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 Withdrawn legislation does always receive a hearing.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 November 20, 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
audit committee, joint fair practices & st personnel oversight, jt comm on
management of public funds, joint committee on the spending affordability committee
Special Joint Committees
pensions, joint committee on
Local Committees
local government subcommittee - baltimore city delegation local government subcommittee - criminal law and justice subcommittee
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
tax credit evaluation committee
Other Meetings of Interest
adquy of fndg for ed in st of md stkhldr gr, stdy of alcoholic beverages article review committee
board of public works criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
general assembly of maryland orientation program hall of records comission
mdccrs/parcc implementation review workgroup maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority
maryland health care commission maryland medicaid advisory committee
pharmacy services in md, tf to study access to procurement advisory council
ret scrty for all marylanders, gov tsk frce to ensur 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


 

tuesday december 16, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  End of interim meeting


  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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced



  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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  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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AUDIT COMMITTEE, JOINT
Senator James C. Rosapepe, Senate Chair
Delegate Guy Guzzone, House Chair


 

tuesday december 9, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  - Certain Audits Yet to Be Issued
              - Status Update on the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for
                  Baltimore City
              - Repeat Audit Findings


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Karen D. Morgan or Stephen M. Ross, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5350
                         301-970-5510/5350

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FAIR PRACTICES AND STATE PERSONNEL OVERSIGHT, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator C. Anthony Muse, Senate Chair
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, House Chair


 

wednesday december 10, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  State Equal Employment Opportunity Program Update, EEO Complaint
                Process, and other State Personnel Matters



  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David A. Smulski or Kate Henry
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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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 december 10, 2014


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

    Subject:  Oversight of Major State-funded Projects


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

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., Presiding Chair
Senator Roger P. Manno, Senate Chair


 

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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PENSIONS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Senate Chair
Delegate Melony G. Griffith, House Chair


 

tuesday december 9, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Steet
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  - Annual State Retirement and Pension System Investment Overview
              - Briefing by SRA on membership of elected and appointed officials
                  in the Employees' Pension System
              - Decisions


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Phillip S. Anthony or Dana K. Tagalicod,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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BALTIMORE CITY HOUSE DELEGATION
Delegate Curt Anderson, Chair
FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kamara Douglas, Baltimore City House
      Delegation
              Telephone: 443-744-9711

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SUBCOMMITTEE
CRIMINAL LAW AND JUSTICE SUBCOMMITTEE
Delegate Jill P. Carter, Chair


 

saturday november 22, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Town Hall Meeting Room
                                                 Learning Commons
                                                 University of Baltimore
                                                 1415 Maryland Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  The Baltimore City Delegation's Criminal Law and Justice
                Subcommittee will hold a public hearing to discuss better
                police practices in Baltimore City, potential legislation for
                the 2015 legislative session, and two areas in need of reform
                in the criminal justice system: education/training and
                accountability


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kamara Douglas, Baltimore City House
      Delegation
              Telephone: 443-744-9711

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TAX CREDIT EVALUATION COMMITTEE
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Senate Chair
Delegate C. William Frick, House Chair


 

tuesday december 2, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      3 West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Public Hearing on the Draft Evaluation Reports for the Earned
                Income and Film Production Activity Tax Credits

    NOTE:  The draft reports are posted on the Department of
             Legislative Services' website (dls.state.md.us)
             under the Taxes and Fiscal Planning link


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  J. Ryan Bishop or Robert J. Rehrmann, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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ADEQUACY OF FUNDING FOR EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF
MARYLAND STAKEHOLDER GROUP, STUDY OF
Kristy Michel, MSDE


 

tuesday december 9, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      State Board Room
                                                 7th Floor
                                                 Nancy S. Grasmick Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  - Quarterly meeting of the Stakeholder Group
              - Presentation on the Proxy for Identifying Compensatory
                  Education
              - Presentation on the professional judgment and evidence based
                  methodologies


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donna Gunning, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-0757

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
James Kenney, Chair


 

monday november 24, 2014


                                  4:00 P.M.      Judicial Training Center
                                                 Conference Room 2
                                                 2009F Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Second review of drafts dealing with hours of consumption and sale


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Andrew Lantner, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday december 3, 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 december 17, 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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CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY, MARYLAND STATE COMMISSION ON
Diane O. Leasure, Chair


 

tuesday december 9, 2014


                                  4:30 P.M.      West I
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


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

                                  6:15 P.M.      William Amoss Committee
                                                 Room
                                                 4th Floor
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:   Annual Public Comments Hearing: Members of the public are invited
                 to address the Commission with their concerns about sentencing
                 issues in Maryland. To accommodate all who wish to participate
                 in the meeting, the Commission requests that anyone interested
                 in speaking contact David Soule at least 3 days prior to the
                 meeting.


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

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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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HALL OF RECORDS COMMISSION
Mary Ellen Barbera, Chair


 

tuesday december 2, 2014


                                  12:00 P.M.     Electronic Classroom
                                                 Maryland State Archives
                                                 350 Rowe Boulevard
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Semi-annual meeting of the Hall of Records Commission


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Timothy D. Baker, Maryland State Archives
              Telephone: 410-260-6402

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


 

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

    NOTE:  Meeting Canceled

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


 

friday november 21, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Suite 214
                                                 TEDCO
                                                 5565 Sterrett Place
                                                 Columbia, MD

    Subject:  Adopt findings regarding program implementation
                Toll-free dial-in number: 866-247-6034
                Conference Code: 2215376115


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

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

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 MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

thursday november 20, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Department of Health and
                                     to          Mental Hygiene
                                  3:00 P.M.      Lobby Level Conference Room L-3
                                                 201 W. Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To be announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carrol Barnes, Dept. of Health and Mental
      Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-767-5213

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


 

tuesday december 2, 2014


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


    Subject:  - The availability of pharmacy services for patients discharged
                  from Maryland hospitals and recommendations
              - A report is due to the Governor and General Assembly by December
                  31, 2014
              - Conference Call Options: 1-877-521-8687 Conf. ID 9060042
              - RSVP to Anna 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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PROCUREMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Sheila McDonald, Chair


 

thursday november 20, 2014


                                  1:30 P.M.     #ICC-3114
                                                 College Park Marriott Hotel and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 3501 University Boulevard East
                                                 Adelphi, MD


    Subject:  Annual Fall PAC Meeting


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

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RETIREMENT SECURITY FOR ALL MARYLANDERS, GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE TO ENSURE
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Chair


 

monday december 1, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                     to          Dept. of Legislative Services
                                  4:00 P.M.      90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Task Force Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donni Turner or Jay Hutchins, Dept. of
      Labor, Licensing and Regulation
              Telephone: 410-800-8440

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VIRGINIA I. JONES ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND 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 december 1, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Basement Meeting Rooms
                                      to         1 & 2
                                  1:00 P.M.      Dept. of Transportation
                                                 7201 Corporate Center Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD

    NOTE:  Change in time and location

    Subject:  Community Health Worker training and certification


 

monday december 15, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Computer Room
                                      to         Dept. of Transportation
                                  1:00 P.M.      7201 Corportate Center Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD


    NOTE:  Change in time and location

    Subject:  Community Health Worker training and certification


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

November 20, 2014 2:55 P.M.