§ 19-1411. Medical Director


  • (1) Each nursing home shall designate a physician to serve as medical director.
  • (2) The medical director is responsible for monitoring physician services at the nursing home.
  • (3) The medical director shall report monthly to the quality assurance committee on the quality of medical care at the nursing home.
    • (b) The Secretary, in consultation with the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, and representatives of the nursing home industry, shall:
      • (1) Establish qualifications for the medical director of a nursing home or anyone acting for the medical director in his or her absence;
      • (2) Define the duties of the medical director; and
      • (3) Adopt regulations for the attending physicians who treat residents of nursing homes that will provide for physician accountability.