HOUSE OF DELEGATES

STANDING COMMITTEES

HEALTH & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


[photo, House Office Building, 6 Bladen St. (from College Ave.), Annapolis, Maryland] The Health and Government Operations Committee was created in January 2003.

The Committee considers legislation relating to health facilities, equipment, and products; health insurance; health occupations and professions; public health, including Medicaid; and long-term care. The Committee also is concerned with laws relating to estates and trusts; human relations; procurement; and State government organization, procedures, and operations.

House Office Building, 6 Bladen St. (from College Ave.), Annapolis, Maryland, December 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Twenty-four members constitute the Committee (House Rules 17, 18; Code State Government Article, secs. 2-1102 through 2-1105).

SUBCOMMITTEES

The Health and Government Operations Committee is supported by four subcommittees: Government Operations and Health Facilities; Health Occupations and Long-Term Care; Insurance and Pharmaceuticals; and Public Health and Minority Health Disparities.

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & HEALTH FACILITIES SUBCOMMITTEE
The Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee first organized in January 2003 as the Government Operations Subcommittee. In January 2015, it reformed as the Government Operations and Long-Term Care Subcommittee. At that time, a separate Estates and Trusts Subcommittee was created. The two subcommittees merged in February 2017 to form the Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee. In January 2020, that subcommittee restructured as the Government Operations and Health Facilities Subcommittee.

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS & LONG-TERM CARE SUBCOMMITTEE
Functios of the Health Occupations and Long-Term Care Subcommittee drew from the Health Facilities and Occupations Subcommittee, organized in November 2005, and the Government Operations and Long-Term Care Subcommittee, started in January 2015. The present subcommittee was established in February 2017.

INSURANCE & PHARMACEUTICALS SUBCOMMITTEE
The Insurance Subcommittee was created in January 2003 as the Health Insurance Subcommittee. It reformed as the Insurance Subcommittee in November 2004, and under its present name assumed responsibilities formerly overseen by the Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee in January 2019.

PUBLIC HEALTH & MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES SUBCOMMITTEE
In January 2003, the Public Health Subcommittee and Long-Term Care Subcommittee organized. In November 2005, they reformed as the Public Health and Long-Term Care Subcommittee. In January 2015, the Long-Term Care component moved to the Government Operations Subcommittee and became the Government Operations and Long-Term Care Subcommittee. The Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee, which was created in September 2004, merged with what remained of the Public Health and Long-Term Care Subcommittee to form the Public Health and Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee, also in January 2015.

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