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Regulations

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Maryland must abide by regulations and standards set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations. This section includes information on the specific regulations that are of greatest interest to residents and prospective residents of CCRCs. Some facilities also seek national accreditation.

COMAR 32.02.01.28 Continuing Care Agreement:
This section states what information must be included in all Continuing Care Agreements (Contracts).

COMAR 32.02.01.29 Withdrawal of Application or Rescission of Agreement Before Occupancy Date:
This regulation identifies the conditions under which an application may be withdrawn or an agreement rescinded, and what fees may be refunded.

COMAR 32.02.01.31 Termination of the Agreement After the Occupancy Date:
This section describes the conditions under which a resident's contract may be terminated by the CCRC; refunding of fees in such instances is also discussed.

COMAR 32.02.01.33 Inspection by the Department:
This regulation authorizes the Maryland Department of Aging to inspect and examine records of any continuing care retirement community in the state.

COMAR 32.02.01.35 Administrative Sanctions:
This section specifies the conditions under which a Certificate of Registration for a CCRC may be denied or revoked.

COMAR 32.02.01.19 Required Information Regarding Governance:
This regulation requires that a CCRC conduct an annual meeting open to all residents to present a summary of operations, changes, goals and objectives.

COMAR 32.02.01.21 Disclosure Statement:
This section outlines the information that must appear in the disclosure statement a CCRC must present to all prospective residents. The statement includes information such as the names of key partners, owners and managing companies, a current copy of the certified financial statement, short and long-term plans for financing the facility and more.

COMAR 32.02.02.01 (12) Continuing Care At Home Definition:
Section 12 of this regulation defines the services that must be offered and provided by a Continuing Care at Home company. Continuing Care Retirement Communities are required to meet the same licensing requirements for their assisted living and nursing care units as freestanding facilities must meet.