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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. James Bridgers of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4253 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of routine inspections of food service facilities 15,7404,3656,1246,3076,370
Percent of mandated inspections completed67%50%80%80%80%
Percentage of nursing homes with actual harm deficiencies 220%21%N/AN/AN/A
Percentage of swimming pools found to be in compliance upon regular inspection91%94%91%91%91%
Percent of food service facilities not having a critical violation upon routine inspection71%76%73%73%73%
1  Due to the impact of COVID, fewer routine inspections of food service facilities occurred in FY21.
2  Nursing home inspections will no longer occur beyond FY21.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved510883642.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-4360.00
FY23 Approved510840042.50