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Program Description

  Licensure and Regulatory Services

This program inspects and licenses nursing homes, domiciliary homes (large assisted living facilities with less intensive care than nursing homes), and group homes serving children, the elderly, and mentally ill to ensure compliance with County, State, and Federal laws and regulations. Staff respond to complaints and provide advice and consultations to licensees to maintain high standards of care. This program also enforces State and local laws related to food service facilities, smoking in public places, nursing homes, group homes, swimming pools, camps, vermin control, private educational institutions, short-term residential rentals, hotels, and other various business licenses including those required for raffles, bingo, tanning salons, massage, body works, enterprises, and video games.

Program Contacts

Contact Dr. Travis Gayles of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.1211 or Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of routine inspections of food service facilities5,7715,7406,0046,1246,307
Percent of mandated inspections completed66%67%80%80%80%
Percentage of nursing homes with actual harm deficiencies21%20%20%20%20%
Percentage of swimming pools found to be in compliance upon regular inspection88%91%90%91%91%
Percent of food service facilities not having a critical violation upon routine inspection70%71%72%73%73%

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved512181842.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-129820.00
FY22 Approved510883642.50