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Article - Health - General




§2–302.

    (a)    The funding required in the State budget for local health services, exclusive of special fund and federal appropriations, shall be at least the amount set forth in subsection (b) of this section.

    (b)    The funding shall be:

        (1)    $37,283,484 in each of fiscal years 2011 and 2012, to be distributed as follows:

            (i)    Allegany County.....................................................$908,719;

            (ii)    Anne Arundel County.........................................$3,141,951;

            (iii)    Baltimore City.....................................................$6,675,053;

            (iv)    Baltimore County................................................$4,302,255;

            (v)    Calvert County.......................................................$369,812;

            (vi)    Caroline County.....................................................$538,253;

            (vii)    Carroll County....................................................$1,231,995;

            (viii)    Cecil County...........................................................$806,392;

            (ix)    Charles County.......................................................$994,528;

            (x)    Dorchester County.................................................$428,709;

            (xi)    Frederick County................................................$1,512,159;

            (xii)    Garrett County.......................................................$437,403;

            (xiii)    Harford County...................................................$1,737,473;

            (xiv)    Howard County...................................................$1,215,070;

            (xv)    Kent County...........................................................$335,941;

            (xvi)    Montgomery County...........................................$3,014,680;

            (xvii)    Prince George’s County.......................................$5,007,057;

            (xviii)    Queen Anne’s County.............................................$417,744;

            (xix)    St. Mary’s County...................................................$808,576;

            (xx)    Somerset County....................................................$429,385;

            (xxi)    Talbot County.........................................................$328,705;

            (xxii)    Washington County............................................$1,381,306;

            (xxiii)    Wicomico County...................................................$947,374;�
and

            (xxiv)    Worcester County..................................................$312,944;

        (2)    For fiscal years 2013 and 2014, $37,283,484 adjusted for:

            (i)    Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (All Urban Consumers), for the second preceding fiscal year, calculated by the U.S. Department of Commerce; and

            (ii)    Population growth, as measured by the growth in the total population of the State of Maryland for the second preceding fiscal year, according to the most recent statistics available through the Maryland Department of Health;

        (3)    For fiscal years 2015, 2016, and 2017, the amount of funding for the preceding fiscal year adjusted for:

            (i)    Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (All Urban Consumers), for the second preceding fiscal year, calculated by the U.S. Department of Commerce; and

            (ii)    Population growth, as measured by the growth in the total population of the State for the second preceding fiscal year, according to the most recent statistics available through the Maryland Department of Health;

        (4)    For fiscal year 2018, $49,488,474 to be distributed to each municipality or subdivision in the same amount as the municipality or subdivision received in fiscal year 2017; and

        (5)    For fiscal year 2019 and each subsequent fiscal year, the amount of funding provided through the formula for the preceding fiscal year adjusted for:

            (i)    Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (All Urban Consumers), on June 30 of the second preceding fiscal year, calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor; and

            (ii)    Population growth, as measured by the growth in the total population of the State on June 30 of the second preceding fiscal year, according to the most recent statistics available through the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    (c)    For fiscal year 2013 and each subsequent fiscal year, no subdivision may receive less State funding for local health services under this section than that subdivision received in fiscal year 2012.

    (d)    The Secretary shall, in consultation with local health department directors, adopt regulations to guide the distribution of the funding required under this section. The regulations shall give consideration to appropriate measures of community health need, local funding effort, and other relevant factors.



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