Here you can find both the federal and state laws & regulations governing long-term care. In cases of conflict, federal law overrides state law.
Maryland Laws, Regulations, & etc.
Laws Affecting Nursing Homes
Laws Affecting Assisted Living Facilities
COMAR -- Code of Maryland Regulations:
Click here to view the regulations in Section 10.07.02--Comprehensive Care Facilities and Extended Care Facilities
Click here to view the regulations in Section 10.07.09--Resident's Bill of Rights
Click here to view selected COMAR regulations that govern common issues in nursing homes
Assisted Living Facilities:
Click here to vew the regulations in Section 10.07.14 -- Assisted Living Facilities
Montgomery County Family Council Legislation
Transmittals to Facilities from the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality:
Transmittal regarding the compulsory Maryland Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form
Transmittal regarding Requests for Medical Records