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STATE OF MARYLAND

DHMH
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Office of Health Care Quality
Spring Grove Center, Bland Bryant Building
55 Wade Avenue, Catonsville, Maryland 21228-4663
Larry Hogan, Governor - Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor - Dennis R. Schrader, Secretary

February 16, 2017

The Honorable Marc Korman
Lowe House Office Building, Room 210
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Dear Delegate Korman:

Thank you for taking the time to discuss the provisions of your proposed HB 387 with me. This bill
increases transparency for consumers by requiring each assisted living program with a website to post
on its website their most recent services disclosure statement.

As we discussed in our email exchange, the Department does not require any additional statutory
authority to implement this provision through regulations. Over the past several years, OHCQ has been
working closely with stakeholders to revise the assisted living regulations in COMAR 10.07.14. We are
nearing the end of this effort and will propose these regulations in the next two to three months.

OHCQ will add the requirement that assisted living programs with websites post their most recent
uniform disclosure statement on their website. Thus, the goal of HB 387 will be achieved without the
need for any legislation.

We hope this addresses your concerns. If you have any questions or need additional information, please
feel free to contact me via e-mail at Tricia.Nay@maryland.gov or over the phone at 410-402-8055.
Thank you for your efforts to ensure high quality services in the assisted living industry.

Sincerely,

Patricia Tomsko Nay, MD, CMD
Executive Director
Office of Health Care Quality

cc: Webster Ye
Danna Kaufman

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