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2020 Maryland Statutes
Health - General
Title 20 - Miscellaneous Health Provisions
Subtitle 6 - Female Genital Mutilation
Section 20-601 - Female Genital Mutilation
Universal Citation: MD. Health - General Code Ann. § 20-601 (2020)
(a) Except as provided in § 20-602 of this subtitle, a person who knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of an individual who is under the age of 18 years is guilty of female genital mutilation.
(b) Except as provided in § 20-602 of this subtitle, a parent, guardian, or other individual is guilty of female genital mutilation if the individual:
(1) Is legally responsible and charged with the care or custody of a child under the age of 18 years; and
(2) Knowingly consents to the circumcision, excision, or infibulation of the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of the child.
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