Offices/Divisions

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is comprised of various offices and divisions that oversee and administer critical programs and services for the state of Maine. To learn more, visit our list of programs and services or one of the office webpages below.

If you are looking to visit us in person, please see our list of district and administrative office locations.

Aging and Disability Services

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) supports older and disabled Mainers by providing Adult Protective, Brain Injury, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, and Long-Term Care Services to the state, in addition to Aging and Community services.

Licensing and Certification

The Division provides regulatory oversight of medical and long-term care facilities in Maine. This includes oversight of the CNA registry, conducting criminal background checks for employers to ensure staff are safe to care for our vulnerable citizens, and investigating allegations of unsafe practices/events in facilities as diverse as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes.