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Local Behavioral Health Authority


The Calvert County Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) is a division of Calvert County Health Department. The LBHA is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring public behavioral health services at the local level. The agency exists under the authority of the Behavioral Health Administration and is an agent of the county government, which approves the LBHA's organizational structure. The LBHA assures that a comprehensive range of services are available, accessible and affordable, including: evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, case management, rehabilitation, community support, therapeutic foster care, supervised housing, emergency services and crisis intervention.

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Mission- To ensure all Calvert County Residents have access to quality Behavioral Health Services.

Vision- To cultivate a comprehensive system of Behavioral Health care in Calvert County, which provides individualized services to promote wellness, empowerment and recovery across the lifespan of our residents.


Customer Service Oriented
Results Based


Critical Incident Reporting

Critical Incident reporting is a program requirement outlined in COMAR 10.63.01 and is an important step in improving the quality of behavioral healthcare in Calvert County, making it safer and more effective. All licensed behavioral health programs shall report all critical incidents to the Department, or its designee, within 5 calendar days following the program receiving knowledge of the incident, on the form required by the Department. The Calvert County LBHA also requires all grant funded programs to submit critical incident reports following the 10.63 guidelines as part of the contracted services.


Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment

On December 29, 2022, Congress passed the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) and Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Acts to: expand access to buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, and normalize and enhance substance use care across healthcare settings. 

These new mandates will help to expand the use of buprenorphine in different settings. It is no longer required to obtain a Data Waiver in order to prescribe MOUD. Now, any medical provider with a DEA License is permitted to prescribe MOUD.

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