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§7–1101.

    (a)    (1)    Unless licensed by the Administration under this title, a person may not provide the following services to an individual with developmental disability or to a recipient of individual support services, as defined in § 7-901 of this title:

            (i)    Day habilitation services;

            (ii)    Residential services;

            (iii)    Services coordination;

            (iv)    Vocational services;

            (v)    More than 1 family support service, as defined in § 7-701 of this title;

            (vi)    More than 1 individual support service; and

            (vii)    More than 1 community supported living arrangements service, as defined in § 7-709 of this title.

        (2)    The Administration, the Administration’s designee, or an agency that receives public funds may not place an individual in a residential group home or other facility that is not operating in compliance with applicable State licensing laws.

    (b)    A person who provides services in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000.

    (c)    An employee, officer, or director of a provider of services under this title or any other person who knowingly participates in a violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year, or both.

    (d)    In addition to any other penalties specified in this section, an individual who is admitted or held against the individual’s will by a person who is providing services without a license may recover civil damages from that person and from any other person who knowingly participates in the admission or detention.



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