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14.31.07.00.htm 14.31.07.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 31 OFFICE FOR CHILDREN Chapter 07 Specialized Licensing Standards Authority: Article 41, §6-101 and 6-104; Article 83C, §2-102, 2-104, 2-113, 2-120, and 2-123―2-125; Education Article, §8-301―8-303; Family Law Article, §5-506, 5-508, 5-509, 5-509.1, and 5-510; Health-General Article, §2-104, 7-904, 8-404, 10-922, and 10-924; Annotated Code of Maryland
14.31.07.01.htm 14.31.07.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to establish specialized licensing and monitoring standards that supplement or alter the core licensing standards of COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06 for particular types of residential child care programs.
14.31.07.02.htm 14.31.07.02. 02 Scope.. This chapter contains specialized licensing standards for the following types of residential child care programs:A. State-operated residential educational facilities;. B. Secure care programs;. C. Wilderness programs;. D. Programs for medically fragile children;. E. Programs for children with developmental disabilities;. F. Shelter care programs;. G. Programs for pregnant adolescents;. H. Mother-infant programs;. I. Therapeutic group homes;.
14.31.07.03.htm 14.31.07.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the definitions in COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06 apply, and the following terms have the meanings indicated.B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Developmental Disabilities Administration" means the Developmental Disabilities Administration of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.2) "Infant" means a child younger than 24 months old.. 3) "Locked door isolation" means the involuntary restriction of a child from others for a period of
14.31.07.04.htm 14.31.07.04. 04 State-Operated Residential Educational Facilities.. A. Scope. This regulation applies only to the Maryland School for the Deaf and the Maryland School for the Blind.B. Applicable Core Regulations. The standards for residential child care programs established in COMAR 14.31.05 apply to residential educational facilities only to the extent that they are specifically referenced in §D―F of this regulation.C. Licensing and Monitoring.. 1) Licensing Agency..
14.31.07.05.htm 14.31.07.05. 05 Secure Care Programs.. A. Licensing Requirements. In addition to the requirements set out in this regulation, a licensee that provides secure care shall also meet the requirements of COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06.B. Security. In order to have a license as a secure care program, a licensee shall:. 1) Be licensed by the Department of Juvenile Services;. 2) Identify in its application for licensure the specific security measures to be used by the program and demonstrate that th
14.31.07.06.htm 14.31.07.06. 06 Wilderness Programs.. A. Additional Requirements.. 1) In addition to the requirements set forth in COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06, a licensee shall ensure that a wilderness program also meets the requirements of this regulation.2) With the exception of §B and C of this regulation, the requirements of COMAR 14.31.06.07 are not applicable to wilderness programs.B. Living Environment. The living environment, including all sleeping and food preparation, and personal hygiene facilities,
14.31.07.07.htm 14.31.07.07. 07 Programs for Medically Fragile Children.. A. Additional Requirements. In addition to the requirements set out in COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06, a program for medically fragile children also shall meet the requirements of this regulation.B. Staff. The licensee shall:. 1) Ensure that a health care professional licensed to practice in the State trains child care staff, based on the individual needs of each child; and2) Obtain consultation services from a pediatric m
14.31.07.08.htm 14.31.07.08. 08 Programs for Children With Developmental Disabilities.. A. Additional Requirements. In addition to the requirements set out in COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06, a program for children with developmental disabilities also shall meet the requirements of this regulation.B. Quality Assurance. The licensee shall conform to the quality assurance standards established in COMAR 10.22.02.14.C. Standing Committee. The licensee shall establish a standing committee or committees to:.
14.31.07.09.htm 14.31.07.09. 09 Shelter Care Programs.. A. In addition to the requirements set out in COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06, a licensee shall ensure a program that provides shelter care also meets the requirements of this regulation.B. Requirements for Non-Agency Placements.. 1) If a person or entity other than an agency places a child in shelter care, the licensee shall seek authorization for the placement by:a) Moving, within 24 hours after admission, to acquire legal custody of the child; or.
14.31.07.10.htm 14.31.07.10. 10 Pregnant Adolescents.. A. In addition to the requirements set out in COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06, a licensee shall ensure a program caring for pregnant adolescents also meets the requirements of this regulation.B. A program caring for pregnant adolescents shall ensure that:. 1) All pregnant adolescents receive comprehensive prenatal care, including:. a) A medical care program outlined by a licensed medical professional; and.
14.31.07.11.htm 14.31.07.11. 11 Mother-Infant Programs.. A. In addition to the requirements set out in COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06, a licensee shall ensure a program that provides mother-infant services also meets the requirements of this regulation.B. A licensee may provide care and service for children who are mothers with an infant if:. 1) The licensing agency approves the program in writing;. 2) The licensee ensures that adolescents follow the advice of a licensed physician regarding the hea
14.31.07.12.htm 14.31.07.12. 12 Therapeutic Group Homes.. A. A therapeutic group home shall meet the requirements of COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06, with the following exceptions:1) COMAR 14.31.06.17B;. 2) COMAR 14.31.06.17C; and. 3) COMAR 14.31.06.17D.. B. A therapeutic group home shall also meet the requirements of the following regulations found in COMAR 10.21.07:1) COMAR 10.21.07.02;. 2) COMAR 10.21.07.03B;. 3) COMAR 10.21.07.05B;. 4) COMAR 10.21.07.05C;. 5) COMAR 10.21.07.06B;. 6) COMAR 10.21.07.07;.
14.31.07.13.htm 14.31.07.13. 13 Community Mental Health Programs Providing Residential Crisis Services.. In addition to the requirements of COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06, a community mental health program providing residential crisis services shall meet the requirements of COMAR 10.21.26.
14.31.07.14.htm 14.31.07.14. 14 Community Mental Health Programs Providing Respite Care Services.. In addition to the requirements of COMAR 14.31.05 and 14.31.06, a community mental health program providing respite care services shall meet the requirements of COMAR 10.21.27.
14.31.07.9999.htm 14.31.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 22, 2004 (31:23 Md. R. 1651) ―. COMAR 01.04.08 revised and recodified to COMAR 14.31.07 as an emergency provision effective June 30, 2005 (32:15 Md. R. 1314) revised and recodified permanently effective November 28, 2005 (32:23 Md. R. 1828)
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