Issue Date: May 27, 2016
Volume 43• Issue 11• Page 638
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
10.07.02 Comprehensive Care Facilities and Extended Care Facilities
Authority: Health-General Article, §§19-308, [and] 19-1401, and 19-1408, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .05 under COMAR10.07.02 Comprehensive Care Facilities and Extended Care Facilities.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to add the requirement that the Department conduct a site visit and survey of each licensed nursing home at least once per year.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to email@example.com, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through June 27, 2016. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.05 Inspection by Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.
A. (text unchanged)
B. Site Visits and Surveys.
(1) The Department shall make a site visit and conduct a full survey of each licensed nursing home at least once per calendar year.
(2) All surveys shall be unannounced.
[B.] C.—[C.] D. (text unchanged)
VAN T. MITCHELL
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene