Subtitle 01 Procedures
COMAR 10.01.02 – Procedures for Public Hearings
COMAR 10.01.03 – Procedures for Hearings before the Secretary
COMAR 10.01.12 – Declaratory Ruling
COMAR 10.01.13 – Procedures for Interagency Cooperation for Licensing Residential Child Care Facilities
COMAR 10.01.14 – Open Meetings
In accordance with the Regulatory Review and Evaluation Act (§§ 10-130 through 10-139 of the
State Government Article), the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is currently reviewing and evaluating COMAR 10.01.01 under COMAR Title 10.
The purpose of the review and evaluation is to determine whether existing regulations continue to accomplish the purposes for which they were adopted, clarify ambiguous or unclear language, and repeal any obsolete or duplicative provisions. Pursuant to its work plan, DHMH will evaluate the need to retain, amend, or repeal any obsolete or duplicative provisions. Pursuant to its work plan, DHMH will evaluate the need to retain, amend, or repeal the regulations based on whether the regulations are:
▪ still necessary to the public interest;
▪ drafted in a clear and understandable manner;
▪ still supported by statutory authority and judicial opinions and judicial opinions;
▪ consistent with federal regulations and other State regulations;
▪ still effective in accomplishing the intended purpose of the regulations;
▪ obsolete, duplicative, or otherwise appropriate for amendment or repeal.
OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
DHMH would like to provide interested parties with an opportunity to participate in the review and evaluation process by submitting comments on these regulations. The comments may address any concerns about the regulations. If the comments include suggested changes to the regulations, please be as specific as possible and provide language for the suggested changes.
Comments should be directed to Daniel O’Brien, Principal Counsel, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and transmitted by mail to Room 302, 300 West Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, by fax to 410-333-7894 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org