2018 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 20 - Miscellaneous Health Provisions
Subtitle 19 - Subcutaneous Implanting of Identification Device.
§ 20-1901. Definitions

  • (a) In general. -- In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

  • (b) Identification device. --

    • (1) "Identification device" means an item, an application, or a product that is passively or actively capable of transmitting personal information, including devices using radio frequency technology.

    • (2) "Identification device" does not include an item, an application, or a product that is used in the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, or prevention of a health condition.

  • (c) Personal information. -- "Personal information" includes the following data elements to the extent that the data elements are used alone or in conjunction with other information used to identify an individual:

    • (1) First or last name;

    • (2) Address;

    • (3) Telephone number;

    • (4) E-mail, Internet Protocol, or website address;

    • (5) Date of birth;

    • (6) Driver's license number or identification card number;

    • (7) Bank, credit card, or other financial account number;

    • (8) Any unique personal identifier contained or encoded on a health insurance, health benefit, or benefit card or record issued in conjunction with a government-supported aid program;

    • (9) Religion;

    • (10) Ethnicity or nationality;

    • (11) Photograph;

    • (12) Fingerprint or other biometric identifier;

    • (13) Social Security number; and

    • (14) Any other unique personal identifier.

  • (d) Require, coerce, or compel. -- "Require, coerce, or compel" includes the use of physical violence, threat, intimidation, retaliation, the conditioning of any private or public benefit, including employment, promotion, or other employment benefit, and any other means to cause a reasonable individual of ordinary susceptibilities to acquiesce when the individual otherwise would not.

  • (e) Subcutaneous. -- "Subcutaneous" means existing, performed, or introduced under or on the skin.

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