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Legal Statutes: Maryland

UPDATED April 19, 2017

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Subtitle 1. General Provisions

back to top§ 9.5-103. Application to Indian tribes

Scope of title

(a) A child custody proceeding that pertains to an Indian child, as defined in the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. § 1901 et seq., is not subject to this title to the extent that it is governed by the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Tribe same as state

(b) A court of this State shall treat a tribe as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying Subtitles 1 and 2 of this title.


Child custody determined by tribe enforced

(c) A child custody determination made by a tribe under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this title must be recognized and enforced under Subtitle 3 of this title.



Added by Acts 2004, c. 502, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2004.