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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 Nina Ashford, DrPH, MPH of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4253 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of routine inspections of food service facilities 15,7205,4596,0006,2506,500
Percent of mandated inspections completed 265%61%66%69%72%
Percent of swimming pools found to be in compliance upon regular inspection92%92%93%94%95%
Percent of food service facilities not having a critical violation upon routine inspection 374%67%70%72%74%
1  Drop in service between FY22 and FY23 was due to vacancies and time spent training new employees.
2  Drop in service between FY22 and FY23 was due to staff vacancies and time spent training new employees.
3  Program estimates the drop in service may be due to a lack of oversight carried over from Covid and vacancies.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved497710839.00
Enhance: Add Staff to Increase Review Capacity and Assist County Businesses with Attaining Licensure and Complying with Regulations891671.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-668913-6.00
FY25 Recommended439736234.00