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

Chair: Rona E. Kramer, Secretary of Aging


[photo, 301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland] Appointed by Senate President: Katherine A. Klausmeier; Shirley Nathan-Pulliam.

Appointed by House Speaker: two vacancies

Appointed by State Long-Term Care Ombudsman: four vacancies

Appointed by President, Maryland Association of Area Agencies on Aging: two vacancies

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 Association of Adult Day Services: one vacancy

Representing Maryland Hospital Association: one vacancy

Representing Mental Health Association of Maryland: Kimberly C. Burton

Representing Mid-Atlantic LifeSpan: William Holman

Representing 1199 SEIU United Health Workers East: one vacancy

Representing United Seniors of Maryland: Virginia G. Crespo

Representing Voices for Quality Care: Susan Eddy

Ex officio: Carol A. Beatty, Secretary of Disabilities; Margaret A. Heald, designee of Secretary of Health; Stefani R. O'Dea, designee of Deputy Secretary, Behavioral Health, Dept. of Health; Valarie R. Colmore, designee of Secretary of Human Services; Patricia T. Nay, M.D., Director, Office of Health Care Quality, Dept. of Health; Stevanne A. Ellis, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

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. Also, annually, the Office of Health Care Quality in the Maryland Department of Health reports to the Committee on 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 and assisted-living facility care (Code Health-General Article, sec. 19-1409).

In addition to its original charge, the Committee also may consider: staff training and development; the rights of residents; data on resident satisfaction; resident assessments; resident care planning; monitoring of residents; and the change of resident status (Chapter 473, Acts of 2018). Further, the Committee may review legislation and proposed regulations that may affect nursing home and assisted living facility care, and make recommendations both to the General Assembly and the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review.

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