Health Care

Watered-Down Aid-in-Dying Bill Clears Senate Committee

A key Senate committee voted Friday afternoon to send an aid-in-dying bill to the chamber floor, but advocates on both sides are unhappy with...

Opinion: Strongest Argument for Paid Leave Is That It’s the Right Thing to Do

As a small business owner who employs and serves Maryland residents, I am eager to see the Time to Care Act of 2019 (HB...

Medical System CEO Takes Temporary Leave as Lawmakers Prep Ethics Legislation

In a bid to calm the furor over ethics concerns that have rocked the University of Maryland Medical System, the institution’s board of directors...

Medical System Leaders Say Officials Are Scrambling to Make Changes

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and a top state lawmaker shared “strong views” during a meeting with the men who run the University...

Hogan, Franchot Seek Independent Audit of Medical System

State leaders called on Wednesday for an outside investigation of the University of Maryland Medical System board of directors, saying that the public deserves...

Ahead of Committee Work, Senate President Sees Narrow Passage for Medically Assisted Suicide

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said Tuesday that he’s not likely to vote in favor of a medically assisted suicide bill,...

2 UMMS Board Members Resign, Others Take Leave of Absence

Two members of the University of Maryland Medical System Board of Directors stepped down on Tuesday and four others agreed to a leave of...

House, Senate Move Forward on Reinsurance Program Funding

The Maryland Senate moved forward on a bill Tuesday that would fund the state’s reinsurance program for the next four years.The House of Delegates...

Frosh Pushes Legislation Requiring ‘Humane’ Treatment of Nursing Home Residents

A high-profile scandal involving a now-defunct Maryland nursing home chain has prompted legislation that Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) said will protect current and...
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UPDATED Roundup: Bill Targeting Franchot Moves Forward, House Eyes Statute on Child Sex Crimes

The Senate moved forward Friday on House Bill 1052, which would remove regulatory powers over alcohol and tobacco from the comptroller’s office.Widely viewed as political...