Maryland Delegate Ken Kerr [D]

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MDHB167PassEstablishing the Commission to Establish a Maryland Women Veterans Memorial to study establishing a memorial dedicated to Maryland women veterans; and requiring the Commission to submit a preliminary report on its findings and recommendations to the ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 423
MDHB166PassRenaming the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council to be the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Council; establishing 3-year terms for the appointed members of the Council; requiring the Council,...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 398
MDHB178PassAltering the definition of "cottage food business" for the purpose of increasing from $25,000 to $50,000 the cap on the annual revenue from the sale of cottage food products that a cottage food business may earn.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 406
MDHB968PassEstablishing a certification and regulatory scheme to certify dental assistants to perform certain intraoral procedures; specifying the intraoral procedures a dental assistant is authorized to perform without being certified by the State Board of Den...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 364
MDHB1397PassRequiring insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to limit the amount a covered individual is required to pay in copayments or coinsurance for a covered prescription insulin drug to not more than $30 for a 30-da...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 405
MDHB378PassRequiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to convene a workgroup of interested stakeholders to study palliative care services in the State; requiring the Commission to submit an interim report to the Governor and General Assembly by July 1, 2023,...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 301
MDHB452PassRequiring the clerk of the circuit court of Frederick County to pay $15 of the fee for performing a marriage ceremony in Frederick County to Heritage Frederick; and providing for the reporting and auditing of certain financial records.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 299
MDHB775PassEstablishing the Maryland Pediatric Cancer Fund to be used only for pediatric cancer research, prevention, and treatment; requiring the Secretary of Health to adopt regulations to implement a pediatric cancer research grant program; requiring the Gov...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 253
MDHB1205PassRequiring a public or private water or sewer system that serves 10,000 or more users and receives financial assistance from the State to, on or before a certain date, assess its vulnerability to a cyber attack, develop a cybersecurity plan if appropr...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 243
MDHB49PassAuthorizing registered nurse practitioners to prescribe and dispense auto-injectable epinephrine to certain certificate holders who operate youth camps.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 262
MDHB1148PassProviding that value-based arrangements established under certain provisions of federal law are exempt from certain provisions of State law regulating health care practitioner referrals; providing that a health care practitioner or set of health care...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 297
MDHB912PassRequiring each carrier to inform members and beneficiaries of the procedure to request a referral to a specialist or nonphysician specialist who is not part of the carrier's provider panel; establishing a certain requirement on certain insurers, nonp...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 271
MDHB1073PassRequiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to coordinate the accessibility of electronic advance care planning documents in the State; requiring certain health care facilities, managed care organizations, and carriers to take certain actions relat...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 311
MDHB6PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning January 1, 2023, and subject to certain limitations, to provide dental services, including diagnostic, preventive, restorative, and periodontal services, for adults whose annual household i...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 302
MDHB1370PassAltering from $400,000 to $500,000, beginning in fiscal year 2024, the annual amount to be distributed from the Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund to a certain qualified nonprofit entity; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget b...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 274
MDHB1188PassRenaming the Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease to be the Statewide Steering Committee on Sickle Cell Disease; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish and implement a system of providing info...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 279
MDHB293PassEstablishing the 9-8-8 Trust Fund to provide reimbursement for costs associated with designating and maintaining 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline; requiring the Maryland Depart...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 145
MDHB325PassReducing the number of days from 45 to 37 following receipt of an invoice after which interest begins to accrue on certain unpaid procurement contract amounts; requiring the Department of Legislative Services to submit a certain report to the General...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 158
MDHB279PassAltering the name of the Outreach and Advocacy Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs to be the Communications, Outreach, and Advocacy Program; requiring the Program, in collaboration with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, to actively ...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
MDHB227PassEstablishing Juneteenth National Independence Day as a State legal holiday and State employee holiday.
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 64
MDHB578PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to adopt a certain reporting system, analyze patterns of prescribing medications in the State, conduct outreach, and identify certain barriers related to prescribing medications to treat an opioid use disor...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 83
MDHB136Enroll

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Requiring a county board of education and authorizing a nonpublic school, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, to require at least two school personnel to complete paid professional development training, administered in person or online, in certai...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB305Enroll

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Altering the circumstances under which certain property is presumed abandoned; altering the circumstances under which the running of the period of abandonment of certain property ceases; providing that the period of abandonment of certain property ce...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1346Enroll

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Establishing the Office of Security Management within the Department of Information Technology (DoIT); establishing the Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council to study aspects of the State's cybersecurity vulnerabilities and procurement potentia...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1202Enroll

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Establishing the Cyber Preparedness Unit in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; establishing certain responsibilities of the Unit; requiring local governments to report certain cybersecurity incidents in a certain manner and under certai...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB375Enroll

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Repealing exemptions from the Open Meetings Act for certain independent and regional development units; establishing enhanced requirements under the Open Meetings Act for certain public bodies; and providing that a project site visit or educational f...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
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Establishing requirements for the State Board of Nursing related to the expansion of the workforce in nursing-related fields; providing a State income tax credit for licensed practical nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and registered nurse...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB694Enroll

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Requiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission, in coordination with the Department of Human Services, the State designated exchange, the Office of the Comptroller, and the Maryland Hospital Association, to develop a process for identifying pat...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1078Enroll

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Prohibiting a certain person from distributing, purchasing for sale, or selling products containing delta-8- or delta-10-tetrahydrocannabinol to an individual under the age of 21 years; requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, in...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB44Engross

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Altering the medical services provided by an emergency service transporter for which the Maryland Department of Health is required to reimburse the emergency service transporter that charges for its services and requests reimbursement from the Maryla...
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2022-04-11
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB778PassRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to establish certain investment programs for enhancing certain rail lines and services operated by the Maryland Area Regional Commuter rail service; requiring the Administration to advance certain rail pr...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 54
MDHB1255PassProhibiting certain public agencies from using seclusion as a behavioral health intervention for a student; prohibiting a public agency from using physical restraint and a nonpublic school from using physical restraint or seclusion as a behavioral he...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 31
MDHB970Enroll

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Prohibiting managed care organizations and certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from applying a prior authorization requirement for prescription drugs used as postexposure prophylaxis for the preventi...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDHB245Enroll

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Repealing the termination date of the Pilot Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims; repealing the limit on the total annual amount physicians, qualified health care providers, and hospitals are entitled to be paid for providing certain...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDHB684Enroll

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Prohibiting the Maryland Department of Health from limiting or restricting admission of a Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipient for inpatient care at a special psychiatric hospital or an acute general care hospital with separately identified ...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDHB588Enroll

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Requiring certain community action agencies, in collaboration with appropriate local health departments, to make available to any women enrolled in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program feminine hygiene products in an amount sufficient to meet the ...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDHB609PassRepealing a provision of law providing that a health officer serves at the pleasure of the Secretary of Health and the governing body of the county; establishing notice and hearing requirements related to a removal of a health officer from office; an...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 53
MDHB975Engross

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Establishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program Fund for Nurses and Nursing Support Staff to assist certain nurses and nursing support staff with the repayment of certain education loans; establishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repaymen...
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2022-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB80Engross

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Altering the required contents of the home- and community-based services waiver submitted by the Maryland Department of Health to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; requiring the Department, if the Department maintains a waiting list for...
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2022-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB821Engross

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Establishing the Career Pathways for Health Care Workers Program in the Maryland Department of Labor for the purpose of providing grants to eligible employers for training programs attended by health care workers; and requiring the Governor to includ...
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2022-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB373Enroll

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Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to ensure that the number of staff employed by the State Postmortem Examiners does not fall to a level that would constitute a Phase II violation according to the National Association of Medical Examiners.
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDHB1034Enroll

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Renaming the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators to be the State Board of Long-Term Care Administrators; establishing a licensing and regulatory system for assisted living managers under the Board; requiring the Office of Health C...
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2022-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1020Enroll

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Requiring the Developmental Disabilities Administration to establish and provide training materials to coordinators of community services on self-directed services; requiring coordinators of community services to educate a certain recipient on all mo...
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2022-04-08
Returned Passed
MDHB374Enroll

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Establishing that professional personnel and staff employed by the Maryland School for the Deaf are in the professional and skilled services of the State Personnel Management System; requiring that the Secretary of Budget and Management assign the pr...
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2022-04-07
Returned Passed
MDHB430Engross

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Requiring an individual appointed as the Secretary of Aging to have extensive experience and knowledge of laws, legislation, and regulations relating to aging, programs for aging individuals, including evidence-based and data-driven programs, and a d...
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2022-04-07
Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Zucker) Adopted
MDHB247Enroll

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Requiring a carrier, during the 30 days following the individual's birthday, to make available to an individual enrolled in a Medicare supplement policy different Medicare supplement policies with benefits that are equal to or less than the benefits ...
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2022-04-07
Returned Passed
MDHB972Enroll

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Providing that the definition of a health care facility, for the purpose of providing an exemption from the certificate of need requirement, does not include certain facilities that are for the exclusive use of the provider's subscribers who have exe...
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2022-04-07
Passed Enrolled
MDHB911Engross

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Altering the qualifications an individual must have to be licensed as a psychologist by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1412Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish a Parkinson's Disease Registry Advisory Committee to assist the Department in the development of the Registry, determine what data should be collected and stored along with methods to ensure th...
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2022-04-04
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB534Enroll

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Requiring, beginning January 1, 2023, the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide coverage for self-measured blood pressure monitoring.
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
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