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REGS : 10.47.04 Certification Requirements (ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE ADMINISTRATION)

 

 Content Editor

 
PROPOSED
Maryland Register
Issue Date:  August 22,  2014
Volume 41 • Issue 17 • Page 976—977
 
Title 10
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 47 ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE ADMINISTRATION
10.47.04 Certification Requirements
Authority: Health-General Article, §8-401—8-405 and 19-308, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
[14-240-P]
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .05 under COMAR 10.47.04 Certification Requirements.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to amend regulations to accept accreditation of an applicant for renewal of certification instead of conducting a site visit and issuing a written report.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
I. Summary of Economic Impact. The Office of Health Care Quality may experience decreased administrative costs due to less time conducting site visits and creating written reports for treatment programs during the certification renewal process.
 
 
Revenue (R+/R-)
 
II. Types of Economic Impact.
Expenditure (E+/E-)
Magnitude
 

 
A. On issuing agency:
(E-)
Indeterminable
B. On other State agencies:
NONE
C. On local governments:
NONE
 
 
Benefit (+)
Cost (-)
Magnitude
 

 
D. On regulated industries or trade groups:
NONE
E. On other industries or trade groups:
NONE
F. Direct and indirect effects on public:
NONE

 
III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)
A. Office of Health Care Quality may save money as a result of employees spending less time conducting site visits and writing reports, but the amount of savings in indeterminable.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through September 22, 2014. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.05 Application Process and Evaluation.
A.—D. (text unchanged)
E. In considering a renewal application, the Administration may accept accreditation of the program by an accreditation organization approved in accordance with Health-General Article, §19-2302, Annotated Code of Maryland, instead of the Office of Health Care Quality conducting a site visit and issuing a written report.
JOSHUA M. SHARFSTEIN, M.D.
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene