2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 5 - Controlled Dangerous Substances, Prescriptions, and Other Substances
Subtitle 7 - Prescription Drugs and Other Substances
Part II - Other Substances
§ 5-710. Use of steroid or hormone -- Warning

  • (a) Human growth hormone defined. -- In this section, "human growth hormone" means:

    • (1) somatrem, somatropin, and any of their analogues; or

    • (2) a substance labeled as being or containing somatrem or somatropin and any analogue of somatrem or somatropin.

  • (b) Scope of section. -- This section applies to an athletic facility, commercial health club, public recreation center, weight training gym, school gymnasium, or other establishment operated primarily for the exercise, physical fitness, athletic training, or physical education of the individuals who use the facility.

  • (c) Warning notice in locker rooms. -- The operator of a facility subject to this section shall obtain and affix at least one warning notice in each locker room maintained in the facility.

  • (d) Lettering and content requirements. --

    • (1) The lettering in each warning notice shall be at least 1 inch high and shall be conspicuously placed for maximum possible visibility.

    • (2) The warning notice shall read:

      • Warning

      • The nonprescription use, possession, or distribution of anabolic

      • steroids or human growth hormone is illegal in the State of Maryland. On

      • conviction, violators are subject to imprisonment or a fine or both.

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