.02 License Requirements.

A. A facility operating major medical equipment shall meet all general licensing requirements for a facility as provided in COMAR 10.05.01 and all requirements of this chapter.

B. An owner of mobile major medical equipment shall obtain a license under this chapter.

C. A facility operating major medical equipment that is engaged exclusively in biomedical research is not required to be licensed under this chapter if:

(1) Charges for any health care service provided with the equipment will not be paid by any patient or third-party payor; and

(2) The capital costs associated with the equipment and any related construction or renovation are not included in patient charges.