About Statutes

This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

The Code is arranged by and organized into “Articles” (e.g. Transportation Article), which are further subdivided into “titles”, “subtitles”, “sections”, “subsections”, “paragraphs”, subparagraphs”, etc.

Note that the “official” compilation of the laws (Chapters) enacted at each session of the General Assembly is published by the State as the “Laws of Maryland”, commonly referred to as the “Session Laws”. The Session Laws for each session are compiled chronologically by chapter number and serve as the source law from which the statutes accessed here are derived.

While the “Laws of Maryland” (Session Laws) constitute the official laws of the State, this Code and the annotated versions noted below are accepted as “evidence” of the law in all State courts and by all public offices and officials (See § 10-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article). However, in the event of a conflict between the Code and the Session Laws, the Session Laws prevail.

Note: Annotated versions of the Code, published by LexisNexis and West, are available in book and online formats. These Annotated Codes include references to case law, related citations, and explanatory notations.

The Municipal Charters are updated each year by incorporating all charter resolutions received by the Department through May 31 of that year. Individual Municipal Resolutions are published to the General Assembly website as they are received by the Department.

Statute Text

Article - Health - General
(a)   To qualify for a certificate, an individual shall meet the requirements of this section.
(b)   The applicant shall be at least 18 years old.
(c)   The applicant shall have, or reasonably expect to have, as a result of the individual’s occupation or volunteer, family, or social status, the ability to assist an individual who is experiencing an opioid overdose.
(d)    (1)   The applicant shall successfully complete an educational training program offered by a private or public entity authorized by the Department.
(2)   An educational training program required under this subsection shall:
(i)   Be conducted by:
1.   A licensed physician;
2.   An advanced practice nurse;
3.   A pharmacist; or
4.   An employee or a volunteer of a private or public entity who is supervised in accordance with a written agreement between the private or public entity and a supervisory licensed physician, advanced practice nurse, or pharmacist that includes:
A.    Procedures for providing patient overdose information;
B.    Information as to how the employee or volunteer providing the information will be trained; and
C.    Standards for documenting the provision of patient overdose information to patients; and
(ii)   Include training in:
1.   The recognition of the symptoms of opioid overdose;
2.   The proper administration of naloxone;
3.   The importance of contacting emergency medical services;
4.   The care of an individual after the administration of naloxone; and
5.   Any other topics required by the Department.