10.14.05.03

.03 Maryland Cancer Fund.

A. The Maryland Cancer Fund is a nonlapsing, special fund created by Health-General Article, §20-117, Annotated Code of Maryland, for cancer research, prevention, and treatment, which is generated from:

(1) Contributions from the income tax checkoff system under Tax-General Article, §2-112, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(2) Any other donations to the Fund.

B. The Department may only expend funds:

(1) In accordance with an appropriation approved by the General Assembly in the annual State budget; or

(2) Through an approved budget amendment under State Finance and Procurement Article, §§7-209 and 7-210, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. The Department may only make grant awards under the Fund for cancer:

(1) Research;

(2) Primary prevention;

(3) Secondary prevention; or

(4) Treatment.

D. Any unspent portions of the Fund shall remain in the Fund and may not revert to the General Fund of the State.

E. Money expended from the Fund is supplemental to, and is not intended to take the place of, funding that would otherwise be appropriated to the Department for cancer:

(1) Research;

(2) Primary prevention;

(3) Secondary prevention; or

(4) Treatment.