State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Related Nursing Home Legislation


In addition to the quality initiatives described above, several other regulations were passed by the Maryland General Assembly as part of the nursing home reform package that were not evaluated for this study (as they do not meet our criteria for state-initiated quality improvement programs). They include regulations related to enforcement actions, and include: relocation of residents (COMAR; sanctions (.49); civil money penalties (.52, .53, .54, .55); criminal penalties (.56); emergency suspension (.57); license denial or revocation (.58); and hearings (.59). Complete descriptions of the legislation can be found at

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