About Schedules

The weekly schedule is issued anew each Thursday and includes the dates, times, locations, and topics for meetings being held by committees of the General Assembly and other state government groups. Addenda to the weekly schedule are published as necessary.

Meetings are generally held in late morning or early afternoon.

During the legislative session standing committee meetings include:

  • Public hearings on all assigned legislation. Withdrawn legislation does always receive a hearing.
  • Briefings on subject matters as determined by the chair from agencies and selected organizations.
  • Receiving testimony from sponsors and other parties supporting or opposing legislation
  • Reviewing the Governor’s nominees to cabinet positions, certain Judgeships, and various boards and commissions (Senate Executive Nominations Committee only)
  • Hearing agency representatives discuss the budgets of specific units of State government (Budget Committees only)
  • Receiving proposed amendments
  • Voting to approve or reject legislation

Between sessions, scheduled meetings continue the work of General Assembly committees and its task forces, commissions, and special issue workgroups.

Certain committees webcast their meetings live and recordings can be listened to or viewed on demand after the meeting has concluded. Prior schedules and addenda are available online and in printed format.



Weekly Schedule - Published September 25, 2014

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environmental matters health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
management of public funds, joint committee on the spending affordability committee
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
maryland economic development & business climate com rate of uninsured drvrs, tf to stdy metd to rd the
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works capital debt affordability committee
criminal sentencing policy, state commission on environmental health specialists, board of
general assembly of maryland orientation program mdccrs/parcc implementation review workgroup
maryland community health resources commission maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority
maryland health care commission maryland life sciences advisory board
maryland venture fund authority pharmacy services in md, tf to study access to
regional inst strategic enterprise skhldr wrkgrp school construction, interagency committee on
social work examiners, board of virginia i. jones alzheimer's dise & rel disor coun
workforce dev for com health workers, workgroup on
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and
Speaker Michael E. Busch, Co-Chairs


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lynne B. Porter, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200
                         301-970-5200


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APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Norman H. Conway, Chair
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

wednesday november 12, 2014


                                  4:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Fiscal Briefing by Department of Legislative Services
              Note: Joint with Spending Affordability, House Ways and Means, and
                Senate Budget and Taxation Committees


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Chantelle M. Green, Kaitlyn Shulman, or
      Kate Henry, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair
Delegate David D. Rudolph, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura H. Atas, Sally M. Guy, or Robert K.
      Smith, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3519
                         301-858-3519

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ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura P. Lodge, T. Patrick Tracy, or
      Cristen C. Flynn, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, Chair
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Linda L. Stahr, Lisa J. Simpson, or Erin
      R. Hopwood, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., Chair
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Douglas R. Nestor, Lauren C. Nestor, or
      Claire E. Rossmark, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3488
                         301-858-3488

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WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, Chair
Delegate Frank S. Turner, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

wednesday november 12, 2014


                                  4:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services
              Note: Joint with Senate Budget and Taxation, House Appropriations,
                and Spending Affordability Committees


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Benjamin Blank, Tiffany Johnson, or
      Stanford Ward, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

wednesday november 12, 2014


                                  4:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services
              Note: Joint with Spending Affordability, House Appropriations, and
                Ways and Means Committees


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika S. Schissler, Phillip S. Anthony, or
      Matthew J. Bennett, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Senator Joan Carter Conway, Chair
Senator Roy P. Dyson, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sara C. Fidler or Ryane M. Necessary,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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FINANCE COMMITTEE
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, Chair
Senator John C. Astle, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt, David A. Smulski, or Patrick
      D. Carlson, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530/5350
                         301-970-5530/5350

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JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE
Senator Brian E. Frosh, Chair
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Susan H. Russell or Shirleen M. Pilgrim,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623

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MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, Presiding Chair
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Co-Chair


 

wednesday october 15, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      William H. Amoss Hearing
                                                 Room, 4th Floor
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  (1) Update & Proposed Legislation from the Comptroller & Treasurer
              (2) Review of Local Government Audits


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Trevor S. Owen or Matthew B. Jackson, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530/5510
                         301-970-5530/5510

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., Presiding Chair
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., Senate Chair


 

wednesday november 12, 2014


                                  4:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services
              Note: Joint with Senate Budget and Taxation, House Appropriations,
                and House Ways and Means Committees


 

wednesday december 17, 2014


                                  4:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika S. Schissler, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS CLIMATE COMMISSION
Norman R. Augustine, Chair


 

tuesday september 30, 2014


                                  9:45 A.M.      Frank Knox Building
                                                 Naval Air Station
                                                 Patuxent River
                                                 Patuxent River, MD

  NOTE:  Time and Location

    Subject:  General Commission Meeting to include speakers on higher
                education, and a panel of local business people. Also includes
                guests from Maryland Assn. of Counties and Maryland Municipal
                League


 

wednesday october 29, 2014


                                  TBA            TBA
                                                 University of Maryland,
                                                 Baltimore County
                                                 1000 Hilltop Circle
                                                 Catonsville, MD

    Subject:  Business Incubators, Cybersecurity, and Biotechnology


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  John Long, Office of the Senate President
              Telephone: 410-841-3726
                         301-858-3726

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RATE OF UNINSURED DRIVERS, TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS TO REDUCE THE
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, Co-Chair
Delegate David D Rudolph, Co-Chair


 

tuesday october 21, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      231 House Office Building
                                                 Economic Matters Committee Room
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  - Organizational meeting;
              - Uninsured motorist rate calculation;
              - Current activities to reduce the rate; and
              - Regulation of private passenger insurance


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt, Robert K. Smith, and Richard
      L. Duncan, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday october 1, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                 Second Floor
                                                 State House
                                                 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will be held at 9:45 A.M. in Room 217


 

wednesday october 15, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                 Second Floor
                                                 State House
                                                 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will be held at 9:45 A.M. in Room 217


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Missy Hodges, Board of Public Works
              Telephone: 410-260-7335
                         877-591-7320

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CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Nancy K. Kopp, Chair


 

wednesday october 1, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Assembly Room 114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert St.
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Recommendation of general obligation bond authorizations


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David Horton, Deputy Director, Debt
      Management Division, State Treasurer's Office
              Telephone: 410-260-7428
                         1-800-974-0468

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CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY, MARYLAND STATE COMMISSION ON
Diane O. Leasure, Chair


 

tuesday september 30, 2014


                                  5:30 P.M.      Training Rooms 1 & 2
                                                 Judiciary Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2009D Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD



    Subject:  The Commission will continue the review and evaluation of the
                State's sentencing guidelines and policies


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David Soule, State Commission on Criminal
      Sentencing Policy
              Telephone: 301-403-4165

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS, BOARD OF
Robert Sheesley, Chair


 

wednesday october 8, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Bureau of Utilities
                                                 Building
                                                 Howard County
                                                 8270 Old Montgomery Road
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  Proposed Regulations
              A portion of this meeting may be held in closed session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  James T. Merrow, Board of Environmental
      Health Specialists
              Telephone: 410-764-5911

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND ORIENTATION PROGRAM


 

tuesday december 2, 2014


                                  All Day        Senate and House Chambers
                                                 State House
                                                 100 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Orientation program for newly elected legislators


 

wednesday december 3, 2014


                                  All Day        Senate and House Chambers
                                                 State House
                                                 100 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Orientation program for newly elected legislators


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lynne B. Porter, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200

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MDCCRS/PARCC IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW WORKGROUP
Jack R. Smith, Co-Chair
Betty Weller, Co-Chair


 

tuesday october 21, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Board Room A & B
                                     to          Howard County Public Schools
                                  4:00 P.M.      10910 Clarksville Pike
                                                 Ellicott City, MD


    Subject:  Discuss areas of charge as set on agenda


 

wednesday november 12, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      Board Room A & B
                                     to          Howard County Public Schools
                                  12:00 P.M.     10910 Clarksville Pike
                                                 Ellicott City, MD


    Subject:  Discuss areas of charge as set on agenda


 

thursday december 11, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      Board Room A & B
                                     to          Howard County Public Schools
                                  12:00 P.M.     10910 Clarksville Pike
                                                 Ellicott City, MD


    Subject:  Discuss areas of charge as set on agenda


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Gail Bennett, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-3646

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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
John A. Hurson, Chair


 

thursday october 2, 2014


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 240 (HGO Committee)
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of FY 15 Call for Proposals

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mark Luckner, Maryland Community Health
      Resources Commission
              Telephone: 410-260-6290

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MARYLAND E-NNOVATION INITIATIVE FUND AUTHORITY
Robert M. Hallenbeck, Chair


 

friday september 26, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 1746
                                                 World Trade Center
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street,
                                                 17th Floor
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Stakeholder's Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tom Dann, Dept. of Business & Economic
      Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6379

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday october 16, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                                 Maryland Health Care Commission
                                                 4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To Be Announced


 

thursday november 20, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                                 Maryland Health Care Commission
                                                 4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To be announced


 

thursday december 18, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                                 Maryland Health Care Commission
                                                 4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To be announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Valerie M. Wooding, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3460

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MARYLAND LIFE SCIENCES ADVISORY BOARD
Rachel King, Chair


 

tuesday october 28, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      Idea Room
                                     to          The John G. Rangos, Sr. Bldg.
                                  1:00 P.M.      Science & Technology Park at
                                                 Johns Hopkins
                                                 855 Wolfe Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  *Pursuant to Section 10-508(a)(5) of the State Government Article,
                Annotated Code of Maryland


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Judy Britz, Dept. of Business & Economic
      Development, Maryland Biotechnology Center
              Telephone: 410-767-3619

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MARYLAND VENTURE FUND AUTHORITY
Peter Greenleaf, Chair


 

friday november 7, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 1746
                                                 17th Floor
                                                 World Trade Center
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Update on INVESTMARYLAND Investments


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Thomas Dann, Maryland Venture Fund, Dept.
      of Business & Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6379


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PHARMACY SERVICES IN MARYLAND, TASK FORCE TO STUDY ACCESS TO
Sajal Roy, Chair


 

tuesday october 14, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Board of Pharmacy
                                  3:00 P.M.      4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Availability of pharmacy services for patients at the time of
                discharge from hospitals in Maryland
              A report is due to the Governor and General Assembly by
                December 31, 2014
              Conference Call option:  1-877-521-8687
                  Conference ID: 9060042
                  RSVP to Anna D. Jeffers


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Anna D. Jeffers, Board of Pharmacy, Dept.
      of Health and Mental Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-764-3833
              E-mail: Anna.Jeffers@maryland.gov

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REGIONAL INSTITUTION STRATEGIC ENTERPRISE (RISE) STAKEHOLDER WORK GROUP
Ursula Powidzki, Chair


 

thursday october 9, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     17th Floor Conference
                                                 Room
                                                 World Trade Center
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Review of Draft Regulations. Pursuant to CH 530/CH 531 Regional
                Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program. The meeting is
                open to the public. Please RSVP to Sandy Popp if you are
                interested in attending


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sandy Popp, Office of Policy and Government
      Affairs, Maryland Dept. of Business & Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6316

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
David Lever, Chair


 

friday september 26, 2014


                                  4:45 P.M.      Room 200
                                     to          Dr. Lever's Office
                                  5:15 P.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  IAC Meeting/Teleconference to approve the IAC Annual Report
              required under the Baltimore City Memorandum of Understanding



  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Judith Guenter, Public School Construction
      Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0613
              E-mail: judy.guenter@maryland.gov

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SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
Judy Levy, Co-Chair
Mark Lannon, Co-Chair


 

friday october 3, 2014


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 109
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Proposed Regulations
              A portion of the meeting may be held in closed session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanley E. Weinstein, Board of Social Work
      Examiners
              Telephone: 410-764-4722

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VIRGINIA I. JONES ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE & RELATED DISORDERS COUNCIL
Alice Hedt, Co-Chair
Brian Hepburn, Co-Chair


 

monday december 1, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Harry Hughes Conference
                                     to          Room, Maryland Dept. of
                                  4:00 P.M.      Transportation
                                                 7201 Corporate Center Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD

    Subject:  Quarterly Council Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donna DeLeno Neuworth, Maryland Dept. of
      Aging
              Telephone: 410-767-1097

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS, WORK GROUP ON
Roxanne Hale, Co-Chair
Nancy Egan, Co-Chair


 

monday october 6, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     DHMH L-1
                                      to         DHMH 201 Building
                                  2:00 P.M.      201 West Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Community Health Worker training, certification, reimbursement and
                payment in Maryland


 

monday october 20, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     DHMH L-1
                                      to         DHMH 201 Building
                                  2:00 P.M.      201 West Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Community Health Worker training, certification, reimbursement and
                payment in Maryland


 

friday november 14, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     DHMH L-1
                                      to         DHMH 201 Building
                                  2:00 P.M.      201 West Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Community Health Worker training, certification, reimbursement and
                payment in Maryland


 

monday december 1, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     DHMH L-1
                                      to         DHMH 201 Building
                                  2:00 P.M.      201 West Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Community Health Worker training, certification, reimbursement and
                payment in Maryland


 

monday december 15, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     DHMH L-1
                                      to         DHMH 201 Building
                                  2:00 P.M.      201 West Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Community Health Worker training, certification, reimbursement and
                payment in Maryland


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Roxanne Hale, DHMH HSIA, Office of Primary
      Care Access
              Telephone: 410-767-8649

September 29, 2014 9:13 A.M.