MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HISTORICAL EVOLUTION


[photo, 201 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland] Maryland Department of Health
State Board of Health, 1874-1910
State Department of Health, 1910-69

State Lunacy Commission, 1886-1922
Board of Mental Hygiene, 1922-49
Department of Welfare, 1922-49
Department of Mental Hygiene, 1949-69

Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, 1969-2017
Maryland Department of Health, 2017-

201 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland, December 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Office of Information Technology
State Department of Health, Bureau of Analysis & Records, Division of Data Processing, 1967-73
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of General Administration, Division of Data Processing, 1973-77
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Service Operations, Data Systems, 1977-81
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Fiscal & Support Operations Administration, Division of Data Processing, 1981-83
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Information Systems Administration, Division of Data Processing, 1983-85
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Information Services Administration, Division of Data Processing, 1985-93
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Program Systems & Operations Administration, Information Services, 1993-97
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Information Resources Management Administration, 1997-2011
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Information Technology, 2011-17
Maryland Department of Health, Office of Information Technology, 2017-
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health & Disabilities, 2008-14
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health, 2014-17
Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health, 2017-

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Administration
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Drug Abuse Authority, 1969-71
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Mental Health Administration, Division of Alcoholism Control, 1969-72
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Drug Abuse Administration, 1971-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Mental Hygiene Administration, Division of Alcoholism Control, 1972-76
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Health Services, Alcoholism Control Administration, 1976-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Addictions Services Administration, 1987-88
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Administration, 1988-2008
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health & Disabilites, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Administration, 2008-14

Behavioral Health Administration
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health & Disabilities, Behavioral Health Administration, 2014
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Administration, 2014-17
Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Administration, 2017-

Developmental Disabilities Administration
State Department of Health, Bureau of Preventive Medical Services, Division of Mental Retardation, 1966-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Medical Care Services, Bureau of Preventive Medical Services, Division of Mental Retardation, 1969-70
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Directorate of Mental Retardation, 1970-71
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Mental Retardation Administration, 1971-82
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Administration, 1982-86
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration, 1986-2008
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health & Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities Administration, 2008-14
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities Administration, 2014-17
Maryland Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Administration, 2017-

Mental Hygiene Administration
State Lunacy Commission, 1886-1922
Board of Mental Hygiene, 1922-49
Department of Welfare, 1922-49
Department of Mental Hygiene, 1949-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Mental Health Administration, 1969-72
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Program Services, Mental Hygiene Administration, 1972-75
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health & Addictions, Mental Hygiene Administration, 1975-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Mental Hygiene Administration, 1987-2008
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health & Disabilities, Mental Hygiene Administration, 2008-14


MEDICAID (HEALTH CARE FINANCING)
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Regulatory Services, 1975-81
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Regulation & Policy Analysis, 1981-85
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Regulation, 1985-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Policy, Financing, & Regulation, 1987-88
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, 1988-99
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, 1999-2017
Maryland Department of Health, Medicaid (Health Care Financing), 2017-

Medical Care Finance & Compliance Administration
State Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services, 1945-51
State Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services & Hospitals, 1951-66
State Department of Health, Office of Medical Care Services, Bureau of Special Health Services, Division of Medical Services, 1966-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Medical Care Program Administration, 1969-75
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Medical Care Programs, Medical Care Compliance Administration, 1975-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Policy, Financing, & Regulation, Medical Care Compliance Administration, 1987-88
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Medical Care Compliance Administration, 1988-93
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Medical Care Finance & Compliance Administration, 1993-99

Office of Eligibility Services
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, Office of Operations, Eligibility & Pharmacy, 1999-2007
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, Office of Eligibility, 2007
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, Office of Eligibility Services, 2007-

Office of Health Services
State Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services, 1945-51
State Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services & Hospitals, 1951-66
State Department of Health, Office of Medical Care Services, Bureau of Special Health Services, Division of Medical Services, 1966-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Medical Care Program Administration, 1969-75
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Medical Care Programs, Policy Administration, 1975-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Policy, Financing, & Regulation, Health Systems Financing Administration, 1987-88
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Health Systems Financing Administration, 1988-90
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Medical Care Policy Administration, 1990-99
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, Office of Health Services, 2000-17
Maryland Department of Health, Medicaid (Health Care Financing), Office of Health Services, 2017-

Office of Planning & Finance
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation, 1984-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Policy Analysis Administration, 1987-88
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Policy & Health Statistics Administration, 1988-95
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Business & Regulatory Services, Policy & Health Statistics Administration, 1995-97
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Policy & Health Statistics Administration, 1997
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Health Services Analysis & Evaluation Administration, 1997-99
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, Office of Planning, Development, & Finance, 1999-2002
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, Office of Planning & Finance, 2002-07

Office of Systems, Operations, & Pharmacy
State Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services, 1945-51
State Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services & Hospitals, 1951-66
State Department of Health, Office of Medical Care Services, Bureau of Special Health Services, Division of Medical Services, 1966-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Medical Care Program Administration, 1969-75
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Medical Care Programs, Medical Care Operations Administration, 1975-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Policy, Financing, & Regulation, Medical Care Operations Administration, 1987-88
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Medical Care Operations Administration, 1988-93
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Program Systems & Operations Administration, 1993-97
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Medical Care Operations Administration, 1997-99
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, Office of Operations & Eligibility, Medical Care Programs, 1999-2004
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, Office of Operations, Eligibility, & Pharmacy, 2004-07
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Financing, Office of Systems, Operations, & Pharmacy, 2007-17
Maryland Department of Health, Medicaid (Health Care Financing), Office of Systems, Operations, & Pharmacy, 2017-


PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, 1987-2017
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, 2017-

AIDS Administration
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, AIDS Control Administration, 1987-88
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, AIDS Administration, 1988-2009

Community Health Administration
Under the State Department of Health, full-time local health service began in 1934.
State Department of Health, Local Health Services, 1951-66
State Department of Health, Community Health Services, 1966-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Program Services, Local Health Services Administration, 1969-73
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Program Services, Local Health & Professional Support Services Administration, 1973-75
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Program Services, Local Health & Professional Support Services Administration, 1975-77
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Health Services, Local Health Administration, 1977-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Family Health Administration, 1987-89
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Local & Family Health Administration, 1989-96
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Community & Public Health Administration, 1997-2001
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Community Health Administration, 2001-09

Health Systems & Infrastructure Administration
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Health Systems & Infrastructure Administration, 2012-15

Laboratories Administration
State Department of Health, Bureau of Communicable Diseases, 1910-51
State Department of Health, Bureau of Bacteriology, 1912-51
State Department of Health, Division of Communicable Disease Control, 1951-69
State Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories, 1951-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Program Services, Laboratories & Research Administration, 1969-72
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Program Services, Laboratories Administration, 1972-75
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Health Services, Laboratories Administration, 1975-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Community Health Surveillance & Laboratories Administration, 1987-96
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Laboratories Administration, 1997-2017
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Laboratories Administration, 2017-

Office of Health Care Quality
State Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services, 1945-51
State Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services & Hospitals, 1951-66
State Department of Health, Office of Medical Care Services, Bureau of Special Health Services, Division of Medical Facilities Development, 1966-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of General Administration, Licensing & Enforcement, 1969-71
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of General Administration, Division of Licensing & Certification, 1971-81
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Health Regulation & Policy Analysis, Office of General Administration, Division of Licensing & Certification, 1981-86
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Health Regulation, Office of Licensing & Certification Programs, 1986-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Policy, Financing, & Regulation, Licensing & Certification Administration, 1987-88
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Licensing & Certification Administration, 1988-99
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Executive Operations & Quality Management Programs, Office of Health Care Quality, 1999-2005
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Regulatory Programs, Office of Health Care Quality, 2005-09
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Secretary, Office of Health Care Quality, 2009-15
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Regulatory Programs, Office of Health Care Quality, 2015-16
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Office of Health Care Quality, 2016-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Office of Health Care Quality, 2017-

Office of Population Health Improvement
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Health Systems & Infrastructure Administration, Office of Population Health Improvement, 2012-15
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Office of Population Health Improvement, 2015-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Office of Population Health Improvement, 2017-

Prevention & Health Promotion Administration
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Family Health Administration, 1987-89
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Local & Family Health Administration, 1989-96
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Community & Public Health Administration, 1997-2001
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Family Health Administration, 2001-12

Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Infectious Disease & Environmental Health Administration, 2009-12
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, 2012-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, 2017-

Cancer & Chronic Disease Bureau
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Family Health Administration, Prevention & Disease Control, 2010-12
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, 2012-15
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Primary Care & Commmunity Health Bureau, 2015-16
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Cancer & Chronic Disease Bureau, 2016-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Cancer & Chronic Disease Bureau, 2017-

Environmental Health Bureau
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Infectious Disease & Environmental Health Administration, Office of Environmental Health & Food Protection, 2009-12
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Environmental Health Bureau, 2012-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Environmental Health Bureau, 2017-

Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Outbreak Response Bureau
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Bureau, 2012-15
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention & Health Services Bureau, 2015-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Outbreak Response Bureau, 2017-

Infectious Disease Prevention & Health Services Bureau
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Infectious Disease & Environmental Health Administration, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention & Care Services, 2009-12
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Bureau, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention & Care Services, 2012-15
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention & Health Services Bureau, 2015-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention & Health Services Bureau, 2017-

Maternal & Child Health Bureau
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Community & Public Health Administration, Center for Maternal & Child Health, 2000-10
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Family Health Administration, Center for Maternal & Child Health, 2010-12
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Maternal & Child Health Bureau, 2012-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Maternal & Child Health Bureau, 2017-

Vital Statistics Administration
Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1912-51
State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records & Statistics, 1951-67
State Department of Health, Administration, Bureau of Analysis & Records, Division of Vital Records, 1967-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of General Administration, Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Records, 1969-76
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Service Operations, Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Records, 1977-81
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Administration, Division of Vital Records, 1981-83
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Administration, Information Services Administration, Division of Vital Records, 1985-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, General Services Administration, Division of Vital Records, 1987-98
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Operations, Vital Statistics Administration, 1998-2011
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Vital Statistics Administration, 2011-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, 2017-

Division of Health Statistics
State Department of Health, Administration, Bureau of Analysis & Records, Division of Biostatistics, 1967-69
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of General Administration, Center for Health Statistics, 1969-76
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Service Operations, Center for Health Statistics, 1979-81
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Administration, Center for Health Statistics, 1981-83
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Administration, Information Services Administration, Division of Health Statistics, 1983-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, General Services Administration, Division of Health Statistics, 1987-98
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Operations, Vital Statistics Administration, Division of Health Statistics, 1998-2011
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Services, Vital Statistics Administration, 2011-17
Maryland Department of Health, Public Health Services, Vital Statistics Administration, Division of Health Statistics, 2017-


REGULATORY PROGRAMS
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Regulatory Programs, 2005-17
Maryland Department of Health, Regulatory Programs, 2017-

Health Professionals Boards & Commissions
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Division of Boards & Commissions
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Boards & Commission Programs, 1986-93
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Professionals Boards & Commissions, 1993-2005
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Regulatory Programs, Health Professionals Boards & Commissions, 2005-17
Maryland Department of Health, Regulatory Programs, Health Professionals Boards & Commissions, 2017-

Maryland Community Health Resources Commission
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, 2005
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Regulatory Programs, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, 2005-17
Maryland Department of Health, Regulatory Programs, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, 2017-

Maryland Health Care Commission
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Maryland Health Care Commission, 1999-2005
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Regulatory Programs, Maryland Health Care Commission, 2005-17
Maryland Department of Health, Regulatory Programs, Maryland Health Care Commission, 2017-

State Health Resources Planning Commission
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Comprehensive Health Planning Agency, 1968-78
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Maryland Health Planning & Development Agency, 1978-82
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Health Regulation & Policy Analysis, State Health Resources Planning Commission, 1982-85
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Assistant Secretary for Health Regulation, State Health Resources Planning Commission, 1985-87
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Policy, Financing, & Regulation, State Health Resources Planning Commission, 1987-88
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, State Health Resources Planning Commission, 1988-99

Maryland Health Care Access & Cost Commission
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, Maryland Health Care Access & Cost Commission, 1993-99

State Health Services Cost Review Commission
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, State Health Services Cost Review Commission, 1971-2005
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Regulatory Programs, State Health Services Cost Review Commission, 2005-17
Maryland Department of Health, Regulatory Programs, State Health Services Cost Review Commission, 2017-

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