MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DEFUNCT AGENCIES


ABUSER REGISTRY WORK GROUP
Staff: Frank E. Johnson, D.B.A. (410) 402-8003; e-mail:
frank.johnson@maryland.gov

Originally convened by Office of Health Care Quality following 2012 legislative session, Abuser Registry Work Group was reconvened in June 2013 (Chapters 239 & 606, Acts of 2013).

Work Group was to review work of previous work group; monitor any implementation of its recommendations; and recommend changes to existing laws and regulations necessary to prevent abuse and neglect of patients in health care settings.

Authorization for Work Group ended June 30, 2014.

ACCESS, QUALITY, & PROGRAM INTEGRITY
Under Office of Health Services, restructured as Nursing and Community Programs in July 2004.

ACCESS TO OBSTETRICAL CARE WORK GROUP
Staff: Sara E. Cherico-Hsii (410) 767-5660; e-mail: sara.cherico@maryland.gov

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Mona K. Gahunia, D.O., Chair
Janyne E. Althaus, M.D.; Brian H. Avin, M.D.; Susan J. Dulkerian, M.D.; Joan M. Fortney, R.N.; Susan D. Kinter, J.D.; Ryan O'Doherty; Valerie Overton; Faye Royale-Larkins; Andrew J. Satin, M.D.; Benjamin Stallings, M.D.; Diane P. Vanes.

At request of Joint Chairs of General Assembly's budget committees, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene convened Access to Obstetrical Care Work Group in July 2014. Work Group evaluated obstacles to access to obstetrical care in Maryland, and compared that access to that of other states. Also, Work Group reviewed recent proposals to ensure access to obstetrical care in both rural and urban areas, such as creating a birth injury fund; and analyzed costs and benefits of such proposals.

Work Group's findings were reported to Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and House Appropriations Committee in Dec. 2014.

In June 2015, Work Group to Study Access to Obstetrics Services was established (Chapter 329, Acts of 2015).

ACUTE & PRIMARY CARE
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, reorganized as HealthChoice and Acute Care Administration under Office of Health Services in Jan. 2000.

ADMINISTRATION & GRANTS MANAGEMENT
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, renamed Grants, Contracts, and Administration in 1998.

ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTHCHOICE COMMITTEE
Staff: John G. Folkemer (410) 767-5806

Chair: Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene

Appointed by Senate President: Arthur Dorman; Christopher Van Hollen.

Appointed by House Speaker: John A. Hurson; Samuel I. Rosenberg.

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Donald Blanchon; Deborah I. Chang; Mary Cutler; Lorraine T. Doo; Donald V. Gilmore; John J. Kaelin; Steven B. Larsen; Joanne Pollak; Frederick W. Puddester; Wayne Schultz; Hollis Seunarine, M.D.; Barbara Spence; Edward Thomas; Eric Wagner; Reed Winston, M.D.

Nonvoting members: Henry C. Beumler; Dennis G. Cherot; Felix Kaufman, M.D.

In April 1999, General Assembly's Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review approved emergency regulations for HealthChoice Program on condition that Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene create a committee to consider aspects of Program administration. Therafter, Administration of HealthChoice Committee was established by Secretary.

Committee studied collection and use of encounter data; development of capitation rates; Program administrative requirements; actuarial adjustment of rates; and whether rates approved as emergency regulations should continue beyond Nov. 1, 1999.

Committee submitted report on Oct. 18, 1999.

ADULT SICKLE CELL DISEASE CARE WORKING GROUP
Staff: Susan R. Panny, M.D. (410) 767-6730; e-mail:
pannys@dhmh.state.md.us

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Amy Gentile; Donna X. Harris; Dawn Hatcher; Carlton Haywood, Jr.; Sheila Higdon; Carlessia A. Hussein, Dr. P.H.; Lizzie Johnson; Sophie M. Lanzkron, M.D.; Marie Y. Mann, M.D.; Ilana S. Mittman, Ph.D.; Mary G. Mussman, M.D.; Shirley Nathan-Pulliam; Allan S. Noonan, M.D.; Ngozi Nwokoro, M.D., Ph.D.; Susan R. Panny, M.D.; Michele Puryear, M.D., Ph.D.; Sonja Ross; Alycia Steinberg; Anika Wilkerson.

Convened by Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene in summer 2006, Working Group studied ways to improve treatment and reduce mortality rates for adult Marylanders who have sickle cell anemia. Group also considered what cost of such efforts would be, and sources of funding to improve quality of health care for adults with sickle cell anemia.

Group reported to Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee and House Government Operations Committee in Dec. 2006, as required by Chapter 358, Acts of 2006.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HOME-BASED HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Staff: Thomas V. Russell (410) 764-4983

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Lynn C. O'Connor, Chair
Erwin E. Abrams; Marjorie Bauman; Susan R. Bass; Donna Collier; Stanton G. Ades; Donna M. Dorsey; Sylvia Edwards; Wesley S. Malin; Martha Nathanson; Sandra Natolly; Julia M. Pannell; Lynn Riley; Mark Rosenberg; Karen Soisson; Maryjane Sorbie-Goetshius; Elizabeth Weglein; Susan J. Vaeth; Laura Zemon.

Formed by Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene in 1998, Committee studied laws for regulating quality of home-based health care and recommended ways to improve and streamline regulation (Chapter 133, Acts of 1998). Employment issues such as liability for paying Social Security, workers' compensation, and unemployment benefits also were considered.

Committee submitted report on Dec. 1, 1998.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PRACTICE PARAMETERS
Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms:
J. Ramsay Farah, M.D., Chair (chosen by Governor), 2001
(410) 764-3460

Heidi R. Adams; Robert L. Baum, Esq.; Stephen P. Carney, Esq.; Vicki L. Dexter, Esq.; Lenox S. Dingle, Jr., M.D.; Virginia A. Dulaney, M.D.; Warren W. Hewitt, Jr.; Lawrence A. Jones, M.D.; Vahe A. Kazandjian, Ph.D.; Robert I. Prince, M.D.; Robert G. Rosenberg, M.D.; Michele L. Smith, Esq.; Robert A. Vogel, M.D.; Kenneth P. Wilczek. Terms expire 2001.

Authorization for Committee was repealed in Oct. 1999 (Chapter lll, Acts of 1999).

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING
Staff: Georgette Zoltani (410) 764-2899; e-mail: zoltanig@dhmh.state.md.us

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
John F. Fader II, Chair (chosen by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene)
Toni T. Carter-Radden; Henry S. Clark III; Mandy David; Stephen L. Disharoon; LaRai Forrest Everett, Esq.; Devang H. Gandhi, M.D.; Jeanette Getzey Hart; Gwen Herman; Gail Amalia B. Katz; Ira D. Kornbluth, M.D.; Robert L. Lyles, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.; Nicholette M. Martin-Davis, M.D.; John J. Mooney; Jeanette Quigley; Karen Thompson; Marcia D. Wolf, M.D.

Ex officio: Linda M. Bethman, designee of Attorney General; John F. Fader II, designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Dorcas Ann Taylor, designee of President, State Board of Pharmacy; J. Ramsay Farah, M.D., designee of Chair, State Board of Physicians; Nancy D. Adams, President, State Board of Nursing; Bruce Kozlowski, designee of Chair, Maryland Health Care Commission.

In June 2008, Advisory Council on Prescription Drug Monitoring was authorized (Chapter 276, Acts of 2008). Council studied and made recommendations on how to establish a prescription drug monitoring program that electronically collects and stores data on monitored prescription drugs.

Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene appointed at least fifteen members to Council. Six members served ex officio.

Report submitted to Governor and General Assembly on Dec. 29, 2009.

Authorization for Council ended May 31, 2010.

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON UNIVERSAL NEWBORN-HEARING SCREENING PROGRAM
Under Maternal and Child Health Bureau, renamed Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Council in July 2014 (Chapter 30, Acts of 2014).

AIDS ADMINISTRATION
Under Public Health Services, created in 1987 as AIDS Control Administration, and became AIDS Administration in 1988. In July 2009, combined with Community Health Administration to form Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration.

ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE ADMINISTRATION
Under Behavioral Health and Disabilities, merged with Mental Hygiene Administration to form Behavioral Health Administration in July 2014 (Chapter 460, Acts of 2014).

ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Created under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration in 1990, Committee developed methodology for evaluating effectiveness of treatment programs, and advised Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration on regulations needed for research on effectiveness of treatment programs (Code Health - General Article, sec. 8-402; Chapter 580, Acts of 1990).

Report and recommendations submitted in March 1996. Abolished formally in Oct. 2008 (Chapter 648, Acts of 2008).

ALZHEIMER'S WORK GROUP
Staff: Wendy A. Kronmiller (410) 767-0938; e-mail:
wkronmiller@dhmh.state.md.us
Michael R. Lachance (410) 767-1097; e-mail: mrl@ooa.state.md.us

At request of General Assembly budget committees, Department, with Department of Aging, convened Alzheimer's Work Group in June 2010 (Joint Chairmen's Report, 2010, pp. 77-78). First, Work Group examined extent of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in Maryland; identified best practices for treatment; and assessed State services and resource capacity for Alzheimer's patients. Based on those findings, Work Group submitted its recommendations to Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and House Appropriations Commitee on Dec. 9, 2010.

AMBULATORY SURGICAL-FACILITY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION GUIDE STEERING COMMITTEE
Created by Maryland Health Care Commission in Jan. 2000, Committee devised a system to evaluate performance of hospital and ambulatory surgical facilities which was implemented by July 2001 (Chapter 657, Acts of 1999). In 2004, Committee was split, with one steering committee overseeing production of performance evaluation guide for ambulatory surgical facilities, and other responsible for performance guide for hospitals.

Last met in 2005.

ANNAPOLIS BRANCH LABORATORY
Under Laboratories Administration, closed in July 1996.

ASSISTED-LIVING IMPLEMENTATION PANEL
Staff: Yvette Dixon (410) 402-8004

Carol Benner, Chair

First meeting in Nov. 1998, Panel served as a public forum for comments on implementation of assisted-living regulations promulgated by Department.

Last met in Oct. 2004.

AUTISM WORK GROUP
Staff: Michael A. Bluestone, Ph.D. (410) 767-5803; e-mail:
michael.bluestone@maryland.gov

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Gayle M. Jordan-Randolph, M.D., Co-Chair
Vacancy, Co-Chair
Patti Archuleta; Elizabeth Benevides; Andrew L. Egel, Ph.D.; Andrew C. Gaiser; Rachel B. London, Esq.; Meredith Pyle; Rebecca Rienzi; Marjorie S. Shulbank; Eliezer R. Sollins; Zosia Zaks.

At request of Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities Administration convened Autism Work Group in Oct. 2013.

Building on work of Maryland Commission on Autism, Work Group was to improve delivery of services to persons with autism spectrum disorder. Work Group developed specifications for development of a State autism website; identified resources for providers and health care professionals; and devised strategies to more effectively share information.

Work Group last met in March 2014.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DISABILITIES
In Oct. 2014, restructured as Behavioral Health (Chapter 539, Acts of 2014).

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION STAKEHOLDER WORK GROUP
Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Kathleen Rebbert-Franklin, Chair
Lynn A. Albizo, Esq.; Laura Cain; Ann T. Ciekot; Herbert S. Cromwell; Robyn S. Elliott; Michael S. Finkle; Carlos Hardy; Jessica Honke; G. Daniel Martin, Esq.; Robert A. Pitcher; Jane D. Plapinger; John R. Winslow.

In June 2014, Secretary of Heath and Mental Hygiene convened Behavioral Health Integration Stakeholder Work Group (Chapter 460, Acts of 2014). Work Group made recommendations concerning behavioral health, including statutory and regulatory changes needed to fully integrate mental health and substance abuse treatment and recovery support, and further, to promote health services.

In Dec. 2014, Work Group's findings were submitted to Governor and General Assembly.

BENEFICIARY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Under Health Care Financing, formed in Dec. 1999 to consolidate program eligibility functions. It consisted of Eligibility Determination; Eligibility Operations; and Eligibility Policy.

Abolished in Sept. 2007.

BIOCONTAINMENT LABORATORIES OVERSIGHT WORK GROUP
Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Robert A. Myers, Ph.D., Chair
Jennifer L. Newman Barnhart; Judith A. Britz, Ph.D.; Don Callihan, Ph.D.; Cristina Campbell; Judith N. Costello; Robert J. Hawley, Ph.D.; Guy S. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.; Freeda E. Isaac, D.V.M.; James J. Jaeger, Ph.D.; David Kaye; Kim Loll; Melissa A. Morland; Cindy Nguyen; Andrew S. Pekosz, Ph.D.; Janet S. Peterson; Renee Scurry, J.D.; James Svrjcek; Onur Unal; Renee B. Webster; Elizabeth Willis.

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene convened Biocontainment Laboratories Oversight Work Group in Oct. 2012 to study certain unresolved issues from 2012 legislative session. Specifically, Work Group considered existing regulation of microbiological and biomedical nonfederal laboratories in Maryland, any gaps in that regulation; and what risks to public health and safety such laboratories pose. Further, Work Group assessed physical plant location, design, maintenance, and scientific operations of biocontainment laboratories in State to balance those factors against any public health risk.

Work Group reported its findings and recommendations to Senate Finance Committee and House Health and Government Operations Committee in Oct. 2013.

BOTTLED WATER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Completed its work in Nov. 1993.

BRANDENBURG CENTER
P. O. Box 1722
Country Club Road, Cumberland, MD 21502 - 1722

Under Developmental Disabilities Administration, Brandenburg Center opened in 1978 as Thomas B. Finan Center - Mental Retardation Unit, and came to be known as Western Maryland II. In 1981, Center was renamed in memory of Joseph D. Brandenburg, a Cumberland resident who distinguished himself through years of service to persons with intellectual disabilites.

Brandenburg Center was a multipurpose health facility serving residential needs of individuals with intellectual disabilites in Western Maryland from Garrett to Carroll counties. It was on the grounds of Thomas B. Finan Hospital Center. Brandenburg Center provided occupational, physical, speech and hearing therapies; social services; and medical supervision for its clients. It habilitated clients so that they might return to community. Center was funded for a daily average of 68 people. (Code Health-General Article, sec. 7-305).

On June 30, 2011, Center closed due to dwindling population and budget constraints.

BUDGET MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Restructured as Financial Management Administration in Oct. 2003.

BUDGET REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
In Feb. 2016, renamed Office of Finance.

BUSINESS & REGULATORY SERVICES
Disbanded in July 1997.

CANCER & CHRONIC DISEASE BUREAU
Under Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, restructured as Primary Care and Community Health Bureau in April 2015.

CENTER FOR AIDS EDUCATION
Under AIDS Administration, renamed Center for Prevention Programs in 1997.

CENTER FOR AIDS EPIDEMIOLOGY
Under AIDS Administration, renamed Center for Epidemiology and Analysis in 1997.

CENTER FOR AIDS SERVICES, PLANNING, & DEVELOPMENT
Under AIDS Administration, renamed Center for HIV Patient Services in 1997.

CENTER FOR CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
Under Community Health Administration.

CENTER FOR EDUCATION & TRAINING
Under AIDS Administration, restructured as Center for Prevention, Education, and Training in July 2004.

CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COORDINATION
In 1998, Office of Environment Health Coordination and Regulatory Affairs was created as Office of Environmental Health Coordination within Community and Public Health Administration. In Nov. 2005, it reorganized as Office of Environmental Health Coordination and Regulatory Affairs under Community Health Administration. Under its present name, Office transferred to Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration in July 2009.

When environmental issues might impact public health,Office coordinated its work with Department of the Environment and local environmental offices.

Office oversaw Office of Environmental Public Health Tracking, and Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

CENTER FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY & ANALYSIS
Under AIDS Administration, renamed Center for Epidemiology and Health Research in 1998.

CENTER FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY & HEALTH RESEARCH
Under AIDS Administration, merged with Center for Health Data to form Center for Epidemiology and Health Services Research in 1998.

CENTER FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY & HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
Under former AIDS Administration, Center for Epidemiology and Health Services Research started as Center for AIDS Epidemiology and became Center for AIDS Epidemiology and Analysis in 1997. It reorganized as Center for Epidemiology and Health Research in 1998, and later that year combined with Center for Health Data to form Center for Epidemiology and Health Services Research. It joined Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration in July 2009.

Through case surveillance, epidemiologic investigations, and seroprevalence and other studies, Center determined impact of AIDS/HIV epidemic on Maryland's residents, institutions, and government. Data and information derived from studies were used by Center and other organizations to design programs for prevention and health care, and support requests for federal funds.

CENTER FOR HEALTH DATA
Under AIDS Administration, merged with Center for Epidemiology and Health Research to form Center for Epidemiology and Health Services Research in 1998.

CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE FINANCING & HEALTH POLICY
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, abolished in July 2013.

CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION, EDUCATION, & TOBACCO USE PREVENTION
Under Family Health Administration, renamed Center for Health Promotion and Education in July 2009.

CENTER FOR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, renamed Center for Health Information Technology and Innovative Care Delivery in July 2013.

CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION & EDUCATION
Under Family Health Administration, renamed Center for Health Promotion and Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation in Jan. 2011.

CENTER FOR HIV CARE SERVICES

CENTER FOR HIV CLIENT SERVICES
Under AIDS Administration, combined with Center for HIV Health Services to form Center for HIV Care Services in Dec. 2006.

CENTER FOR HIV HEALTH SERVICES
Under AIDS Administration, combined with Center for HIV Client Services to form Center for HIV Care Services in Dec. 2006.

CENTER FOR HIV PATIENT SERVICES
Under AIDS Administration, renamed Center for HIV Client Services in 2001.

CENTER FOR HIV PREVENTION
Under Infectious Disease Bureau.

CENTER FOR HOSPITAL SERVICES
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, restructured as Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development in July 2013.

CENTER FOR INFORMATION SERVICES & ANALYSIS
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, renamed Center for Analysis and Information Systems in July 2013.

CENTER FOR LONG-TERM & COMMUNITY-BASED CARE
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, reformed as Center for Quality and Reporting in July 2013.

CENTER FOR MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
Under Family Health Administration, restructured as Maternal and Child Health Bureau under Prevention and Health Promotion Administration in July 2012.

CENTER FOR PLANNING & QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Under Infectious Disease Bureau.

CENTER FOR PREVENTATIVE HEALTH SERVICES
Under Family Health Administration, reorganized as Office of Chronic Disease Prevention in June 2008.

CENTER FOR PREVENTION, EDUCATION, & TRAINING
Under former AIDS Administration.

CENTER FOR PREVENTION, RESEARCH, & EVALUATION
Under AIDS Administration, reorganized as Center for Prevention Planning, Development, and Evaluation in 2000.

CENTER FOR PREVENTION PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT, & EVALUATION
Under AIDS Administration, functions dispersed to other centers in July 2004.

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & PATIENT SERVICES
Under AIDS Administration, reorganized in 1997 as Center for Education and Training.

CENTER FOR QUALITY ASSESSMENT & IMPROVEMENT
Under AIDS Administration, abolished in 1997; most functions absorbed by Center for Education and Training.

CENTER FOR SURVEILLANCE
Under AIDS Administration, functions assumed by Center for Epidemiology and Health Services Research in July 2004.

CENTER FOR VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH
Under former Community Health Administration, restructured as Center for Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Disease under Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration in Aug. 2009.

CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIVES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Under State Board of Nursing, reorganized in 1997 as Nurse-Midwife Peer Review Advisory Committee.

CERVICAL CANCER COMMITTEE OF THE MARYLAND COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CONTROL PLAN
Staff: Toni Brafa Fooksman (410) 767-6729; Donna Gugel (410) 767-6728

Appointed by Director, Center for Cancer Surveillance & Control:
Ann C. Klassen, Ph.D., Chair
Marsha A. Bienia; Sandra Brooks, M.D.; Michael Henry, M.D.; Niharika Khanna, M.D.; Marc Lowen, M.D.; Helene O'Keefe; Phyllis Smelkinson; Diane Soloman, M.D.; Judith Trickett; Cornelia Trimble, M.D.

In July 2004, Center for Cancer Surveillance and Control convened Committee to inform public of personal risk factors, prevention, early detection, and other issues of cervical cancer (Chapter 283, Acts of 2004). Committee examined emerging medical techniques for curing cervical cancer, and identified limitations of current cervical cancer programs, including education, insurance coverage, and public services for detection and treatment. A comprehensive statewide Cervical Cancer Prevention Plan with plans for its implementation and public promotion was developed by Committee.

Annually, Committee presented its findings through annual report of State Council on Cancer Control.

Authorization for Committee expired June 30, 2009.

CLEARINGHOUSE FOR REHABILITATION & TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION
Under Office of Injury and Disability Prevention, moved to Division of Rehabilitation Services in State Department of Education in 1996; its funding lapsed in 1997.

CLINICAL ADVISORY GROUP ON CARDIAC SURGERY & PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION SERVICES
Staff: Christina M. Daw (410) 764-8790; e-mail:
christina.daw@maryland.gov

Appointed by Maryland Health Care Commission:
Loren F. Hiratzka, M.D., Co-Chair
David O. Williams, M.D., Co-Chair
Thomas R. Aversano, M.D.; Charles E. Chambers, M.D.; Sridhar Chatrathi, M.D.; Gregory J. Dehmer, M.D.; Yuri A. Deychak, M.D.; James S. Gammie, M.D.; George S. Groman, M.D.; Christopher B. Haas, D.O.; Deborah Harper, R.N.; Lori Hollowell, R.N.; Peter J. Horneffer, M.D.; Keith A. Horvath, M.D.; Paul S. Massimiano, M.D.; Lisa C. Myers, R.N.; Michael R. Peskin, M.D.; Richard Pomerantz, M.D.; Jeffrey L. Quartner, M.D.; Shahid Saeed, M.D.; Sharon Sanders, R.N.; Mitchell B. Schwartz, M.D.; Timothy J. Shanahan, D.O.; John W. Shuck, M.D.; Gary D. Walford, M.D.; Stafford G. Warren, M.D.; David A. Zimrin, M.D.

Clinical Advisory Group on Cardiac Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services was convened by Maryland Health Care Commission in July 2012 (Chapter 418, Acts of 2012). Group, consisting both of Maryland and out-of-State experts, provided guidance to Commission in setting new standards in surgical and nonsurgical hospitals for performance of percutaneous coronary intervention services and cardiac surgery.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Staff: Audrey S. Regan, Ph.D. (410) 767-3431; e-mail:
aregan@dhmh.state.md.us

Surina A. Jordan, Ph.D., Chair (chosen by Committee)

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Sandra L. Barry; Anjali Jain, M.D.; Richard Katz, M.D.; Alan M. Lake, M.D.

Ex officio (members of State Advisory Council on Heart Disease & Stroke): Sandra H. Bryan; Rhonda Ford Chatmon; Catherine E. Cooke; Howard J. Garber, M.D.; Roger L. Harrell; Albert F. Heck, M.D.; Chan-Hing M. Ho, M.D.; William P. Jaquis, M.D.; Surina A. Jordan, Ph.D.; Jose Maldonado; Alexander B. Martin; David A. Meyerson, M.D.; Heide Morgan; Lisa C. Myers, R.N.; Maria R. Prince, M.D.; Eileen S. Quann; Barney J. Stern, M.D.; Lauren Thomas; Chen Y. Tung, M.D.; Marlene S. Williams, M.D.; Marcella A. Wozniak, M.D., Ph.D.; three vacancies.

In July 2008, Committee on Childhood Obesity was established (Chapter 535, Acts of 2008). Committee studied childhood obesity. Its study covered insurance reimbursements paid to healthcare providers to diagnose and treat childhood obesity; and a statewide system for collecting, analyzing, and maintaining data on childhood obesity.

Reported to Governor and General Assembly on Dec. 1, 2009. Authorization for Committee ended June 30, 2010.

COMMUNITY ACCESS STEERING COMMITTEE
Staff: Tracy DeShields (410) 767-3480

Co-Chair: Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene
Co-Chair: Beatrice M. Rodgers, Director, Office for Individuals with Disabilities

Appointed by Governor: Janice Brathwaite; Donna L. Jacobs; Wesley S. Malin; Juhi F. Nayeem, M.D.; Lorraine M. Sheehan; Michael A. Taylor; Charles David Ward.

Chairs of Committee Task Forces: Deborah I. Chang; Diane K. Coughlin; Oscar L. Morgan; Beatrice M. Rodgers.

Ex officio: T. Eloise Foster, Secretary of Budget & Management; Beatrice M. Rodgers, Director, Office for Individuals with Disabilities.

Authorized by Governor within Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in July 2000, Committee was to develop a comprehensive plan to expand community access opportunities to a wider range of persons with disabilities, including those currently in State facilities, those in private facilities, those in private facilities who receive government assistance, and those about to be placed in such facilities (Executive Order 01.01.2000.13; Executive Order 01.01.2000.15; Executive Order 01.01.2000.17). Committee identified proven practices and strategies that allow persons with disabilities to access more community-based services. Initiatives that enhance State efforts to accelerate placement of persons with disabilities in integrated, community-based settings were recommended by Committee.

Four task forces assisted Committee. They focused on developmental disabilities community access; medicaid community access; mental hygiene community access; and systems integration. Each task force formulated funding and program proposals for Committee final recommendations.

Report submitted to Governor on July 26, 2001.

COMMUNITY & PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
In July 2001, divided into Community Health Administration and Family Health Administration.

COMMUNITY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Under Public Health Services, merged with AIDS Administration to form Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration in July 2009.

COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEILLANCE & LABORATORIES ADMINISTRATION
In Jan. 1997, renamed Laboratories Administration.

COMMUNITY PREVENTION & TREATMENT SERVICES DIVISION
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, renamed Community Services Division.

COMMUNITY SERVICES ADVISORY COMMISSION
Within Developmental Disabilities Administration, Commission was created in 1986 (Chapter 797, Acts of 1986). Annually, Commission updated a five-year plan to improve community services and programs for persons with developmental disabilities. Plan included alternative ways and means to finance and expand services and programs.

Commission had thirteen members. Seven were appointed by Governor. One represented State Department of Education. One was a state senator appointed by Senate President, and one was a delegate appointed by House Speaker (Code Health - General Article, sec. 7-204).

Inactive since 1998; abolished in 2009 (Chapter 656, Acts of 2009).

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, Community Services Division began as Field Services and became Prevention and Treatment Services in 1998. It reorganized as Community Treatment and Prevention Services in Dec. 2001, and as the Community Services Division in 2004.

Abolished in Jan. 2011; functions split between Recovery-Oriented System of Care Division, and Statewide Services.

COMMUNITY SERVICES REIMBURSEMENT RATE COMMISSION
Staff: Jeanie Smith (410) 402-8408; e-mail:
csrrc.mha@maryland.gov
web: www.dhmh.maryland.gov/csrrc/

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to 3-year terms:
Vacancy, Chair (chosen by Governor)
Seven vacancies.

In 1996, Community Services Reimbursement Rate Commission formed as an independent unit to function within Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Chapter 593, Acts of 1996). Its purpose was to contain hospital costs, maintain fairness in hospital payment, provide for financial access to hospital care, and report on how hospitals operate in State.

Commission assessed the adequacy of reimbursement rates paid to community-based agencies or programs that serve individuals with developmental or psychiatric disabilities and are funded by Developmental Disabilities Administration or Mental Hygiene Administration. In doing so, Commission considered needs of service recipients; quality of service; State and federal regulations; staff turnover; staff qualifications; and solvency of providers. Commission compared salaries and benefits in private sector to those paid by State. It evaluated efficiency of State's methods of reimbursing providers, and how much uncompensated care is being provided. In reporting its findings, Commission could recommend changes in law or regulation.

To provide advice on technical issues, Commission in 1999 formed two advisory groups: Developmental Disabilities Administration Technical Advisory Group, and Mental Hygiene Administration Technical Advisory Group.

Seven members comprised Commission. They were appointed to three-year terms by Governor with Senate advice and consent.

Authorization for Commission extended through September 30, 2016 (Chapter 401, Acts of 2005; Chapter 573, Acts of 2008; Chapter 94, Acts of 2011; Code Health-General Article, secs. 13-801 through 13-810). However, Commission last met on Jan. 14, 2014, after which all members resigned. No new members were appointed, and Commission was dormant.

COMMUNITY SERVICES TRUST FUND WORK GROUP
Staff: Anne M. H. Hubbard (410) 767-6481; e-mail:
ahhubbard@dhmh.state.md.us

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
James P. Johnson, Chair
Lynn H. Albizo, Esq.; Elizabeth G. Barnard; Audrey S. Cassidy; Brian T. Cox; Herbert S. Cromwell; Lori Doyle; Michael S. Finkle; Barbara Hull Francis; Laura Howell; Mary Christine Jackman; Christine Marchand; Cynthia Petion; Carrie Phillip; Randolph Price; Linda Raines.

In June 2009, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene in collaboration with Office of State Treasurer convened Work Group (Chapters 603 and 604, Acts of 2009). Work Group evaluated and made recommendations concerning: structure of Community Services Trust Fund; use and protection of funds transferred to Fund; and other issues pertinent to most effectively using Fund.

Recommendations submitted to Governor and General Assembly in Nov. 2009.

COMMUNITYCHOICE ADVISORY GROUP
Staff: Tricia Roddy (410) 767-5809; e-mail: roddyt@dhmh.state.md.us

Chair: S. Anthony McCann, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Stephen J. Allen; Donna Bandzwolek; Barbara B. Bellack; Don Blanchon; Elizabeth M. Boehner; Margaret A. Bradford; Robert B. Bronaugh; Stephen Buckingham; John R. Burton, M.D.; David D. Carliner, M.D.; Herbert S. Cromwell; Charlie Culbertson; Steven J. DeBoy, Sr.; Michele Douglas; William R. Fields; Nancy Grahamer; Kimball L. Gray; Peter A. Hammen; Floyd Hartley; Emily Hoffman; William B. Icenhower, M.D.; Genevieve Jones; Karen Kauffman, Ph.D.; Crosby King; Kevin Lindamood; Kevin M. McGuire; Thomas M. Middleton; M. Karen McNall; Michael Radu; Linda Raines; Kathy Rossberg; MaryBeth P. Scovill, R.N.; John E. V. Sorensen; Charles David Ward; Lynwood Zimmerman.

Ex officio: S. Anthony McCann, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Jean W. Roesser, Secretary of Aging; Kristen Cox, Secretary of Disabilities.

Convened by Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene in Dec. 2004, Advisory Group assisted Department in setting up CommunityChoice, a new Medicaid program for eligible individuals who need long-term care. CommunityChoice was envisioned as a program of managed health care which provides necessary services to older adults or persons with disabilities in their homes or communities instead of in nursing homes.

Advisory Group formulated policy and regulations for CommunityChoice, and also assisted in drafting waiver application submitted to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Aug. 2005. Waiver was not approved.

Last met in Dec. 2006.

CONTINUITY OF CARE ADVISORY PANEL
Staff: Stacy Reid-Swain, Esq. (410) 767-6888; e-mail:
stacy.reid-swain@maryland.gov

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Gayle M. Jordan-Randolph, M.D., Chair
John J. Boronow, M.D.; Anita Smith Everett, M.D.; Margaret R. Garrett, Esq.; Stephen B. Goldberg, M.D.; Randall S. Nero, Ph.D.; Clarissa E. Netter.

At request of Governor, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene convened Continuity of Care Advisory Panel in Aug. 2013. To ensure that individuals with serious mental illnesses have uninterrupted access to mental health services, Panel examined existing barriers to such care, including economic, legal, social and clinical barriers. Panel considered what process is followed when persons exhibit symptoms of mental illness, and how to provide such persons with continuing treatment.

Panel submitted its final report to Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene on Jan. 21, 2014.

CONTRACTS DIVISION
Under Fiscal Services Administration, abolished in Dec. 2001; functions transferred to Office of Contract Policy, Management, and Procurement.

CRIB BUMBER PAD ADVISORY PANEL
Staff: Marsha R. Smith, M.D. (410) 767-6760; e-mail: msmithmd@dhmh.state.md.us

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Peter L. Beilenson, M.D.; Tina L. Cheng, M.D.; Gaurov Dayal, M.D.; Joseph M. Wiley, M.D.

In April 2011, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene convened Crib Bumper Pad Advisory Panel to consider safety issues concerning use of bumper pads in cribs with infants.

Recommendations submitted to Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene in May 2011.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/POLICY & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT/SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, reorganized in 2001 as Justice Services.

CROWNSVILLE HOSPITAL CENTER
Crownsville Hospital Center originated as Hospital for the Negro Insane of Maryland in 1910 (Chapter 250, Acts of 1910). Under its Board of Managers, Hospital opened to patients in 1911, and was monitored, along with the other State psychiatric hospitals, first by State Lunacy Commission. It was renamed Crownsville State Hospital in 1912 (Chapter 187, Acts of 1912). Hospital was placed under Department of Welfare in 1922 and its monitoring continued by Board of Mental Hygiene that same year (Chapter 29, Acts of 1922). Under Department of Mental Hygiene, it desegregated in 1949 (Chapter 685, Acts of 1949). Brought into Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 1969, Hospital in 1973 was renamed Crownsville Hospital Center (Chapter 740, Acts of 1973).

Patients with mental illness from Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's and Prince George's counties were admitted by Crownsville Hospital Center. To adolescents from the Eastern Shore, Center provided acute inpatient psychiatric services. Facility was funded for a daily average of 297 patients (Code Health - General Article, sec. 10-406).

On July 1, 2004, Center closed to patients.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Under HealthChoice and Acute Care Administration, created in Jan. 2000; functions dispersed to Acute Care and Managed Care in Nov. 2005.

DATA SYSTEMS & ANALYSIS
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, reorganized as Center for Information Services and Analysis in July 2006.

DATABASE DEVELOPMENT WORK GROUP
Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, Work Group last met in July 1996 and concluded work in 1997.

DENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Jane S. Casper, Chair
Carol Antoniewicz; Deborah G. Badawi, M.D.; Donna M. Behrens, R.N.; Winifred J. Booker, D.D.S.; Yvonne Bronner, Sc.D.; Carol Caiazzo; Leigh Stevenson Cobb; Harold S. Goodman, D.M.D.; Leslie E. Grant, D.D.S.; Hakan O. Koymen, D.D.S.; Tonia Lewis; Elyse Markwitz; Miguel McInnis; Garner D. Morgan, D.D.S.; Laurie J. Norris, J.D.; Elizabeth M. Ruff, M.D.; Donald Shell, M.D.; Mark A. Sniegocki; Leslie Stevens; Norman Tinanoff, D.D.S.; Anthony J. Valdes; Grace Williams; Grace S. Zaczek; Linda C. Zang.

In June 2007, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene convened Committee to recommend ways to increase access to dental care for Maryland children who need that care. Specifically, Committee was to develop strategies that would motivate families to improve oral hygiene at home and receive regular preventive care; expand Maryland's dental public health infrastructure; encourage dental professionals to participate in Medicaid; create new positions in dental workforce to treat those needing dental care; and increase number of pediatric dentists trained in Maryland.

Report submitted to Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene in Sept. 2007.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, SUBSTANCE ABUSE & COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
Under Office of Health Care Quality, renamed State Programs in 2001.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES & AMBULATORY CARE PROGRAM
Under Licensing and Certification Administration, reorganized in 1997 as Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse and Community Mental Health Program. Ambulatory care functions transferred to Hospitals and Complaint Program.

DISTANCE LEARNING COMMITTEE
Created by State Board of Nursing in April 2009, Committee studied how to safely license graduates of nursing distance learning programs. In 2009 legislative session, it was determined that this issue required further study.

Report submitted to State Board of Nursing in Sept. 2009.

DIVISION OF ACUTE CARE
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, renamed Division of Medical Services in Oct. 1997.

DIVISION OF ACUTE CARE SERVICES
Under Medical Care Finance and Compliance Administration, renamed Program Services and Review Division in July 1997.

DIVISION OF ADJUNCT SERVICES
Under Medical Care Finance and Compliance Administration, renamed in July 1997 as Quality Assurance Services Division.

DIVISION OF AGING SERVICES
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, functions of Division assigned to other divisions in Oct. 1997.

DIVISION OF CLINICAL LAB SERVICES
Under Laboratories Office, abolished in Dec. 1996.

DIVISION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
Under Office of Food Protection and Consumer Health Services, renamed Center for Community Health Services in Aug. 2009.

DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, disbanded in Oct. 1997.

DIVISION OF DIAGNOSTIC & PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY
Under Laboratories Administration, reorganized as Public Health Microbiology Division in Nov. 2004.

DIVISION OF DRUG CONTROL
Under Laboratories Administration, restructured as Office of Controlled Substances Administration and transferred to Public Health Services in July 2016.

DIVISION OF ELIGIBILITY SERVICES
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, renamed Division of Medicaid Eligibility in Oct. 1997.

DIVISION OF FIELD SERVICES
Within Vital Statistics Administration, abolished in April 1999.

DIVISION OF FOOD CONTROL
Under Community Health Administration.

DIVISION OF HEALTHY KIDS PROGRAMS
Under HealthChoice and Acute Care Administration, functions absorbed by Division of Children's Services in Jan. 2011.

DIVISION OF MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, Division functions assigned to other divisions in Oct. 1997.

DIVISION OF MICROBIOLOGY
Under Laboratories Administration, reorganized as Environmental Public Health Microbiology Division in Nov. 2004.

DIVISION OF MILK CONTROL
Under Office of Food Protection and Consumer Health Services, renamed Center for Milk Control in Aug. 2009.

DIVISION OF NEWBORN & CHILDHOOD LABORATORY SCREENING
Under Laboratories Administration, renamed Newborn and Childhood Screening Division in Nov. 2004.

DIVISION OF PHARMACY & CLINIC SERVICES
Under Health Care Financing, reformed in 2003 as Division of Hospital and Physician Services within Office of Health Services.

DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, renamed Division of Managed Care in Oct. 1997.

DIVISION OF QUALITY ASSURANCE, SAFETY, & TRAINING
Under Laboratories Administration, reorganized as Office of Quality Systems and Maintenance, Office of Safety and Security, and Office of Continuing Education and Training in Nov. 2004.

DIVISION OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, renamed Division of Planning and Evaluation in Oct. 1997.

DIVISION OF UTILIZATION & ELIGIBILITY REVIEW
Under Medical Care Finance and Compliance Administration, renamed Recipient Services Division in July 1997.

EARLY INTERVENTION & SPECIAL POPULATIONS DIVISION
Under Community and Public Health Administration, functions assigned to Specialty Care Division under Office of Children's Health in Jan. 1998.

ELIGIBILITY & ADMINISTRATION
Under Office of Health Services, reformed as Long-Term Care and Community Support Services Administration in Jan. 2000.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under Board of Physician Quality Assurance, function transferred to Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System on Jan. 1, 1999.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE
In Feb. 2006, merged with Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response to form Office of Preparedness and Response under Public Health Services.

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY DIVISION
Under Laboratories Administration, merged with Environmental Microbiology Division to form Environmental Sciences Division in Nov. 2016.

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY DIVISION
Under Laboratories Administration, merged with Environmental Chemistry Division to form Environmental Sciences Division in Nov. 2016.

EPIDEMIOLOGY & EVALUATION
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, functions distributed to Behavioral Health Administration's Operations in July 2014.

EPIDEMIOLOGY & RESEARCH
Under AIDS Administration, reorganized as Prevention, Evaluation, Surveillance, and Research in 2001.

EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS & QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
Under Office of Secretary and formerly under direction of Chief of Staff, functions dispersed among Regulatory Programs, Operations Administrative Support, and Office of Public Relations and Governmental Affairs in Aug. 2005.

EXPANSION OF INSURANCE REFORM TASK FORCE
James Block, M.D., Co-Chair
Alvin Powers, Co-Chair

Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, concluded work late in 1994.

FACILITIES
Under Behavioral Health Administration, renamed Hospitals in Sept. 2017.

FAMILY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Under Public Health Services, combined with Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration to form Prevention and Health Promotion Administration in July 2012.

FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES
Family Health Services organized in July 2010 to oversee Information Technology, Legislation and Regulations, and two chronic rehabilitative care facilities: Deer's Head Hospital Center, and Western Maryland Hospital Center. Further, it was responsible for Center for Maternal and Child Health, and two offices: Genetics and Children with Special Health Care Needs; and Women, Infants and Children Food Program.

FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES & PRIMARY CARE
Under Community and Public Health Administration.

FIELD SERVICES
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, renamed Prevention and Treatment Services in 1998.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION
Under Operations, reorganized as Budget Revenue Administration in Nov. 2008.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (FMIS) DIVISION
Under Fiscal Services Administration, functions assumed by Office of Contract Policy, Management, and Procurement in July 2001.

FINANCIAL PLANNING ADMINISTRATION
Under Operations. reorganized as Budget Management Office in 1997.

FISCAL & OPERATIONS
Under Developmental Disabilities Adminstration, renamed Office of Fiscal Services and Operations in July 2017.

FISCAL MANAGEMENT & PERSONNEL
Under State Board of Physicians, reformed as Executive Services-Fiscal Division.

FISCAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
In Oct. 2003, functions absorbed by Financial Management Administration.

FOCUS POINT
Under Mental Hygiene Administration, privatized in July 1996.

FOOD POLICY WORK GROUP
Frances B. Philips, Chair

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Alan Brench, Ph.D.; Debra Celnik; Samarpita Das; Maria R. Prince, M.D.; Audrey S. Regan, Ph.D.

During the 2009 legislative session, legislation was introduced to prohibit transfat in food service facilities (House Bill 567) and require chain restaurants to provide nutritional information on menu items (House Bill 601). Neither bill passed. Instead, legislators asked Department to convene Food Policy Work Group in summer 2009. Work Group met with both Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council and Committee on Childhood Obesity to review and discuss policies that would improve eating habits of Marylanders.

Recommendations submitted to House Health and Government Operations Committee in Jan. 2011.

FORENSIC SERVICES
Under Behavioral Health Administration, renamed Forensic Medicine and Assessments in Sept. 2017.

FORENSIC SERVICES WORK GROUP
Staff: Rachael G. Faulkner (410) 402-8449; e-mail:
rachael.faulkner@maryland.gov
web: http://bha.dhmh.maryland.gov/pages/forensic-services-workgroup.aspx

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Sheila R. Tillerson Adams; Barbara J. Bazron, Ph.D.; Laura Cain, Esq.; Kathleen M. Dumais; Patricia C. Goins-Johnson; Lauren Grimes; Roger L. Harrell; Gayle M. Jordan-Randolph, M.D.; Paula A. Langmead; Helen Lann, M.D.; Daniel R. Malone, Esq.; Cathy L. Marshall, R.N.; Michael R. Merican; Dale E. Meyer; John P. Morrissey; Mary V. Murphy, Esq.; Clarissa E. Netter; Mary J. Pizzo, Esq.; John G. Robison; Marshall (Rick) Rock; Erik J. Roskes, M.D.; Crista Taylor.

In June 2016, Forensic Services Work Group was convened by Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Work Group reviewed processes for admission, treatment, discharge, and aftercare for psychiatric patients in State facilities. To meet current demand and urgent need for such care, Work Group developed strategies to address critical shortage of hospital capacity for psychiatric patients, especially those referred for treatment by courts.

In August 2016, Work Group submitted its recommendations.

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Created as Office of General Administration by 1973. Renamed General Administrative Services Administration by 1983, and General Services Administration by 1985. Support services for supplies and procurement, space allocation, fleet management, mail, photocopying, building services, and capital construction were provided by General Services Administration. Coordination and technical assistance were provided statewide to maintenance and engineering projects; asbestos identification and abatement; and abatement of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which are toxic chemicals found in insulating oils for electric transformers and switch gear.

Administration directed two divisions: Central Services, and Engineering and Maintenance.

Disbanded on Jan. 1, 2006; functions transferred to Office of Contract Policy, Management, and Procurement and Office of Planning and Capital Finance.

GRANTS & CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, reorganized as Grants Section in Jan. 2011.

GREAT OAKS CENTER
Great Oaks Center in Silver Spring originated in 1967 as Metropolitan Washington Retardation Center (Chapter 556, Acts of 1967). Opened in fall of 1970, Center initially provided educational services to nonambulatory and partially ambulatory mentally retarded patients from Metropolitan Washington area of Maryland. Center was renamed Great Oaks Center in 1971.

Great Oaks was first regional center in Maryland established to treat mentally retarded. It served mentally retarded persons from Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties.

Under Developmental Disabilities Administration, closed in June 1996. Center's residents were transferred to group homes in southern and central Maryland.

HEALTH CARE POLICY, FINANCE, & REGULATION
Renamed Health Care Financing in Dec. 1999.

HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION (HMO) PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, Committee last met in Feb. 1995 and concluded work in 1997.

HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION (HMO) QUALITY & PRACTICE PARAMETER DEVELOPMENT WORK GROUP
Joseph A. Mead, Jr., M.D., Chair

Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, Work Group completed work in 1996.

HEALTH RESOURCES
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, functions dispersed to Center for Hospital Services, and Center for Long-Term and Community-Based Services in July 2006.

HEALTH SERVICES ANALYSIS & EVALUATION ADMINISTRATION
Reorganized as Office of Planning, Development, and Finance in Dec. 1999.

HEALTH SYSTEMS & INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION
In July 2012, Health Systems and Infrastructure Administration formed under Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services.

Administration oversaw Local Public Health Funding, and three offices: Population Health Improvement; Primary Care Access; and School Health. Two chronic care facilities also were supervised by Administration: Deer's Head Center and Western Maryland Center, formerly under Family Health Administration.

Phased out between Jan. & July 2015, while Office of Primary Care Access moved to Primary Care & Community Health Bureau.

HEALTH SYSTEMS PLANNING
Under State Health Resources Planning Commission, functions merged with Policy Analysis Division in Jan. 1997 to form Planning and Policy Analysis Division.

HEALTHCHOICE RARE & EXPENSIVE CASE-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MEDICAL REVIEW PANEL
Staff: Amanda Folson (410) 767-5806

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Don Blanchon, Chair
Virginia A. Dulaney, M.D.; Lola C. Matz, M.D.; Charles I. Shubin, M.D.

Under Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, last met in 2009.

HEALTHCHOICE SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN ADVISORY COUNCIL
Staff: Mary G. Mussman, M.D. (410) 767-5468; e-mail: mmussman@dhmh.state.md.us
Linda R. O'Hara (410) 455-6533; e-mail: lindao@chpdm.umbc.edu

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Thomas Stengel, Co-Chair
Josie Thomas, Co-Chair
Carol Ann Heath, Ed.D.; Don Blanchon; David Bromberg, M.D.; George Dover, M.D.; Gary Goldstein, M.D.; Shirley Grant, M.D.; Wilson Howard; Catriona Johnson; Linda E. Mouzon; Susan R. Panny, M.D.; Jay A. Perman, M.D.; Susan J. Tucker; Albert A. Zachik, M.D.; two vacancies.

Under Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, last met in 2009.

HIGHLAND HEALTH FACILITY PSYCHIATRIC UNIT
Under Mental Hygiene Administration, closed in Oct. 1998.

HIV SERVICES
Under AIDS Administration, restructured as Infectious Diseases under Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration in July 2009.

HOSPITAL & AMBULATORY SURGICAL-FACILITY REPORT-CARD STEERING COMMITTEE
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, split into Ambulatory Surgical Facility Performance Evaluation Guide Steering Committee and Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide Steering Committee in 2004.

HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION GUIDE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Hospital Performance Guide Steering Committee originated in Jan. 2000 as Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical-Facility Report-Card Steering Committee within Maryland Health Care Commission. Committee devised a system to evaluate performance of hospital and ambulatory surgical facilities which was implemented by July 2001 (Chapter 657, Acts of 1999). In 2004, certain functions of Committee were organized as Hospital Evaluation Guide Steering Committee, which was renamed Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide Advisory Committee in July 2006.

HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION GUIDE STEERING COMMITTEE
In July 2006, renamed Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide Advisory Committee.

HOSPITAL RATE-SETTING
Under State Health Services Cost Review Commission, restructured as Center for Revenue and Compliance in Jan. 2015.

HOSPITALS & COMPLAINT PROGRAM
Under Licensing and Certification Administration, joined with Ambulatory Care Program in 1997.

INFANT HEARING PROGRAM
Under Maternal and Child Health Bureau, renamed Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program in July 2014 (Chapter 30, Acts of 2014).

INFECTIOUS DISEASE & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Under Public Health Services, merged with Family Health Administration to form Prevention and Health Promotion Administration in July 2012.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE BUREAU
Under Public Health Services, restructured into two separate bureaus: Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau, and Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Bureau in April 2015.

INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION
Under Operations, restructured as Office of Information Technology in Jan. 2011.

INFORMATION SERVICES
Formerly under Program Systems and Operations Administration, reorganized in July 1997 as Information Resources Management Administration.

INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, renamed Information Technology Division in Jan. 2011.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON NURSE-MIDWIFERY
Under State Board of Nursing, Joint Committee on Nurse-Midwifery was established in 1983. It reviewed and made recommendations on all written agreements between nurse-midwives and physicians.

Committee was composed of three nurse-midwives, appointed by State Board of Nursing; and three physicians, appointed by State Board of Physicians. Members served three-year terms (Code Health Occupations Article, sec. 8-503).

Disbanded in Dec. 2013. Abolished in Oct. 2016 (Chapters 199 & 200, Acts of 2016).

JUSTICE SERVICES
Formerly under Mental Hygiene Administration, restructured as Office of Forensic Services under Behavioral Health Administration in July 2014.

In 1987, Justice Services began as the Criminal Justice Division under former Addictions Services Administration. Later, it became the Criminal Justice Section, and in 2004 Justice Services under Community Services Division.

Justice Services coordinated all evaluations of criminal defendants for drug and alcohol abuse, and all commitments for evaluation or treatment made by circuit courts and district courts (Code Health-General Article, secs. 8-505 through 8-507). It also coordinated all education and treatment for those convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Justice Services worked closely with Division of Parole and Probation, Division of Correction, Administrative Office of Courts, Motor Vehicle Administration, and local health departments.

LABORATORIES
Under Laboratories Administration, restructured as Regulatory and Administrative Programs, and Scientific Programs in Nov. 2004.

LABORATORY BIOTERRORISM OFFICE
Under Laboratories Administration, reorganzied as Office of Laboratory Emergency Preparedness and Response in Nov. 2004.

LICENSING & CERTIFICATION ADMINISTRATION
Reorganized as Office of Quality Assurance in March 1999.

LICENSURE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Physicians, reformed as Licensure and Practice of Medicine Advisory Committee in 2003.

LICENSURE & PRACTICE OF MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Physicians, Licensure and Practice of Medicine Advisory Committee formed originally as Licensure Advisory Committee by State Board of Physician Quality Assurance. In 2003, it combined with Practice of Medicine Advisory Committee, which was organized in 1992 by State Board of Physician Quality Assurance. Committee advised State Board of Physicians on licensure issues, such as postgraduate training, examinations, and renewal and reinstatement requirements, as well as on matters affecting medical licensure, such as telemedicine and delegation of medical acts.

Disbanded in July 2012; functions transferred to Investigative Review Panel.

LICENSURE WORK GROUP
Appointed by State Board of Social Work Examiners:
Robin Bailey; Daniel L. Buccino; Mary Burke; Carine Chen-McLaughlin; Herbert S. Cromwell; Geoffrey L. Greif, Ph.D.; Gloria J. Hammell; Eileen Hastings; Judith Mayer Levy; Daphne L. McClellan, Ph.D.; Catherine L. Meyers; Deborah Ramelmeier; Delia Turano Schadt, Esq.; April V. Seitz; Lynda R. Sowbel.

In June 2009, State Board of Social Work Examiners convened Licensure Work Group (Chapter 87, Acts of 2009). Work Group examined licensure and reciprocity issues, including licensure process, examination and supervision requirements, and status of social worker workforce in Maryland.

In Dec. 2009, Work Group reported to Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, and House Health and Government Operations Committee. Its recommended regulations went into effect in Oct. 2010.

LOCAL & FAMILY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Renamed Community and Public Health Administration in Jan. 1997.

LONG-TERM & COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
In Aug. 2006, Maryland Health Care Commission formed Long-Term and Community-Based Services Advisory Committee. Committee assisted Commission in completing reports required by Long-Term Care Planning Act of 2006 (Chapter 492, Acts of 2006).

Committee's work was completed in Dec. 2007.

LONG-TERM CARE & COMMUNITY-SUPPORT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Under Office of Health Services in Health Care Financing, renamed Long-Term Services and Supports Administration in Jan. 2014.

LONG-TERM CARE & WAIVER SERVICES
Under Long-Term Care and Community Support Services Administration, reorganized as Nursing and Waiver Services in Jan. 2011.

LONG-TERM CARE FINANCING
Under Long-Term Care and Community Support Services Administration, restructured as Nursing Homes and Community Long-Term Care in Jan. 2011.

LONG-TERM CARE PROGRAMS
Under Office of Health Care Quality, renamed Federal Programs in 2001.

LONG-TERM CARE REFORM WORK GROUP
Staff: Tricia C. Roddy (410) 767-5809; e-mail:
tricia.roddy@maryland.gov

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Catherine Anderson; Rawl Andrews; Nancy J. Bond; Barbara A. Brookmyer, M.D.; John R. Burton, M.D.; Kimberly Burton; James Chambers; Christine Crabbs; Kelli M. Cummings; Cynthia Demarest; Joseph DeMattos, Jr.; Michele Douglas; Lori Doyle; Garret A. Falcone; Elizabeth A. Flury; Jason A. Frank; Merrill Friedman; Tonya K. Gilchrist; Stephanie A. Hull; Marie C. Ickrath; Danna L. Kaufman; Carol Lienhard; Theodore L. Meyerson; Peter V. Rabins, M.D.; Michael Robbins; Sushant Sidh; Jeffery Spight; C. David Ward; Clare Whitbeck; Cathy Willis; five vacancies.

Appointed by Senate President: Edward J. Kasemeyer; Thomas M. Middleton

Appointed by House Speaker: Susan W. Krebs; one vacancy.

In June 2009, Long-Term Care Reform Work Group was authorized (Chapters 308 & 371, Acts of 2009).

Work Group reviewed current long-term care plans and best practices, both in Maryland and in other states. To change how Medicaid provides extended care services, Work Group considered feasibility of creating a long-term care program to meet differing needs for care of seniors and adults with disabilities.

Work Group concluded its work in Dec. 2011.

LONG-TERM MANAGED CARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Staff: Michael A. Nolin (410) 455-6759

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Richard Bennett, M.D., Chair
Stanford A. Alliker; Kris W. Baldock; Marge Burba; David Carliner; Ronald Cuffie; Paula C. Hollinger; Christine L. Jowers; Brian K. McHale; Mary Catherine Naugle; Vivian Omagbemi; Joan O'Sullivan; Joanna L. Pierson, Ph.D.; William Wiley; Mary Zervos.

Created in 1996, Committee was concerned with financing and services (Chapter 352, Acts of 1996). Final report, "Findings and Recommendations for Long-Term Managed Care in Maryland," submitted on Nov. 1, 1996.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION, QUALITY ASSURANCE, & OFFICE OF EDUCATION & TRAINING FOR ADDICTION SERVICES
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, renamed Management Information, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Office of Education and Training for Addiction Services in 1998.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, & OFFICE OF EDUCATION & TRAINING FOR ADDICTION SERVICES
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, reformed as Management Services in 2001.

MARYLAND ACCESS TO CARE (MAC) RECIPIENT SERVICES & MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDER RELATIONS
Under Medical Care Operations Administration, reorganized as HealthChoice in July 1998.

MARYLAND ADVISORY COUNCIL ON MENTAL HYGIENE
In 1976, Maryland Advisory Council on Mental Hygiene was created (Chapter 746, Acts of 1976). It advised Mental Hygiene Administration on social, economic and medical problems of mental hygiene; and provision of services to citizens with mental illness. Council worked with Administration to plan and operate Public Mental Health System.

Council's eighteen members were appointed by Governor for three-year terms (Code Health - General Article, secs. 10-301 through 10-305).

Effective Oct. 1, 2015, authorization for Council was rescinded, and it was replaced by Behavioral Health Advisory Council.

MARYLAND AIDS INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Terminated effective June 30, 2010. Eligible clients transferred to Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program Plus.

MARYLAND COMMISSION FOR MEN'S HEALTH
Staff: Zachary Nickey (410) 767-6776; e-mail:
znickey@dhmh.state.md.us

Sankineni J. Rao, M.D., Chair (chosen by Commission), 2010

Appointed by Governor (with Senate advice & consent): Nicholas N. Azinge, M.D.; Arik V. Marcell, M.D.; Richard S. Safeer, M.D. Terms expire 2010.

Appointed by Senate President: Nathaniel Exum; Jean G. Ford, M.D.; Bishop Douglas I. Miles; Michael Naslund, M.D.

Appointed by House Speaker: Rev. Louis J. Boston; Joseph DeMattos, Jr.; Thomas R. Golden; Nelson G. Goodman, M.D.

In Oct. 2006, Maryland Commission on Men's Health was established (Chapter 442, Acts of 2006). Commission was to develop ways to: raise public awareness of men's health needs; encourage men to participate in healthy behaviors; educate men on benefits of regular medical checkups; and reduce disparities in rates of specific diseases among minorities and underserved populations. Further, Commission assessed status of Maryland men's health, with specific attention to prostate and testicular cancer, oral cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, and diabetes. To attain its goals, Commission was to organize community workshops; monitor applicable State and federal policy and legislation; and recommned services, assistance, and necessary policy changes.

Of Commission's twelve members, Governor appointed four, as did Senate President and House Speaker.

Authorization for Commission ended on Sept. 30, 2010.

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE ACCESS & COST COMMISSION
Renamed Maryland Health Care Commission on Oct. 1, 1999 (Chapter 702, Acts of 1999).

MARYLAND MEDICAL MARIJUANA MODEL PROGRAM WORK GROUP
Staff: Marie L. Grant (410) 767-6481; e-mail:
mgrant@dhmh.state.md.us

Chair (chosen by Governor): Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene

Appointed by Governor: Maj. Kevin M. Anderson; Lynn S. Billing; Maj. Sam Billotti IV, J.D.; Dario J. Broccolino, Esq.; Paul Celano, M.D.; Philip H. Cogan; Nancy R. Cohen, Ph.D.; Trudy R. Hall, M.D.; Joseph G. Liberto, M.D.; Deborah R. Miran; Karen O'Keefe, Esq.; Ryan Vandrey, Ph.D.; Michael Young.

Appointed by Senate President: David R. Brinkley; Jamin B. Raskin.

Appointed by House Speaker: Kathleen M. Dumais; Dan K. Morhaim.

Ex officio: Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene.

In June 2011, Maryland Medical Marijuana Model Program Work Group was created (Chapter 215, Acts of 2011). Work Group assessed feasibility of a program that provides access to marijuana for medical purposes. Work Group also drafted two sets of legislation for such a program based on compassionate use protocol for unapproved drugs.

On Dec. 9, 2011, Work Group submitted its final report to Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, House Health and Government Operations Committee, and House Judiciary Committee.

Authorization for Work Group ended May 31, 2012.

MARYLAND NURSING WORKFORCE COMMISSION
Staff: Patricia H. Kennedy, R.N., Ed.D. (410) 585-1922

Appointed by State Board of Nursing to 2-year terms:
Sandra Dunnington, R.N., Chair (chosen by Commission), 2010
Carol Anne Bragg, R.N.; Trudy E. Chara; Dianna Davis; Elizabeth (Susan) Davis; Nancy Eaton; Wahnita Hawk, L.P.N.; Cecelia Hughes, R.N.C.; Judith Karp, R.N.; Maria Koszalka, R.N.; Constance Overcash; Yvonne Paraway, R.N.; Deborah Rowe; Patricia Watts-Kelly, R.N., D.N.Sc. Terms expire 2008.

Betsy Andercyk; Robin Arnicar; Mary L. Beachley, R.N.; Regina M. Curran; Judith Feustle, Sc.D.; Judith H. Hendrickson; Jacquelyn D. Jordan, R.N., Ph.D.; Donna J. Mazyck; Shawn McNamara; Tami Swearingen; Donna Wilhelm, C.R.N.; Grace S. Zaczek. Terms expire 2009.

Terry Bennett; Donna M. Dorsey, R.N.; Jane H. Flowers, R.N.; Linda Jefferson; Cara Krulewitch, R.N., C.N.M., Ph.D.; Judith Lower, R.N.; Kate McPhail; Victoria B. Navarro, R.N.; Janet Passley-Clarke, R.N.; Roberta Raymond, R.N., Ph.D.; Teresa Twilley, R.N. Terms expire 2010.

In Feb. 2006, established by State Board of Nursing. In Sept. 2008, Board suspended indefinitely work of Commission.

MARYLAND PHARMACY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Helped pay for certain kinds of maintenance prescription drugs for chronic conditions; anti-infective drugs, including AZT; and insulin syringes and needles. Completely State-funded, Program was designed for low-income families and individuals not eligible for Medicaid.

Operations ceased in FY2006. Formally repealed in 2016 (Chapter 321, Acts of 2016).

MARYLAND PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH CENTER
Under Mental Hygiene Administration, transferred to School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, on July 1, 2005.

MARYLAND SCIENTIFIC WORKING GROUP TO STUDY LEGIONELLA IN WATER SYSTEMS IN HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS
Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
J. Glenn Morris, Jr., M.D., Chair
Anthony Amaroso, M.D.; Helen E. Bowlus, Esq.; Rashid Chotani, M.D.; Charles Davis, M.D.; John Koerner; Joseph P. Libonati, Ph.D.; Melissa McDiarmid, M.D.; Trish M. Perl, M.D.; Steven Snow; Dotti Stout; David Torpey, Sc.D.; Robert A. Venezia, Dr.P.H.; Matthew A. Wallace.

Staff: Carmella Groves, R.N. (410) 767-6660

In Oct. 1999, Group was formed by Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to review scientific and technical data on current strategies for preventing and diagnosing legionella bacteria, particularly its presence in institutional water supplies.

Reported to Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene on June 14, 2000.

MARYLAND TASK FORCE ON OSTEOPOROSIS
Appointed by State Advisory Council on Arthritis & Related Diseases:
Marc C. Hochberg, M.D., Co-Chair
Stephen D. Von Gunden, Co-Chair

Under State Advisory Council on Arthritis and Related Diseases, replaced by Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Task Force in Oct. 2002 (Chapter 443, Acts of 2002).

MARYLAND WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN ADVISORY COUNCIL
Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene to 3-year terms:
Tracey Leef, Chair, 2017

Debra D. Celnik; Whitney Dunlap; Kristen M. Hurley, Ph.D.; Howard S. Klein; Shannon Meadows; Rachel Parran; Heather Ross; Joan H. Salim; Maria J. Valencia-Carunungan; one vacancy. Terms expire 2017.

Dana Silver, M.D.; Michael J. Wilson. Terms expire 2018.

Ex officio: Jacqueline I. Marlette-Boras, Director, Office of Women, Infants & Children Food Program

Discontinued in June 2017.

MASSAGE THERAPY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Created in 1999 within State Board of Chiropractic Examiners to advise Board on certification, and regulatory and disciplinary matters relating to the practice of massage therapy (Chapter 397, Acts of 1999). Appointed by Board, Committee consisted of six members (Code Health Occupations Article, sec. 3-5A-04).

Authorization for Committee repealed on Oct. 1, 2008 (Chapters 242 and 243, Acts of 2008).

MEDICAID MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MMIS-II) PROJECT
MMIS-II System was implemented in 1995.

MEDICAID NURSING-HOME REIMBURSEMENT STUDY GROUP
Staff: Timothy Engelhardt (410) 767-6764

Mark A. Leeds, Chair
Robert C. Bristol; Robert Bullen; Linda Cole; Deanna Dell; Randy Dixon, Jr.; Joseph Dvorak; Brian Finglass; Stephen Hiltner; Michael Johansen; Adam Kane; Joanne Keiser; Mary Beth Kepler; Mark Koppelman; John Langan; Paul Miller; Rev. Richard Reichard; John W. (Jack) Schammel; Larry Silverman; Douglas C. Sommers; Patricia Supik; Marjorie Taylor; James Warner; Mark Woodard.

Study Group reported to General Assembly in Dec. 2001.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, renamed Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee in 1996 (Chapter 352, Acts of 1996).

MEDICAL CARE FINANCE & COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATION
Functions dispersed to other administrations under Health Care Financing in Dec. 1999.

MEDICAL CARE OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATION
Reorganized as Office of Operations and Eligibility, Medical Care Programs in Dec. 1999.

MEDICAL CARE POLICY ADMINISTRATION
Reorganized as Office of Health Services in Dec. 1999.

MEDICAL SPECIALTY COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Physician Quality Assurance, discontinued by vote of Board on Oct. 1, 1996.

MENTAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION WORKING GROUP
Daryl C. Plevy, Project Director (410) 402-8451; e-mail:
daryl.plevy@maryland.gov

Chair: Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene

Appointed by Secretary of Disabilities & Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Sam J. Abed; Lynn H. Albizo; Laura Anderson; Robyne Chaconas; Bonita Cosgrove; Diane K. Coughlin; Ted Dallas; Adelaide C. Eckardt; Michael S. Finkle; Peter A. Hammen; Deborah S. Harburger; Brian M. Hepburn, M.D.; Gloria G. Lawlah; Dana Lefko; Tina Lipscomb; Peter F. Luongo, Ph.D.; Janice MacGregor; Diane McComb; James McComb; Thomas Merrick; Catherine A. Raggio; Linda Raines; Richard B. Rosenblatt, Esq.; Di Seybolt, M.D.; Denise C. Sulzbach; Sandy Sundeen; Keisha Tatum; Jane Walker.

In 2005, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene and Secretary of Disabilities convened Mental Health Transformation Working Group. In 2005, Maryland was awarded a five-year Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant from federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. For Grant, Working Group conducted a thorough needs assessment and resource inventory of State agencies and developed a comprehensive mental health plan.

In July 2007, Working Group convened Work Group on Cultural Competency and Workforce Development for Mental Health Professionals, which submitted its report in Jan. 2008 (Chapter 412, Acts of 2007).

Five-year federal grant ended in 2011.

MENTAL HYGIENE ADMINISTRATION
Under Behavioral Health and Disabilities, merged with Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration to form Behavioral Health Administration in July 2014 (Chapter 460, Acts of 2014).

MIDWIVES WORK GROUP
Staff: Maura W. Dwyer, Dr.P.H. (410) 767-3702; e-mail:
maura.dwyer@maryland.gov
web: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/midwives/sitepages/home.aspx

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Bonnie S. Birkel, Chair
Ida Darragh; Susan Jean Dulkerian, M.D.; Jenifer O. Fahey; Karen Fennell; Jeremy Galvan; Ariana B. Kelly; Janice L. Lazear; Karen S. Montgomery; Joseph Morris, M.D.; Mairi Breen Rothman; Mary Lou Watson; Melissa M. Yates, M.D.

At request of General Assembly, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene convened Midwives Work Group in July 2012 to analyze shortage of certified nurse-midwives in Maryland, and barriers to their training and practice. Consumer concerns about choices relating to birthing process also were evaluated. Current legislation and regulations concerning licensing, education and scope of practice for certified professional midwives in other states also were reviewed by Work Group. Finally, safety and outcomes of births in hospitals, homes, and birth centers were compared, as were births attended by obstetricians, certified professional midwives, and certified nurse-midwives.

In Jan. 2013, Work Group submitted a report of its findings to House Health and Government Operations Committee.

NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS FORMULARY WORK GROUP
Convened by State Board of Physicians in Oct. 2014 (Chapter 399, Acts of 2014).

Submitted its final recommendations on a naturopathic formulary and routes of administration used by naturopathic doctors in July 2015.

NURSE ANESTHETIST ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Nursing, Committee functions assigned to Nurse Anesthesist Peer Review Advisory Committee in 1996.

NURSE ANESTHETIST PEER REVIEW ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Nursing, Nurse Anesthetist Peer Review Advisory Committee started as Anesthetist Advisory Committee in 1981, and received its present name in 1994.

Committee advised State Board of Nursing concerning practice of anesthesia by nurses. Committee also oversaw use of health insurance and medical assistance benefits by certified nurse anesthetists.

Appointed by State Board of Nursing, Committee's five members served three-year terms (Code Health Occupations Article, sec. 8-503).

Disbanded in Dec. 2013. Abolished in Oct. 2016 (Chapters 199 & 200, Acts of 2016).

NURSE PRACTITIONER JOINT COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Nursing, Committee was created in 1981.

Committee reviewed written agreements between nurse practitioners and physicians. Committee then made recommendations to State Board of Physicians and State Board of Nursing.

Need for agreements was repealed on Oct. 1, 2010 (Chapters 77 & 78, Acts of 2010).

Of Committee's six members, three were appointed by State Board of Physicians and three by State Board of Nursing.

NURSE PRACTITIONER PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Peer Review Committee was organized in 1981.

Committee oversaw use of health insurance and medical assistance benefits by certified nurse practitioners.

Appointed by State Board of Nursing, Committee had ten nurse practitioners representing all nurse practitioner specialties (Code Health Occupations Article, sec. 8-503).

Disbanded in Dec. 2013. Abolished in Oct. 2016 (Chapters 199 & 200, Acts of 2016).

NURSE PSYCHOTHERAPIST PEER REVIEW ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Nursing, Nurse Psychotherapist Peer Review Advisory Committee formed in 1991.

Committee advised State Board of Nursing on practice of psychotherapy by clinical specialists in psychiatric and mental health nursing. It also oversaw use of health insurance and medical assistance benefits by clinical specialists-psychiatry.

Disbanded in Dec. 2013. Abolished in Oct. 2016 (Chapters 199 & 200, Acts of 2016).

NURSE-MIDWIFE PEER REVIEW ADVISORY COMMITEE
Under State Board of Nursing, Nurse-Midwife Peer Review Advisory Committee organized in 1983 as Certified Nurse-Midwives Advisory Council. It adopted its current name in 1997.

Committee advised Board on practice of nurse-midwifery.

Appointed by State Board of Nursing, Committee consisted of at least three certified nurse-midwives who served three-year terms (Code Health Occupations Article, sec. 8-503).

Disbanded in Dec. 2013. Abolished in Oct. 2016 (Chapters 199 & 200, Acts of 2016).

NURSING & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Under Long-Term Care and Community Support Services Administration, restructured as Community Integration Programs in Jan. 2011.

NURSING HOME PERFORMANCE EVALUATION GUIDE STEERING COMMITTEE
In Sept. 1999, Commission was formed by Maryland Health Care Commission to develop a system to comparatively evaluate quality of care in nursing homes which was implemented by July 2001 (Chapter 382, Acts of 1999). In 2004, Committee reformed as Nursing Home Performance Evaluation Guide Steering Committee, and in Aug. 2006, it was replaced by Long-Term and Community-Based Services Advisory Committee.

NURSING HOME REPORT-CARD STEERING COMMITTEE
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, renamed Nursing Home Performance Evaluation Guide Steering Committee in 2004.

OFFICE OF ADULT SERVICES
Under Behavioral Health Administration.

OFFICE OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT SERVICES
Under Mental Health Administration, renamed Children's Services and transferred to Behavioral Health Administration in July 2014.

OFFICE OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH
Under Community and Public Health Administration, combined with Office of Maternal Health and Family Planning to form Center for Maternal and Child Health in Jan. 2000.

OFFICE OF CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION & PUBLIC HEALTH RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Under Family Health Administration, one component reformed in May 2003 as Preventive Medicine Residency Program and transferred to Community Health Administration. Other functions combined with Office of Injury and Disability Prevention to form Center for Preventive Health Services.

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
Under AIDS Administration, funding ended in March 2005.

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Under Operations Administrative Support, renamed Office of Equal Opportunity Programs in Aug. 2006.

OFFICE OF CONSTITUENT SERVICES
Under Office of Secretary, renamed Office of Customer Service and moved under Chief of Staff in July 2017.

OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION & TRAINING
Under Laboratories Administration, consolidated with Office of Safety and Security to form Office of Safety and Training in 2015.

OFFICE OF CONTRACT POLICY, MANAGEMENT, & PROCUREMENT
Under Operations Administrative Support, renamed Office of Procurement and Support Services in April 2006.

OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Office of Diversity and Inclusion was created in April 2008 to increase diversity of Department's workforce and to improve workplace climate of inclusion. Disbanded in Oct. 2016.

OFFICE OF DRUG CONTROL
Under Laboratories Administration, reorganized as Division of Drug Control in Nov. 2004.

OFFICE OF EDUCATION & TRAINING FOR ADDICTION SERVICES
Under Mental Hygiene Administration, restructured as Office of Workforce Development and Training under Behavioral Health Administration in July 2014.

OFFICE OF ELIGIBILITY
Under Health Care Financing, renamed Office of Eligibility Services in Sept. 2007.

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL, OCCUPATIONAL, & INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY
Under Environmental Health Bureau, abolished and functions dispersed in restructuring in April 2015.

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COORDINATION
Under Community Health Administration, restructured as Office of Environmental Health Coordination and Regulatory Affairs in March 2005.

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COORDINATION & REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Under Community Health Administration.

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH TRACKING
Under Community Health Administration.

OFFICE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY & DISEASE CONTROL
Under Community Health Administration, abolished in Aug. 2009; functions dispersed to Office of Environmental Health and Food Protection, Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response, and Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services.

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Under Chief of Staff, restructured as Office of Governmental Affairs, Policy, and Regulations in Sept. 2017.

OFFICE OF HEALTH POLICY & PLANNING
Originated as Office of Health Policy which formed in Jan. 1996 to support strategic planning and related activities for Community and Public Health Administration and Department. In July 2001, Office became part of Community Health Administration, and reorganized as Office of Local Health in 2002. Reformed as Office of Health Policy and Planning in Dec. 2004 under Family Health Administration.

Office provided policy analysis, comprehensive strategic planning, and scientific program analysis for Family Health Administration. Since July 2006, Office was responsible for promoting statewide access to primary health care services.

In July 2012, functions assumed by Health Systems and Infrastructure Administration.

OFFICE OF HEALTH PROMOTION, EDUCATION, & TOBACCO CONTROL
Under Family Health Administration, restructured as Center for Health Promotion, Education, and Tobacco Use Prevention in May 2002.

OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES & COMMUNITY SERVICES
Under Environmental Health Bureau, renamed Center for Health Homes and Community Services in April 2015.

OFFICE OF HEREDITARY DISORDERS
Under Community and Public Health Administration, renamed Office for Genetics and Children with Special Health Care Needs in March 2000.

OFFICE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY & OUTBREAK RESPONSE
Under Public Heath Services, restructured as Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau in April 2015.

OFFICE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION & CARE SERVICES
Under Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, renamed Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services Bureau in April 2015.

OFFICE OF INJURY & DISABILITY PREVENTION
Under Family Health Administration, combined with certain components from Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Public Health Residency Program to form Center for Preventive Health Services in May 2003.

OFFICE OF LOCAL HEALTH
Under Community Health Administration, disbanded in Dec. 2004, with some functions transferred to Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, and others moving to Office of Health Policy and Planning under Family Health Administration.

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Initiated in 1991 to consolidate administrative and fiscal functions of Local and Family Health Administration. That administration became Community and Public Health Administration in 1997, and Office then was placed under Administrative, Policy and Management Support. In 2001, Office moved to Community Health Administration and became responsible for budget management, personnel, information technology, telecommunications, fleet and space management, procurement, inventory control, and managing Core Public Health Services Funding.

Four divisions functioned under Office: Fiscal; Information Technology; Personnel; and Procurement.

OFFICE OF MATERNAL HEALTH & FAMILY PLANNING
Under Community and Public Health Administration, combined with Office of Children's Health to form Center for Maternal and Child Health in Jan. 2000.

OFFICE OF MEDICAID POLICY
Under Behavioral Health Administration within Operations.

OFFICE OF OPERATIONS, ELIGIBILITY, & PHARMACY
Under Health Care Financing, split into Office of Eligibility, and Office of Systems, Operations and Pharmacy in July 2007.

OFFICE OF OPERATIONS & ELIGIBILITY, MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS
Under Health Care Financing, renamed Office of Operations, Eligibility and Pharmacy in 2004.

OFFICE OF PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT, & FINANCE
Under Health Care Financing, renamed Office of Planning and Finance in Sept. 2002.

OFFICE OF PLANNING, EVALUATION, & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Under Community and Public Health Administration, renamed Office of Public Health Assessment in Jan. 1997.

OFFICE OF PLANNING & CAPITAL FINANCING
Under Operations Administrative Support, restructured as Office of Capital Planning, Budgeting and Engineering Services in Aug. 2006.

OFFICE OF PLANNING & FINANCE
Begun in 1984 as Office of Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation, it reorganized in 1987 as Policy Analysis Administration and, in 1988, as Policy and Health Statistics Administration. In 1995, it was made part of Business and Regulatory Services. Renamed Health Services Analysis and Evaluation Administration, it was placed under Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulation in April 1997. It became Planning, Development, and Finance Administration in Dec. 1999, Office of Planning, Development, and Finance in Jan. 2000, and Office of Planning and Finance in Sept. 2002.

In July 2007, Office split into two administrations: Finance, and Planning, which report directly to Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing.

OFFICE OF PRIMARY CARE ACCESS
Transferred from Health Systems and Infrastructure Administration in April 2015. Transferred to Office of Population Health Improvement as Primary Care Office in Sept. 2016.

OFFICE OF PRIMARY CARE & RURAL HEALTH
Under Family Health Administration, reorganized as Office of Rural Health and Primary Care Services in April 2005.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Under Family Health Administration, functions absorbed by Center for Preventive Health Services in May 2003.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE
Under Community Health Administration, functions assumed by Office of Preparedness and Response in Feb. 2006.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Under Operations, restructured as Office of Communications in Feb. 2009.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Organized in 2005 to oversee Volunteer Services Division and five offices: Appointments and Executive Nominations; Communications; Constituent Services; Governmental Affairs; and Regulation and Policy Coordination.

Abolished in Dec. 2008; functions dispersed to Office of Secretary and Deputy Secretary, Operations.

OFFICE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE SAFETY & TRAINING
Under Laboratories Administration.

OFFICE OF RURAL HEALTH & PRIMARY CARE SERVICES
Under Family Health Administration, functions transferred to Office of Health Policy and Planning in July 2006.

OFFICE OF SAFETY & SECURITY
Under Laboratories Administration, consolidated with Office of Continuing Education and Training to form Office of Safety and Training in 2015.

OPERATIONS
Under Deputy Secretary for Operations, functions transferred to Chief of Staff in Jan. 2017.

OPERATIONS, PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT, & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Under State Health Services Cost Review Commission, restructured as Center for Engagement and Alignment in Jan. 2015.

ORAL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Oral Health Advisory Committee was created in May 1998 to address concerns about access to oral health care for Marylanders in HealthChoice. In 2000, Committee was asked to recommend to Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene strategies for reducing oral cancer mortality rate in Maryland (Chapter 307, Acts of 2000).

Committee has not met since 2003.

OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION & EDUCATION TASK FORCE
Staff: Audrey S. Regan, Ph.D. (410) 767-3431; e-mail:
aregan@dhmh.state.md.us

Vacancy, Chair (chosen by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene)

Appointed by Governor: Sally J. Baum; Katherine M. Chin; Yvette Colon; Marc C. Hochberg, M.D.; Donna M. Landis, R.N.; Emilia Marley, R.N.; Maureen H. Marsh; Simon C. Mears, M.D.; Irid B. Naver; E. Anne Reicherter; James P. Richardson, M.D.; James J. Rybacki, Pharm.D.; William W. Scott, Jr., M.D.; one vacancy.

Ex officio: vacancy, Osteoporosis Prevention Coordinator, Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene

Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Task Force was created in Oct. 2002 to determine what osteoporosis programs, educational materials, and technical assistance are available nationwide; what osteoporosis patients, their families, and caregivers need; what health care providers need to provide services to osteoporosis patients; and what services are available to osteoporosis patients (Chapter 443, Acts of 2002). Task Force also considered whether treatment groups, support groups, and rehabilitation services are in place and available, and where and what quantity of bone density testing equipment is in Maryland.

To Department, Task Force recommended legislation or regulations to implement osteoporosis treatment and educational programs. Task Force also advised Department on developing an education and outreach campaign, including educational materials targeted towards high risk groups. For health care providers, professional education programs were recommended to assist with diagnostic procedures and understanding research findings. Finally, Task Force recommended how Department should collect data to track incidences of osteoporosis in Maryland.

Last met in 2006; abolished in 2009 (Chapter 656, Acts of 2009).

OUTPATIENT SERVICES PROGRAMS STAKEHOLDER WORK GROUP
Staff: Erin K. McMullen (410) 767-4306; e-mail:
erin.mcmullen@maryland.gov
web: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bhd/sitepages/outpatient%20services%20programs%20stakeholder%20workgroup.aspx

In July 2014, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene convened Outpatient Services Programs Stakeholder Work Group (Chapters 352 & 353, Acts of 2014).

Work Group was charged with examining the implementation and development of assisted outpatient treatment programs, assertive community treatment programs, and other outpatient service programs in Maryland. Further, Work Group was to develop a proposal for a program that best serves individuals with mental illness who are at high risk for disruptions in continuity of care; respects civil liberties of individuals served by program; and addresses program's potential for racial bias and health disparities. Moreover, program's effectiveness is to be based on evidence of programs in other jurisdictions. Program must include a data-monitoring strategy; promote parity between public and private insurers; address potential for differences in implementation between urban and rural settings; and assess cost of program, as well as feasibility of federal funding. Finally, Work Group evaluated the "dangerousness standard" for involuntary admissions and emergency evaluations.

In Dec. 2014, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene reported Work Group's findings and recommendations to Senate Finance Committee and House Health and Government Operations Committee.

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PROGRAM
Under Office of Preparedness and Response.

PANEL TO REVIEW OFF-LABEL USES OF DRUGS
Staff: John W. Southard, M.D. (410) 767-6778

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
David S. Ettinger, M.D., Chair

Appointed by Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Panel was authorized in 1994 (Chapter 647, Acts of 1994). Particular cases in which there is a dispute about medical insurance payments for off-label use of drugs were reviewed by Panel which also investigated drugs prescribed for treatments other than those approved by federal Food and Drug Administration and advised Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene whether a particular off-label use was medically appropriate. Panel recommendations were forwarded by Secretary to Maryland Insurance Commissioner who could direct insurers to pay for drug (Code 1957, Art. 48A, sec. 490AA; Insurance Article, sec. 15-804).

Ceased operations and dispanded after several years; abolished in 2009 (Chapter 656, Acts of 2009).

PAYMENT REFORM & INNOVATION
Under State Health Services Cost Review Commission, restructured as Center for Clinical and Financial Information in Jan. 2015.

PAYMENT SYSTEMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, last met in Nov. 1996; concluded work in 1997.

PERFORMANCE & BENEFITS
Under Maryland Health Care Commission, functions transferred to Center for Health Care Financing and Health Policy, and Center for Long-Term and Community-Based Services in July 2006.

PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE COUNCIL
At direction of Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Council convened in Dec. 2000. Under Office of Secretary, Council planned and facilitated Departmentwide achievement and maintenance of performance excellence standards in leadership, strategic planning, customer satisfaction, information and analysis, human resources, process management, and results.

Council's twenty-one members represented a cross-section of Department employees and included Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene and three Deputy Secretaries.

Last met in Nov. 2002.

PERSONNEL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Under Operations, renamed Office of Human Resources on May 1, 2004.

PHARMACY DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Under Maryland Pharmacy Program, allowed income-eligible Medicare recipients to purchase prescription drugs priced at 65% of Medicaid price.

Repealed upon enactment of Medicare Part D effective Jan. 1, 2006 (Chapters 281 & 282, Acts of 2005).

P.M. TO A.D.N. VALIDATION COMMITTEE
No longer under State Board of Nursing.

POLICY, PLANNING, & DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, renamed Policy and Program Development Division in 1994.

POLICY & HEALTH STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION
Renamed Health Services Analysis and Evaluation Administration in April 1997.

POLICY & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Originated as Policy, Planning, and Development Division and became Policy and Program Development Division in 1994. Administration policies, rules, and regulations governing alcohol and drug abuse treatment were formulated by Division. Technical assistance to all methadone programs was provided by Division which oversaw their compliance with State and federal regulations, monitored private methadone programs, and monitored treatment of pregnant addicts and compiled quarterly statistics on their admissions, retentions, and deliveries. In addition, Division served as liaison to Federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, functions assumed by Quality Assurance Division in 2002.

POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Under State Health Services Cost Review Commission, reorganized as Policy Analysis and Research in Nov. 1999.

PRACTICE ISSUES COMMITTEE
Established in 1985 under State Board of Nursing, Practice Issues Committee met monthly to study specific practice issues referred to it by State Board of Nursing. Committee's twelve members were assisted by consultants as needed.

Committee was disbanded in Aug. 2008.

PRACTICE OF MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Physicians, merged with Licensure Advisory Committee to form Licensure and Practice of Medicine Advisory Committee in 2003.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG SAFETY ACT LEGIBILITY OF PRESCRIPTIONS WORK GROUP
Staff: Anna D. Jeffers (410) 764-4755; e-mail:
adjeffers@dhmh.state.md.us

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Jeanne G. Furman, P.D., Co-Chair
Joseph Moser, M.D., Co-Chair
Murray R. Berkowitz, M.D.; Caroline T. D'Wynter; Isabella Firth; Mayer Handelman, P.D.; William B. Icenhower, M.D.; Joan McGarvey-Hovatter; Barbara Newman, R.N.; Howard Schiff, P.D.; Sidney B. Seidman, M.D.; William Vaughn, R.N.

In July 2004, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene formed Work Group to study the issue of prescription legibility and recommended changes in law or regulation necessary to ensure patient safety (Chapter 503, Acts of 2004). Study also was to define procedures for implementing any recommended changes; specify how to train and educate prescribers about changes; and consider feasibility of eliminating handwritten prescriptions after a specified date.

On Feb. 1, 2005, Work Group interim report was submitted to Senate Finance Committee and House Health and Government Operations Committee, and its final report followed on Aug. 15, 2005.

PREVENTION, EVALUATION, SURVEILLANCE, & RESEARCH
Formerly under AIDS Administration, functions dispersed to Center for HIV Prevention and Center for HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology under Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration in Aug. 2009.

PREVENTION & DISEASE CONTROL
Formerly under Community and Public Health Administration.

PRIMARY ADULT CARE PROGRAM (PAC)
Created in July 2006 through merger of Maryland PrimaryCare Program and Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program. Provided primary medical care, outpatient mental health services, and prescription drugs to eligible Marylanders aged 19 to 64 with annual income at or below federal poverty level.

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Program ended and participants automatically enrolled in Medicaid through HealthChoice Program.

PRIMARY CARE & COMMUNITY HEALTH BUREAU
Formed in April 2015 under Prevention and Health Promotion Administration. Responsible for three centers: Cancer Prevention and Control; Chronic Disease Prevention and Control; and Tobacco Prevention and Control. It also oversaw two offices: Oral Health, and Primary Care Access.

In Oct. 2016, restructured as Cancer and Chronic Disease Bureau.

PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY WORK GROUP
Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, last met in Dec. 1996 and concluded work in 1997.

PROGRAM COST & ANALYSIS DIVISION
Under former Budget Management Office, reorganized as Cost Accounting and Reimbursement Division under Financial Management Administration in 2005.

PROGRAM SYSTEMS & OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATION
Renamed Medical Care Operations Administration in July 1997.

PROGRAMS
Under Developmental Disabilities Administration, renamed Office of Policy and Programs in July 2017.

PROVIDER MANAGEMENT
Under HealthChoice and Acute Care Administration, created in Jan. 2000; restructured as Managed Care in Nov. 2005.

PSYCHIATRIST ASSISTANT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under Board of Physician Quality Assurance, disbanded in 1993.

PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY DIVISION
Under Laboratories Administration, renamed Microbiology Division in Nov. 2016.

QUALITY ASSURANCE DIVISION
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, restructured as Quality Assurance and Improvement under Behavioral Health Administration in July 2014.

Some functions of Quality Assurance Division originated as the Policy, Planning, and Development Division under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration. Division became the Policy and Program Development Division in 1994. That division merged with Continuous Quality Improvement to form Quality Assurance Division in 2002, and joined ehavioral Health Administration in July 2014.

Substance abuse prevention and treatment services funded by the Behavioral Health Administration were evaluated by the Quality Assurance Division for quality, effectiveness, and compliance with regulations. With the data collected by its compliance units, the Division helped plan for service expansion and enhancements, as well as regulatory actions and legislative initiatives. The Division also investigated regulatory violations and recommends corrective actions. In addition, Division promulgated and updated regulations concerning addiction services found in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).

R.N. TO B.S.N. VALIDATION COMMITTEE
No longer under State Board of Nursing.

RADIATION ONCOLOGY/THERAPY TECHNOLOGY, MEDICAL RADIATION TECHNOLOGY, & NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Physicians, renamed Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiology Assistance Advisory Committee in Oct. 2008 (Chapter 328, Acts of 2008).

RECOVERY-ORIENTED SYSTEM OF CARE DIVISION
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, Recovery-Oriented System of Care Division oversaw Access to Recovery, Regional Services, and Technology Transfer.

Restructured as Treatment and Recovery Services under Behavioral Health Administration in July 2014.

REGIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS (RICA) - ROCKVILLE
On May 9, 2001, renamed John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) - Rockville to honor its founding chief executive officer, who died in Nov. 1999.

REGIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS - SOUTHERN MARYLAND
P. O. Box 369
9400 Surratts Road, Cheltenham, MD 20623

Opened as Cheltenham Center in 1976. Then, it was funded by a State grant from Department of Health and Mental Hygiene through Prince George's County Health Department. In 1982, Center became a State institution renamed Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents - Prince George's County (Chapter 891, Acts of 1982). Since 1989, it was known as Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents - Southern Maryland. Institute served boys and girls with serious emotional disturbances, ages 12 to 18 years old, from Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties.

Closed on June 30, 2008.

REGULATORY & ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAMS
Under Laboratories Administration, reorganized as Administrative and Support Services in July 2012.

REHABILITATION COMMITTEE no. 1
Under State Board of Nursing, consolidated with Rehabilitation Committee no. 2 to form Rehabilitation and Safe Practice Committee.

REHABILITATION COMMITTEE no. 2
Under State Board of Nursing, consolidated with Rehabilitation Committee no. 1 to form Rehabilitation and Safe Practice Committee.

RESEARCH
Under State Health Services Cost Review Commission, abolished in Nov. 1999 when its functions transferred to Policy Analysis and Research.

RESEARCH & METHODOLOGY
Under State Health Services Cost Review Commission, restructured as Center for Population-Based Methodologies in Jan. 2015.

ROSEWOOD CENTER
Rosewood Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Established in 1888 as Asylum and Training School for the Feeble Minded of the State of Maryland (Chapter 183, Acts of 1888). Asylum and Training School first admitted children in 1889. From 1912 to 1961, it was known as Rosewood State Training School. In 1961, School became Rosewood State Hospital (Chapter 89, Acts of 1961). When State Department of Health merged with Department of Mental Hygiene in 1969, Hospital was renamed Rosewood Center.

Center provided for care, education, training and habilitation of persons with intellectual disabilities from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties and Baltimore City. Specialized services to manage behavior also were available. Rosewood was licensed to serve 225 residents, a budgeted capacity of 195 residents, and served a daily average of 159 residents in Fiscal Year 2008 (Code Health-General Article, sec. 7-305).

Closed on July 1, 2009 (Executive Order 01.01.2008.01). Site comprising 117 acres sold to Stevenson University in June 2017.

SALISBURY BRANCH LABORATORY
Under Laboratories Administration, merged with Eastern Shore Regional Laboratory in June 1999.

SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME DRUG & ALCOHOL PROJECT
Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, federal funding for Project ceased in 2000.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND REGIONAL LABORATORY (Cheverly)
Under Laboratories Administration, closed in July 2007.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS DIVISION
Organized in Fiscal Year 1985 as a project of Alcoholism Control Administration. It continued under Special Projects Division when Addictions Services Administration formed in 1987. In following year, it organized into Youth, Adolescents, and Family Division. In 1993, Division became Children, Youth, and Families Division and, in 1995, Special Populations Division.

For adolescents addicted to drugs or alcohol, and for their families, Division developed, monitored, and funded assessment and treatment services. Youths under age 18 or, if eligible for Medical Assistance, under age 21, and their families could secure help locally. Services included screening; clinical assessment; drug and alcohol education, and counseling; clinical intervention; case management; residential treatment and long-term continuing care; intensive outpatient and day treatment; and family therapy. Teenagers were referred by local schools, departments of social services, or offices of juvenile services for treatment.

Under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, functions absorbed by Community Prevention and Treatment Services Division in 2001.

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE
Formerly under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, abolished on Oct. 1, 1997 (Chapter 5, Acts of 1997).

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ARTHRITIS & RELATED DISEASES
State Advisory Council on Arthritis and Related Diseases started as State Commission on Arthritis and Related Diseases in 1985 (Chapter 250, Acts of 1985). Council received its present name and was placed under Local and Family Health Administration in 1992 (Chapter 71, Acts of 1992). In 1997, Administration became Community and Public Health Administration. In July 2001, Council joined Family Health Administration, and in July 2012, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration.

Council advised Department on implementation of Arthritis Prevention and Control Program, which was created in October 2002 (Chapter 215, Acts of 2002). In establishing Program, General Assembly considered fact that arthritis is leading cause of disability in United States, affecting nearly one out of every six people. Through Program, Council trained teachers, and health-care professionals and providers about how to prevent and control arthritis. Council also educated consumers about importance of early diagnosis of arthritis, its causes and prevention.

To improve quality of life for arthritic individuals and their families, Council coordinated activities of public and private agencies, medical schools, and related professional groups. Council recommended ways to limit costs associated with arthritis prevention and treatment, and vocational training, as well as to improve services. Council also developed and coordinated programs for vocational rehabilitation and industry to help arthritic individuals remain productive in workforce.

Through studies and proposals, Council devised a State program of education and applied research in gerontology and geriatrics. Development of a strategic plan of patient education throughout Maryland was coordinated by Council.

Council's fifteen members were appointed by the Governor, who named chair. Members served four-year terms (Code Health-General Article, secs. 13-501 through 13-512).

Abolished Oct. 1, 2017 and replaced by State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness (Chapter 40, Acts of 2017).

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HEART DISEASE & STROKE
State Advisory Council on Heart Disease and Stroke originated as Commission on High Blood Pressure in 1976 (Chapter 792, Acts of 1976). It became State Commission on High Blood Pressure and Related Cardiovascular Risk Factors in 1986 (Chapter 486, Acts of 1986). In 1992, it reorganized as State Advisory Council on High Blood Pressure and Related Cardiovascular Risk Factors and was placed under Local and Family Health Administration (Chapter 71, Acts of 1992). Administration became Community and Public Health Administration in 1997. Council reorganized as State Advisory Council on Heart Disease and Stroke in July 2001 when it became part of Family Health Administration (Chapter 238, Acts of 2001). In July 2012, Council joined Prevention and Health Promotion Administration.

Guidelines to manage and treat heart disease and stroke were established by Council. To detect, prevent, and treat these conditions, Council also developed and promoted educational programs targeted for those at high-risk and for geographic areas with high incidences of heart disease and stroke.

Council's twenty-four members were appointed to four-year terms by Governor (Code Health-General Article, secs. 13-201 through 13-206).

Abolished Oct. 1, 2017 and replaced by State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness (Chapter 40, Acts of 2017).

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS
In 1963, State Advisory Council on Physical Fitness began as State Commission on Physical Fitness (Chapter 606, Acts of 1963). Commission reorganized in 1992 by its present name under Local and Family Health Administration (Chapter 71, Acts of 1992). Administration became Community and Public Health Administration in 1997. When that Administration split in July 2001, Council joined Family Health Administration. In July 2012, Council moved to Prevention and Health Promotion Administration.

Council worked to protect and improve physical fitness of Marylanders. It disseminated information about physical fitness, and collected and assembled information from State agencies. To further its work, Council maintained liaison with State Department of Education, local boards of education, private and parochial schools, and local physical fitness commissions.

With advice of Secretary of Health, Governor appointed Council's twenty-five members. Members served four-year terms. Governor named the chair. Secretary of Health appointed Executive Director.

In each county and Baltimore City, Governor could appoint a local advisory council of from fifteen to twenty-five members. Secretary of Health named each local council chair (Code Health-General Article, secs. 13-401 through 13-412).

Abolished Oct. 1, 2017 and replaced by State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness (Chapter 40, Acts of 2017).

STATE BOARD FOR CERTIFICATION OF RESIDENTIAL CHILD-CARE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS
Restructured as State Board for Certification of Residential Child-Care Program Professionals in Oct. 2008 (Chapter 218, Acts of 2008).

STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE THERAPY EXAMINERS
In Oct. 2016, separated into two boards: State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners; and State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Chapter 739, Acts of 2016).

STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
In Oct. 2008, restructured as State Board of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Examiners (Chapers 242 & 243, Acts of 2008).

STATE BOARD OF ELECTROLOGISTS
On July 1, 2003, Board responsibilities and assets transferred to Electrology Practice Committee under State Board of Nursing (Chapter 422, Acts of 2003).

STATE BOARD OF PHYSICIAN QUALITY ASSURANCE
Restructured as State Board of Physicians in July 2003 (Chapter 252, Acts of 2003).

STATE BOARD OF SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH
Maria R. Prince, M.D., Coordinator (410) 767-5874; e-mail:
maria.prince@maryland.gov

Appointed by Governor:
Susan L. Pendleton, Chair (chosen by Governor), 2010
Lisa A. Cash, 2003; John B. Colvin, 2004; Michael T. Shipley, M.D., 2008; Gary M. Fiskum, Ph.D., 2009; Lee H. Riley III, M.D., 2009; Janice J. Hoffman, Ph.D., 2010; John W. McDonald III, M.D., Ph.D., 2012; Kathryn T. Von Ruedon, 2012.

Appointed by Senate President: Douglas J. J. Peters

Appointed by House Speaker: Dan K. Morhaim

In July 2000, State Board of Spinal Cord Injury Research was authorized (Chapter 512, Acts of 2000; Code Health-General Article, secs. 13-1401 through 13-1407).

Due to lack of funding, Board did not meet from Oct. 2004 until July 2006. It resumed its work of reviewing grant applications for spinal cord research in July 2006.

Abolished effective July 1, 2017 (Chapter 667, Acts of 2017).

STATE HEALTH RESOURCES PLANNING COMMISSION
Abolished on Oct. 1, 1999 (Chapter 702, Acts of 1999); functions assumed by Maryland Health Care Commission.

STUDY COMMITTEE ON BUY-IN PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY
Staff: Alice L. Burton (410) 767-6479

Appointed by Governor: Charles H. Culbertson; Mary E. James.

Designated by participating agencies: Alice L. Burton; Chris Coats; Janet Ennis; Jeffrey Gruel; Michael R. Lachance; Paul Roeger; Marla Rothouse; Arlene Veronsky, Pharm.D.

Created in July 2000 (Chapter 544, Acts of 2000). Committee looked into feasibility of a buy-in prescription program for those elderly persons whose income and assets make them ineligible for benefits under Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program.

Report submitted to General Assembly in Dec. 2000.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Under Licensing and Certification Administration, reorganized in 1997 as Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse and Community Mental Health Program.

SWINE FLU MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
(410) 767-6525; e-mail:
swineflu@dhmh.state.md.us

Appointed by Governor: John G. Bartlett, M.D.; Frank M. Calia, M.D.; Thomas V. Inglesby, M.D.; James P. Nataro, M.D.; Ina Stephens, M.D.; Ivan C.A. Walks, M.D.

Ex officio: John M. Colmers, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Frances B. Phillips, R.N., Deputy Secretary, Public Health Services; David S. B. Blythe, M.D., State Epidemiologist.

Herbert R. O'Conor State Office Building, 201 West Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Governor convened Swine Flu Medical Advisory Board in April 2009. Board provided advice and guidance to Governor and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on State actions to contain spread of H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) in Maryland.

Last met in April 2010.

TASK FORCE ON DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN TO GUIDE THE FUTURE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE CONTINUUM

Appointed by Maryland Health Care Commission:
Rex W. Cowdry, M.D., Chair
Lynn H. Albizo, Esq.; Harry A. Brandt, M.D.; Tracee E. Bryant; Laura Cain; Herbert S. Cromwell; Thomas J. Crowley; Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D.; Suzanne Harrison; Brian M. Hepburn, M.D.; David T. Jones; Gayle Jordan-Randolph, M.D.; Bonnie Katz; Pamela King; Joseph G. Liberto, M.D.; Peter F. Luongo, Ph.D.; James Macgill, Jr.; Sako Maki; Robert B. Murray; Stephen M. Niemi; Jill A. Rachbeisel, M.D.; Linda J. Raines; Mark A. Riddle, M.D.; Arleen Rogan, Ph.D.; Robert Rothstein, M.D.; Sally Tyler; Jane Walker; Donna Wells; Brenda A. Wilson.

In April 2007, Chairs of Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and House Appropriations Committee asked Maryland Health Care Commission to convene Task Force.

Task Force assisted Maryland Health Care Commission in formulating a plan to guide future role and capacity of State's psychiatric hospitals. Plan to Guide the Future Mental Health Continuum was to include an assessment of inpatient capacity for both State and private psychiatric hospitals and acute care hospitals. It also was to assess what community-based services and programs were needed to divert patients from inpatient mental health services and hospital emergency rooms. Whenever feasible, Task Force coordinated its planning with Mental Health Transformation Working Group.

Last met in Dec. 2008.

TASK FORCE ON REGULATORY EFFICIENCY
Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene:
Patrick D. Dooley, Co-Chair
Mark A. Luckner, Co-Chair
web:
http://dhmh.maryland.gov/sitepages/regulatoryefficiency.aspx

In April 2010, Task Force on Regulatory Efficiency was convened by Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene. To make oversight of Department facilities and programs more effective, efficient, and transparent, Task Force was charged with comprehensively reviewing all regulations concerning facilities licensed by Department, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, hospitals, hospice, laboratories, substance-abuse treatment facilities and programs, community programs for mental health patients, adult daycare, in-home services, and programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Task Force submitted its interim report to Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene in July 2011, and its final report in May 2012.

TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION RATE-PAYMENT SYSTEM
(410) 951-5303; e-mail:
kmauprivez@dhmh.state.md.us

James P. Johnson, Chair (chosen by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene)

Appointed by Senate President: Delores G. Kelley

Appointed by House Speaker: Karen S. Montgomery

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Sandy Atkins; Theodore N. Giovanis; Alan C. Lovell; Catherine Lyle; Monica McCall; Vickie Mills; Tiye Mulazim; J. Colfax Schnorf, Jr.; Mark Schultz; Audrey S. Waters.

Ex officio: David C. Romans, designee of Secretary of Budget & Management; James P. Johnson, designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene.

Authorized in July 2007, Task Force to Study the Developmental Disabilities Administration Rate-Payment System developed recommendations to address structural underfunding of community services (Chapters 33 & 34, Acts of 2007). Task Force reviewed current rate system for community-based services funded by Developmental Disabilities Administration and reviewed Administration's cost report. Task Force also identified existing mandates for service delivery; compared costs for funding them with State funding; considered what cost-effective practices are used in other states; and identified what changes to make in reimbursement system to implement best practices and better support self-directed services.

Task Force reported to Governor and General Assembly in June 2008. Authorization for Task Force continued through July 31, 2008.

TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP ON OVERSIGHT OF PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION SERVICES
Staff: Paul Parker (410) 764-3261; e-mail:
pparker@mhcc.state.md.us

Appointed by Maryland Health Care Commission:
Michael J. (Ben) Steffen, Chair
Neri M. Cohen, M.D.; Blair M. Eig, M.D.; Paul T. Elder, M.D.; A. Gray Ellrodt, M.D.; Barbara Epke; Dianne S. Feeney; R. C. Stewart Finney, Jr., M.D.; Anne Flood; Sonny Klaff; Joe Moser, M.D.; Lisa C. Myers; Kerry Prewitt, M.D.; Glenn F. Robbins, M.D.; Charles Silvia, M.D.; Kevin Smothers, M.D.; Michael Steiner; John Chung-Yee Wang, M.D.; Renee Webster; Daniel Winn, M.D.

Technical Advisory Group on Oversight of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services was convened by Maryland Health Care Commission in July 2011. Group assisted Commission in developing recommendations for appropriate statutory oversight of percutaneous coronary intervention services, as required by Chapter 616, Acts of 2011.

Group reported to Maryland Health Care Commission in Dec. 2011.

TECHNICAL SERVICES
Under Systems and Operations Adminstration, Technical Services formerly had overseen Division of Medicaid Information Systems, and Division of Systems and Liaison Services. When those divisions transferred to Program Operations in 2016, Technical Services ceased to function.

TELEMEDICINE TASK FORCE
Staff: P. David Sharp, Ph.D. (410) 764-3578; e-mail:
dsharp@maryland.gov
web: http://mhcc.maryland.gov/mhcc/pages/home/workgroups/workgroups_telemedicine_task_force.aspx

Appointed by Maryland Health Care Commission:

With Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council, Maryland Health Care Commission convened Telemedicine Task Force in July 2013 (Chapter 319, Acts of 2013).

Task Force studied the use of telehealth throughout Maryland. Telehealth uses technologies, such as videoconferencing, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications to exchange information that allows long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health care education, and health administration.

To identify ways to improve health status and care delivery through telehealth, Task Force analyzed underserved areas; cost-effective telehealth application; innovative service models for diverse care settings, including chronic and acute care; and innovative payment models. Also assessed were related factors, such as supportive use of electronic health records and health benefit exchange; multimedia uses of products and services for patients; productivity, resources, and shortages of health professionals; emerging security standards and technology; and availablity of public and private grant funding. Finally, Task Force considered how to best use telehealth in rural areas across State.

Task Force worked through Clinical Advisory Group; Financial and Business Model Advisory Group; and Technology Solutions and Standards Advisory Group.

An interim report was submitted to Governor, Senate Finance Committee, and House Health and Government Operations Committee in Dec. 2013. Final report was submitted in Dec. 2014.

Authorization for Task Force ended June 30, 2015.

UPPER SHORE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Opened in 1982 as a multipurpose mental health hospital. It served a daily average of 43 patients and provided psychiatric services for eligible persons, 16 years of age and older, from Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties. Center also held a 15-bed juvenile detention center and a 20-bed intermediate care unit for alcoholics over the age of 18 (Code Health - General Article, sec. 10-406). Closed Feb. 28, 2010, due to budgetary constraints.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES DIVISION
Volunteer Services Division developed and directed Department's thirty-two volunteer services programs statewide. These programs offered citizens and community groups opportunity to aid and enhance lives of residents of Department hospital centers and patients in community.

Under Operations, functions were decentralized and Division disbanded in 2008.

WALTER P. CARTER CENTER
630 West Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Under Mental Hygiene Administration, closed Oct. 1, 2009.

Starting in 1967, Center originally offered community mental health services to Baltimore City residents. Later, its services focused on inpatient care for adults (Code Health - General Article, sec. 10-406). Center opened at Fayette Street site in 1973. Named for civil rights leader Walter P. Carter, Center was in west Baltimore next to Veterans Administration, and near University of Maryland Hospital.

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR PERMITTING & PRESCRIPTION DRUG INTEGRITY ACT WORK GROUP
Staff: Anna D. Jeffers (410) 764-4794

David Ross Chason, Chair

Formed in July 2007, Work Group was charged with surveying availability of electronic track-and-trace pedigree technology across entire prescription pharmaceutical supply chain (Chapter 352 & 353, Acts of 2007).

Any prescription drug distributed outside normal distribution channels is required to have a pedigree. Work Group determined when exactly technology to track such pedigrees would be available, and recommended a target date to State Board of Pharmacy for implementing technology.

In Jan. 2009, State Board of Pharmacy reported Work Group's recommendations to Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, and House Health and Government Operations Committee.

WORK GROUP ON CANCER CLUSTERS & ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES OF CANCER
Staff: Meredith Truss (410) 767-5641; e-mail:
meredith.truss@maryland.gov

Diane M. Dwyer, M.D., Co-Chair
Courtney Lewis, Co-Chair

Appointed by Senate President: C. Anthony Muse

Appointed by House Speaker: Cheryl D. Glenn

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Paul Bixenstine; Charnise Carter; Kenneth C. Eidel; Kira Eyring; Kathleen A. Griffith, Ph.D.; Kathy J. Helzlsouer, M.D.; Norma F. Kanarek, Ph.D.; Jenny Levin; Julian A. Levy, Jr.; Cathy McClain; Jed. L. Miller, M.D.; Clifford S. Mitchell, M.D.; Amir Sapkota, Ph.D.; Katherine S. Squibb, Ph.D.

With Department of the Environment, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene convened Work Group on Cancer Clusters and Environmental Causes of Cancer in July 2013 (Chapters 248 & 249, Acts of 2013). Work Group examined issues concerning investigation of possible cancer clusters and possible environmental causes of cancer in Maryland, including: how cancer clusters are identified and researched; how State and federal agencies communicate about their research into cancer clusters; and whether more information about such research should be made public.

In June 2014, Department reported Work Group's recommendations to Governor and General Assembly.

WORK GROUP ON CULTURAL COMPETENCY & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Staff: Daryl C. Plevy (410) 402-8348; e-mail:
dplevy@dhmh.state.md.us

Cynthia Vice, Chair

Appointed by Senate President: Delores G. Kelley

Appointed by House Speaker: Shawn Z. Tarrant

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Lynn H. Albizo, Esq.; Mohammad Akhter, M.D.; Thomas E. Arthur; Cyntrice Bellamy; Jennifer Blake; Sharon Bloom; Lillian Bowie; E. Keith Colston; Janet M. Cornick, Ed.D.; Antoinette W. Coward; Herbert Cromwell; Adelaide C. Eckardt; Mariana Falconier, Ph.D.; Heidi Holland; Paula C. Hollinger; Carlessia A. Hussein, Dr.P.H.; Iyanrick W. John, Esq.; Paula Lafferty; Christine McKee; Ilana Mittman; Oscar L. Morgan; Sabitri Morris; Madge Pat Mosby; Shirley Nathan-Pulliam; Martha D. Nathanson; Tricia D. O'Neill; Kaliz Oaks; Malinda B. Orlin, Ph.D.; Linda Raines; Kakoli Ray; Iris Reeves; Mary Russell; Artemio Taguding; Keisha Tatum; Melissa Vice; Joseph Weiss; Donna Wells; Tony Wright.

Authorized in July 2007 to study and make recommendations concerning options to facilitate licensure or certification of foreign-born and trained mental health professionals. Work Group was to consider training programs to help foreign-born and trained mental health professionals prepare for licensure and certification examinations; ways to train and educate mental health professionals to be culturally competent; need for changes to licensing or certification requirements; and other means to ensure access to culturally sensitive and competent mental health services (Chapter 412, Acts of 2007).

In Jan. 2008, Work Group reported to Governor, General Assembly, and Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services.

WORK GROUP ON PATIENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & DEBT COLLECTION POLICIES
Appointed by State Health Services Cost Review Commission: Peter L. Beilenson, M.D.; Louise M. Carwell, J.D.; Harold A. Cohen; John G. Folkemer; William Foster; Stephanie A. Garrity; Raymond A. Grahe; Nelson Haller; Donna L. Jacobs, Esq.; Paul Nicholson; Pegeen A. Townsend; Susan Whitecotton; Ronald W. Wineholt.

In June 2009, State Health Services Cost Review Commission convened Work Group to consider whether hospitals need a uniform policy for patient financial assistance and debt collection; if such a uniform policy should be applied to psychiatric and chronic care hospitals; and whether current legal rate of interest on a judgment to collect a hospital debt should be altered (Chapters 310 & 311, Acts of 2009).

Report submitted to Governor and General Assembly on Oct. 1, 2009.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS WORK GROUP
Staff: Russell W. Montgomery, Ph.D. (410) 767-5612; e-mail:
russ.montgomery@maryland.gov

Vacancy, Chair

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Deborah Agus, J.D.; Pamela Bohrer Brown; Kimberly Burton; Perry Chan; Elizabeth Leung Chung; Kimberly M. Coleman, Ph.D.; Jennifer Dahl; Ashyrra C. Dotson; Wendy W. Friar, R.N.; Michael Christopher Gibbons, M.D.; Rev. Debra Hickman; Cheryl L. Holt, Ph.D.; Terri Hughes, R.N.; Michelle LaRue, M.D.; Beth Little-Terry; Ann Horton; Ruth Lucas; Susan L. Markley; Patricia L. McLaine, DrPH; Mar-Lynn Mickens; Dwyan Y. Monroe; Sonia E. Mora; Bettye Muwwakkil, Ph.D.; Ruth Ann Norton; Rosalie Pack; Marcos Pesquera; Maxine Reed-Vance, R.N.; Michael Rogers; Maura J. Rossman, M.D.; Kate Scott, R.N.; Yvette J. Snowden; Laura Spada, Ed.D.; Novella Tascoe, J.D.; Richard K. Tharpe, Ph.D.; Lesley Wallace; Lori Werrell; Lisa Widmaier; Joseph Winn.

With Maryland Insurance Administration, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene convened Workforce Development for Community Health Workers Work Group in June 2014 (Chapter 259, Acts of 2014). A community health worker is defined as a public health worker closely connected and trusted within community served.

Work Group studied and made recommendations on training and credentialing required for community health workers to be certified as nonclinical health care providers. It also considered reimbursement and payment policies for community health workers through Medicaid and private insurers.

In June 2015, Work Group reported to Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and House Health and Government Operations Committee.

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