10.18.10.02

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)” means the medical condition caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

(2) “Agent” means a case manager, licensed social worker, registered nurse, or any other related professional that assists an individual in submitting an application to the Urgent Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program.

(3) “Applicant” means an individual on whose behalf an application has been submitted to the Urgent Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program and whose eligibility status for the Urgent Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program has not yet been determined.

(4) “Department” means the Maryland Department of Health.

(5) “Drug” means an article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and covered by the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program as specified in COMAR 10.18.06.04.

(6) “Enrollment period” means the period of time a recipient may receive Urgent Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program benefits.

(7) “Health care practitioner” means any individual licensed to prescribe U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs or other products in the state in which they practice.

(8) “Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)” means the virus that causes AIDS.

(9) “Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP)” means the program administered by the Department that provides services specified in COMAR 10.18.06.04 for enrolled recipients.

(10) “Open formulary” means all U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved prescription medications and related devices that are not on the list of excluded drugs and other products maintained by the Department according to COMAR 10.18.06.04-1.

(11) “Recipient” means an individual who is enrolled in Urgent MADAP.

(12) “Urgent MADAP” means the program administered by the Department that provides expedited access to MADAP services as specified in Regulation .05 of this chapter for eligible individuals.