2018 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 18 - Disease Prevention
Subtitle 9 - Catastrophic Health Emergency Disease Surveillance and Response Program
§ 18-907. Failure to comply

  • (a) Noncompliance by individuals. --

    • (1) A person may not knowingly and willfully fail to comply with any order, regulation, or directive issued in accordance with § 18-905 of this subtitle.

    • (2) A person who violates paragraph (1) of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $ 3,000 or both.

  • (b) Noncompliance by health care facilities. -- If a health care facility fails to comply with an order, regulation, or directive issued under § 18-903 or § 18-904 of this subtitle, the Secretary may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $ 3,000 for each offense.

  • (c) Noncompliance by health care practitioners. -- If a health care practitioner fails to comply with an order, regulation, or directive issued under § 18-903 or § 18-904 of this subtitle, the Secretary may request the appropriate licensing board to take disciplinary action against the health care practitioner, including:

    • (1) Placing the licensee or certificate holder on probation;

    • (2) Suspending or revoking the license or certificate holder; or

    • (3) Imposing a civil penalty not to exceed $ 3,000 for each offense.

  • (d) Immunity from liability. -- A health care provider acting in good faith and in accordance with a catastrophic health emergency disease surveillance and response program is immune from civil or criminal liability related to those actions, unless the health care provider acts with willful misconduct.

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