Physician Resource Links
Baltimore County Deptartment of Health and Police Department offer a drug “take back” program in Baltimore County. Take your prescription drugs to any of the 10 police precincts for a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of prescription medications.
Baltimore County Department of Health Opioid Misuse Guide For Prescribers- provides screening and monitoring tools (SBIRT, SAMHA, PDMP), best practices and resource guides for prescribing naloxone, opioids for chronic pain, safe storing and disposal of prescriptions drugs and additional resources.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- are the health protection agency for the United States, protecting America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. The site provides information about diseases and conditions, healthy living, environmental health services, travel alerts and notices, and emergency preparedness.
Health Services Cost Review Commission – is an independent State agency with seven Commissioners appointed by the Governor. The HSCRC replaced Maryland’s 36-year-old Medicare waiver with the Total Cost of Care Model. This website provides an overview of new health care models, and progression and transformation plans aimed at reducing per capita hospital expenditures and improving patient health outcomes.
Maryland Department of Aging- Provides resources and advocates to ensure the rights of older adults and their families and to prevent their abuse, neglect, and exploitation. They offer help with finances and coordinate services for older adults and individuals with disabilities needing services that support them in their home or community. Resources are available for public records requests, assistance with long term care and opportunities for older adults and their families to lead active and healthy lives.
Maryland Department of Health- Promotes the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management, and community engagement. The Public Health Services Division oversees infectious disease and environmental health concerns, family health services and emergency preparedness and response activities. The Behavioral Health Division promotes recovery, health, and wellness for individuals who have emotional, substance use, addictive and/or psychiatric disorders. The Developmental Disabilities Administration coordinates services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Health Care Financing Division implements the Medicaid program, and assists with help in the cost of prescription medications.
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services- the Maryland Board of Physicians may not reinstate or issue a new license to any applicant, physician or allied health practitioner, if the Board has not received criminal history record information. Criminal History Record Checks (CHRC) – fingerprinting is required for all applicants. Private Fingerprinting Services may be found by clicking the link below.
Maryland General Assembly – Find My Legislator –Maryland’s legislative body’s website where you can find your legislators, committees, past legislation, and your legislator’s votes.
Maryland Health Care Commission- is an independent regulatory commission that plans for health system needs, and provides information on cost, and quality of services to policy makers, purchasers, providers and the public. MHCC provides information links for physicians, regulations and public comment, as well as healthcare industry links.
Maryland Board of Physicians- Provides consumer resources to look up a practitioner license, file a complaint or view disciplinary alerts, as well as practitioner resources to download forms, renew a license, update a profile, and obtain licenses verification or criminal history records check.
Maryland Board of Physicians- Criminal Record Check and fingerprinting- State Board of Physicians applicants and licensees must submit to Criminal History Records Checks (CHRCs) as a qualification for licensure. This site reviews the process to remain compliant.
Maryland Preceptor Tax Credit Program – Maryland offers an income tax credit for preceptors in areas with federal health care workforce shortages. Maryland physicians who serve as preceptors can receive a maximum credit of $10,000 annually. This preceptor tax incentive not only increases access to care in under-served areas, but it also helps strengthen primary care training.
211 Maryland Health and Human Services Resources- is a quick and easy way to find information and get referrals for thousands of programs and services across Maryland. Specialists are trained to assist with challenges including housing, utility shutoffs, family crisis, financial, legal, and employment. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in over 180 languages and is accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing through Maryland Relay (dial 7-1-1). Click on the link below to access additional information on the website.