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(a) A family caregiver is eligible for a grant from the Program if:
(1) the family caregiver resides with an adult dependent;
(2) the adult dependent has been certified by a licensed physician in the State as an individual with long-term care needs for at least 180 consecutive days during the year; and
(3) the family caregiver's household income is 200% or less of the State median income, as adjusted for family size, in accordance with regulations adopted by the Secretary.
(b) The Program may provide eligible family caregivers with a grant of up to $500 per household per year.
(c) A grant may be used to fund goods and services required to provide care for an adult dependent including:
(1) durable medical equipment;
(2) medical bills;
(3) medical supplies;
(4) prescription or over-the-counter medications;
(5) repairs or modifications to the home; and
(6) respite care for the family caregiver.
The school board of every district in this state shall periodically assess student performance and achievement in each school. Such assessment programs shall be based upon local goals and objectives which are compatible with the state's plan for education and which supplement the minimum performance standards approved by the state board of education. Data from district assessment programs shall be provided to the state department of education when such data is required in order to evaluate specific instructional programs or processes or when the data is needed for other research or evaluation projects. Each district may provide acceptable, compatible district assessment data to substitute for any assessment data needed at the state level when the state department of education certifies that such data is acceptable for the purposes of Section 37-16-3.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Human Services § 10-704 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/human-services/md-code-human-serv-sect-10-704/
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