Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Maryland

Date:

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/mdcode/ 

Citations:

  • Adoption: Family Law, title 5, subtitles 3 through 4C
  • Child protection: Family Law, title 5, subtitles 7, 7A
  • Child welfare: Family Law, title 5, subtitles 5, 6, 12
  • Guardianship: Family Law, title 5, subtitle 3, part II
  • Indian child welfare: Family Law, title 9.5, subtitle 1 (§ 9.5-103)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://dsd.maryland.gov/Pages/COMARHome.aspx 

Notes:

See subtitles 01, 02, 05:

  • For Youth Transitional Services, see subtitle 2, § 07.02.10
  • For Guardianship Assistance Program, see subtitle 2, § 07.02.29

Website for Agency Policies:

https://dhs.maryland.gov/foster-care/child-welfare-policies/

Other Resources

Maryland Court Rules; click on 'Maryland Rules'