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    Maryland Register
    Issue Date:  April 29, 2016
    Volume 43 • Issue 9 • Page 535
    Title 10
    Subtitle 07 HOSPITALS
    10.07.05 Residential Service Agencies
    Authority: Health-General Article, Title 19, Subtitle 4A, Annotated Code of Maryland
    Notice of Proposed Action
    The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 10.07.05 Residential Service Agencies.
    Statement of Purpose
    The purpose of this action is to align the regulations with a regulatory fee change that was proposed in the October 16, 2015 Maryland Register and became effective December 21, 2015. The initial and renewal licensure fees were reduced in Regulation .04A from $2,100 every 3 years to $1,000 every 3 years for residential service agencies; however, the changes were not reflected in §§H and I(2) of the same regulation. This proposal corrects that oversight.
    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 dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through May 30, 2016. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
    .04 Licensing Procedures.
    A.—G. (text unchanged)
    H. Duration of License. A license is valid for [1 year from the date of issuance if issued before July 1, 2014 and for] 3 years from the date of issuance [if issued after July 1, 2014], unless:
    (1)—(2) (text unchanged)
    I. License Renewal. A licensee shall submit to the Department:
    (1) (text unchanged)
    (2) A nonrefundable license renewal fee [as follows:
    (a) Before July 1, 2014, $700 payable to the Department for a 1-year licensing fee; and
    (b) After July 1, 2014, $2,100] of $1,000 made payable to the Department for a 3-year licensing fee;
    (3)—(5) (text unchanged)
    J.—K. (text unchanged)
    Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene