Maryland Commission on Kidney Disease

Recertification Begins May 16th, 2022



Governor's Orders, MDH Order, guidance and letters ​

  1. Proclamation: Declares a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency.
  2. Healthcare Matters.
  3. EMS Workforce Order: Authorizes certain actions by MIEMSS to augment healthcare workforce.
  4. Updated MDH Provider Bulletin: Per FDA, expands booster/additional dose eligibility and other technical amendments.

  • Advises hospitals and nursing homes that they should use the Maryland Board of Nursing’s March 2020 flexibilities to use unlicensed individuals as health care extenders and to perform nursing support tasks with appropriate training and supervision.

  • Suspends the COMAR requirement for a practicum for community health worker students and allows a CHW student to substitute it with employment as a CHW 

  • Recommends that hospitals use their community health workers to extend care.

  • Tells hospitals that they should use the Hospital Association’s Chesapeake Registry to fill their staffing needs

  • Recommends cancelling non-essential time off for staff through January 31, 2021 and that hospitals look at addressing staff barriers to work

Upcoming Events

Commission Meetings for 2023
January 26, 2023
April 27, 2023
July 27, 2023
​ October 26, 2023

Notice of Open Meeting

Subject: ​Public Open Meeting
Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Join via Google Meets:

Tel: 1 417-986-2964‬ ​
PIN: 832 823 998‬#​

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Commission Notices


Commission on Kidney Disease
Department of Health
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21215-2299

Phone: 410-764-4799

Toll Free Number: 1-866-253-8461

Fax: 410-358-3083