Maryland Delegate Shane Pendergrass [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
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
MDHB1127PassRequiring the State designated exchange to operate as a health data utility for the State for certain purposes; requiring dispensers to provide certain medication data to the State designated exchange; requiring dispensers to submit certain prescript...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 296
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MDHB1208Enroll

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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
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
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
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
MDHB937PassEstablishing the Abortion Care Clinical Training Program in the Maryland Department of Health to ensure that there are a sufficient number of health professionals to provide abortion care; establishing the Abortion Care Clinical Training Program Fund...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 56
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
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
MDHB536Enroll

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Requiring the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to adopt regulations that may be applied when a national or public health emergency that affects the State is issued by the President of the United States or the Secretary of Health and is based on a seri...
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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
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
MDHB510Enroll

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Altering the maximum amount of total user fees, from up to $16,000,000 to up to the greater of 0.1% of the immediately preceding fiscal year's budgeted, regulated, gross hospital revenue or the largest amount determined for a fiscal year during the i...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB669Enroll

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Requiring a provider to meet certain requirements in order to provide doula services in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to cover certain doula services.
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB1389Enroll

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Requiring the Secretary of Health to establish the Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings Public Awareness Campaign Workgroup to develop a public awareness campaign on preventing workplace violence in health care settings and to create a ...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDHB767Engross

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Requiring a procurement officer to limit the contract term for an emergency procurement to 12 months; prohibiting a procurement officer from renewing a contract for an emergency procurement except under certain circumstances; and requiring a procurem...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB1486PassProviding that, for the 30-day period beginning on the effective date of the Act, certain motor fuel taxes that would otherwise be imposed do not apply; requiring the Comptroller to pay a refund advance of motor fuel tax to qualifying retailers under...
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2022-03-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 1
MDHB1128Intro

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Requiring the Secretary of Health to issue an order requiring individuals in the State to wear masks indoors if there is a serious outbreak of contagious disease in the State or there is substantial stress on hospital capacity in the State; and autho...
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2022-02-28
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB952Intro

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Establishing certain requirements regarding abortion care services, including provision and coverage requirements on the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations; r...
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2022-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1130Intro

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Prohibiting the licenses, certificates, permits, and registrations issued before December 4, 2021, by the health occupations boards in accordance with certain provisions of law from expiring and requiring that they remain effective until the Departme...
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2022-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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