Community Health Worker History in Maryland

2019, ​Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.68.01 and 10.68.02 ​

Effective December 30, 2019, the COMAR 10.68.01 and 10.68.02 established the requirements for the Department to certify CHWs and to accredit CHW certification training programs. COMAR 10.68.01 specifically addresses the Certification of CHWs in Maryland.  COMAR 10.68.02 specifically addresses the CHW Certification Training Programs. 

2018, Public Health – Community Health Workers – Advisory Committee and Certification​​

Senate Bill 163 (Chapter 441)​ establishing the State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee to advise the Maryland Department of Health on matters relating to the certification and training of community health workers; requiring the Department to adopt regulations for accrediting certain training programs; requiring that certain written materials be in the preferred language of Advisory Committee members, as necessary; providing that, subject to an exception, a certified community health worker training program must be approved before operating in the State; etc.​



2014 - 2015, Workgroup on Workforce Development for Community Health Workers (CHWs)

House Bill 856/Senate Bill 592 of 2014 mandated the creation of a stakeholder workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding the Workforce Development for Community Health Workers in Maryland. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) completed the workgroup process in April 2015.

Workgroup on Workforce Development for Community Health Workers, Final Report to the Maryland General Assembly by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Maryland Insurance Administration
Final Report​  (June 2015)
Workgroup Meeting Materials​​