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10.07.07.00.htm 10.07.07.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 07 HOSPITALS Chapter 07 Nursing Referral Service Agencies Authority: Health-General Article, Subtitle 19-4B, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.07.07.01.htm 10.07.07.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to set minimum standards for licensure of nursing referral service agencies in Maryland. This chapter does not preclude a nursing referral service agency from operating with independent contractors.
10.07.07.02.htm 10.07.07.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Activities of daily living" means normal daily activities including:. a) Bathing, toileting, and personal hygiene;. b) Dressing;. c) Meal preparation and eating;. d) Companionship; and. e) Assistance with physical transfer and ambulation.. 2) "Agency" means a licensed nursing referral service agency as defined in §B(8) of this regulation.. 3) "Care provider" means
10.07.07.03.htm 10.07.07.03. 03 License Required.. A. A person, partnership, corporation, association, or other business entity may not conduct, operate, or maintain a nursing referral service agency in this State before being licensed by the Secretary.B. This chapter does not limit the right of any person who holds a license issued under Health-General Article or Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, to act as authorized by that license.
10.07.07.04.htm 10.07.07.04. 04 Licensing Procedures.. A. Application for License.. 1) A person desiring to conduct, operate, or maintain a nursing referral service agency in this State shall file an application with the Secretary, on the written or electronic form provided by the Secretary.2) The application for licensure shall contain the name and address of each officer and the director of the nursing referral service agency.3) Along with the application, the applicant shall submit a:.
10.07.07.05.htm 10.07.07.05. 05 Posting Of License.. A nursing referral service agency shall post its license conspicuously onsite so that it is clearly visible to the general public.
10.07.07.06.htm 10.07.07.06. 06 Restrictions on a License.. A. A licensee may not, under any circumstances, transfer or reassign its nursing referral service agency license to another person.B. If the agency ceases to operate for any reason, the license is void and the licensee shall immediately return the license to the Department.
10.07.07.07.htm 10.07.07.07. 07 Inspections by the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.. A. An applicant or a licensee shall maintain records to support compliance with this chapter and ensure that all records are open to inspection by the Department.B. An applicant or a licensee shall assist the Department in conducting an inspection if the Department determines that the assistance is necessary to enable the Department to conduct the inspection.C. If the Department issues deficiencies after an
10.07.07.08.htm 10.07.07.08. 08 Administration.. A. Contractual Arrangements. The regulations of this chapter do not preclude a nursing referral service agency from operating with independent contractors.B. Agency Referrals. An agency shall:. 1) Develop and implement policies and procedures to screen licensed or certified health professionals and care providers that include the following:a) A State criminal history records check or a private agency background check in accordance with Health-General Article, §19
10.07.07.09.htm 10.07.07.09. 09 Sanctions.. A. The Secretary may deny, suspend, revoke, or refuse to reissue any license for inability or failure to comply with this chapter. Any action taken to deny, suspend, or refuse to issue a license is subject to provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, State Government Article, §10-201 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland.B. The Secretary, in addition to or instead of the sanctions set forth in §A of this regulation may direct the licensee to es
10.07.07.10.htm 10.07.07.10. 10 Penalty for Unlicensed Operation.. A person that operates a nursing referral services agency without a license is guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for each subsequent offense. Each day that a violation is continued after the first conviction is a separate offense.
10.07.07.9999.htm 10.07.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 6, 2006 (33:22 Md. R. 1732). Regulation .04A, E amended effective March 13, 2017 (44:5 Md. R. 292).
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