Maryland Register

Issue Date:  September 14, 2018

Volume 45 • Issue 19 • Pages 872


Title 10 


10.09.24 Medical Assistance Eligibility

Authority: Estates and Trusts Article, §14.5-1002; Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 2-105(b), 15-103, 15-105, 15-121, and 15-401—15-407; Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action


The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .04-1 under COMAR 10.09.24 Medical Assistance Eligibility.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend the processing application time limitations for MAGI-exempt coverage groups from 30 days to 45 days, matching the time limitation set under federal regulations.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is a corresponding federal standard to this proposed action, but the proposed action is not more restrictive or stringent.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 W. Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through October 15, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.04-1 Specific Application Requirements for MAGI Exempt Coverage Groups.

A.―C. (text unchanged)

D. Processing Applications. When a written or electronic application is filed, a decision shall be made promptly but not later than:

(1) [30] 45 days from the date of application in the case of determination of aged and blind individuals; or

(2) (text unchanged)

E.―M. (text unchanged)

Secretary of Health