What is the difference between a regulation and a statute?

The Legislature enacts statutes.

Administrative agencies adopt, amend and repeal regulations under the authority granted to them by statutes.  Unless the Legislature has created an exemption, agencies must follow the procedures in the Administrative Procedure Act when adopting, amending or repealing regulations.

To access the Annotated Code of Maryland (statutes) click on link to the right on home page.

To access the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) (regulations) click on COMAR Online link to the left on home page.

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