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Maryland legislature overrides Hogan’s vetoes on abortion, paid family leave, and health officer protections

| Apr 12, 2022 | Maryland

Three key health bills will stand after the Democratic-controlled Maryland legislature voted to override several of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes over the weekend.      Last week, Hogan vetoed House Bill 937, which would establish an Abortion Care Clinical Training Program within the Department of Health and outlines requirements for...[ Read More ]

Health equity champion Karey Sutton, PhD, to join MedStar Health as head of health equity research

| Apr 8, 2022 | Maryland

MedStar Health welcomes Karey Sutton, Ph.D. as the new scientific director of health equity research for the MedStar Health Research Institute. Dr. Sutton comes to MedStar Health after close to a decade with the American Association of Medical Colleges where she was instrumental in launching the AAMC Center for Health Justice,...[ Read More ]

Maryland health workforce and emergency assistance bills heard in committee

| Apr 7, 2022 | Maryland

Two bills aiming to supplement the state health workforce and emergency response system were on the agenda for the House Health and Government Operations Committee Tuesday. The first was a crossover bill sponsored by Sen. Delores Kelley (D - Baltimore). The other was sponsored by committee member Cheryl Landis (D...[ Read More ]

Gender-affirming treatment bill passes health committee

| Mar 30, 2022 | Maryland

House Bill 746, known as the Trans Health Equity Act of 2022, would mandate access to gender-affirming care to transgender, nonbinary, and other gender diverse Medicaid beneficiaries starting Jan. 1, 2023. The House Health and Government Operations Committee voted on the bill and its Senate companion, SB 682, on Monday. ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Health in the budget, Detailed Agenda, Workforce legislation

| Mar 29, 2022 | Maryland

With just over a month until we host the 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference, our team is hard at work bringing together the speakers, topics, and conversations that we’re sure stakeholders from all siloes will find valuable. We're excited to announce that Chuck Milligan, chief operating officer at...[ Read More ]

Data exchange is moving Maryland behavioral health providers forward

| Mar 25, 2022 | Maryland

The last two years of the COVID pandemic has taken a toll on Maryland, particularly in the field of behavioral health. Data from the Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland (CBH) reports emergency department visits for behavioral health increased by 12% over the last few years, while all other visits...[ Read More ]