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Maryland Code, Education § 9.5-402

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(a)(1) The General Assembly finds that:

(i) A child is not capable of self-protection;  and

(ii) If care of a child is given over to another, mental and physical risks arise that need to be offset by reasonable protective measures.

(2) The General Assembly also finds that:

(i) There is a shortage of child care placements for children under the age of 2 years;  and

(ii) The rules and regulations adopted under this subtitle should provide for small child care centers that provide care in a homelike environment.

(b) The purpose of this subtitle is not to limit a parent in getting the help of responsible relatives or friends in giving child care for a child, but is to aid each parent and protect each child from the risk present if:

(1) The child is cared for by an individual other than a relative or friend;  and

(2) Children of more than one family are cared for together or, on different days, use the same facilities.

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