Maryland nursing homes must submit their policies and procedures for resident access to and requests for medical records to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) by February 2, 2015. The requirement was set forth in a December 23, 2014 OHCQ transmittal [PDF] describing OHCQ's interpretation of applicable Maryland and federal law on medical records disclosures to nursing home residents and their responsible parties.