OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON QUALITY OF CARE IN NURSING HOMES & ASSISTED-LIVING FACILITIES


[photo, 301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland] Chair: Rona E. Kramer, Secretary of Aging

Appointed by Governor: Harriet L. Johnson; Joanne L. Smikle, Ph.D.; one vacancy.

Appointed by Senate President: Katherine A. Klausmeier; Shirley Nathan-Pulliam.

Appointed by House Speaker: two vacancies

Appointed by Secretary of Aging: Odile Brunetto; Mia Brust; Karen H. Sylvester.

301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland, March 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Representing AARP, Maryland Chapter: one vacancy

Representing Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter: Ilene W. Rosenthal

Representing assisted living industry: Charlotte Harris Branch; Irene Dunn; one vacancy.

Representing Health Facilities Association of Maryland: one vacancy

Representing Hospice Network of Maryland: one vacancy

Representing Maryland Hospital Association: one vacancy

Representing Mental Health Association of Maryland: Kimberly C. Burton

Representing Mid-Atlantic LifeSpan: William Holman

Representing Service Employees International Union: one vacancy

Representing United Seniors of Maryland: Virginia G. Crespo

Representing Voices for Quality Care: Susan Eddy

Ex officio: Margaret A. Heald, designee of Secretary of Health; Barbara J. Bazron, Ph.D., Executive Director, Behavioral Health Administration, Dept. of Health; Valarie R. Colmore, designee of Secretary of Human Services.

Staff: Rosanne B. Hanratty

c/o Office of Secretary, Department of Aging
301 West Preston St., Suite 1007, Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0708; fax: (410) 333-7943
e-mail: rosanne.hanratty@maryland.gov


Annual Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 1 (Chapter 216, Acts of 2000).

Formed in October 2000, the Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes became the Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted-Living Facilities on October 1, 2005 (Chapter 216, Acts of 2000; Chapter 400, Acts of 2005). The Committee evaluates progress in improving the quality of nursing home and assisted-living facility care statewide.

From the Maryland Department of Health, the Deputy Secretary of Health Care Financing reports annually to the Committee on the status of the Medicaid Nursing Home Reimbursement System. Annually, the Office of Health Care Quality in the Maryland Department of Health also reports to the Committee on implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force on Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities, and the status of quality of care in nursing homes. As the Committee reviews these reports, it develops further proposals on how to improve nursing home care (Code Health-General Article, sec. 19-1409).

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