Maryland Register
Issue Date:  March 30, 2018
Volume 45 • Issue 7 • Page 357
Title 10
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health proposes to repeal in their entirety:
(1) Regulations .01—.12 under COMAR 10.21.04 Community Mental Health Programs—Group Homes for Adults with Mental Illness;
(2) Regulations .01—.16 under COMAR 10.21.16 Community Mental Health Programs—Application, Approval, and Disciplinary Processes;
(3) Regulations .01—.17 under COMAR 10.21.17 Community Mental Health Programs—Definitions and Administrative Requirements;
(4) Regulations .01—.13 under COMAR 10.21.18 Community Mental Health Programs—Therapeutic Nursery Programs;
(5) Regulations .01—.11 under COMAR 10.21.19 Community Mental Health Programs—Mobile Treatment Services;
(6) Regulations .01—.11 under COMAR 10.21.20 Community Mental Health Programs—Outpatient Mental Health Centers;
(7) Regulations .01—.13 under COMAR 10.21.21 Community Mental Health Programs—Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs for Adults;
(8) Regulations .01—.12 under COMAR 10.21.22 Community Mental Health Programs—Residential Rehabilitation Programs;
(9) Regulations .01—.12 under COMAR 10.21.26 Community Mental Health Programs—Residential Crisis Services;
(10) Regulations .01—.08 under COMAR 10.21.27 Community Mental Health Programs—Respite Care Services;
(11) Regulations .01—.12 under COMAR 10.21.28 Community Mental Health Programs—Mental Health Vocational Programs (MHVP);
(12) Regulations .01—.09 under COMAR 10.21.29 Community Mental Health Programs—Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services for Minors;
(13) Regulations .01—.11 under COMAR 10.47.02 Specific Program Requirements;
(14) Regulations .01—.07 under COMAR 10.47.03 Specific Program Requirements for Correctional Levels of Care;
(15) Regulations .01—.08 under COMAR 10.47.04 Certification Requirements; and
(16) Regulations .01—.05 under COMAR 10.47.05 Education Programs.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to repeal community-based mental health and substance–related disorder services regulations that are in conflict with COMAR 10.63.
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, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through April 30, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
Secretary of Health