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Why Maryland needs a new health care regulatory agency

December 14, 2023

As the 2024 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly begins, I would like to provide a cautionary tale for those legislators and advocates working on health care bills. Even if a health care bill successfully passes the legislature, implementation may be virtually non-existent. Why? Health care laws, like any laws, require active oversight by governmental agencies. The situation in our state is complicated. Many bills point to the state agency called the Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) as the lead in oversight.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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