On July 1, 1994 Maryland codified its rules of evidence, bringing them into accord with the substance of the Federal Rules of Evidence. In doing so, Maryland followed the trend set by thirty-seven other states. The codified evidence rules, known collectively as Title 5 of the Maryland Rules, were made applicable to "all actions and proceedings in the courts of this State," with some exceptions.
Chasanow, Howard S. and Anderson, José F.
"The Residual Hearsay Exceptions: Maryland's Lukewarm Welcome,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 24
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol24/iss1/2