Bills Pending Rhode Island House Health, Education and Welfare Committee

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RIH5675IntroRequires food packaging to disclose that food has been packaged in reduced or modified oxygen, including a list of the gasses used, the percentage of each gas used, and the date the food was packaged.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5818IntroAmends the definition of "Patient safety work product" to conform with the federal "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005".
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5907IntroPromotes safe drinking water at school and early childhood programs by implementing procedures to reduce and eliminate lead in water.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5823IntroProhibits the use of containers, or food packaged in containers that contain bisphenol A.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5741IntroProhibits smoking in common areas of multi-unit residential developments.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5674IntroProvides consumer protection in eye care services by developing standards and enforcement protocols related to the utilization of emergent technologies in the provision of eye care services, as well as for the delegation of eye care services by provi...
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5455IntroDetermine reimbursement rates for medical records copies from health care providers including those that utilize an electronic health records system.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6003IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (proposed Constitutional Amendment Providing That The Right To An Adequate Education Is A Fundamental ...
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2017-03-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5676IntroCreates the "Rhode Island Terminally Ill Patient's Right to Try Act of 2017," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5905IntroRequires manufacturers to fully disclose to the DOH all ingredients contained in their cosmetic products manufactured, distributed or sold in the state, and further subjects a manufacturer to financial penalties for a violation of this requirement.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5457IntroEstablishes a free course of instruction for the parent, guardian, or designee of a child enrolled in a driver education program.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5082IntroProhibits the manufacture, sale, and distribution of residential upholstered children's products that contain certain amounts of bromide or chlorine bonded to carbon that is added to a plastic, foam, or textile.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5822IntroProhibits the use of formaldehyde or formaldehyde replacements in certain children's products.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5809IntroCreates an enforcement process for the right to breast-feed at work. In addition, it would require all schools to provide reasonable accommodation to its lactating students.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5680IntroRepeals the law which provides enhanced penalties of a fine of not more than $250/ imprisonment for not more than 6 months for disclosure of health care information with respect to an individual diagnosis and treatment of a sexually transmitted disea...
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5682IntroEstablishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
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RIH5275IntroRequires businesses with gross annual sales of more than $500,000 to post signs that food they offer for sale may contain genetically modified organisms.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5326IntroRequires that the sheltering and nourishment of dogs conform to the industry standards established by the Tufts Animal Care and Conditions Scale regarding outside sheltering, proper nourishment, sanitary conditions, and physical condition.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5986IntroProvides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.
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2017-03-23
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5663IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education, pursuant to rules promulgated by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, to develop curricular material on financial literacy.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5580IntroProhibits the sale and advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools during the school day, since they do not meet minimum federal governmental nutrition standards.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5974IntroAllows the North Kingstown school committee to develop a policy allowing for early entry to kindergarten.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5821IntroAmends the definition of “retail tobacco store” to include stores that primarily sell “electronic cigarettes” and of “smoking” to include the use of electronic smoking device
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5660IntroDirects the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to issue regulations banning cell phone possession by students in the public schools during the school day.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5975IntroAmends the statute governing prescriptions of controlled substances by making reference to regulations issued by the department of health.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5681IntroProvides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5661IntroRequires accreditation by a Regional Accrediting Agency recognized by the United States Department of Education for distance learning institutions to transact business or grant degrees in Rhode Island.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5668IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study An Early Intervention System For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children In Rhode Island (creates A 24 Member Commission To Study Of An Early Intervention System For The Deaf Or Hard Of He...
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5666IntroRequires school districts to provide for alternative programs and classroom space, within the school, to reduce the number of out of school suspensions which could lead to other deviant behaviors.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5664IntroRequires the department of education to consider incorporating media literacy education in the basic education program.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5352IntroExtends the benefits of the dual enrollment equal opportunity act to cover home-schooled students.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5667IntroRequires movie theaters to provide open captioning for persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5906IntroRequires each member of the board of education to have experience in a position of higher education.
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2017-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5662IntroRequires each member of the board of education to have experience in a position of higher education.
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2017-03-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5665IntroRequires the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to adopt a course of study on the nation's founding and related documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Federalist Papers.
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2017-03-17
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5945IntroArticulates the role of police officers in obtaining treatment for those showing symptoms of mental illness.
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2017-03-17
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5919IntroAllows parents or guardians of a child to opt out of vaccines for non-casual contact diseases transmitted by sexual contact.
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2017-03-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5673IntroEstablishes a process to license physicians by reciprocity to practice medicine in this state.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5672IntroGrants reciprocity to physicians in other states and foreign jurisdictions upon submission of application/evidence meeting all requirements applicable to resident physicians to the board of medical licensure.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5670IntroIncreases psychology board from 5 to 7 members and allows delegations of disciplinary hearings to a hearing officer.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5473IntroAllows legal guardians to notify the medical examiner that the performance of an autopsy was against a family's religious beliefs. Friends, without legal status, would no longer be able to provide this information.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5671IntroProhibits the state from requiring any form of the Federation of State Medical Boards' proprietary maintenance of licensure program.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5474IntroEstablishes procedures for the licensing of naturopathic physicians, and defines the practice of naturopathic medicine.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5469IntroAllows information contained in the prescription drug monitoring database to be disclosed to a certified law enforcement drug diversion investigator of a qualified law enforcement agency.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5577IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Operation Of The Department Of Children, Youth, And Families (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study The Operation Of The Department Of Children, Youth, And Families, And Would ...
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5669IntroModernizes the definition of physical therapy, the right to use the title of physical therapist and includes practice beyond the scope of physical therapy as a grounds for discipline.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5582IntroAuthorizes the governor to enter into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact and would designate an office to administer this compact.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5578IntroIncreases membership of council from 26 to 31 voting members with amendments to reflect current names of state depts./divisions/agencies listed in statute.
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2017-03-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5353IntroEstablishes limits on the maximum number of patients that may be assigned to a unit’s registered nurses in particular health care situations.
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2017-03-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5468IntroCreates Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act to provide mechanism for terminally ill patient to choose to end their life using physician prescribed drugs.
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2017-03-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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