General Health Articles

  • Many people do not have either a living will or an advance directive. This article outlines some issues that go into making these important decisions.
  • The Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) ensures that people living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland have access to certain medications they need to help them stay healthy.
  • A federal law called the Affordable Care Act is creating a new way to get health insurance. Maryland has set up an online health insurance shopping site called Maryland Health Connection, to guide residents through the process.
  • The Montgomery County Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law (Sick & Safe Leave Law) requires employers to provide each employee with earned sick and safe leave for work performed in Montgomery County.
  • In Maryland, possession or use of less than 10 grams of marijuana is not a criminal offense. Possession or use of up to 10 grams of marijuana is still illegal, however, and carries civil penalties.
  • This page lists some programs for free or reduced price medications. Eligibility varies.
  • The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that medical care is the responsibility of the parent. This article outlines some rights in regard to minors.
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