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Program Description

  Environmental Health Regulatory Services

This program issues permits for and inspects a variety of activities to protect the public health by ensuring that sanitation standards are met and maintained, and that there is minimal risk of injuries or spread of vector, food, and waterborne diseases in facilities licensed by the program. This program also enforces nutritional restrictions on trans-fat in foods and menu labeling regulations. Food service establishments, swimming pools, health-care facilities, group homes, private educational facilities for children and adults, and a variety of other facilities used by the public are inspected and licensed. Inspections are conducted for compliance with health and safety standards established by the County and by State of Maryland laws and regulations. The County's rat control ordinance and smoking prohibitions and restrictions are enforced under this program. Complaints made by the public are investigated and orders for correction are issued as appropriate.

Program Contacts

Contact Victoria Buckland of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.1211 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Percentage of swimming pools found to be in compliance upon regular inspection9693909090

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved343932430.00
Add: Short Term Residential Rental Licensing and Regulation - Bill 2-16 2101651.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.490100.00
FY19 Approved369849931.00