Code of Maryland Regulations
Chapter 09.01.04 - Public Information Act Requests - Sociological Information

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg Sociological Information

A. Definition. For purposes of this regulation and as provided for under General Provisions Article, ยง 4-330, Annotated Code of Maryland, "sociological information" means any of the following information requested from the Department:

(1) Social Security number;

(2) Personal address;

(3) Personal phone number;

(4) Information regarding marital status, dependents, or relatives; and

(5) Information regarding employment status, including employment application.

B. Nondisclosure. Unless otherwise prohibited from disclosure under applicable state or federal laws, the Department may not disclose sociological information to a requester, except that sociological information may be disclosed:

(1) To public employees in performance of their public duties;


When required by a duly issued subpoena; or

(3) When required to be disclosed as part of a licensing record.

(Regulations .13 adopted as an emergency provision effective August 6, 1982 (9:18 Md. R. 1795); emergency status extended at 10:1 Md. R. 19; adopted permanently effective February 4, 1983 (10:2 Md. R. 109)
Regulation .13 amended effective January 14, 1985 (12:1 Md. R. 16)
Regulation .13B amended effective July 28, 2008 (35:15 Md. R. 1348); amended and recodified from .11 effective 44:25 Md. R. 1180, eff. 12/18/2017)
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