The purpose of this action is to:
(1) Update the incorporation by reference in COMAR 10.07.02.02 to reflect the most current industry guidelines;
(2) Remove the incorporation by reference for two outdated CMS guidelines;
(3) Update the licensing language in COMAR 10.07.02.03;
(4) Update the name of the agency referred to in COMAR 10.07.02.01 and 10.07.02.33 from Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response to Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau;
(5) Clarify references within the nursing home regulations; and
(6) Remove duplicative language in COMAR 10.07.02.40.