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)   There is a Cord Blood Transplant Center Support Fund.
(b)   The purpose of the Fund is to promote economic development by supporting cord blood transplant centers at qualified medical institutions with a goal of being recognized as a regional center of excellence in the area of cord blood transplantation.
(c)   The Department shall administer the Fund.
(d)   The Fund is a special, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to § 7–302 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.
(e)   The State Treasurer shall hold the Fund separately, and the Comptroller shall account for the Fund.
(f)   The Fund consists of:
(1)   Beginning in 2013, any money appropriated in the State budget to the Fund; and
(2)   Any other money from any other source accepted for the benefit of the Fund.
(g)   The Fund may be used only for the establishment of or support for a cord blood transplant center at a qualified medical institution.
(h)    (1)   The State Treasurer shall invest and reinvest the money of the Fund in the same manner as other State money may be invested.
(2)   Any investment earnings of the Fund shall be paid into the Fund.
(i)    (1)   The Comptroller shall pay out money from the Fund as directed by the Secretary.
(2)   No part of the Fund may revert or be credited to:
(i)   The General Fund of the State; or
(ii)   Any other special fund of the State.
(j)   Expenditures from the Fund may be made only in accordance with the State budget.