Today, under direction of the Commissioner of Health, the Baltimore City Department of Health provides public health services and administers and enforces State and local health laws and regulations within Baltimore City. Programs meet the public health needs of the community and provide services not offered by the private sector (City Charter, Art. VII, secs. 54-56).
Appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval, the Commissioner of Health heads the Department.
DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE COUNCIL
The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council was authorized in 2004 (Chapters 237 & 238, Acts of 2004; Code Health-General Article, sec. 8-1001). The Council develops, submits to the Governor, and implements plans and strategies with which to evaluate, prevent, and treat alcohol and drug abuse in Baltimore City.
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