Office of Regulation & Policy Coordination

Michele Phinney, Director

The Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination is responsible for managing the Department's:
  1. Regulatory Process; and
  2. Policy Process.

What We Do:


This office manages and coordinates all aspects of the process of adopting new, amending, or repealing regulations for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).

The Department's regulatory process is governed by the:
  1. Administrative procedures Act under State Government Article,
  2. State Documents Law under State-Government Article
  3. COMAR 10.01.07 Petitions for Adoption, Amendment or Repeal of Regulations
  4. DHMH (MDH) Policy 02.10.01 Policy For Regulations
  5. DHMH (MDH) Procedures 02.10.01.P1 - Procedures For Regulations