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Community-based program designed to meet the needs of functionally and/or cognitively impaired adults through an individualized plan of care. These structured and comprehensive programs provide a variety of health, social, and other related support services in a protective setting.
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers, 
  • Birthing Centers., 
  • Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab., 
  • Cosmetic Surgery Facilities, 
  • Dialysis Centers, 
  • Home Health Agencies, 
  • Hospice Care,
  • Major Medical Equip., 
  • Outpatient Physical Therapy, 
  • Portable X-Ray, Residential Svcs. Agencies,

Residential or facility-based programs that provide housing and supportiive services to meet the needs of residents who need assistance with performing activities of daily living.
  • Community Residential Svcs., ​​​
  • Community-Supported Living Arrangements, 
  • Family Supported Svcs., 
  • Individual Support Svcs.,
  • Resource Coordination, 
  • Vocational & Day 
  • Habilitation Svcs. (including support employment)
  • Accredited and Non-Accredited
  • Employer Drug Testing
  • ​​​Acute Care & Psychiatric Hospitals, 
  • Freestanding Medical Facilities, 
  • HMOs,
  • Patient Safety,
  • Prison Hospitals, 
  • Residential Treatment Ctrs. 

  • Blood Drawing Stations, Blood, Sperm & Tissue Banks, Hospital Labs,
  • Independent Labs, Maryland Cytology Proficient Testing Prgm., Physician Office Labs

  • Nursing Homes
  • MDS 3.0

  • ​COMAR 10.63

  • Group Homes for Adults with Mental Illness,
  • ​Mental Health Vocational Prgms.,
  • Mobile Treatment Svcs., 
  • Nurse Referral Agencies, 
  • Nursing Staff Agencies, Outpatient Mental Health Ctr., 
  • Psych. Rehab. Prgms., 
  • Psych. Rehab Svcs for Minors, 
  • Psych. Day 
  • Treatment Svcs., 
  • Partial Hospitalization Prgrm., 
  • Residential Rehab. Prgms., 
  • Residential Crisis Svcs.,
  • Respite Care Svcs., 
  • Therapeutic Group Homes, 
  • Therapeutic Nursery Prgms.
  • Opioid Maintenance Therapy Programs
  • Outpatient Treatment Programs
  • Residential Programs
  • Early Intervention
  • Detoxification Treatment
  • Education Programs (DWI)



As of August 29, 2016 the Office of Health Care Quality has reduced or eliminated various licensure application or renewal fees. For a complete listing of these changes please CLICK HERE

The full text of the updated COMAR regulations for each provider type can be found by clicking on this link: COMAR ONLINE

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