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The Administration consists of two Divisions:
Long-Term Care; and Hospitals and Ambulatory
Care. It is aided by the State Advisory Board on
Hospital Licensing.

Gene Heisler, Deputy Director 225-5467

The Division of Long-Term Care regulates nurs-
ing homes, domiciliary care homes, and day care for
the elderly The Division fields a team to investigate
unlicensed domiciliary care homes.


Carol Benner, Deputy Director 225-5463

The Division of Hospitals and Ambulatory Care
regulates hospitals, major medical equipment, risk
management, and physician credentialling, as well
as health maintenance organizations, home health
agencies, and State hospitals and correctional insti-
tutions. The Division also surveys federal programs
for compliance with Medicare regulations. These
programs cover end-stage renal dialysis, indepen-
dent and outpatient physical therapists, compre-
hensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities,
ambulatory surgical centers, rural health clinics, and
portable X-ray units.

Under the Division is the Complaint and Qual-
ity Assurance Unit. The Unit investigates all com-
plaints about any health-related facility The Unit
also monitors the quality of nursing, sanitation and
dietary services.


Chairperson: Gloria Cameron, 1988

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental
Hygiene: John H. Funkey, 1989; Zorayda
Lee-Llacer, M.D., 1989; Richard Cioffi, M.D.,
1990; Karen B. Lewis, 1990; Margaret Neely,
1990; Susan W. Owens, 1991; Hardev Singh Palta,
1991; Willarda Virginia Edwards, M.D., 1992;
Rayna M. Keyser, R.N., 1992; James P. Klink,
1992; Mary Etta Mills, Sc.D., 1992; one vacancy.

Carol Benner, Administrator

201 W Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 225-5430

The State Advisory Board on Hospital Licensing
was established in 1945. The Board advises the
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene on stan-
dards for hospitals, the issuance or denial of hospital
licenses, and the approval of applications for hospi-
tal conversions, alterations, or additions.

The Board consists of thirteen members ap-
pointed by the Secretary of Health and Mental

Hygiene for five-year terms. Three members are
recommended by the Medical and Chirurgical Fac-
ulty of the State of Maryland; one by the Maryland
Pharmaceutical Association; four by the Maryland
Hospital Association; and one (an owner or admin-
istrator of a licensed nursing home) by the Health
Facilities Association of Maryland. Two members
are recommended by the Maryland Nurses Associ-
ation. Those recommended by the Maryland Hos-
pital Association must include two hospital
administrators, a trustee of a Maryland hospital,
and a physician engaged in the private practice of
medicine who is a member of the Medical and
Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland. At
least two members must reside in Baltimore City
and at least two in the counties. Two members
represent the public (Code Health—General Arti-
cle, secs. 19-303 through 19-306).


Chairperson: Charles O. Fisher, Sr., 1989

Appointed by Governor: Ernest B. Crofoot, 1989;
Barry A. Kuhne, 1990; William B. Russell, M.D.,
1990; Walter Sondheim, 1991; James R. Wood,
1991; Susan R. Guarnieri, M.D., 1992.

John M. Colmers, Executive Director

201 W Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 225-5306

The State Health Services Cost Review Com-
mission was established in 1971 to monitor all fiscal
affairs of Maryland's hospitals and related institu-
tions (Chapter 627, Acts of 1971). The Commis-
sion publicly may disclose a hospital's financial
position, its verified total costs incurred in rendering
health services, and the level of reasonableness of its
rates as determined by Commission review and
certification. The Commission also evaluates the
adequacy of each institution's financial resources to
meet its financial requirements. When these re-
sources are inadequate, the Commission seeks solu-

The Commission assures purchasers of hospital
health care that total costs are reasonably related to
the total services offered by the hospital, that aggre-
gate rates are set in reasonable relationship to the
hospital's aggregate costs, and that rates are set
equitably among all purchasers of services without
undue discrimination.

The Commission consists of seven members ap-
pointed to four-year terms by the Governor, who
also designates the chairperson. Authorization for
the Commission continues until July 1,1993 (Code
Health—General Article, secs. 19-201 through 19-

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