  SB1114 (Amended).  Sen Conway.  Maryland Licensure of Direct-Entry Midwives Act - Revisions.

CH0530  HB1469  Del Lisanti.  Ethics - Members of Boards of License Commissioners and Liquor Control Boards.

CH0531  HB1485 (Enrolled).  Del Fisher.  Natural Resources - Shellfish - Harvesting by Wharf Owners.

CH0532  HB1491 (Enrolled).  Del A. Washington.  Public Service Commission – Repeal of Master Metering Authorization and Study on Energy Allocation Systems and Submetering.

CH0533  HB1499 (Amended).  Del Valderrama.  Workers' Compensation - Self-Insured Employers - Suspected Fraud Reporting.

CH0534  HB1500 (Amended).  Del Valderrama.  Workers’ Compensation – Third–Party Actions – Subsequent Injury Fund.

CH0535  SB0979 (Amended).  Sen Klausmeier.  Workers' Compensation - Third-Party Actions - Subsequent Injury Fund.

CH0536  SB0441 (Enrolled).  Harford County Senators.  Harford County – Alcoholic Beverages – Class DBR Licenses.

CH0537  SB0519 (Enrolled).  Sen Conway, et al.  Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Class A-7 License.

CH0538  HB0391 (Amended).  PG Co Deleg and Mont Co Deleg.  Prince George's County and Montgomery County - Special Exception Hearings - Required Notice PG/MC 102-18.

CH0539  HB0408  PG Co Deleg and Mont Co Deleg.  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Connection Pipe Emergency Replacement Loan Program PG/MC 103-18.

CH0540  HB0631  Del Otto.  Somerset County - Fines and Forfeitures - Distribution.

CH0541  SB0353 (Enrolled).  Sen Mathias.  Vehicle Laws - Golf Carts - City of Crisfield.

CH0542  HB0972 (Enrolled).  Del Lisanti, et al.  Alcoholic Beverages - Class 4 Limited Winery Licenses.

CH0543  HB0253  Chr ENV (Dept).  Motor Vehicles - Automobile Transporters.

CH0544  HB0531  Del Healey, et al.  Motor Vehicles - Operation When Approaching Vehicle With Visual Signals.

CH0545  SB0445 (Amended).  Sen Norman, et al.  Motor Vehicles - Operation When Approaching Vehicle With Visual Signals.

CH0546  SB0396  Sen Conway.  Open Meetings Act - Training - Application.

CH0547  SB0973  Sen Manno.  Maryland Transportation Authority - Video Tolls - Collection.

CH0548  SB0203  Sens Middleton and Guzzone.  Agriculture - Nutrient Management - Fertilizer Use on Turf.

CH0549  SB0042 (Amended).  Sens Norman and Cassilly.  Courts - Consumer Debt Collection Actions - Statute of Limitations.

CH0550  SB0226  Sen Norman, et al.  Real Property - Wrongful Detainer and Distress Actions - Trial by Jury.

CH0551  SB0292 (Enrolled).  Sen Norman, et al.  Estates - Administration Exemption - Transfer of Motor Vehicle and Boat Titles.

CH0552  HB1717 (Amended).  Dels Wilkins and A. Washington.  State Government - Protection of Information - Voter Registration Numbers.

CH0553  SB1064 (Amended).  Chr B&T (Dept).  Academic Facilities Bonding Authority.

CH0554  HB0016 (Enrolled).  Del Turner, et al.  Community Colleges - Near Completers and Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships.

CH0555  HB0547 (Amended).  Del Barron, et al.  Education – Head Start Program – Annual Appropriation (The Ulysses Currie Act).

CH0556  SB0373 (Amended).  Sen Currie, et al.  Education – Head Start Program – Annual Appropriation (The Ulysses Currie Act).

CH0557  SB0983  Sen Miller.  Maryland Historical Society - Funding.

CH0558  HB1685 (Amended).  Del Jones, et al.  Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund (Thrive by Three Fund).

CH0559  SB0912 (Enrolled).  Sen Ferguson, et al.  Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund (Thrive by Three Fund).

CH0560  HB0315 (Enrolled).  Del Hixson, et al.  State Department of Education - Breakfast and Lunch Programs - Funding (Maryland Cares for Kids Act).

CH0561  SB0611 (Amended).  Sen Conway, et al.  Education – Healthy School Facility Fund – Established.

CH0562  SB0818 (Enrolled).  Sen Madaleno, et al.  Education - Maryland Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program - Eligibility and Annual Appropriation.

CH0563  HB0430 (Amended).  Del Jones, et al.  Education - Child Care Subsidies - Mandatory Funding Levels.

CH0564  SB0379 (Amended).  Sen King, et al.  Education - Child Care Subsidies - Mandatory Funding Levels.

CH0565  HB1607 (Enrolled).  Del Luedtke, et al.  Education - Juvenile Services Education Programs - Management and Operation.

CH0566  HB1819 (Amended).  Del Jackson, et al.  Higher Education – Cyber Warrior Diversity Program – Established.

CH0567  SB0615 (Enrolled).  Sen Robinson, et al.  Higher Education - Cyber Warrior Diversity Program - Established.

CH0568  SB0951 (Enrolled).  Sens Eckardt and Ferguson.  Tax Sales - Vacant and Abandoned Property.

CH0569  SB0711  Sen Eckardt.  Health Occupations - Applications for Renewal of Licenses, Permits, Certifications, or Registrations - Available by Mail.

CH0570  SB0185 (Enrolled).  The Pres (Admin).  Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2019).

[18-11-25]

 


The Judiciary

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND

ATTORNEYS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE BAR

Annapolis, Maryland
May 4, 2018

     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 4th day of May 2018, by the Court of Appeals of Maryland ORDERED that the Board’s recommendation be ratified subject to the conditions therein stated on the 3rd day of June 2018, 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 4, 2018

BESSIE M. DECKER
Clerk
Court of Appeals of Maryland

 

EXHIBIT A

MARYLAND GENERAL BAR EXAMINATION

FEBRUARY 2018

 

Abbeduto, Mack Gibson

Adams, Clark Stuart

Ahmed, Zarar

Ajuonuma, Peter Uchenna

Alhija, Saif A

Allen, Trevor Michael

Andrews, Zachary Ryan

Apugo, Maureen Uzoma

Aquino-Segarra, Roxana

Arad-Neeman Daniele,

Arowojolu, Adetokunbo Adebowale

Austin, Michael Snipes

Balassone, Gabrielle Renee

Ballard, Ashlley Alison

Barnes, Thomas Andrew

Bastin, Bardia

Battle, Michelle Denice

Bennett, Melanie Elise

Blocton, Hope Johannah Rose

Bove, Jennifer Lynn

Bowers, Daniel McLean

Boyd, Molly Annabelle

Brown, Dana Renee

Brubach, Hannah Kathleen

Brundage, David William

Burke, Julia Lea

Burton, Kevin Lamar

Butler, John Robinson

Cadelien, Pascale

Cannedy, Octavia LaShawn

Cates, All Danielle

Cheevers, Nadia Bahouth

Chisholm, James Malite

Coello, Isabel Stephanie

Cohen, Christopher Steven

Cooper, Aviana Gabriell

Cross, Marke David

Culkin, Laurie Elizabeth

Dachs, Yaakov Yitzhak

Detorie, Michael James

Dietrich, Laura Megan

DiFerdinando, Kaitlyn Elizabeth

Dorsey, Jazmine Shantorian

Dublin, Sheryl Elizabeth

Dunn, Steven Francis

Easter, Megan Elizabeth

Ekeanyanwu, Victoria Chioma

Elira, Samuel

Ellis, Meghan Elizabeth

Erickson, Claudette Allen

Erokwu, Nkolika Ngozi

Estephan, Elizabeth Rose DeAlmeida

Fennell, Christopher Andrew

Fernandez, Thomas Gregory

Fomenky, Nkafu Hyginus

Foxman, Karen Erika

Franklin, Gregory Allen

Frisch, Katherine Brunson

Gadd, Alex Michael

Gaines, Crystal Shekerra

Gallin, Emily Tamara

Garey, Shanitta Nichole

Gilbert, Salli Elizabeth

Gilde, Carolyn, Cristy

Greene, Jason Alexander

Greiss, Jacquelin Galil

Grusholt, Kyle Edward

Gulab, Asim Earnest

Gutridge, Stacey Marie

Haderlie, Steven Jay

Han, Scott C

Harding, Tanisha Latrice

Henry, Benjamin Smith

Hettig, Brooke India

Hickey, Keri Sheaey

Hill, Zachary Scott

Hodges, Patrick Trenton

Houde, Michael Joseph

Hunt, Daniel James

Iyer, Kiran Raghunathan

Jackson, Howlett, Stephen

Jefferson, Antonette Yvonne

John, Alicia April

Johnson, Julian Martin

Johnson, Marissa Ann

Kaufman, Andrew Charles

Kay, Jennifer Ariel

Kelly, Drew Nicholas

Khan, Aneesa Farzaana

Kim, Christian Inyong

Kim, Joyce Lee

Kiphart, Andrew Michael

Kitchelt, Brianna Marie

Knight, Kendall Meredith

Kor, Aaron Albert

Krussman, Ian George

Lambert, Lawson Daryle

Lang, Saraah Raheemah

Lenguyen Maiuyen,

Lewis, Cedric Shelton

Li, Yan

Light, Melissa Sue

Lindeke, Deborah Sniadowski

Lintott, Megan Kathleen

List, Douglass William

Lovejoy, Erin Ruth

Lucas, Kelvin Victor

Makkar, Marina Raafat

Martin, Brooke Kriechet

Martin, Charity Nicole

Mascott, Jennifer Lee

Mateo, Graciela Isaura

McElrath, Jasna Blanal

McGrath, Amanda Clarissa

Mills, Carolyn Helen

Mohamed, Tesfaye Hassan

Morehouse, Joshua Arthur

Morris, Elliott Rice

Morris, Randall Justin

Morton Cuthrell, Kimberly Michele

Mosley, Vincent Joseph

Muir, William Edward

Murray, Allyson

Nayo, Derrick Kujo

Neal, Rebecca Ann

Newhall, Kathryn Mary McCann

Numer, Christopher Marcus

Odorimah, Amanda Nko

Olumbe, Jolly Laura Ajiambo

Omoyele, Oluwatobiloba Damilola

Ostrowski, Stephanie Frances

Ottaviani, Evan Anthony

Park, Rachel

Pham, Tram Thuy Ngoc

Price, Shannon Nicole

Puntambekar, Neha Kasturi

Purnell, Elizabeth Schera Knights

Radzyner, Daniel Moshe Meir

Roche, Austin Louis

Rollins, Lindsay Lankford

Rosenberg, Emily Brett

Ryan, Molly Kemp

Schafstein, Alyssa Cate

Schwartz, Brenden David

Sears, Alisha Duggal

Sellers, Sara Nicole

Shareef, Ada Ismail

Shields, Kristin Elise

Simmons, Bridgett Annette

Singal, Aarati Kumari

Snow, Lauren Marie

Steptoe, Toni Marie

Stitely, Catherine Bohan

Stubblefield, Ronald Edward

Tarazi, Deema Fareed

Temmel, Olivia Michele

Thames, Janee Acadia

Thomas, Christina Carter

Thompson, Michael Drew

Title, Rebecca Erin

Townsend, Veronica Rachel

Troxler, Patrick Devon

Tyndall, Ravyn Annette

von Hofe, Shelby Elysia

Wemmer, Megan Elizabeth

Whitehall, Gabrielle Mercedes

Wilkins, Torrey Grayson

Williams, Sheena Sharon

Williams, Terea Ronette

Willis, Bradley James

Wilson, Krystal Roseanne

Winn, Morgan Matthew

Wolfgang, Robert David

Xu, Mimi

Yazdani, Shahnam

Yilma, Ruhe

Yoon, Won Sang

Youssef, Melissa Adele

Zaidi, Sabrina Hasan

Zalzal, Pierre George

[18-11-17]

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

     This is to certify that by an Order of the Court of Appeals dated March 23, 2018, SUNG KOOK CHUN, P.O. Box 778, Ellicott City, Maryland 21041, has been suspended by consent for thirty (30) days, effective May 3, 2018, from the further practice of law in the 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 8, 2018, VERNON CHARLES DONNELLY, P.O. Box 1464, Solomons, Maryland 20688, has been replaced upon the register of attorneys in the Court of Appeals as of May 8, 2018.  Notice of this action is certified in accordance with Maryland Rule 19-761.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

     This is to certify that by an Opinion & Order of the Court of Appeals dated May 10, 2018, ROSS D. HECHT, 2003 Locust Spring Road, College Park, Maryland 20740, has been indefinitely suspended, effective immediately, from the further practice of law in the State, and his name as an attorney at law has been stricken from the register of attorneys in this Court (Maryland Rule 19-761).

[18-11-27]

 

 


Regulatory Review and Evaluation

Regulations promulgated under the Administrative Procedure Act will undergo a review by the promulgating agency in accordance with the Regulatory Review and Evaluation Act (State Government Article, §§10-130 — 10-139; COMAR 01.01.2003.20). This review will be documented in an evaluation report which will be submitted to the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review.  The evaluation reports have been spread over an 8-year period (see COMAR 01.01.2003.20 for the schedule).  Notice that an evaluation report is available for public inspection and comment will be published in this section of the Maryland Register.


 


Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Notice of Opportunity for Public Inspection and Comment

 

In accordance with the Regulatory Review and Evaluation Act, State Government Article, §§10-130—10-139, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Health is reviewing and evaluating certain regulations codified within Subtitles 18 and 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Maryland Regulations. The purpose of the review and evaluation is to determine whether existing regulations continue to accomplish the purposes for which they were adopted, clarify ambiguous or unclear language, and repeal obsolete or duplicative provisions.

The regulations being reviewed are:

 

Subtitle 18 HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) INFECTION AND ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

COMAR 10.18.02 HIV and CD4+ Investigations and Case Reporting

COMAR 10.18.03 AIDS Investigations and Case Reporting

 

Subtitle 52 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

COMAR 10.52.04 Condom Vending Machines

 

Interested parties may submit comments to phpa.oss@maryland.gov, with the subject “RREA COMAR 10.18.02”, "RREA COMAR 10.18.03" or the subject “RREA COMAR 10.52.04” as applicable. Comments must be received no later than June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

 

[18-11-18]

 

Subtitle 59 CATASTROPHIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Notice of Opportunity for Public Inspection and Comment

 

In accordance with the Regulatory Review and Evaluation Act, State Government Article, §§10-130—10-139, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Health is reviewing and evaluating certain regulations codified within Subtitle 59 of Title 10 of the Code of Maryland Regulations. The purpose of the review and evaluation is to determine whether existing regulations continue to accomplish the purposes for which they were adopted, clarify ambiguous or unclear language, and repeal obsolete or duplicative provisions.

The regulations being reviewed are:

 

COMAR 10.59.01 Care of Individuals Isolated or Quarantined Due to a Deadly Agent

 

Interested parties may submit comments to phpa.oss@maryland.gov, with the subject “RREA COMAR 10.59.01”. Comments must be received no later than June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

 

[18-11-19]

 

Subtitle 45 MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION

Notice of Opportunity for Public Inspection and Comment

 

In accordance with the Regulatory Review and Evaluation Act, State Government Article, §§10-130—10-139, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (MCHRC) is currently reviewing and evaluating the following chapters:

 

COMAR 10.45.01  Purpose and Definitions

COMAR 10.45.02  Officers and Staff

COMAR 10.45.03  Committees

COMAR 10.45.04  Meetings

COMAR 10.45.05  Community Health Resources

COMAR 10.45.06  Community Health Resources Grants

COMAR 10.45.07  Selection Criteria and Funding Priorities

COMAR 10.45.08  Selection Process

COMAR 10.45.09  Emergency Grant Funding

 

The purpose of this review and evaluation is to determine whether existing regulations continue to accomplish the purposes for which they were adopted, clarify ambiguous or unclear language, and repeal obsolete or duplicative provisions.  Pursuant to its work plan, MCHRC will evaluate the need to retain, amend, or repeal the regulations based on whether the regulations:

 

· Continue to be necessary for public interest;

· Continue to be supported by statutory authority and judicial opinions;

· Are obsolete or otherwise appropriate for amendment or repeal;

· Continue to be effective in accomplishing the intended purposes of the regulations.

 

MCHRC would like to provide interested parties with an opportunity to participate in the review and process by submitting comments on the regulations.  The comments may address any concerns about the regulations. If the comments include suggested changes to the regulations, please be as specific as possible and provide language for the suggested changes.  A preferred form is available on the Commission website at https://health.maryland.gov/mchrc/Pages/Regulatory-Review-and-Evaluation-Act----Maryland-Community-Health-Resources-Commission-%E2%80%93-Comments-Requested.aspx.  Comments must be received by June 15, 2018.  Comments should be directed to Edith Budd, Administrator, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, 45 Calvert Street, Room 336, Annapolis, MD 21401 or by email to edith.budd@maryland.gov.

[18-11-09]

 


Emergency Action on Regulations

Symbol Key

   Roman type indicates text existing before emergency status was granted.

   Italic type indicates new text.

   [Single brackets] indicate deleted text.

 

Emergency Regulations

Under State Government Article, §10-111(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, an agency may petition the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR), asking that the usual procedures for adopting regulations be set aside because emergency conditions exist. If the Committee approves the request, the regulations are given emergency status. Emergency status means that the regulations become effective immediately, or at a later time specified by the Committee. After the Committee has granted emergency status, the regulations are published in the next available issue of the Maryland Register. The approval of emergency status may be subject to one or more conditions, including a time limit. During the time the emergency status is in effect, the agency may adopt the regulations through the usual promulgation process. If the agency chooses not to adopt the regulations, the emergency status expires when the time limit on the emergency regulations ends. When emergency status expires, the text of the regulations reverts to its original language.

 


Title 08
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE

Notice of Emergency Action

[18-113-E]

The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review has granted emergency status to amendments to:

(1) Regulation .02 under COMAR 08.02.05 Fish;

(2) Regulations .03, .09, and .10 under COMAR 08.02.15 Striped Bass; and

(3) Regulations .01 and .03 under COMAR 08.02.25 Gear.

Emergency status began: May 3, 2018.

Emergency status expires: November 12, 2018.

 

     Editor’s Note: The text of this document will not be printed here because it appeared as a Notice of Proposed Action in 45:9 Md. R. 464—467 (April 27, 2018), referenced as [18-113-P].

MARK J. BELTON
Secretary of Natural Resources

 

 


Final Action on Regulations

 

Symbol Key

   Roman type indicates text already existing at the time of the proposed action.

   Italic type indicates new text added at the time of proposed action.

   Single underline, italic indicates new text added at the time of final action.

   Single underline, roman indicates existing text added at the time of final action.

   [[Double brackets]] indicate text deleted at the time of final action.

 

 


Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 03 HEALTH STATISTICS

10.03.01 Vital Records

Authority: Health-General Article, §§4-201, 4-203, 4-207, 4-208, 4-215, and 4-217, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-017-F]

On May 3, 2018, the Secretary of Health adopted amendments to Regulations .01—.03, .05, .06, and .10 and new Regulation .16 under COMAR 10.03.01 Vital Records. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:2 Md. R. 84—86 (January 19, 2018), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: June 4, 2018.

Attorney General's Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

Regulation .16D(2)(b): The change is in the spirit of what was intended which was to include all of the attending clinicians.

.16 Births Outside an Institution.

A.C. (proposed text unchanged)

D. The following documentation shall be required to verify a birth outside an institution when an attending clinician is not in charge of the birth:

(1) (proposed text unchanged)

(2) Evidence of pregnancy in the form of:

(a) (proposed text unchanged)

(b) A statement from a physician or certified nurse midwife licensed in the United States, or a direct-entry midwife licensed in Maryland, who has first-hand knowledge of the pregnancy and is willing to attest to the fact of pregnancy;

(c)(e) (proposed text unchanged)

(3)(4) (proposed text unchanged)

ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health

 

Title 12
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Subtitle 13 DIVISION OF PAROLE AND PROBATION

12.13.02 Certificate of Rehabilitation

Authority: Correctional Services Article, §§2-109, 7-103, and 7-104, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-290-F]

On March 12, 2018, the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, in cooperation with the Director of the Division of Parole and Probation, adopted new Regulations .01 — .07 under a new chapter, COMAR 12.13.02 Certificate of Rehabilitation. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:24 Md. R. 1158—1160 (November 27, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 4, 2018.

STEPHEN T. MOYER
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services

 

Title 14
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Subtitle 22 COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

Notice of Final Action

[18-059-F]

On May 15, 2018, the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy adopted amendments to:

(1) Regulations .02, .03, and .10 under COMAR 14.22.01 General Regulations; and

(2) Regulation .02 under COMAR 14.22.02 Criminal Offenses and Seriousness Categories.

This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:7 Md. R. 375—377 (March 30, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: July 1, 2018.

DAVID A. SOULE
Executive Director

 

Title 15
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

15.01.12 Food Donation Pilot Program

Authority: Tax-General Article, §10-741, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[17-238-F]

On May 15, 2018, the Secretary of Agriculture adopted new Regulations .01—.07 under a new chapter, COMAR 15.01.12 Food Donation Pilot Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:20 Md. R. 965—966 (September 29, 2017), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 4, 2018.

JOSEPH BARTENFELDER
Secretary of Agriculture

 

Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

15.01.13 Supervision and Review of Decisions and Actions of Units Within the Department

Authority: State Government Article, §8-205.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-055-F]

On May 15, 2018, the Secretary of Agriculture adopted new Regulations .01 — .05 under a new chapter, COMAR 15.01.13 Supervision and Review of Decisions and Actions of Units Within the Department. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:7 Md. R. 378—379 (March 30, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 4, 2018.

JOSEPH BARTENFELDER
Secretary of Agriculture

 

Subtitle 15 MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION FOUNDATION

15.15.01 Guidelines for the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program

Authority: Agriculture Article, §§2-504, 2-509, and 2-513, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-057-F]

On May 15, 2018, the Secretary of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulation .17 under COMAR 15.15.01 Guidelines for the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:7 Md. R. 379 (March 30, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 4, 2018.

JOSEPH BARTENFELDER
Secretary of Agriculture

 

Subtitle 15 MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION FOUNDATION

15.15.13 Guidelines for Forest Easement Overlays

Authority: Agriculture Article, §§2-504 and 2-513, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-058-F]

On May 15, 2018, the Secretary of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulations .03 and .05 under COMAR 15.15.13 Guidelines for Forest Easement Overlays. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:7 Md. R. 380 (March 30, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 4, 2018.

JOSEPH BARTENFELDER
Secretary of Agriculture

 

Subtitle 15 MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION FOUNDATION

15.15.16 Guidelines for Granting Overlay Easements and Rights-of-Way

Authority: Agriculture Article, §§2-504 and 2-513, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-056-F]

On May 15, 2018, the Secretary of Agriculture adopted new Regulations .01 — .05 under a new chapter, COMAR 15.15.16 Guidelines for Granting Overlay Easements and Rights-of-Way. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:7 Md. R. 380—381 (March 30, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 4, 2018.

JOSEPH BARTENFELDER
Secretary of Agriculture

 

Title 32
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGING

Subtitle 03 GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES

32.03.04 Congregate Housing Services Program

Authority: Human Services Article, §§10-209 and 10-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action

[18-060-F]

On May 15, 2018, the Secretary of Aging adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .07, .14, .16—.19, .22, .23, .26, .28, and .32 under COMAR 32.03.04 Congregate Housing Services Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:7 Md. R. 391—393 (March 30, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 4, 2018.

RONA E. KRAMER
Secretary of Aging

 

 

 


Proposed Action on Regulations

 


 



Title 05
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-135-P]

The Secretary of Housing and Community Development proposes to:

(1) Repeal in their entirety Regulations .01—.18 under COMAR 05.05.03 Rental Allowance Program.

(2) Adopt new Regulations .01—.14 under a new chapter, COMAR 05.21.01 Homelessness Solutions Programs, under a new subtitle, Subtitle 21 Homelessness Solutions Programs.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to: adopt new COMAR 05.21.01 Homelessness Solutions Programs pursuant to Ch. 105, Acts of 2017; repeal COMAR 05.05.03 Rental Allowance Program; and consolidate the Department’s regulations for programs that serve the homeless, including the Rental Allowance Program, under new COMAR 05.21.01.

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 Stuart Campbell, Director, Office of Programs and Regional Development, Department of Housing and Community Development, 7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706, or call 301-429-7522, or email to stuart.campbell@maryland.gov. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

Subtitle 21 HOMELESSNESS SOLUTIONS PROGRAMS

05.21.01 Homelessness Solutions Programs

Authority: Housing and Community Development Article, §§4-1403(g),
4-1406, 4-2108, 4-2205(a)(4), and 4-2209(b), Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to prescribe the policies and procedures for providing grants for administering the Homelessness Solutions Programs, including:

A. The Rental Allowance Program, as set forth in Housing and Community Development Article, §4-1401 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland;

B. The Homeless Women — Crisis Shelter Home Program, as set forth in Housing and Community Development Article, §4-2201 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland;

C. The Housing Navigator and Aftercare Program, as set forth in Housing and Community Development Article, §4-2301 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland; and

D. Other homelessness programs that are funded by State, federal, or other sources.

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Act” means Housing and Community Development Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) “Application” means an application by a prospective recipient of services.

(3) “At risk of homelessness” means a household with an annual income below 30 percent of the area median income and does not have sufficient resources or support networks immediately available to prevent household members from becoming homeless.

(4) “Client” means a recipient of services.

(5) “Continuum of Care” means the regional or local planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals as defined in 24 CFR §578.3.

(6) “Crisis shelter home” means an emergency shelter that provides assistance in moving households from homelessness into permanent housing and provides shelter, meals, information and referral service, and counseling to households.

(7) “Department” means the Department of Housing and Community Development, a principal department of the State.

(8) “Dwelling unit” means a room, apartment, house, or mobile home.

(9) “Eligible dwelling unit” means a dwelling unit that:

(a) Is subject to a physical inspection under a federal, another State, or a local affordable housing program, including the federal low-income housing tax credit program; or

(b) Meets the dwelling unit standards established by the Secretary in accordance with Housing and Community Development Article, §4-1403, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(10) “Family shelter” means any shelter that serves children under the age of 18.

(11) “Grant” means the funds awarded by the Department to a grantee from available program funds.

(12) “Grant application” means an application for grant funds from the Department.

(13) “Grantee” means a nonprofit entity or local government that receives a grant from the Department under a program.

(14) “Homeless” means a household who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

(15) “Homelessness Solutions Programs” means any of the programs set forth in Regulation .01 of this chapter.

(16) “Household” means an individual or one or more adults and children living together as a family.

(17) “Housing assistance payments” means rental assistance payments that are used, for a period not to exceed 24 months, to pay:

(a) Rent;

(b) Security deposits;

(c) Utilities; and

(d) Housing-related expenses.

(18) “Local government” means any of the 23 counties of the State, the City of Baltimore, a municipal corporation of the State subject to the provisions of the State Constitution, Article XI-E, or any of their duly authorized agencies, departments, or instrumentalities.

(19) “Nonprofit organization” means a corporation, foundation, or other legal entity that is exempt from federal income tax under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(20) “Program” means any of the Homelessness Solutions Programs.

(21) “Program agreement” means an agreement or agreements between the Department and a grantee to implement one or more programs.

(22) “Provider” means an entity that:

(a) Is a nonprofit entity, a local government, or a public housing authority; and

(b) Contracts with the Department or a grantee to provide services under a program.

(23) “Resident of the State” means a person who is living in the State voluntarily and not for temporary purposes, with no immediate intention of moving from the State at the time of application.

(24) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Housing and Community Development.

.03 Eligible Grant Applicants.

A. A grantee shall meet the following minimum requirements:

(1) Not be currently barred or suspended from any of the Department’s programs;

(2) Have the legal capacity and all necessary legal authority to incur the obligations involved in the grant;

(3) Be in good standing and qualified to do business in Maryland; and

(4) Be a continuum of care, a nonprofit organization, or a local government.

B. The Department may give priority to any applicant that is a continuum of care.

.04 Eligible Recipients and Requirements.

A. Rental Allowance Program.

(1) Eligible recipients are:

(a) Households with an annual income below 30 percent of the area median income and are homeless; and

(b) Households who are at risk of homelessness.

(2) Funds provided under this program shall be used for housing assistance payments.

(3) Housing assistance payments shall be made only on behalf of clients who have rented an eligible dwelling unit and where the lease or sublease is in the name of the client.

(4) Dwelling units that are not already subject to a physical inspection under a federal, another State, or a local affordable housing program, including the federal low-income housing tax credit program:

(a) Shall be inspected for conformance with the requirements of this regulation; and

(b) Shall be maintained by the dwelling unit owner so as to comply with the requirements of this section.

B. Homeless Women — Crisis Shelter Home Program.

(1) Eligible recipients are women who are:

(a) Homeless; and

(b) Residents of the State.

(2) The crisis shelter home shall provide clients with a temporary residence for not more than 12 weeks.

(3) The temporary residence may be a room in a hotel or motel.

(4) Clients shall have cooperative responsibility for housekeeping duties in a crisis shelter home as follows:

(a) Housekeeping duties shall be limited to the immediate area where the client sleeps; and

(b) Additional housekeeping duties shall be voluntary and not a valid reason for termination from the program.

(5) Crisis shelter homes may not charge a fee to clients.

(6) Admission policies of crisis shelter homes shall be accepting of households in need of shelter.

C. Housing Navigator and Aftercare Program.

(1) Eligible recipients are households who are the recipient of or in the process of applying for temporary cash assistance, as defined in Human Services Article, §5-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) Funds provided under this program shall be used for:

(a) Salary and FICA for housing navigators and aftercare case managers;

(b) Client-related expenses, including:

(i) First and final months’ rent;

(ii) Transportation for housing searches;

(iii) Moving expenses;

(iv) Essential furnishings;

(v) Storage;

(vi) Arrearages;

(vii) Credit checks and housing application fees;

(viii) Security deposits;

(ix) Utility deposits; and

(x) Other identified needs; and

(c) Other items that the Department designates.

D. In addition to the eligible uses set forth in §§A—C of this regulation, the Department may allow additional uses of funds for costs and expenses related to reducing, eliminating, or preventing homelessness that are consistent with the funding source the Department receives for any other programs that serve the homeless.

E. A grantee may grant all or a portion of the funds it receives from the Department to a provider to carry out the program with approval from the Department and in accordance with the terms and conditions of an agreement with the Department.

.05 Grant Applications.

A. Grant applications shall be accepted in one or more rounds to be announced by the Department.

B. A grant application submitted to the Department shall:

(1) Be on standard forms prescribed by the Department;

(2) Be submitted by an eligible applicant;

(3) Be for an eligible use;

(4) Detail the need for homeless services in the applicant’s area, including:

(a) The proposed plan for addressing those needs;

(b) The services for which funding is requested; and

(c) The providers who will be receiving funding under the applicant’s proposed plan;

(5) Provide a budget, acceptable to the Department that at a minimum shows anticipated project costs and expenses;

(6) Contain the organizational documents of the applicant unless applicant is a local government; and

(7) Include other information or documentation that the Department may require.

C. A grant application may be submitted for one or more programs.

D. An applicant may file one or more applications in accordance with schedules established by the Department.

E. Each grant application shall be submitted to the Department to determine whether all of the information required under this regulation is contained in the application.

F. The Secretary shall establish a procedure for distributing grant funds that takes into consideration the need to serve eligible clients on a Statewide basis.

G. The Secretary shall, in evaluating grant applications, take into consideration the prospective grantee’s or provider’s use of evidence-based best practices and conformity to a low-barrier housing first approach in providing services to clients.

.06 Program Administration.

A. The Department may establish from time to time detailed program guidelines or manuals containing application schedules, procedures, processing requirements, and other requirements or matters relating to the Programs.

B. The Department shall ensure that program guidelines and application forms are publicly available on its website and at its offices.

C. After a grant has been awarded to a grantee, the Department may:

(1) Commence and pursue any action to protect or enforce any right conferred by law, contract, or other agreement;

(2) Modify any provision of any grant in order to facilitate the successful completion or operation of a program; and

(3) Exercise all powers authorized under the Act that are necessary or desirable for the implementation of the program, including, but not limited to, termination of a grant or refusal to make additional disbursements under a grant agreement if the Department finds that the grantee is not complying with any of the requirements of the program or the grant agreement.

D. Any action or decision required or permitted to be taken or made by the Department pursuant to the Act or this chapter may be taken by the Assistant Secretary of the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization.

.07 Delivery of Services.

A. The provider shall use an application document substantially similar to application documents used for other clients of the provider.

B. The provider shall assess the application document and determine eligibility.

C. The provider or grantee shall create a client-centered case plan for all clients receiving services.

.08 Books and Accounts.

A. A grantee and its contractors and subcontractors shall maintain books, accounts, and records and shall file with the Department financial and other reports as the Department may from time to time require.

B. All of these books, accounts, and records shall be open to the inspection of representatives of the Department or other agencies of the State during reasonable working hours.

C. Books, accounts, and records of designated third parties, contractors, and subcontractors shall be maintained and made available for inspection for 3 years past the date of termination of the contractual relationship between a provider, contractor, or subcontractor and the grantee.

D. Grantees shall submit reports to the Department on the progress or implementation of a project in accordance with an agreement with the Department.

.09 Reports and Forms.

A. The Department shall provide to the grantee all instructions, data elements, and other components necessary to carry out program requirements.

B. The grantee shall transmit to providers the forms that are applicable to the providers.

C. The grantee shall make reports required by the Department.

D. The grantee shall retain all records relating to services for a period of time defined by the program guide, and for a minimum of 3 years.

E. Confidentiality.

(1) The grantee may not disclose identifying information regarding an applicant or client without written authorization to do so from the applicant or client, except to the Department’s employees authorized to monitor or audit the program.

(2) The grantee shall maintain all written records regarding applicants and clients in a secure, locked location.

.10 Grievance Procedures.

A. This section applies to grantees and providers identified under Regulation .04E of this chapter.

B. Written Grievance Procedures.

(1) Grantees and providers shall maintain written grievance procedures for termination and denial of benefits.

(2) The written procedures shall be submitted with grant applications under Regulation .05 of this chapter and shall be approved by the Department.

(3) A copy of the written procedures shall be provided to applicants upon application for benefits, and to recipients upon award of benefits.

C. Requirements for Grievance Procedures by a Grantee or Provider.

(1) Informal Hearing for Termination of Housing Subsidy and Housing Shelter Benefits.

(a) Grounds for Termination of Benefits. The grantee or provider shall identify grounds for termination of benefits, which shall be approved by the Department prior to enforcement.

(b) Notice of Termination. Before terminating benefits, the grantee or provider shall provide the recipient with notice and opportunity for an informal hearing. The notice shall include:

(i) The date that termination of benefits will be effective;

(ii) A statement of reasons for the decision to terminate benefits;

(iii) Notification that if the client does not agree with the decision, the client may request an informal hearing for review of the decision;

(iv) The procedures for requesting an informal hearing; and

(v) The deadline for requesting an informal hearing, which shall provide no fewer than 14 days for the client to submit the request.

(c) Notice of Hearing. Upon receipt of a timely request for an informal hearing, the grantee or provider shall, within 7 days, schedule an informal hearing and provide notice to the client. The notice shall include:

(i) The date of issuance of the notice;

(ii) The date, time, and location of informal hearing, which shall be conducted within 14 days after the date of the notice;

(iii) The issue to be heard during the informal hearing;

(iv) Notice that the failure to appear will result in the termination decision being upheld;

(v) The client’s right to bring evidence, witnesses, and legal representation to the hearing, at the client’s own expense;

(vi) The client’s right to review relevant documents in the possession of the grantee or provider, prior to the hearing; and

(vii) Notice that the grantee or provider may request to review relevant documents in the possession of the client prior to the hearing.

(d) Conduct of Hearing.

(i) Any hearing under this section shall be conducted by a person who neither made nor approved of the termination decision and is not subordinate to the person that made or approved the termination decision.

(ii) A client shall have the opportunity to provide an opening statement.

(iii) A client shall have the opportunity to present evidence.

(iv) A client shall have the opportunity to question witnesses.

(v) A client shall have the opportunity to examine the documents that are the basis for the termination decision.

(vi) A client shall have the opportunity to request that grantee or provider staff be present to answer questions.

(vii) A client shall have the opportunity to present legal argument.

(viii) The grantee or provider shall have the same opportunities provided to the client in §C(1)(d)(ii)—(vii) of this regulation.

(e) Decision.

(i) The person conducting the hearing shall issue a written decision within 30 days after the hearing. Benefits under this section may not be terminated until a decision is issued under this section affirming the termination decision.

(ii) Any decision affirming termination of benefits shall provide information to the client on the procedure for requesting an appeal.

(2) Informal Review for Termination of Other Benefits.

(a) Grounds for Termination of Benefits. The grantee or provider shall identify grounds for termination of other benefits, which shall be approved by the Department prior to enforcement.

(b) Notice of Termination of Benefits. The grantee or provider shall provide clients with notice of termination of benefits and the opportunity for an informal review relating to termination of nonwelfare benefits. Benefits may be terminated prior to conduct of the informal review. The notice shall inform the client of the following:

(i) The action being taken, the reasons for the action being taken, and the effective date of the action;

(ii) Notification that if the client does not agree with the decision, the client may request an informal review of the decision;

(iii) The procedures for requesting an informal review of the decision; and

(iv) The time for requesting the informal review of the decision.

(c) Notice of informal review. Upon receipt of a timely request for informal review under this section, the grantee or provider shall provide the client with a notice of scheduling the informal review. The notice shall include:

(i) The date of notice;

(ii) The date, time, and location of informal review;

(iii) The issue to be heard during the informal review and the client’s right to present information in support of client’s objections; and

(iv) That the failure to appear for the informal review will result in the decision being upheld.

(d) Conduct of informal review. The informal review will be conducted by a person that neither made nor approved of the termination decision and is not subordinate to the person that made or approved the termination decision.

(e) Decision.

(i) The decision resulting from the informal review may be provided orally at the informal review or in writing no later than 30 days after the informal review.

(ii) If the decision resulting from the informal review does not uphold the termination of benefits, and benefits have already been terminated, the grantee or provider shall provide retroactive benefits to cover any loss in benefits during the period between the termination and reinstatement of benefits.

(iii) The decision shall provide information to the client on the procedure for requesting an appeal.

(3) Appeal of Grievance Decisions.

(a) The client may appeal a decision provided under §C(1)(e) and (2)(e) within 30 days after issuance of the decision.

(b) Appeals under this section shall be made in writing to the Department.

.11 Nondiscrimination; Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace.

A. An applicant may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age, except with regard to age as permitted under the federal Housing for Older Persons Act, as amended from time to time, or other similar federal laws, in any aspect of the Program, or in any aspect of employment by any applicant in connection with any project financed or assisted under the Program.

B. An applicant shall comply with all applicable federal, State, and local laws and Department policies and programs regarding discrimination and equal opportunity in employment, housing, credit practices, and drug and alcohol free workplaces, including:

(1) Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended;

(2) Title VIII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1968, as amended;

(3) The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, as amended;

(4) State Government Article, Title 20, Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended;

(5) The Department’s Minority Business Enterprise Program, as amended;

(6) The Governor’s Executive Order 01.01.1989.18, Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, and any Department or State regulations adopted or to be adopted to carry out the requirements of that Order; and

(7) The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

C. The provider or grantee may not require the client to participate in religious activities as a condition of receiving services.

D. Family shelters shall serve all households regardless of the sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age of any members of the family.

E. Covenants implementing these requirements, including affirmative action measures, shall be included in appropriate agreements between the Department and other parties, and between the grantees and other parties.

.12 Waiver.

The Secretary may waive or vary provisions of this chapter to the extent that the waiver or variance is consistent with the Act and if, in the written determination of the Secretary, the application of a regulation in a specific case or in an emergency situation would be inequitable or contrary to the purposes of the Act.

.13 False Statements.

A. An individual may not knowingly make or cause to be made a false statement or report in any document required to be furnished to the Secretary or the Department by an agreement relating to the grant.

B. An individual applying for or benefiting from a grant under the Program may not knowingly make or cause to be made a false statement or report for the purpose of influencing the action of the Secretary or the Department on a grant application or for the purpose of influencing the action of the Secretary or the Department affecting the grant already provided.

C. An individual who violates §A or B of this regulation is subject to immediate cancellation of the grant provided by the Program and any other penalties authorized by law.

.14 Severability.

The provisions of these regulations are severable. A judgment by any court of competent jurisdiction finding or declaring that any provisions of these regulations or the application of any provision to any person or circumstance is invalid does not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the regulations or any other application of these regulations, and the remaining regulations shall have full force and effect as if no judgment had been entered.

KENNETH C. HOLT
Secretary of Housing and Community Development

 

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 09 MARYLAND BOARD OF MASTER ELECTRICIANS

09.09.01 Fees and Deadlines

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§6-205, [6-305,
6-306, and 6-306.1,] 6-207, 6-309, 6-310, 6-311, 6-312, 6-313, 6-401, 6-402, and 6-606; Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and 2-106.10; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-139-P]

The State Board of Master Electricians proposes to repeal existing Regulation .01, recodify existing Regulation .02 to be Regulation .04, and adopt new Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 09.09.01 Fees and Deadlines. This action was considered at a public meeting of the State Board of Master Electricians held on March 27, 2018, notice of which was provided by posting on the State Board of Master Electricians’ website, in accordance with General Provisions Article, §3-302(c)(ii), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to define the term “mechanical boards” and establish by regulation fees charged by the Board to cover actual, documented costs of fulfilling the duties of the mechanical boards and the State Board of Master Electricians, in particular. The regulation also amends the section number for the regulation pertaining to deadlines applicable to State Master Electrician license candidates.

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 Robin Bailey, Executive Director, Mechanical Boards, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Second Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6160, or email to robin.bailey@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-244-0977. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by State Board of Master Electricians during a public meeting to be held on June 26, 2018, at the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.01 Purpose.

This chapter is intended to carry out the provisions of Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and 2-106.10, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 12, Annotated Code of Maryland. In particular, it is intended to set various fees in order to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the State Board of Master Electricians, the State Board of Stationary Engineers, the State Board of Plumbing, and the State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors.

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Board” means the State Board of Master Electricians.

(2) “License fee” means the fee paid by an applicant or licensee, as applicable, in connection with the issuance and renewal of a license and the issuance of a limited license and a reciprocal license.

(3) “Mechanical boards” means collectively the:

(a) State Board of Master Electricians;

(b) State Board of Stationary Engineers;

(c) State Board of Plumbing; and

(d) State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors.

(4) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

.03 Fees and Costs.

A. The Secretary and the mechanical boards have agreed to average their direct and indirect costs, based on the calculation of costs performed by the Secretary in consultation with the mechanical boards. Based on these calculations, the Board sets the following fees:

(1) License — $20.

(2) License renewal — $25.

(3) Inactive status renewal for non-electrical inspector — $50.

(4) Reapplication after expiration of inactive status — $100.

(5) Reactivation — $50.

(6) Reinstatement:

(a) Up to and including 30 days after license expiration — $25;

(b) Up to and including 60 days after license expiration — $50; and

(c) More than 60 days after license expiration — $100.

(7) Inactive status for electrical inspector — $50.

(8) Local license assignment identification — $50.

(9) Status change — $50.

B. An applicant for an examination or reexamination shall pay an examination or reexamination fee directly to the testing service chosen by the Board to develop or administer the examination, as such fees are established by the testing service selected by the Board.

JACK N. WILSON, JR.
Chairman
Board of Master Electricians

 

Subtitle 15 STATE BOARD OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS

09.15.01 Fees

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9, 2-106.10, 9A-205, and 9A-207, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-130-P]

The Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors proposes to repeal existing Regulation .01 and adopt new Regulations .01—.03 under COMAR 09.15.01 Fees. This action was considered at a public meeting of the Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors held on March 14, 2018, notice of which was provided by posting on the Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors’ website, in accordance with General Provisions Article, §3-302(c)(3)(ii), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to define the term “mechanical boards” and establish by regulation fees charged by the Board to cover actual, documented costs of fulfilling the duties of the mechanical boards and the Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors, in particular.

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 Robin Bailey, Executive Director, Mechanical Boards, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Second Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6160, or email to robin.bailey@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-244-0977. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors during a public meeting to be held on June 13, 2018, at the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.01 Purpose.

This chapter is intended to carry out the provisions of Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and 2-106.10 and Title 9A, Annotated Code of Maryland. In particular, it is intended to set various fees in order to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the State Board of Master Electricians, the State Board of Stationary Engineers, the State Board of Plumbing, and the State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors.

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Board” means the State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors.

(2) “License fee” means the fee paid by an applicant or licensee, as applicable, in connection with the issuance and renewal of a license and the issuance of a limited license and a reciprocal license.

(3) “Mechanical boards” means collectively the:

(a) State Board of Master Electricians;

(b) State Board of Stationary Engineers;

(c) State Board of Plumbing; and

(d) State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors.

(4) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

.03 Fees and Costs.

A. The Secretary and the mechanical boards have agreed to average their direct and indirect costs, based on the calculation of costs performed by the Secretary in consultation with the mechanical boards. Based on these calculations, the Board sets the following fees:

(1) Original and renewal license:

(a) Master — $75;

(b) Master Restricted — $25 for each area licensed;

(c) Limited — $75;

(d) Journeyman — $20;

(e) Journeyman Restricted — $20 for each area licensed; and

(f) Apprentice — $10.

(2) Inactive license — $25.

B. An applicant for an appropriate licensing examination shall pay the examination fee directly to the testing service chosen by the Board to develop or administer the examination, as such fees are established by the testing service selected by the Board.

C. An applicant who fails an examination:

(1) May reapply to take the examination 30 days after the date the applicant last took the examination; and

(2) Shall pay the fee for the examination in the manner described in §A of this regulation.

D. Inactive Status.

(1) An active license holder of a master, master restricted, or limited license, at time of renewal may renew a license holder’s license to an inactive status upon payment of the applicable fee, set forth in §A of this regulation. In order to maintain the inactive status the license holder is required to complete a renewal application and remit the applicable inactive license fee each renewal period.

(2) To reactivate an inactive license at a time other than normal renewal, the inactive license holder shall be required to pay the full license fee, shown in §A of this regulation, for the category that the license holder held before becoming inactive.

JAMES JOHNSON
Chairman
Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning,
 and Refrigeration Contractors

 

Subtitle 17 BOARD OF STATIONARY ENGINEERS

09.17.03 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§6.5-207, 6.5-304, 6.5-306, 6.5-312, and 6.5-313; Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and 2-106.10; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-132-P]

The Board of Stationary Engineers proposes to adopt new Regulations .01—.03, under a new chapter, COMAR 09.17.03 Fees. This action was considered at a public meeting of the Board held on March 20, 2018, notice of which was provided by posting on the Board of Stationary Engineers’ website pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c)(3)(ii), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to define the term “mechanical boards” and establish by regulation fees charged by the Board to cover actual, documented costs of fulfilling the duties of the mechanical boards and the Board of Stationary Engineers, in particular.

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 Robin Bailey, Executive Director, Mechanical Boards, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 N. Calvert Street, Second Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6160, or email to robin.bailey@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-244-0977. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Board of Stationary Engineers during a public meeting to be held on July 12, 2018, at the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.01 Purpose.

This chapter is intended to carry out the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 12, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and 2-106.10, Annotated Code of Maryland. In particular, it is intended to set various fees in order to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the State Board of Master Electricians, the State Board of Stationary Engineers, the State Board of Plumbing, and the State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors.

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Board” means the State Board of Stationary Engineers.

(2) “License fee” means the fee paid by an applicant or licensee, as applicable, in connection with the issuance and renewal of a license and the issuance of a limited license and a reciprocal license.

(3) “Mechanical boards” means collectively the:

(a) State Board of Master Electricians;

(b) State Board of Stationary Engineers;

(c) State Board of Plumbing; and

(d) State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors.

(4) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

.03 Fees and Costs.

A. The Secretary and the mechanical boards have agreed to average their direct and indirect costs, based on the calculation of costs performed by the Secretary in consultation with the mechanical boards. Based on these calculations, the Board sets the following fees:

(1) Original and Renewal License:

(a) Grade 1 — $65;

(b) Grade 2 — $50;

(c) Grade 3 — $50;

(d) Grade 4 — $35; and

(e) Grade 5 — $35.

(2) Application — $25.

(3) Reinstatement — $100.

B. An applicant for an examination or reexamination shall pay an examination or reexamination fee directly to the testing service chosen by the Board to develop or administer the examination, as such fees are established by the testing service selected by the Board.

HAROLD E. NORRIS
Chairman
Board of Stationary Engineers

 

Subtitle 20 BOARD OF PLUMBING

09.20.05 Fees

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§12-207, 12-209, 12-303, 12-304.1, 12-306, 12-308, and 12-503; Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and 2-106.10; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-131-P]

The State Board of Plumbing proposes to adopt new Regulations .01—.03 under a new chapter, COMAR 09.20.05 Fees. This action was considered at a public meeting of the Board held on March 15, 2018, notice of which was provided by posting on the State Board of Plumbing’s website pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c)(3)(ii), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to define the term “mechanical boards” and establish by regulation fees charged by the Board to cover actual, documented costs of fulfilling the duties of the mechanical boards and the State Board of Plumbing, in particular.

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 Robin Bailey, Executive Director, Mechanical Boards, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Second Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6160, or email to robin.bailey@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-244-0977. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by State Board of Plumbing during a public meeting to be held on June 21, 2018, at the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.01 Purpose.

This chapter is intended to carry out the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 12, Annotated Code of Maryland. and Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.9 and 2-106.10, Annotated Code of Maryland, In particular, it is intended to set various fees in order to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the State Board of Master Electricians, the State Board of Stationary Engineers, the State Board of Plumbing, and the State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors.

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Board” means the State Board of Plumbing.

(2) “License fee” means the fee paid by an applicant or licensee, as applicable, in connection with the issuance and renewal of a license and the issuance of a limited license and a reciprocal license.

(3) “Mechanical boards” means collectively the:

(a) State Board of Master Electricians;

(b) State Board of Stationary Engineers;

(c) State Board of Plumbing; and

(d) State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors.

(4) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

.03 Fees and Costs.

A. The Secretary and the mechanical boards have agreed to average their direct and indirect costs, based on the calculation of costs performed by the Secretary in consultation with the mechanical boards. Based on these calculations, the Board sets the following fees:

(1) Application:

(a) Master Natural Gas Fitter — $50;

(b) Journey Natural Gas Fitter — $25;

(c) Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter — $15;

(d) Apprentice Natural Gas Fitter — $15; and

(e) Propane Gas Fitter Certificate — $25.

(2) Original license and certificate:

(a) Master Plumber/Gas Fitter — $70;

(b) Journey Plumber/Gas Fitter — $35;

(c) Limited Master Plumber — $70;

(d) Limited Journey Plumber — $35;

(e) Master Natural Gas Fitter — $70;

(f) Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter — $35; and

(g) Propane Gas Fitter — $35.

(3) License and certificate renewal:

(a) Master Plumber/Gas Fitter — $70;

(b) Journey Plumber/Gas Fitter — $35;

(c) Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter — $15;

(d) Limited Master Plumber — $70;

(e) Limited Journey Plumber — $35;

(f) Master Natural Gas Fitter — $35;

(g) Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter — $25;

(h) Apprentice Natural Gas Fitter — $15; and

(i) Propane Gas Fitter — $35.

(4) License reactivation:

(a) Master Plumber/Gas Fitter — $50;

(b) Journey Plumber/Gas Fitter — $20;

(c) Limited Master Plumber — $50; and

(d) Limited Journey Plumber — $20.

B. An applicant for an appropriate license or certification examination shall pay the examination fee directly to the testing service chosen by the Board to develop or administer the examination, as such fees are established by the testing service selected by the Board.

MICHAEL J. KASTNER, JR.
Chairman
Board of Plumbing

 

Title 10
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Subtitle 24 MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

10.24.17 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services — Cardiac Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services

Authority: Health-General Article, §§19-109(a)(1) and (3), 19-118, 19-120, and 19-120.1, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-137-P-I]

The Maryland Health Care Commission proposes to repeal existing Regulation .01 and adopt new Regulation .01 under COMAR 10.24.17 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services — Cardiac Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services. This action was considered by the Commission at an open meeting held on April 19, 2018, notice of which was given through publication in the Maryland Register, in accordance with General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update COMAR 10.24.17.01 to: incorporate changes to the data collection requirements for hospitals with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) services that treat high risk patients; update the definition of cardiac surgery; revise the patient outcome metrics for PCI services; modify the financial feasibility standard for Certificate of Need reviews; and make minor changes to clarify standards for Certificates of Ongoing Performance.

COMAR 10.24.17 was last updated in 2015. Current Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) regulations require that hospitals use the ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM (ACTION-GWTG Registry) data collection tool for select high-risk PCI patients. The ACTION-GWTG Registry was jointly operated by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). In April 2017, the ACC and the AHA announced the immediate dissolution of their partnership on the ACTION-GWTG Registry and developed separate registries. The proposed regulations delete references to the ACTION-GWTG Registry and do not require hospitals to participate in the resulting separate data registries. The regulations require Maryland hospitals to continue to participate in data collection through the NCDR CathPCI registry. The revisions to the definition of cardiac surgery include changes to the procedure codes (known as ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes) used in the identification of cardiac surgery cases based on discussion with the MHCC’s Cardiac Service Advisory Committee (CSAC), a standing advisory committee established pursuant to COMAR 10.24.17 that provides advice to Commission staff regarding specialized cardiovascular services. The term “cardiac surgery” replaces references to “open heart surgery” because use of the term “cardiac surgery” is more accurate.

In addition, the proposed regulations revise the patient outcome metrics for PCI services because the information required to calculate the current patient outcome metrics is not timely available. After considering the advice of its CSAC, the Commission adopted a primary benchmark based on national data along with a second benchmark based on Statewide data if obtained within a specified time frame. The financial feasibility standard for Certificate of Need reviews has also been revised in order to be compatible with announced policies regarding the payment model for Maryland hospitals. The standard for institutional resources included in Section .07D of the State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services — Cardiac Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services has been revised to clarify the requirements, including reporting on lapses in service availability. Other additional minor corrections and clarifying changes have been made.

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 Eileen Fleck, Chief, Acute Care Policy and Planning, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, or call 410-764-3287, or email to eileen.fleck@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-358-1236. Comments will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. on June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland Health Care Commission during a public meeting to be held on July 19, 2018, at 4160 Patterson Avenue, Room 100, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

 

Editor’s Note on Incorporation by Reference

     Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-207, Annotated Code of Maryland, the State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services — Cardiac Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services has been declared a document generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference. For this reason, it will not be printed in the Maryland Register or the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Copies of this document are filed in special public depositories located throughout the State. A list of these depositories was published in 45:1 Md. R. 8 (January 5, 2018), and is available online at www.dsd.state.md.us. The document may also be inspected at the office of the Division of State Documents, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

.01 Incorporation by Reference.

The State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services — Cardiac Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services is incorporated by reference.

ROBERT E. MOFFIT, Ph.D.
Chair

 

Subtitle 3 HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION

10.37.01 Uniform Accounting and Reporting System for Hospitals and Related Institutions

Authority: Health-General Article, §§19-207, 19-211, 19-212, 19-215—
19-217, 19-218, 19-220, 19-224, and 19-303, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-134-P-I]

The Health Services Cost Review Commission proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.37.01 Uniform Accounting and Reporting System for Hospitals and Related Institutions. This action was considered and approved for promulgation by the Commission at a previously announced open meeting held on April 11, 2018, notice of which was given pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland. If adopted, the proposed amendments will become effective on or about July 30, 2018.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to update the Commission’s manual entitled “Accounting and Budget Manual for Fiscal and Operating Management” (August, 1987), which has been incorporated by reference.

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 Diana Kemp, Administrator II, Health Services Cost Review Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, or call 410-764-2576, or email to diana.kemp@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-358-6217. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

Editor’s Note on Incorporation by Reference

     Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-207, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Accounting and Budget Manual for Fiscal and Operating Management (August, 1987), Supplement 24, has been declared a document generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference. For this reason, it will not be printed in the Maryland Register or the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Copies of this document are filed in special public depositories located throughout the State. A list of these depositories was published in 45:1 Md. R. 8 (January 5, 2018), and is available online at www.dsd.state.md.us. The document may also be inspected at the office of the Division of State Documents, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

.02 Accounting System; Hospitals.

A. The Accounting System.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) The “Accounting and Reporting System for Hospitals”, also known as the Accounting and Budget Manual for Fiscal and Operating Management (August, 1987), is incorporated by reference, including the following supplements:

(a)—(u) (text unchanged)

(v) Supplement 22 (March 3, 2014); [and]

(w) Supplement 23 (July 28, 2015); and

(x) Supplement 24 (April 12, 2018).

(3)—(5) (text unchanged)

B.—D. (text unchanged)

NELSON SABATINI
Chairman
Health Services Cost Review Commission

 

Title 11
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Subtitle 17 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION—DRIVER LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

11.17.09 Proof of Age, Full Name, Identity, Maryland Residence, Social Security Number, and Lawful Status

Authority: Transportation Article, §§12-104(b), 12-301, 16-103.1,
16-104.2, 16-106, 16-115, and 16-121—16-122, Annotated Code of Maryland; 6 CFR 37

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-136-P]

     The Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Administration proposes to amend Regulations .04 and .05 under COMAR 11.17.09 Proof of Age, Full Name, Identity, Maryland Residence, Social Security Number, and Lawful Status.

 

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to clarify which documents are required by the Administration, as proof of age, full name, identity, Maryland residence, Social Security number (SSN), and lawful status, for the issuance or renewal of a Maryland license or identification card consistent with federal requirements.

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 Tracey C. Sheffield, Regulations Coordinator, MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway N.E., Room 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21062, or call 410-768-7545, or email to tsheffield@mdot.state.md.us, or fax to 470-768-7506. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.04 Source Documents for Proof of Age, Full Name, Identity, Maryland Residence, Social Security Number, and Lawful Status or Temporary Lawful Status.

A.—B. (text unchanged)

C. Source Documents for Residency. To establish Maryland residency, an applicant for a license or identification card shall submit at least two different source documents reflecting the applicant’s full name and current Maryland residence address. The address on source documents shall match the address on the application [and may not be from the same business, company, or agency]. The residency source documents include:

(1) —(14) (text unchanged)

[(15) Cancelled check with imprinted full name and address;]

[(16)] (15)[(18)] (17) (text unchanged)

[(19)] (18) U.S. High School Report Card or U.S. High School Transcript; [or]

[(20)] (19) Valid Maryland State issued professional license; or

(20) Other proof of residency acceptable to the Administration.

D. To establish proof of SSN, an applicant shall submit:

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) W-2 form[, not more than 18 months old];

(3) SSA-1099 form[, not more than 18 months old];

(4) Non-SSA-1099 form[, not more than 18 months old]; or

(5) Pay stub bearing the applicant’s full name and SSN[, not more than 3 months old].

E. —G. (text unchanged)

.05 Source Document Exception Process.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. The Administration may accept the following documents as proof of identity and date of birth if the applicant is [65 years of age or older and] unable to provide the source documents defined under Regulation .04 of this chapter, and the applicant:

(1) Has a U.S. passport, expired less than 5 years; or

(2) Is 65 years of age or older:

[(1)] (i) An original discharge document from the military or a Veterans identification card with the applicant’s full name and date of birth; or

[(2)] (ii) (text unchanged)

E. (text unchanged)

CHRISTINE NIZER
Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Title 13A
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Subtitle 05 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

13A.05.04 Programs for Library Media Services

Authority: Education Article, §23-509, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-133-P]

The Maryland State Library Board proposes to adopt amendments to Regulation .08 under COMAR 13A.05.04 Programs for Library Media Services. This action was considered by the Maryland State Library Board at an open meeting held on September 17, 2017, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to incorporate the wealth-based match formula approved by the General Assembly during the 2013 session (Education Article, §23-509, Annotated Code of Maryland). This change affected the calculation of the State share percentage for a county library capital project. The minimum State share of a county library capital project is 50 percent. The maximum State share of a county library capital project is 90 percent.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. Education Article, §23-509, Annotated Code of Maryland, establishes a State grant program for public library capital projects beginning in FY 2008. The Governor is required to include annually $5,000,000 in the State operating or capital budget for county library projects. A county must provide a match that of the State grant, depending upon the wealth of the jurisdiction.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure (E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

NONE

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

C. On local governments:

(1) Public libraries (State grants)

(R+)

Maximum $5,000,000

(2) Public libraries (county funds)

(E+)

Unquantifiable

 

 

 

Benefit (+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

NONE

E. On other industries or trade groups:

(+)

Unquantifiable

F. Direct and indirect effects on public:

(+)

Unquantifiable

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

C(1). Assuming that the total State budget appropriation for these grants will be issued to county governments each year, public libraries will have an increase in revenue of up to $5,000,000.

C(2). Assuming that local government funds will comprise the entire 50 percent match of the total project costs and that the entire $5,000,000 available in State grant funds will be expended each year, public libraries will have an increase in expenditures of up to $5,000,000. Assuming that local funds comprise only the minimum 10 percent match, expenditures would increase by $500,000.

E. If fully utilized, grant funds will be available for businesses to participate in library capital projects. Services range from architectural and engineering design work to the full gamut of construction activities and providing capital equipment. The grant provides a significant economic benefit to businesses. Both large and small firms stand to benefit.

F. The public will have improved library services as a result of this program.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has a meaningful economic impact on small business. An analysis of this economic impact follows.

If fully utilized, grant funds will be available for businesses to participate in library capital projects. Services range from architectural and engineering design work to the full gamut of construction activities and providing capital equipment. The grant provides a significant economic benefit to businesses. Both large and small firms stand to benefit.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has an impact on individuals with disabilities as follows:

Capital funds may be used for projects to improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility in public libraries.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Irene M. Padilla, State Librarian, Maryland State Library Agency, 22 S. Calhoun Street, Baltimore, MD 21223, or email to irene.padilla@maryland.gov. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Library Board during a public meeting to be held on June 13, 2018, at the Anne Arundel County Public Library Headquarters, 5 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis, MD 21401.

.08 County Library Capital Project Grants Program.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Terms Defined.

[(a) “DLDS” means the Division of Library Development and Services.]

[(b)] (1) (text unchanged)

(2) “MSL” means the Maryland State Library Agency.

[(c)] (3) “Project completion” means:

[(i)] (a)—[(iv)] (d) (text unchanged)

C. Responsibilities of [DLDS. DLDS] MSL. MSL shall:

(1)—(4) (text unchanged)

D. Library Facilities Master Plan.

(1) By July 1 of each year, as a condition of receiving State project approval, each LLA shall submit to [DLDS] MSL or its designee:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(2) (text unchanged)

E. Capital Improvement Projects Grants Program.

(1) By July 15 of each year, an LLA may submit up to 3 applications to [DLDS] MSL to receive grants for capital projects for the next fiscal year.

(2) An application shall include:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(c) Any other information required by [DLDS] MSL.

(3) On or before October 1 of each year, [DLDS] MSL shall make a recommendation to the [State Board of Education] State Library Board regarding LLA capital project grants for the following fiscal year that:

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(4) On or before November 1 of each year, on approval of the [State Board] State Library Board, [DLDS] MSL shall forward the list of approved LLA capital projects to the Department of Budget and Management.

(5) (text unchanged)

(6) Amendments to the State capital improvement program that a local library board considers necessary to submit during the course of the year shall be reviewed and approved by [DLDS] MSL and the [State Board of Education] State Library Board before an amendment may be implemented.

(7) State and Local Cost Share Formula.

[(a) The maximum State share shall be no more than 50 percent of the project expenses approved by DLDS pursuant to this regulation and Education Article, §23-502, Annotated Code of Maryland.]

(a) The State share percentage for a county library capital project approved under this section shall be calculated by dividing the State share of the minimum program for a county calculated under Education Article, §23-505(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, by the library program amount for a county calculated under Education Article, §23-503(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, and multiplying this quotient by 1.25.

(b) The minimum State share of a county library capital project is 50 percent and the maximum State share of a county library capital project is 90 percent of the project expenses that are approved by MSL pursuant to this regulation and Education Article, §23-502, Annotated Code of Maryland.

[(b)] (c) (text unchanged)

F. Planning and Design of Capital Projects.

(1) (text unchanged)

(2) Architects and Engineers.

(a)—(b) (text unchanged)

(c) The LLA shall notify [DLDS] MSL of the architect or engineer selected.

G. Grant Close-Out.

(1) Within 180 days after project completion, the LLA shall submit a close-out summary to [DLDS] MSL using a form provided by [DLDS] MSL.

(2) [The State Department of Education] MSL may conduct financial and procedural compliance audits.

H. Rescinding Funding Approval.

(1) If, within 2 years after funding is made available for a project, no part of the project is under contract, [DLDS] MSL may determine the project to be abandoned and rescind the funding approval.

(2) When [DLDS] MSL rescinds funding approval, [DLDS] MSL shall transfer the allocation to the Statewide Contingency Account for the fiscal year in which the project was approved for funding.

(3)—(4) (text unchanged)

(5) [DLDS] MSL may approve a request to extend the allowable time for placing a project under contract if the extension is justified by unusual circumstances.

IRENE M. PADILLA
State Librarian

 

Subtitle 07 SCHOOL PERSONNEL

13A.07.11 Student Suicide Prevention and Safety Training

Authority: Education Article, §§2-205, 6-122, and 6-704, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-129-P]

The Maryland State Board of Education proposes to adopt new Regulations .01—.05 under a new chapter, COMAR 13A.07.11 Student Suicide Prevention and Safety Training. This action was considered at the March 20, 2018 meeting of the State Board of Education.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to establish new regulations, as directed by legislation, which require all certificated school personnel who have direct contact with students on a regular basis to complete training in: (1) understanding and responding to suicide risk; and (2) identifying professional resources to help students in crisis. The regulations also require that the annual training for certificated school personnel include understanding and responding to student mental health, student trauma, student safety, and other topics related to student social and emotional well-being.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. Proposed COMAR 13A.07.11 would require all certificated school personnel to complete training related to the social, emotional, and personal development of students. The method of training would be determined by each county board. The required training would be provided by local school systems. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) estimates that COMAR 13A.07.11 would not have an economic impact on the MSDE but may have an economic impact on local school systems.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure

(E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

NONE

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

C. On local governments:

(E+)

Unknown

 

Benefit (+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

NONE

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.)

C. Training all school personnel in the skills required to understand and respond to the social, emotional, and personal development of students may have an impact on local school systems. The cost would vary based on the size of a local school system’s school-based staff. Recognizing the indicators of mental illness and behavioral distress and identifying resources to help students in crisis involves a complex set of skills and knowledge, which would involve hours of professional development.

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 Walter J. Sallee, Director, Student Services and Strategic Planning, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-1407 (TTY 410-333-6442), or email to walter.sallee@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-333-0880. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Board of Education during a public meeting to be held on July 24, 2018, 9 a.m., at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

.01 Scope.

This chapter establishes a program of training in suicide prevention and student safety for all certificated school personnel who have direct contact with students on a regular basis.

.02 Definition.

A. In this chapter, the following term has the meaning indicated.

B. Term Defined. “Certificated school personnel” means an individual who holds a certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education in:

(1) Early childhood education;

(2) Elementary education;

(3) Middle school education;

(4) General secondary content areas;

(5) Special education;

(6) Specialty areas, such as art, dance, English for Speakers of Other Languages, environmental education, and health;

(7) Administrative or supervisory areas;

(8) Specialist areas; and

(9) Student support personnel.

.03 Required Training.

A. All certificated school personnel who have direct contact with students on a regular basis shall complete training on or before December 1 of each year, by a method determined by each county board, in the skills required to:

(1) Understand and respond to youth suicide risk;

(2) Understand and respond to student mental health, student trauma, student safety and other topics related to student social and emotional well-being; and

(3) Identify professional resources to help students in crisis.

B. The training required by §A of this regulation shall be:

(1) Provided to certificated school personnel during an in-service program; or

(2) A professional development requirement that may be met during time designated for professional development.

.04 No Duty of Care.

A. The training requirement set forth in Regulation .03 of this chapter may not be construed to impose a duty of care on certificated school personnel who complete the training.

B. Unless the acts or omissions of a certificated school employee who completed the training required by Regulation .03 of this chapter are willful, wanton, or grossly negligent, a person may not bring an action against a county board for personal injury or wrongful death caused by an act or omission resulting from:

(1) Any training or lack of training of certificated personnel under Regulation .03 of this chapter; or

(2) The implementation of the training under Regulation .03 of this chapter.

.05 Documentation of Training.

The training requirement set forth in Regulation .03 of this chapter shall be monitored through documentation submitted annually to the State Superintendent from the local superintendents by school on the type of training, the number of certificated school personnel trained, the dates of the training, and the materials used for the training.

KAREN B. SALMON, Ph.D.
State Superintendent of Schools

 

Title 30
MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS (MIEMSS)

Subtitle 01 GENERAL

30.01.02 Documents Incorporated by Reference

Authority: Education Article, §13-516, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-128-P-I]

The State Emergency Medical Services Board proposes to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 30.01.02 Documents Incorporated by Reference. This action was considered and approved by the State Emergency Medical Services Board at its regular meeting held on March 13, 2018, notice of which was given by publication in 45:4 Md. R. 250 (February 16, 2018) under General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

 

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to incorporate by reference the current Maryland State Trauma Registry Data Dictionary for Pediatric Patients.

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 E. Fremont Magee, Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, 653 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-706-8531, or email to fmagee@miemss.org, or fax to 410-706-2138. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

Editor’s Note on Incorporation by Reference

     Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-207, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland State Trauma Registry Data Dictionary for Pediatric Patients (July 1, 2017 Edition) has been declared a document generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference. For this reason, it will not be printed in the Maryland Register or the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Copies of this document are filed in special public depositories located throughout the State. A list of these depositories was published in 45:1 Md. R. 8 (January 5, 2018), and is available online at www.dsd.state.md.us. The document may also be inspected at the office of the Division of State Documents, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

.01 Incorporation by Reference.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Documents Incorporated.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) “Maryland State Trauma Registry Data Dictionary for Pediatric Patients (MIEMSS [February 24, 2014] July 1, 2017 Edition)” This document can be obtained through the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems at 653 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (410-706-4449).

(4) (text unchanged)

JEANNIE ABRAMSON
Chief Administrative Officer

 

Title 31
MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

Subtitle 14 LONG-TERM CARE

31.14.02 Long-Term Care Insurance — Premium Rates and Reserves

Authority: Health-General Article, §19-705; Insurance Article, §§2-109,
14-124, Title 18, Subtitle 1, and Title 27; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-138-P]

The Insurance Commissioner proposes to amend Regulations .03, .08, and .09 under COMAR 31.14.02 Long-Term Care Insurance — Premium Rates and Reserves.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to adopt the 2016 National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) amendments to Model #641, Long-Term Care Insurance Model Regulation. These amendments update the required disclosure of rating practices to consumers, the Long-Term Care Personal Worksheet, and the Potential Rate Increase Disclosure Form.

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 to insurers may increase as they will have to change the forms they currently send to consumers for both the Long-Term Care Personal Worksheet and the Potential Rate Increase Disclosure Form.

 

 

Revenue (R+/R-)

 

II. Types of Economic Impact.

Expenditure

(E+/E-)

Magnitude

 


A. On issuing agency:

NONE

B. On other State agencies:

NONE

C. On local governments:

NONE

 

 

Benefit (+)
Cost (-)

Magnitude

 


D. On regulated industries or trade groups:

NONE

(1) Administrative Cost

(+)

Minimal

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.)

D(1). Assuming insurance carriers will have to create, print, and mail out new Long-Term Care Personal Worksheet forms and new Potential Rate Increase Disclosure Forms, this will add be an additional administrative cost to the insurance carriers.

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 Lisa Larson, Regulations Manager, Maryland Insurance Administration, 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-468-2007, or email to insuranceregreview.mia@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-468-2020. Comments will be accepted through June 24, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.03 Required Disclosure of Rating Practices to Consumers.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Other than policies for which no applicable premium rate or rate schedule increases can be made, insurers shall provide all of the information listed in §D of this regulation to the applicant at the time of application or enrollment, unless the method of application does not allow for delivery at that time. In such a case, an insurer shall provide all of the information listed in §D of this regulation to the applicant no later than at the time of delivery of the policy or certificate.

C. — K. (text unchanged)

.08 Long-Term Care Personal Worksheet.

The disclosure required by Regulation .03J of this chapter shall read as follows:

 

Long-Term Care Insurance

 

Personal Worksheet

 

People buy long-term care insurance for many reasons. Some don’t want to use their own assets to pay for long-term care. Some buy insurance to make sure they can choose the type of care they get. Others don’t want their family to have to pay for care or don’t want to go on Medicaid. But long-term care insurance may be expensive, and may not be right for everyone.

 

[By state law, the insurance company must fill out part of the information on this worksheet and ask you to fill out the rest to help you and the company decide if you should buy this policy.]

 

This worksheet will help you understand some important information about this type of insurance. State law requires companies issuing this [policy] [certificate][rider] to give you some important facts about premiums and premium increases and to ask you some important questions to help you and the company decide if you should buy this [policy][certificate][rider]. Long-term care insurance can be expensive and it may not be right for everyone.

 

Premium Information

 

Policy Form Numbers ____________________  

 

The premium for the coverage you are considering will be [$______per month, or $____per year,] [a one-time single premium of $_______.]

 

Type of Policy (noncancellable/guaranteed renewable):

 

The Company’s Right to Increase Premiums:

[The company cannot raise your rates on this policy.] [The company has a right to increase premiums on this policy form in the future, provided it raises rates for all policies in the same class in this state.] [Insurers shall use appropriate bracketed statement. Rate guarantees shall not be shown on this form.]

 

Rate Increase History

 

The company has sold long-term care insurance since [year] and has sold this policy since [year]. [The company has never raised its rates for any long-term care policy it has sold in this state or any other state.] [The company has not raised its rates for this policy form or similar policy forms in this state or any other state in the last 10 years.] [The company has raised its premium rates on this policy form or similar policy forms in the last 10 years. Following is a summary of the rate increases.]

 

Drafting Note: A company may use the first bracketed sentence above only if it has never increased rates under any prior policy forms in this state or any other state. The issuer shall list each premium increase it has instituted on this or similar policy forms in this state or any other state during the last 10 years. The list shall provide the policy form, the calendar years the form was available for sale, and the calendar year and the amount (percentage) of each increase. The insurer shall provide minimum and maximum percentages if the rate increase is variable by rating characteristics. The insurer may provide, in a fair manner, additional explanatory information as appropriate.

 

Drafting Note: If the summary of premium increases is extensive, the company may disclose the required premium increase history via an addendum attached to this worksheet. The company may substitute the language below for the last sentence in the paragraph above and include the summary as an attachment to this worksheet.

 

“Over the past 3 years, the company has increased premiums by %.” “A summary of premium increases in the last 10 years is attached to this worksheet.”

 

Questions Related to Your Income

 

You do not have to answer the questions that follow: They are intended to make sure you’ve thought about how you’ll pay premiums and the cost of care your insurance doesn’t cover. If you don’t want to answer these questions, you should understand that the company might refuse to insure you.

 

How will you pay each year’s premium?

 

[ ] From my Income [ ] From my Savings/Investments [ ] My Family will Pay [[[ ] Have you considered whether you could afford to keep this policy if the premiums went up, for example, by 20%?

 

Drafting Note: The issuer is not required to use the bracketed sentence if the policy is fully paid up or is a noncancellable policy.

 

Could you afford to keep this [policy][certificate][rider] if your spouse or partner dies first? [ ] Yes [ ]

 

No [ ] Have not thought about it [ ] Do not know [ ] Does not apply

 

[What would you do if the premiums went up, for example, by 50%?[ ] Pay the higher premium [ ] Call the company/agent [ ] Reduce benefits [ ] Drop the [policy] [certificate] [rider] [ ] Do not know]

 

Drafting Note: The insurer is not required to use the bracketed sentence if the policy is fully paid up or is a noncancellable policy.

 

What resources will you use to pay your premium?[ ] Current income from employment [ ] Current income from investments [ ] Other current income [ ]Savings [ ] Sell investments [ ] Sell other assets [ ] Money from my family [ ] Other

 

What is your annual income? (check one) [ ] Under $10,000 [ ] $[10-20,000] [ ] $[20-30,000] [ ] $[30- 50,000] [ ] Over $50,000

 

Drafting Note: The issuer may choose the numbers to put in the brackets to fit its suitability standards. How do you expect your income to change over the next 10 years? (check one)

 

[ ] No change [ ] Increase [ ] Decrease

 

If you will be paying premiums with money received only from your own income, a rule of thumb is that you may not be able to afford this policy if the premiums will be more than 7% of your income.

 

If you plan to pay premiums from your income, have you thought about how a change in your income would affect your ability to continue to pay the premium?[ ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Don’t know

 

Will you buy inflation protection? (check one) [ ] Yes [ ] No

 

If not, have you considered how you will pay for the difference between future costs and your daily benefit amount?

 

[] From my Income [ ] From my Savings/Investments [ ] My Family will Pay

 

The national average annual cost of care in [insert year] was [insert $ amount], but this figure varies across the country. In 10 years the national average annual cost would be about [insert $ amount] if costs increase 5% annually.

 

Drafting Note: The projected cost can be based on federal estimates in a current year. In the above statement, the second figure equals 163% of the first figure.

 

What elimination period are you considering? Number of days _______ Approximate cost $________for that period of care.

 

Approximate cost of care for this period: $ ($xxx per day times number of days in [elimination period] [waiting period], where “xxx” represents the most recent estimate of the national daily average cost of long-term care)

 

[Cash Deductible $]

 

How are you planning to pay for your care during the elimination period? (check one)

[ ] From my Income [ ] From my Savings/Investments [ ] My Family will Pay

 

Questions Related to Your Savings and Investments

 

Not counting your home, about how much are all of your assets (your savings and investments) worth? (check one)

 

[ ] Under $20,000 [ ] $20,000-$30,000 [ ] $30,000-$50,000 [ ] Over $50,000

 

How do you expect your assets to change over the next 10 years? (check one)

 

[ ] Stay about the same [ ] Increase [ ] Decrease

 

If you are buying this policy to protect your assets and your assets are less than $30,000, you may wish to consider other options for financing your long-term care.

 

Disclosure Statement

 

[ ]

The answers to the questions above describe my financial situation.

 

Or

[ ]

I choose not to complete this information.

 

(Check one.)

 

[ ]

I acknowledge that the carrier and/or its agent (below) has reviewed this form with me including the premium, premium rate increase history, and potential for premium increases in the future. [For direct mail situations, use the following: I acknowledge that I have reviewed this form including the premium, premium rate increase history, and potential for premium increases in the future.] I understand the above disclosures. I understand that the rates for this policy may increase in the future. (This box must be checked).

 

Signed: (Applicant)(Date)

[[ ] I explained to the applicant the importance of completing this information.

 

Signed:

 

(Agent)(Date)

 

Agent’s Printed Name:]

 

[In order for us to process your application, please return this signed statement to [name of company], along with your application.]

 

[My agent has advised me that this policy does not seem to be suitable for me. However, I still want the company to consider my application.

 

Signed:]

 

(Applicant)(Date)

 

Drafting Note: Choose the appropriate sentences depending on whether this is a direct mail or agent sale.

 

The company may contact you to verify your answers.

 

Drafting Note: When the Long-Term Care Insurance Personal Worksheet is furnished to employees and their spouses under employer group policies, the text from the heading “Disclosure Statement” to the end of the page may be removed.

 

.09 Potential Rate Increase Disclosure Form.

 

The disclosure required by Regulation .03J of this chapter shall read as follows:

 

Long-Term Care Insurance

 

Potential Rate Increase Disclosure Form

 

[1. [Premium Rate] [Premium Rate Schedules]: [Premium rate] [Premium rate schedules] that [is] [are] applicable to you and that will be in effect until a request is made and [filed] [approved] for an increase [is] [are] [on the application] [$]

 

Drafting Note: Use “approved” in states requiring prior approval of rates.

 

2. The [premium] [premium rate schedule] for this policy [will be shown on the schedule page of] [will be attached to] your policy.

 

3. Rate Schedule Adjustments: The company will provide a description of when premium rate or rate schedule adjustments will be effective (e.g., next anniversary date, next billing date, etc.) (fill in the blank):.

 

4. Potential Rate Revisions: This policy is Guaranteed Renewable. This means that the rates for this product may be increased in the future. Your rates can NOT be increased due to your increasing age or declining health, but your rates may go up based on the experience of all policyholders with a policy similar to yours.

 

If you receive a premium rate or premium rate schedule increase in the future, you will be notified of the new premium amount and you will be able to exercise at least one of the following options:

 

·    Pay the increased premium and continue your policy in force as is.

 

·    Reduce your policy benefits to a level such that your premiums will not increase. (Subject to state law minimum standards.)

 

·    Exercise your nonforfeiture option if purchased. (This option is available for purchase for an additional premium.)

 

·    Exercise your contingent nonforfeiture rights.* (This option may be available if you do not purchase a separate nonforfeiture option.)]

 

Important Notice: Your long-term care insurance company may increase the premium for your policy

every year. You have certain rights and it’s important that you understand them before you buy a long- term care insurance policy. Please read this information and be sure you understand it before you buy a policy.

 

This policy is guaranteed renewable. Companies can increase the premiums for guaranteed renewable policies in the future. The company cannot increase your premiums because you’re older or your health declines. It can increase premiums based on the experience of all individuals with a policy like yours.

 

1. What Is Your Premium?

 

The agent/company has quoted you a premium of [$] for this policy. This is not a final premium. The premium might change during the underwriting process or if you choose different benefits. The premium you’ll be required to pay for your policy will be [shown on the schedule page of [will be attached to] your policy.]

 

2. How Will I Know If My Premium Is Changing?

 

The company will send you a notice. The notice will include the new premium and when you will start paying it. It also will give you ways you could avoid paying a higher premium. One likely choice will be to keep your insurance policy, but with fewer or lower benefits than you bought. Another choice may be to stop paying premiums and have a “paid-up” policy with fewer or lower benefits than the policy you bought. You may have other choices. Exercise your nonforfeiture option if purchased. (This option is available for an additional premium.) Another choice may be to exercise your contingent nonforfeiture rights*. (This option may be available if you do not purchase a separate nonforfeiture option.)

 

* Contingent Nonforfeiture

 

If the premium rate for your policy goes up in the future and you didn’t buy a nonforfeiture option, you may be eligible for contingent nonforfeiture. Here’s how to tell if you are eligible:

 

You will keep some long-term care insurance coverage, if:

 

·    Your premium after the increase exceeds your original premium by the percentage shown (or more) in the following table; and

 

·    You lapse (not pay more premiums) within 120 days of the increase.

 

The amount of coverage (i.e., new lifetime maximum benefit amount) you will keep will equal the total amount of premiums you’ve paid since your policy was first issued. If you have already received benefits under the policy, so that the remaining maximum benefit amount is less than the total amount of premiums you’ve paid, the amount of coverage will be that remaining amount.

 

Except for this reduced lifetime maximum benefit amount, all other policy benefits will remain at the levels attained at the time of the lapse and will not increase thereafter.

 

Should you choose this Contingent Nonforfeiture option, your policy, with this reduced maximum benefit amount, will be considered “paid-up” with no further premiums due.

 

Example:

 

·    You bought the policy at age 65 and paid the $1,000 annual premium for 10 years, so you have paid a total of $10,000 in premium.

 

·    In the 11th year, you receive a rate increase of 50%, or $500 for a new annual premium of $1,500, and you decide to lapse the policy (not pay any more premiums).

 

·    Your “paid-up” policy benefits are $10,000 (provided you have at least $10,000 of benefits remaining under your policy.)

 

Contingent Nonforfeiture

Cumulative Premium Increase over Initial Premium

That Qualifies for Contingent Nonforfeiture

(Percentage increase is cumulative from date of original issue.

It does NOT represent a one-time increase.)

 

Issue Age                                           Percent Increase Over

                                                            Initial Premium

29 and under                                               200%

 

30—34                                                        190%

 

35—39                                                        170%

 

40—44                                                        150%

 

45—49                                                        130%

 

50—54                                                        110%

55—59                                                       90%

 

60                                                               70%

 

61                                                               66%

 

62                                                               62%

 

63                                                               58%

 

64                                                               54%

 

65                                                               50%

 

66                                                               48%

 

67                                                               46%

 

68                                                               44%

 

69                                                               42%

 

70                                                               40%

 

71                                                               38%

 

72                                                               36%

 

73                                                               34%

 

74                                                               32%

 

75                                                               30%

 

76                                                               28%

 

77                                                               26%

 

78                                                               24%

 

79                                                               22%

 

80                                                               20%

 

81                                                               19%

 

82                                                               18%

 

83                                                               17%

 

84                                                               16%

 

85                                                               15%

 

86                                                               14%

 

87                                                               13%

 

88                                                               12%

 

89                                                               11%

 

90 and over                                              10%  

 

[The following contingent nonforfeiture disclosure need only be included for those limited pay policies to which COMAR 31.14.01.13E(6) and (9) are applicable.]

In addition to the contingent nonforfeiture benefits described above, the following reduced “paid-up” contingent nonforfeiture benefit is an option in all policies that have a fixed or limited premium payment period, even if you selected a nonforfeiture benefit when you bought your policy. If both the reduced “paid up” benefit AND the contingent benefit described above are triggered by the same rate increase, you can choose either of the two benefits. You are eligible for the reduced “paid up” contingent nonforfeiture benefit when all three conditions shown below are met:

 

1. The premium you are required to pay after the increase exceeds your original premium by the same percentage or more shown in the chart below;

 

Triggers for a Substantial Premium Increase

Issue Age

Percent Increase

Over Initial Premium

Under 65

50%

65—80

30%

Over 80

10%

 

2. You stop paying your premiums within 120 days of when the premium increase took effect; AND

 

3. The ratio of the number of months you already paid premiums is 40% or more than the number of months you originally agreed to pay.

 

If you exercise this option your coverage will be converted to reduced “paid-up” status. That means there will be no additional premiums required. Your benefits will change in the following ways:

 

a. The total lifetime amount of benefits your reduced paid up policy will provide can be determined by multiplying 90% of the lifetime benefit amount at the time the policy becomes paid up by the ratio of the number of months you already paid premiums to the number of months you agreed to pay them.

 

b. The daily benefit amounts you purchased will also be adjusted by the same ratio.

 

If you purchased lifetime benefits, only the daily benefit amounts you purchased will be adjusted by the applicable ratio.

 

Example:

 

·    You bought the policy at age 65 with an annual premium payable for 10 years.

 

·    In the sixth year, you receive a rate increase of 35% and you decide to stop paying premiums.

 

·    Because you have already paid 50% of your total premium payments and that is more than the 40% ratio, your “paid-up” policy benefits are .45 (.90 times .50) times the total benefit amount that was in effect when you stopped paying your premiums. If you purchased inflation protection, it will not continue to apply to the benefits in the reduced “paid-up” policy.

ALFRED W. REDMER
Insurance Commissioner

______________________________________

 

 


Title 35
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Subtitle 06 MARYLAND VETERANS SERVICE ANIMAL PROGRAM

35.06.01 General Regulations

Authority: State Government Article, §9-957, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

[18-140-P]

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs proposes to amend Regulation .07 under COMAR 35.06.01 General Regulations.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to increase the upper limit of a disbursement from the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund to a selected nonprofit training entity from $1,000 to $10,000 upon a program participant’s successful completion of the nonprofit entity’s training protocol and the receipt by the participant of a service or support dog from the nonprofit entity.

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 Dana Hendrickson, Director of Outreach and Advocacy, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, 16 Francis St., 4th Fl., Annapolis, MD 21401, or call 410-260-3842, or email to dana.hendrickson@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-216-7928. Comments will be accepted through June 25, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.07 Disbursements from the Fund to Selected Nonprofit Training Entities.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Upon verification of the participant’s successful program completion, and contingent on available funds, the Department may disburse to the entity up to [$1,000] $10,000 to partially offset the entity’s costs for providing a service or support dog and services to a successful program participant.

C. (text unchanged)

GEORGE W. OWINGS III
Secretary of Veterans Affairs

 


Special Documents

 


DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water

 

AGENCY:  Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

 

ACTION:  Notice.

 

SUMMARY:  This notice lists the approved by rule projects rescinded by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in “DATES.”

 

DATES:  March 1-31, 2018.

 

ADDRESSES:  Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110-1788.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel, telephone:  (717) 238-0423, ext. 1312; fax:  (717) 238-2436; e-mail:  joyler@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the above address.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  This notice lists the projects, described below, being rescinded for the consumptive use of water pursuant to the Commission’s approval by rule process set forth in 18 CFR §806.22(e) and §806.22(f) for the time period specified above:

 

Rescinded ABR Issued:

Pennsylvania General Energy Company, L.L.C., Pad ID: SGL75 PAD C, ABR-201308005, McHenry Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Rescind Date: March 1, 2018.

Pennsylvania General Energy Company, L.L.C., Pad ID: SGL75 PAD D, ABR-201308006, Pine Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Rescind Date: March 1, 2018.

 

AUTHORITY:  Pub. L. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR Parts 806, 807, and 808.

 

Dated:  April 20, 2018.

 

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Commission Meeting

 

AGENCY:  Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

 

ACTION:  Notice.

 
SUMMARY:  The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular business meeting on June 15, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.

 

DATES:  The meeting will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018, at 9 a.m.

 

ADDRESSES:  The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor, Carroll Room, 105 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD  21201.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Gwyn Rowland, Manager, Governmental & Public Affairs, 717-238-0423, ext. 1316.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The business meeting will include actions or presentations on the following items:  (1) informational presentation of interest to the lower Susquehanna River region; (2) election of Commission officers for FY2019; (3) the proposed FY2019 Regulatory Program Fee Schedule; (4) adoption of a preliminary expense budget for FY2020; (5) adoption of member allocations for FY2020; (6) ratification/approval of contracts/grants; (7) a proposed records retention policy; (8) a resolution on delegation of settlement authority; (9) a report on delegated settlements; (10) the proposed Water Resources Program for fiscal years 2019 through 2021; (11) amendments to the Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River Basin; and (12) Regulatory Program projects.

Projects, the fee schedule, the records retention policy and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan listed for Commission action are those that were the subject of a public hearing conducted by the Commission on May 10, 2018, and identified in the notice for such hearing, which was published in 83 FR 15665, April 11, 2018.

The public is invited to attend the Commission’s business meeting. Comments on the Regulatory Program projects, the fee schedule, the records retention policy and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan were subject to a deadline of May 21, 2018. Written comments pertaining to other items on the agenda at the business meeting may be mailed to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-1788, or submitted electronically through http://www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm. Such comments are due to the Commission on or before June 8, 2018. Comments will not be accepted at the business meeting noticed herein.

 

AUTHORITY:  Pub. L. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR Parts 806, 807, and 808.

 

Dated:  May 10, 2018.

STEPHANIE L. RICHARDSON
Secretary to the Commission

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General Notices

 

Notice of ADA Compliance

   The State of Maryland is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings.  Anyone planning to attend a meeting announced below who wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations is invited to contact the agency representative at least 48 hours in advance, at the telephone number listed in the notice or through Maryland Relay.

 


MARYLAND CYBERSECURITY COUNCIL

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 13, 2018, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: UMUC Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD

Add'l. Info: www.umuc.edu/mdcybersecuritycouncil

Contact: marylandcybersecuritycouncil@

umuc.edu

[18-11-29]

 

MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS

Subject: Listing of Cardiac Interventional Centers Requesting Reverification of Designation Status and Call for Applications from Hospitals Wishing to Be Considered for Designation

Place: Director of Cardiac and Special Programs, 653 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: Pursuant to COMAR 30.08.02.10D, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems gives notice that the following hospitals have requested reverification as a Cardiac Interventional Center: Anne Arundel Medical Center; University of MD Baltimore Washington Medical Center; Carroll Hospital Center; MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center; Frederick Memorial Hospital; Holy Cross Hospital; Howard County General Hospital; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Meritus Medical Center; Peninsula Regional Medical Center; University of MD Prince George’s Hospital Center; Shady Grove Adventist Hospital; Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center; St. Agnes Hospital; University of MD St. Joseph Medical Center; Suburban Hospital; University of MD Medical Center; MedStar Union Memorial Hospital; University of MD Upper Chesapeake Medical Center; Washington Adventist Hospital and Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.  Any person with knowledge of any reason why any of the above-listed hospitals should not be reverified and redesignated is requested to submit a written statement of the reason to MIEMSS by June 25, 2018.

                    In addition, pursuant to COMAR 30.08.02.10D, hospitals not designated who wish to be considered for designation as a Cardiac Interventional Center should submit a written letter of intent to the office listed above. Letters of intent are due to MIEMSS by July 24, 2018. For more information contact Lisa Myers, Director Cardiac and Special Programs at (410) 706-4740 or email lmyers@miemss.org.

Contact: Leandrea Gilliam (410) 706-4449

[18-11-20]

 

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON GANGS AND VIOLENT CRIMINAL NETWORKS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 8, 2018, 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Place: Governor's Coordinating Offices, 100 Community Pl., Crownsville, MD

Add'l. Info: In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, General Provisions Article, §3-305, Annotated Code of Maryland, a portion of this meeting may be closed to the public.

Contact: Scott Stargel (410) 697-9309

[18-11-03]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice of List of Adult Medical Day Care Sites to Be Submitted CMS for Heightened Scrutiny Review

Add'l. Info: Community Settings Regulation Compliance — List of Adult Medical Day Care Sites to be Submitted CMS for Heightened Scrutiny Review

                    The Maryland Department of Health has reviewed the Adult Medical Day Care sites for compliance with community settings regulations. The following Adult Medical Day Care sites have one or more characteristics requiring Heightened Scrutiny Review by CMS. The sites are listed below and additional information may be found at https://mmcp.health.maryland.gov/waiverprograms/Pages/Community-Settings-Final-Rule.aspx. The Maryland Department of Health invites public comment on the list. A public comment period will be open from May 25, 2018 to June 25, 2018. Once the public comment period is complete, the list will be submitted to CMS for review. Please send all comments to mdh.hcbssetting@maryland.gov or Rebecca Oliver, Health Policy Analyst Advanced, 201 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Arc of Washington County MDCC

Delmarva Daybreak Hurlock

Diakon ADS @ Ravenwood

Evergreen Medical Adult Day Svcs

Gallager Adult Medical Day

Helping Hands - Capitol Heights

Human Development Council-Frederick

Joyful Adult Medical Day Care Ctr.

Keswick Adult Services

New Life AMDC

Sagepoint Adult Day Services

Stella Maris ADC Center

The League for People w Disabilities

Washington HDC-ADC

We Care Adult Services

Winter Growth-Howard

Winter Growth-Montgomery

Contact: Rebecca Oliver (410) 767-1820

[18-11-12]

 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice—Community Settings Regulation Compliance—Review of Senior Center Plus Sites and Determination None Will Be Submitted CMS for Heightened Scrutiny Review

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Department of Health has reviewed the Senior Center Plus sites in the State and has found that currently all of the sites are community-based and meet the criteria of the Community Settings regulations. The Maryland Department of Health invites public comment on the Senior Center Plus providers. A public comment period will be open from May 25, 2018 to June 25, 2018. Once the public comment period is complete, this information and the comments will be submitted to CMS for review. Please send all comments to mdh.hcbssetting@maryland.gov or Rebecca Oliver, Health Policy Analyst Advanced 201 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Contact: Rebecca Oliver (410) 767-1820

[18-11-13]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 28, 2018, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: 7201 Corporate Center Dr., Conf. Rm. TSO Harry Hughes Suites 1 & 2, Hanover, MD

Add'l. Info: Federal Fiscal Years 2019—2020 (Draft) CSBG Model State Plan

Contact: Michelle Bass  (301) 429-7510

[18-11-30]

 

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 21, 2018, 1 — 4 p.m.

Place: 4160 Patterson Ave., Baltimore, MD

Contact: Valerie Wooding (410) 764-3570

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION

Subject: Formal Start of Review

Add'l. Info: The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) hereby gives notice of docketing of the following application for Certificate of Need:

                    St. Joseph Medical Center — Docket No.  18-03-2415 — New construction and renovations to the hospital for the replacement and consolidation of the current perioperative services facility (operating rooms, cardiac catheterization labs, electrophysiology and interventional radiology labs), sterile processing and support areas; Estimated Project Cost: $60,000,000.

                    MHCC shall review the application under Health-General Article, §19-101 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland, COMAR 10.24.01, and the applicable State Health Plan standards.

                    Any affected person may make a written request to the Commission to receive copies of relevant notices concerning the application. All further notices of proceedings on the application will be sent only to affected persons who have registered as interested parties.

                    Persons desiring to become interested parties in the Commission’s review of the above-referenced application must meet the requirements of COMAR 10.24.01.01B(2) and (20) and must also submit written comments to the Commission no later than close of business June 25, 2018. These comments must state with particularity the State Health Plan standards or review criteria that you believe have not been met by the applicant as stated in COMAR 10.24.01.08F.

                    Please refer to the Docket Number listed above in any correspondence on the application.  A copy of the application is available for review in the office of MHCC during regular business hours by appointment. All correspondence should be addressed to Paul E. Parker, Director, Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

Contact: Ruby Potter (410) 764-3276

[18-11-26]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice - 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery — Effective 5/15/18

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, in response to the action taken for black sea bass by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.05.21A and F, announces the season, catch limit, and minimum size for the recreational black sea bass fishery for the remainder of 2018. Effective 12:01 a.m. May 15, 2018:

• The season is open May 15, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

• Anglers may keep up to 15 black sea bass per person per day.

• The minimum size is 12.5 inches.

                    This notice supersedes previous public notices issued in 2018 for the recreational black sea bass fishery.

Mark J. Belton

Secretary of Natural Resources

Contact: Tamara O'Connell (410) 507-0779

[18-11-21]

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHING AND BOATING SERVICES

Subject: Public Notice — 2018 Commercial Shark Catch Limits — Effective 5/13/18

Add'l. Info: The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.02.22.04B, in order to comply with species management through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Coastal Sharks, announces a new commercial catch limit for large coastal sharks.  Effective 12:01 a.m. May 13, 2018, the catch limit is 3 large coastal sharks per vessel per trip.  Large coastal sharks includes all of the sharks in the aggregated large coastal and hammerhead management groups defined in COMAR 08.02.22.03A(6) and (7).  The species in the two management groups include:  Silky; Tiger; Blacktip; Spinner; Bull; Lemon; Nurse; Scalloped hammerhead; Great hammerhead; and Smooth hammerhead.

                    The National Marine Fisheries Service anticipates in-season trip limit modifications based on harvest.  If modifications are made, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Service will follow with modifications for state waters.  A new public notice will be issued if modifications are made.

Mark J. Belton

Secretary of Natural Resources

Contact: Tamara O'Connell (410) 507-0779

[18-11-22]

 

BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 15, 2018, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: Spring Grove Hospital Campus, Bland Bryant Bldg., 55 Wade Ave., 4th Fl., Catonsville, MD

Add'l. Info: Health Occupations Article, Title 10, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 10.46 amendments, additions, and revisions, including fee changes, may be discussed/voted on. Budget information may also be discussed. It may be necessary to go into executive session. Sign language interpreters and/or appropriate accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 1-800-735-2255. The meeting may take place by teleconference. Please call the office to confirm.

Contact: Lauren Murray (410) 402-8556

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STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY CARE AT THE END OF LIFE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 8, 2018, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place:  Spring Grove Hospital Center Campus, Bland Bryant Bldg., Catonsville, MD

Add'l. Info:  A map and directions can be found at this link:

                    https://health.maryland.gov/ohcq/docs/Map%20of%20Campus.pdf

Contact: Paul Ballard (410) 767-6918

[18-11-06]

 

COMMISSION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS AND HOME INSPECTORS

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Place: 500 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD

Contact: Patricia Schott (410) 230-6165

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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE/NOTARY WORKGROUP

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 12, 2018, 1 p.m. — 3 p.m.; Additional Dates: July 10, 2018, 1—3 p.m.; August 14, 2018, 1—3 p.m.; September 11, 2018, 1—3 p.m.; October 9, 2018, 1—3 p.m.; November 13, 2018, 2—4 p.m.

Place: 100 Community Pl., 1st Fl. Conf. Rm., Side B, Crownsville, MD

Add'l. Info: Meetings of the Notary Work Group.
                    Purpose:  The purpose of the Notary Work Group is to study, review, and make recommendations about the entire body of law, including Remote Notarizations, physical presence, fees, enforcement, and more in the State of Maryland.
                    Goals:  To determine if the notary law needs to be revised, to align the notary law with related laws in the State of Maryland, and to propose recommendations regarding the body of notary laws and remote notarizations that currently exist in other states.
                    Meetings of the Notary Work Group will be held in compliance with the Maryland Open Meetings Act, General Provisions Article, §§3-201—3-206, Annotated Code of Maryland.
Contact: Michael Schlein  (410) 260-3863

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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/ MARYLAND BOARD OF AIRPORT ZONING APPEALS (BAZA)

Subject: Public Hearing

Date and Time: June 12, 2018, 10 a.m.

Place: MDOT Headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Dr., Richard Trainor Rm., Hanover, MD

Add'l. Info: The Board will hear the following case:

                    Docket Number 410

                    Northrop Grumman Corporation is proposing to utilize a temporary crane for the replacement of a HVAC Air Handling Unit on a building rooftop at 7323 Aviation Boulevard, Linthicum, Maryland 21090. This location is approximately 2,900 feet west of Runway 15R at Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI Marshall).  The proposed height of the temporary crane is 284 feet above ground level (AGL)/387 feet mean sea level (MSL).  The temporary crane height will exceed the Code of Federal Regulations (FAR) Part 77, Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace by 94 feet.  The Appellant has filed FAA Form 7460-1, Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration (ASN# 2018-AEA-5913-OE) with the Federal Aviation Administration and is awaiting their case determination.  Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 11.03.06.03 and 11.03.06.04 - Height Limits in Airport Districts, enables the proponent to seek a variance from the Board of Airport Zoning Appeals for any proposed penetration of FAR Part 77.  Therefore, the Maryland Aviation Administration will present BAZA Case 410 to the Board of Airport Zoning Appeals Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10 a.m.

For additional information, please contact Deborah Mahoney-Fowler, 410-865-1233.

                    Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request.  Please call 410-865-1233 (voice) or MD Relay (TTY Users).

Contact: Deborah Mahoney-Fowler (410) 865-1233

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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time:  2018 Meetings:

May 30, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

June 13, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

June 27, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

July 11, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

July 25, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Aug 8, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Aug 22, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Sep 5, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Sep 19, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Oct 3, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Oct 17, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Oct 31, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Nov 14, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Nov 28, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Dec 5, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Dec 19, 2018, 8:30a.m. — 5 p.m.

Place: Maryland Dept. of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Dr., Hanover, MD

Contact: Sabrina Bass (410) 865-1240

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MARYLAND COLLEGE COLLABORATION FOR STUDENT VETERANS COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 19, 2018, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Place: 11868 College Backbone Rd., Princess Anne, MD

Contact: Denise Nooe (410) 260-3840

[18-11-10]

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 14, 2018, 9:30 — 11:30 a.m.

Place: 10 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD

Add'l. Info: Portions of this meeting may be held in closed session.

Contact: Amy Lackington (410) 864-5300

[18-11-05]

 

GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Subject: Public Meeting

Date and Time: June 7, 2018, 3:30 — 5:30 p.m.

Place: 7201 Corporate Center Dr., Hanover, MD

Contact: Darla Henson (410) 767-2408

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