Issue Date: May 12, 2017
Volume 44 • Issue 10 • Pages 491—492
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS
10.09.44 Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b) 15-103, and 15-105, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.09.44 Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to allow more than one PACE provider to operate in the State.
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 an impact on individuals with disabilities as follows:
The existing PACE program provides a wide array of health care services, including day health services, in-home care, and other medical and social services, to individuals with disabilities. This proposed action will allow such programs to operate in other areas of the State, thereby expanding opportunities for individuals with disabilities to receive services in their communities.
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 12, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.03 PACE Provider.
[A. Only one PACE provider may operate in the State.]
[B.] A.―[O.] N. (text unchanged)
DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene