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10.21.04.00.htm 10.21.04.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 21 MENTAL HYGIENE REGULATIONS Chapter 04 Community Mental Health Programs ― Group Homes for Adults with Mental Illness Authority: Health-General Article, §10-514―10-524 and 10-604, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.21.04.01.htm 10.21.04.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter establishes the licensing procedure for group homes for adults with mental disorders..
10.21.04.02.htm 10.21.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, terms have the meanings stated in COMAR 10.21.17.. B. Definition of Group Home.. 1) "Group home" means a community-based residential program that provides services:. a) For individuals who have been or are under treatment for a mental disorder;. b) When possible, in the individual's community of origin; and. c) In a home-like environment.. 2) "Group home" means a private group home as defined in Health-General Article, §10-514(b) (d)e) an
10.21.04.03.htm 10.21.04.03. 03 Admission Standards.. A. A group home may admit an individual if the individual:. 1) Has a mental disorder;. 2) Because of the mental disorder, requires residential services for assistance and support in community living;3) Has the ability to understand and states, in writing, willingness to comply with the rules and regulations of the group home; and4) Is able to take appropriate action, under emergency conditions, for self-preservation..
10.21.04.04.htm 10.21.04.04. 04 License Required.. A. A person shall obtain a license from the Department before operating a group home.. B. The Secretary shall grant a license to an applicant to operate a group home, as described in Regulation .02 of this chapter, if the applicant fulfills the requirements for:1) Licensure under this chapter;. 2) Administrative requirements under COMAR 10.21.17;. 3) Psychiatric rehabilitation programs under COMAR 10.21.21; and.
10.21.04.05.htm 10.21.04.05. 05 Application Process.. A. Consultation. Before submitting an application, an applicant for licensure to operate a group home may request assistance from the Department's designated licensure unit or the appropriate core service agency (CSA) regarding the proper compilation of application materials and completion of the application.B. Application for Licensure. An applicant for licensure for a group home shall:. 1) Submit, to the Department's designated licensur
10.21.04.06.htm 10.21.04.06. 06 Licensure.. A. Initial License.. 1) Within 90 days of receipt of an application completed according to Regulation .05B of this chapter, the Department's designated licensure unit:a) Shall:. i) Evaluate the application;. ii) Meet with the applicant; and. iii) Conduct an on-site review to inspect the physical plant and evaluate the proposed group home; andb) May ask the group home program director to submit a program improvement plan regarding deficiencies cited by the licensure
10.21.04.07.htm 10.21.04.07. 07 Deemed Status.. A. Request for Deemed Status. If a group home is licensed by the Department and is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) or the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) the governing body of the group home may request that the Secretary grant the group home deemed status by submitting a written request:1) At least 90 days before the expiration of the group home's license;. a) Administration;.
10.21.04.08.htm 10.21.04.08. 08 Program Inspection and Investigation by the Department.. A. The Department may make announced and unannounced visits to a group home.. B. If the Department receives information that the safety or welfare of an individual served is in jeopardy, the Department shall promptly:1) Conduct and document an investigation; and. 2) Based on the investigation under §B(1) of this regulation, take appropriate action, including:.
10.21.04.09.htm 10.21.04.09. 09 Denial and Emergency Suspension of Licensure and Disciplinary Action.. A. Denial of License.. 1) If the Secretary proposes to deny a license to an applicant under the provisions of this chapter, the Secretary shall give written notice of the proposed denial to the:a) Chairman of the governing body;. b) Program director;. c) Administration; and. d) As applicable, either the CSA director or the health officer..
10.21.04.10.htm 10.21.04.10. 10 Group Home Request.. If a group home requests that licensure be discontinued:. A. The Secretary shall discontinue licensure; and. B. The governing body shall assure that, within 10 working days, the program director takes the action described under Regulation .09A(3) of this chapter.
10.21.04.11.htm 10.21.04.11. 11 Initiation of Receivership.. The Secretary may take action to initiate receivership under the provisions of Health-General Article, §19-333―19-339, Annotated Code of Maryland.
10.21.04.12.htm 10.21.04.12. 12 Procedures for Hearings.. A. Within 10 working days of receipt of notification that the Secretary proposes to deny approval or initiate disciplinary action, the chairman of the governing body may file a written request for a hearing with the Office of Administrative Hearings, with copies to the:1) Administration;. 2) CSA director; and. 3) Director of the Department's designated licensure unit.. B. If the chairman of the governing body does not file a request for hearin
10.21.04.9999.htm 10.21.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 25, 1980 (7:15 Md. R. 1424). Recodified from COMAR 10.21.05 to 10.21.04. Chapter revised effective October 14, 1991 (18:20 Md. R. 2199) ―. Chapter, Group Homes for the Mentally Disabled, repealed and new Chapter, Community Mental Health Programs ― Group Homes for Adults with Mental Illness, adopted effective October 5, 1998 (25:20 Md. R. 1529)
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