.02 Purpose.

A. The purpose of this Code is to carry out the mandate of Public Safety Article, §12-202, Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended (the "Act"), which requires the Department to establish minimum requirements that will provide for the accessibility and usability of buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities.

B. The standards promulgated under this chapter are designed to carry out the purposes as set forth in §A of this regulation establishing minimum requirements for the construction, alteration, and changes in use of the buildings and facilities covered by this Code.