MD HB749 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-6)
Status: Enrolled on March 18 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-03-18 - Returned Passed
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Authorizing a dental hygienist who complies with certain provisions of the Act to prescribe certain types of prescription or over-the-counter fluoride preparations, topical antimicrobial oral rinses, and up to a 600 mg dose of ibuprofen every 6 hours for 3 days; prohibiting a dental hygienist from prescribing certain drugs and from administering certain medications; authorizing a dental hygienist who complies with certain provisions of the Act to administer medication under a certain circumstances; etc.

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Health Occupations - Dental Hygienists - Authority to Prescribe and Administer Medication


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 44 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-06 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 135 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2020-03-18HouseReturned Passed
2020-03-18SenateThird Reading Passed (44-0)
2020-03-18SenateMotion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
2020-03-18SenateSecond Reading Passed
2020-03-18SenateFavorable Adopted
2020-03-18SenateFavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-15SenateHearing 3/16 at 11:00 a.m.
2020-03-15SenateHearing canceled
2020-03-10SenateHearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-03-09SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-06HouseThird Reading Passed (135-0)
2020-03-04HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-04HouseFavorable with Amendments {946288/1 Adopted
2020-03-03HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2020-02-04HouseHearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-31HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health Occupations12101(n/a)See Bill Text
Health Occupations12102(n/a)See Bill Text
Health Occupations4205(n/a)See Bill Text
Health Occupations4206.4(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments