Today, the Health Department, under direction of the Health Officer, provides public health services and administers and enforces State and local health laws and regulations within Carroll County. Programs meet the public health needs of the community and provide services not offered by the private sector (Code Health-General Article, secs. 3-101 through 3-202).
Appointed by the Secretary of Health, the Health Officer is the executive officer and secretary of the County Board of Health (Code Health-General Article, secs. 3-301 through 3-310).
CHILD FATALITY REVIEW TEAM
The Child Fatality Review Team seeks to develop an understanding of the causes and incidence of child death in Carroll County. The Team develops plans for and recommends changes within the agencies represented on the Team to prevent child deaths; and promotes compensation and coordination among agencies involved in investigations of child deaths, or in providing services to surviving family members. The Team also advises the State Child Fatality Review Team on changes to law, policy, or practice to prevent child deaths (Chapters 355 & 356, Acts of 1999; Code Health-General Article, secs. 5-705 through 5-709).
PREVENTION, WELLNESS, & RECOVERY BUREAU [LOCAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AUTHORITY]
The Prevention, Wellness and Recovery Bureau functions as the Local Behavioral Health Authority, which plans, manages, and monitors the Maryland Public Behavioral Health System within the County, and oversees delivery of all specialty behavioral health services to Medicaid recipients. The Bureau reports directly to the Behavioral Health Administration of the Maryland Department of Health, and is assisted by the Behavioral Health Advisory Council, which serves as the County's local mental health advisory council and local alcohol and drug abuse council.
The Council develops, submits to the Governor, and implements plans and strategies with which to evaluate, prevent, and treat alcohol and drug abuse in Carroll County.
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