Department of Health, Maryland

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The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is a government agency dedicated to quality of life standards in the state of Maryland.


Budget information does not appear to be available on the DHMH website but can be accessed on the official Maryland government website.[1]

The total operating budget for fiscal year 2012 for DHMH is $9.9 billion, 28% of Maryland's total state operating budget.

Expenditures: (in millions of dollars) FY10 Actual FY11 Appropriation FY12 Allowance Change FY12-11
Medical Care Programs Administration 6,004.0 6,224.3 7,135.4 14.6%
Infectious Disease, Environmental Health, Family Health 345.8 352.1 361.7 2.7%
Mental Hygiene Administration 683.7 722.2 792.2 9.7%
Developmental Disabilities Administration 737.2 762.4 790.3 3.7%
State Psychiatric Hospitals and Regional Institute 261.0 256.2 265.7 3.7%
State Residential Cntrs for the Developmentally Disabled 44.6 42.5 41.0 -3.5%
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration 140.1 147.9 150.5 1.8%
Chronic Disease Hospitals 44.5 44.8 47.3 5.5%
All Others 308.6 314.5 317.3 0.9%
Total 8,569.6 8,867.0 9,901.3 11.7%


Developmental Disabilities Administration

In 2009, auditors criticized the DDA for failing to seek $3 million in federal reimbursement it was due and for overpaying care providers $3.6 million. The audit found 14 indiscretions, the state Office of Legislative Audits said. The "agency paid contractors for services to dead people, failed to properly monitor clients who lost their Medicaid eligibility, reported inaccurate information about waiting lists to the General Assembly and did not have adequate security for its information systems."

The DDA has a budget of $718 million and serves 24,000 disabled people around the state. There was a $29 million cut in the budget for 2009.[2]

The DHMS runs the State's Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program, through the sub-division of the Family Health Administration.[3] The program provides supplementary nutrition and nutrition education to at-risk pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children under the age of five. In 2007, the program served over 130,000 women, children and infants each month.


Public records request information is not available on the DHMH website.

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