Maryland Delegate Shane Pendergrass [D]

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MDHB123PassRequiring an employer, on request, to provide to an applicant for employment the wage range for the position for which the applicant applied; prohibiting an employer from taking negative actions against an applicant for employment because the applica...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 67
MDHB837PassAltering the purposes of the Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Professional Competency Program; requiring the Program to establish and provide an evidence-based implicit bias training program for health care professionals involved in the perinatal ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 337
MDHB959PassAuthorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to enforce certain provisions of law under certain applicable powers; requiring the Commissioner to adopt certain regulations under certain circumstances that are consistent with certain federal regulat...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 620
MDHB1150PassRequiring the Department of Budget and Management to use a reverse auction, as provided for in certain provisions of law established by the Act, to select a pharmacy benefits manager or other entity to administer the State Rx Program; requiring the D...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 434
MDHB1100PassRequiring the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to meet four times per year instead of every 6 weeks; repealing the requirement that the Board hire general counsel; providing that the Attorney General is the legal advisor for the Board; requiring...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 425
MDHB1571PassProviding that the assessment of a certain fee by the State Health Services Cost Review Commission for funding the Hospital Employees Retraining Fund is to be in the case of a hospital closure, merger, or full delicensure; altering the circumstances ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 490
MDHB12PassAltering the eligibility for a certain veteran to reside at a home for veterans that is supervised by the Department of Veterans Affairs to include a veteran who has an honorable discharge from active service with a uniformed service of the United St...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 23
MDHB781PassAltering the circumstances under which certain entities are required to provide coverage for certain expenses arising from in vitro fertilization procedures; etc.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 324
MDHB286PassAltering the stakeholders required to be included in meetings convened under the Maternal Mortality Review Program to include families of women who have experienced near maternal death, a maternal death, or certain challenges during pregnancy or wome...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 154
MDHB852PassProhibiting certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from applying a deductible, a copayment, or coinsurance to coverage for certain preventive care screening services for prostate cancer; and applying th...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 343
MDHB870PassRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, not the Maryland Department of Health, to administer the Compassionate Use Fund; prohibiting the Commission from imposing certain fees during the two years immediately following the issuan...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 352
MDHB749PassAuthorizing 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...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 311
MDHB547PassEstablishing the Maryland Children's Service Animal Program in the Maryland Department of Health to serve the needs of children with a history of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, or who have been diagnosed with a certain disability and special...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 247
MDHB947PassAuthorizing the State Board of Dental Examiners to issue a cease and desist order for certain violations; increasing certain penalties for certain acts related to the unauthorized practice of dentistry or dental hygiene; altering from a misdemeanor t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
MDHB935PassRequiring the Secretary of Health to establish through regulations a provision requiring an ambulatory surgical facility to ensure that a an anesthesia practitioner is not precluded from providing the highest level of anesthesia support that may be r...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 377
MDHB939PassRequiring a dental practice to be owned by a licensed dentist or a dental professional corporation; establishing that only a certain individual licensed by the State Board of Dental Examiners may take certain actions; prohibiting any person who is no...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 379
MDHB817PassRequiring a certain unit of State government proposing a regulation affecting small businesses to include a certain certification stating whether a certain comparable regulation has been adopted by a unit of local government in a certain economic imp...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 333
MDHB652PassProhibiting the Secretary of Health from considering certain drugs to be specialty drugs for the purposes of providing services under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program; altering the definition of "specialty drug" for the purpose of excluding pr...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 614
MDHB847PassEstablishing the State Coordinator for Autism Strategy in the Department of Disabilities and the Advisory Stakeholder Group on Autism-Related Needs; requiring the State Coordinator, in consultation with the Advisory Stakeholder Group, to identify and...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 341
MDHB455PassRequiring certain carriers, on or before March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2024, to submit a report to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to demonstrate the carrier's compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; requiring cert...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 211
MDHB409PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health on or before January 1, 2021, to revise its regulations regarding school-based health centers that may participate in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to include school-based health centers that have...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 198
MDHB617PassAuthorizing a parent or legal guardian of a medical cannabis patient under the age of 18 years to designate not more than two additional adults to be a caregiver, in addition to the parent or legal guardian; specifying that the definition of "caregi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 624
MDHB332PassAltering the definition of "health care provider" for the purposes of provisions of law governing the confidentiality of medical records to include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, and crisis treatment centers; pr...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 172
MDHB978PassRequiring, on or after July 1, 2021, pharmacy services administrative organizations to register with the Maryland Insurance Commissioner before providing certain services in the State; requiring certain applicants to file an application on a certain ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 399
MDHB1169PassRequiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission to establish a Community Benefit Reporting Workgroup; requiring the Commission to adopt certain regulations relating to the community health needs of nonprofit hospitals and reporting by nonprofit ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 436
MDHB1122PassExcluding public institutions of higher education from certain provisions of law governing protection of information by government agencies; requiring public institutions of higher education to review and designate certain systems as systems of recor...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 429
MDHB583PassAuthorizing a certain bidder, contractor, or subcontractor to demonstrate the payment of certain employee health care expenses in a certain manner on or before July 1, 2021; altering the definition of "subcontractor" for the purposes of certain provi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 264
MDHB1273PassRequiring a pharmacy benefits manager to allow a pharmacy or pharmacist to withdraw and resubmit certain claims within a certain number of days after a preliminary audit report is delivered or, if a pharmacy or pharmacist requests an internal audit, ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 452
MDHB1307PassProhibiting a pharmacy benefits manager from requiring a certain pharmacy or pharmacist to obtain certain credentialing as a condition for participating in a certain network with certain frequency or charging a pharmacy or pharmacist a certain fee; r...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 455
MDHB1095VetoRepealing certain provisions of law requiring the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to determine a certain funding source by December 31, 2020; requiring the Board to assess and collect a certain fee from certain persons in a certain manner; requ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1121VetoEstablishing the Maryland Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Registry and Referral System in the Maryland Department of Health to provide a statewide system through which health care providers can identify and access available inpatient and out...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1488VetoEstablishing the Office for the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program in the Department of Agriculture; establishing the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program in the Office to encourage certain units to try to achieve an overall percentage goal o...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB448PassAuthorizing certain health care practitioners to establish a practitioner-patient relationship through telehealth interactions; requiring a health care practitioner providing telehealth services to be held to the same standards of practice that are ...
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2020-04-03
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 15
MDHB447EngrossRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning January 1, 2021, to provide services for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome under c...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed 45-0
MDHB292IntroExpanding to all counties in the State a prohibition on State agencies constructing within the nine Eastern Shore counties a toll road, toll highway, or toll bridge without the consent of a majority of the affected counties.
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2020-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB432EngrossProhibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, the Maryland Transit Administration from purchasing buses for the Administration's State transit bus fleet that are not zero-emission buses; requiring the Administration, on or before January 1, 2021, and e...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1279EngrossRequiring that a certain refill be dispensed in the smallest commercially available package under certain circumstances if a prescription cannot be dispensed or sold in a 14-day or less supply or unit of use.
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1119EngrossRequiring a pharmacist, or the pharmacist's designee who is under certain supervision, to inform a certain consumer of the availability of certain therapeutically equivalent drugs and the cost difference between the therapeutically equivalent drug an...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB772EngrossRequiring the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee in consultation with the Departments of the Environment, Agriculture, General Services, and other stakeholders, to develop, by January 1, 2022, a certain methodology for State agencies to estimate gre...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB561EngrossApplying certain laws regarding net energy metering and community solar generating systems to customers served by a community choice aggregator; altering the circumstances under which counties and municipal corporations may act as an aggregator; esta...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB405EngrossRequiring the State House Trust to ensure that the Thurgood Marshall Memorial statues on Lawyer's Mall are maintained in the same material condition in which they were on July 1, 2018; providing that the Thurgood Marshall Memorial statues on Lawyer's...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB340EngrossRequiring certain units of State government to comply with certain standards and guidelines to ensure that the security of all information systems and applications is managed through a certain framework; requiring certain units of State government to...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB728EngrossExtending from 6 months to 300 days the time periods within which a person claiming to be aggrieved by certain discriminatory acts is required to file a complaint with the Commission on Civil Rights; and providing that a complaint filed with a local ...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB691EngrossAltering a requirement that a petition for guardianship of a disabled person include signed and verified certificates of competency by providing that the certificates may be signed and verified by a nurse practitioner and certain other health care pr...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB838IntroRequiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission to conduct a study, in conjunction with the Maryland Health Care Commission and certain stakeholders, on the feasibility and desirability of allowing for an unregulated space for elective, self-pay...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1231EngrossExtending the jurisdiction of the equity court to include a petition for authorization for a minor to marry; altering the conditions under which an individual who is 17 years old is authorized to marry; prohibiting an individual under the age of 17 y...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1079EngrossRequiring the Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease to work in conjunction with members of the medical community in leading a certain comprehensive education and treatment program; requiring the Maryland Departm...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB706EngrossEstablishing the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs in the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives; providing for the appointment, qualifications, terms, and removal of Commission members; requiring the Commission to elect annually a chair and vice chair...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB703EngrossRequiring the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights to include certain information in its annual report; requiring certain county offices of civil rights to report certain information relating to complaints of employment discrimination to the Commissio...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB936EngrossProviding that an advanced practice registered nurse is not precluded from delegating a nursing or other technical task to an assistant under certain circumstances; and requiring the State Board of Nursing to adopt regulations to provide the manner i...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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