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(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a minor who is at least 17 years old, without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, may give blood to a program that:
(1) Is voluntary;
(2) Does not pay money for the blood; and
(3) Is approved by:
(i) The American Association of Blood Banks; or
(ii) The American Red Cross.
(b)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a minor who is at least 16 years old, and has obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian, may give blood to the programs listed in subsection (a) of this section.
(2) Consent may be obtained via telephone or electronic means.
a. A person who desires to acquire an ownership interest in a continuing care facility shall so notify the department in writing at least 60 days in advance of the acquisition. The person shall obtain the approval of the commissioner for the acquisition prior to the completion of the sale or transfer of the facility's ownership interest.
b. For the purposes of this act, an acquisition of an ownership interest in a continuing care facility shall be deemed to take place if:
(1) The facility is a corporation and there is an acquisition by or a transfer of ownership to an individual, partnership or corporation through purchase, contract, donation, gift or stock option of 25% or more of the corporation's outstanding stock, either preferred or common, or there is acquisition of the physical assets of the facility by a newly formed or existing corporation;
(2) The facility is a partnership and there is an acquisition by or a transfer of ownership to an individual, partnership, or corporation of 10% or more of the existing partnership's total capital interest or there is acquisition of the physical assets of the facility by a newly formed or existing partnership; and
(3) The facility is individually owned and there is a purchase of the physical assets of the facility.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Health-General § 20-101 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/health-general/md-code-health-gen-sect-20-101.html
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