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Article - Health - General




§15–122.3.

    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Available income” means the portion of income of a Program recipient that the Program recipient is required to contribute to the cost of care for the Program recipient under the Program.

        (3)    “Disabled person” has the meaning stated in § 13–101 of the Estates and Trusts Article.

        (4)    “Guardian” means:

            (i)    A guardian of the person; or

            (ii)    A guardian of the property.

        (5)    “Guardian of the person” means a person who has been appointed by a court as a guardian of the person of a disabled person under § 13–705 of the Estates and Trusts Article.

        (6)    “Guardian of the property” means a person who has been appointed by a court as a guardian of the property of a disabled person under § 13–201 of the Estates and Trusts Article.

        (7)    “Guardianship services” means services provided to a recipient who is a disabled person by a guardian while acting in the capacity as a guardian.

        (8)    “Recipient” means a Program recipient who receives long–term care services and supports under the Program.

    (b)    Subject to subsection (c) of this section, when determining the available income of a recipient who is a disabled person and has a guardian, the Department shall include as part of the personal needs allowance guardianship fees payable for guardianship services.

    (c)    The personal needs allowance for guardianship fees shall be as follows:

        (1)    If one person is serving as both the guardian of the person and the guardian of the property of the recipient, the personal needs allowance shall be $50 per month; and

        (2)    If one person is serving as the guardian of the person of the recipient and a different person is serving as the guardian of the property of the recipient, the personal needs allowance shall be $50 per month for each guardian.