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DPSCS Policies and Procedures

Learn more about the policies that govern the Department.

The policies and procedures provided here are unofficial versions and are intended for informational​ purposes only. The Department provides these documents to the public in accordance with General Provisions Article, §4-103, Annotated Code of Maryland. Policies are continually revised and are updated on the website as promptly as possible.

The titles of policies containing confidential information are not shown. To request a redacted copy of a confidential policy or procedure please refer to the guidance on the Department’s Public Information Act Request page: Public Information Act

Policies available for download are in PDF format. A free copy Adobe Acrobat Reader® can be obtained at

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DPSCS Administrative Regulations

The Department adopts administrative regulations in order to implement State law. The Department accepts public comment on proposed regulations before making a final decision on a proposed regulatory action. The Department files proposal and adoption notices with the Maryland Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review publishes and distributes the final administrative rules adopted by state agencies.

The Department’s pending regulatory actions can be viewed: Regulatory Actions Index

The text of the Department’s Administrative Regulations can be viewed and downloaded on the Division of State Documents’ Code of Maryland Annotated Regulations (COMAR) website: COMAR Online