Advocacy

As a key benefit of membership, Lifespan Network members are represented in Annapolis by a dedicated lobbying firm who tracks bills and initiatives which will impact the senior services industry in the State of Maryland.  Communities of care often do not have spare time to invest in politics, even when it may have a direct impact on their ability to provide care to residents.  That is where The LifeSpan Network plays a crucial role by representing member interests and harnessing the collective power of the senior services industry to guide and influence government.  LifeSpan represents you at the state level so that you can focus on what you do best - providing care and services for your residents.  

The 438th Session of the Maryland General Assembly began at noon on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 and concluded at midnight on Monday, April 9th of 2018 when it adjourned “Sine Die” with the traditional confetti release in both the Senate and House chambers. In between, the General Assembly considered approximately 3,127 bills and resolutions. Read a summary of this year's activities, bills which impacted the senior services field, and the effect it may have on your business in the 2018 Sine Die report. 

To see what LifeSpan followed throughout the year, and what bills have an impact on your services, review a list of bills tracked in the 2017-2018 session.

Click HERE  for a new issue brief on Maryland's Total Cost of Care Model.