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(a) Regulations adopted under this subtitle shall include:
(1) The requirements for licensure of a behavioral health program;
(2) The process for a behavioral health program to apply for a license;
(3) A description of the behavioral health programs that are required to be licensed;
(4) Any requirements for the governance of a behavioral health program, including:
(i) A provision prohibiting a conflict of interest between the interests of the provider and those of the individual receiving services;
(ii) A provision authorizing a behavioral health program licensed as an outpatient mental health center to satisfy any regulatory requirement that the medical director be on site through the use of telehealth by the director; and
(iii) A provision authorizing a psychiatric nurse practitioner to serve as a medical director of an outpatient mental health center accredited in accordance with COMAR 10.63.03.05, including through telehealth;
(5) Provisions for inspections of a behavioral health program, including inspection and copying of the records of a behavioral health program in accordance with State and federal law; and
(6) Provisions for denials, sanctions, suspensions, and revocations of licenses, including imposition of civil monetary penalties, and notice and an opportunity to be heard.
(b)(1) The Secretary may require a behavioral health program to be granted accreditation by an accreditation organization approved by the Secretary under Title 19, Subtitle 23 of this article as a condition of licensure under regulations adopted under this subtitle.
(2) By becoming licensed in accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection, a program agrees to comply with all applicable standards of the accreditation organization.
(c) Regulations adopted under this subtitle may include provisions setting reasonable fees for applying for a license and for the issuance and renewal of licenses.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Health-General § 7.5-402 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/health-general/md-code-health-gen-sect-7-5-402.html
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