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Tag Archives: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Federal judge allows suit claiming retaliatory regulation by officials to proceed (access required)

A federal lawsuit alleging state officials targeted a group of nursing homes with enforcement procedures and violated their constitutional rights can proceed, a judge ruled after finding the plaintiff had sufficiently pleaded its claims.

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Study: Medicaid gives more in rural Md. access to health insurance (access required)

As President Donald Trump and his administration look to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make deep cuts to Medicaid, a new study showed evidence that Medicaid expansion has decreased the number of uninsured in rural areas of the country. ...

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Hogan re-appoints Peters, Schrader over objections of Senate Democrats (access required)

Lawmakers barely got out of Annapolis before Gov. Larry Hogan sent a message about how the Senate handled his appointments. Two of the most contentious appointments — Wendi Peters and Dennis Schrader — were re-appointed by Hogan Tuesday, less than ...

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Hogan withdraws Schrader for DHMH post, says he’ll reappoint (access required)

The nomination of Dennis Schrader, Gov. Larry Hogan’s recent pick to lead the state health department, has been withdrawn but a spokesman for the first-term Republican said the nominee will be back next year. Schrader, who was interviewed by the ...

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Bills seek to codify court ruling on services for developmentally disabled foster children (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Cross-filed bills in the General Assembly again seek to codify and clarify a 2015 Court of Appeals decision that found juvenile courts have the authority to order transition care for individuals with developmental disabilities as they age out ...

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Mitchell resigns, to be replaced by Schrader at DMMH (access required)

Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene Van T. Mitchell has resigned, to be replaced by Dennis Schrader, who has served as the governor’s appointments secretary and as deputy transportation secretary. Mitchell on Thursday emailed his staff saying he would resign ...

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DHMH will overhaul sexual abuse protections as part of settlement (access required)

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has reached a settlement with a former patient which includes an overhaul of sexual abuse protections in state-run hospitals and treatment facilities. The plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, filed suit in 2014 after being sexually ...

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Md. lawmakers vow bill requiring DHMH to honor court orders (access required)

Two state legislators say they will introduce bills that make it clear the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is required to move quickly and obey court orders to accept mentally incompetent defendants who are awaiting trial. Sen. Robert A. ...

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Union, Hogan administration clash on mental hospital issues (access required)

The largest state employees’ union is calling on the governor and Maryland health officials to increase the number of beds and staffing at state mental hospitals. The demands come days after the state health secretary appeared before a Baltimore City Circuit ...

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