Notes and Forms: Health General Sections 8-505; 8-506; and 8-507


Notes and Forms Article by Paul J. Notarianni

ABSTRACT:  In a criminal matter, a sentencing judge has the power to order a defendant into the custody of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to receive substance abuse treatment, rather than continued incarceration.  This power is based off of Maryland Health General Article Sections 8-505; 8-506; and 8-507.  This article is an overview of those sections, sample forms, and suggested solutions to issues a litigator may potentially face.

Notes and Forms Health General 8505 8506 8507

The 2016 Justice Reinvestment Act includes some drastic changes to Health General Sections 8-505 and 8-507.  Below is a supplement.

The Justice Reinvestment Act Supplement

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