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Q. What Does OHCQ License & Regulate?
A. Click here for a list of health care providers The Office of Health Care Quality licenses and regulates.
 
Q. Where can I get a list of OHCQ licensees?
A. Our licensees are listed on the web site. Click here for our Licensee Directory.
 
Q. Does OHCQ license health care practitioners and professionals?
A. No. OHCQ licenses, certifies, or approves “places” that provide health care treatment and services. “People”- health care practitioners and professionals are licensed by professional licensing boards. Click here for information on the professional licensing boards.
 
Q. Does OHCQ license physicians?
A. No. If you have a concern about a physician’s office, call the Maryland Board of Physicians at 410-764-4777. Click here for information on the Maryland Board of Physicians.
 
Q. Does OHCQ regulate physician offices?
A. No. If you have a concern about a physician’s office, call the Maryland Board of Physicians at 410-764-4777. Click here for information on the Maryland Board of Physicians.
 
Q. How can someone obtain a copy of regulations?
A. Most regulations are available in booklet form, payable in advance. Click here for more info.
 
Q. What is the latest edition of a particular regulation?
A. Refer to the list of our regulations on this web site.
 
Q. How can someone change a State regulation?
A. Any interested person may petition an agency to change a regulation. Send a letter requesting the change. Include the existing language from the State regulation in question and show your proposed changes. Also provide the rationale for the change.

Send the complete request to:
Michele Phinney, DHMH Regulations Coordinator
201 W. Preston St.
Room 538
Baltimore, MD 21201

The Secretary must consider the request and respond in writing. If the petition is denied, the Secretary must provide the reason. If the petition is acceptable, the Secretary must initiate the process to change the regulation.

For further information, call (410) 767-6499, or fax (410) 333-7687.
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