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Behavioral Health and Disabilities : Behavioral Health Integration Stakeholder Workgroup

Behavioral Health Integration Stakeholder Workgroup

House Bill 1510 requires the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to convene a stakeholder workgroup to make recommendations on issues related to behavioral health, including statutory and regulatory changes to fully integrate mental health and substance use disorder treatment and recovery support; and promote health services.  The workgroup must include representatives of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, providers, consumers, and advocacy organizations.  On or before December 1, 2014, the Department is required to report the findings and recommendations of the workgroup to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2–1246 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly.

The Workgroup will hold its first meeting on June 13, 2014 (1:00-3:00pm) in the basement conference room of the Dix Building at Spring Grove Hospital Center.

At this introductory meeting, we will be discussing: the requirements of House Bill 1510; the topics to be covered and anticipated outcomes; the workgroup schedule and structure; and the process for stakeholder participation.

The Department would like to invite members of the public to attend the meetings.  Individuals interested in receiving updates should contact the Department at dhmh.bhiworkgroup@maryland.gov.

House Bill 1510 

Press Release


Tentative Meeting Schedule

The Workgroup will hold seven public meetings at Spring Grove Hospital Center-Dix Building Basement Conference Room from 1:00-3:00 pm.  The meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

June 13, 2014 (1:00 - 3:00) at the Mental Hygiene Administration, Dix Building Basement Conference Room


August 15, 2014ugust 15, 2014

September 5, 2014

September 26, 2014

October 17, 2014