Dan K. Morhaim
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|Dan K. Morhaim|
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 11th district
January 11, 1995
|Preceded by||New district|
December 27, 1948 |
Los Angeles, California
Dan K. Morhaim (born December 27, 1948) is a medical doctor and an American politician who is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing parts of Baltimore County. He has been a leader in legislation concerning health care, the environment, and streamlining government operations. He is also the author of "The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World" (Hopkins University Press) and endorsed by Maya Angelou, Dr. Ben Carson, Hopkins Dean Dr. Michael Klag, and others. Full information at www.thebetterend.com
Morhaim was first elected to the Maryland House in 1994, and re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. He represents the 11th district (northwest Baltimore County).
Morhaim is a member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Maryland Medical School. He is board-certified in Internal and Emergency Medicine, and is on staff at Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, and Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore. He served as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center from 1981-94. He serves on the Boards of United Cerebral Palsy of Maryland, Health Care for the Homeless, and the Baltimore Humane Society.
He has had numerous other activities, including: Medical director, Region III, for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS) from 1982–1989; Fire Surgeon for Baltimore County since 1982; member of the Maryland-Kuwait Health Care Task Force (to Kuwait & Saudi Arabia, April 1991); physician at Indian Health Service Hospital (Navajo), Chinle, Arizona from 1991–92.
In the legislature
Delegate Morhaim serves as House Deputy Majority Leader, Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Finance, and chair of the Government Operations sub-committee. He is the only physician in the 188-member Maryland General Assembly. See www.drdanmorhaim.com for full list of legislative activities.
- Sponsored legislation promoted cancer screening, coverage for smoking cessation, and safety for health care workers.
- Led the way on electronic recycling bills, now becoming a national model legislation.
- Sponsored legislation that open up bidding process for state contracts, thus growing small, minority, and women owned businesses and getting better prices for the state.
- Organized and chairs the legislature's new biotech/life science caucus.
- First introduced "green building" legislation in 2000 (HB 217 - 2000), enacted in 2005.