2017 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 5 - Death
Subtitle 6 - Health Care Decisions Act
Part II - Advance Directive Program
§ 5-626. Advance Directive Program Fund.

  • (a) "Fund" defined. -- In this section, "Fund" means the Advance Directive Program Fund.
  • (b) Fund established. -- There is an Advance Directive Program Fund.
  • (c) Purpose. -- The purpose of the Fund is to provide funding to carry out the purposes of the Advance Directive Program established under § 5-620 of this subtitle.
  • (d) Administration. -- The Department shall administer the Fund.
  • (e) Status; accounting. --
    • (1) The Fund is a special, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to § 7-302 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.
    • (2) The State Treasurer shall hold the Fund separately, and the Comptroller shall account for the Fund.
  • (f) Composition. -- The Fund consists of:
    • (1) Money transferred to the Fund under § 6-103.1 of the Insurance Article;
    • (2) Interest earned under subsection (h) of this section; and
    • (3) Any other money received from any other lawful source accepted for the benefit of the Fund.
  • (g) Use of Fund. -- Money in the Fund may be used only to carry out the purposes of the Advance Directive Program established under § 5-620 of this subtitle.
  • (h) Investments. --
    • (1) The State Treasurer shall invest the money of the Fund in the same manner as other State money may be invested.
    • (2) Any interest earnings of the Fund shall be credited to the Fund.
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