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Article - Health - General


    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Accreditation organization” means a private entity that conducts inspections and surveys of health care facilities or health care staff agencies based on nationally recognized and developed standards.

    (c)    “Deemed status” means a status under which a health care facility or a health care staff agency may be exempt from routine surveys conducted by the Department.

    (d)    “Health care facility” means:

        (1)    A hospital as defined in § 19–301 of this title;

        (2)    A health maintenance organization as defined in § 19–701(g) of this title;

        (3)    A freestanding ambulatory care facility as defined in § 19–3B–01 of this title;

        (4)    An assisted living facility as defined in § 19–1801 of this title;

        (5)    A laboratory as defined in § 17–201 of this article;

        (6)    A home health agency as defined in § 19–401 of this title;

        (7)    A residential treatment center as defined in § 19–301 of this title;

        (8)    A comprehensive rehabilitation facility as defined in § 19–1201 of this title;

        (9)    A forensic laboratory as defined in § 17–2A–01 of this article;

        (10)    A substance–related disorder program as defined in § 7.5–101 of this article; and

        (11)    A mental health program as defined in § 7.5–101 of this article.

    (e)    “Health care staff agency” has the meaning stated in § 19–2001 of this title.

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