Advocacy

As part of our mission to work on behalf of our members, LifeSpan closely works with State agencies, the General Assembly and the Governor's Office to ensure that providers of post-acute care services have both the resources and the flexibility needed to provide quality of care to their patients and clients.

Each year LifeSpan, through its member-driven Public Policy Committee, tracks bills introduced during the General Assembly Session which could potentially affect provider operations.  The committee establishes a postion on the bill, and LifeSpan serves as an advocate for that position in Annapolis.  To learn more of this process and the successful advocacy efforts taken by LifeSpan in 2017, you can read the 2017 Sine Die Report.

Outside of the General Assembly Session, LifeSpan staff and members participate on several key workgroups and Councils which are changing the delivery of health care services in Maryland.  Example of these working groups include the HSCRC Advisory Council, the Duals Care Delivery Workgroup, and the Maryland Health Care Commission, to name a few.