Bills Pending Rhode Island House Health, Education and Welfare Committee

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RIS2358IntroAdds a definition for "fuel oil terminal" for the purposes of the Biodiesel heating oil act of 2013.
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2018-06-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8347IntroIncreases from one hundred parts per million (100 ppm) to one thousand parts per million (1,000 ppm) the maximum amount of organohalogen flame retardant chemical contained in residential upholstered bedding and furniture, manufactured or sold in the ...
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2018-06-21
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2408IntroAuthorizes hospital medical staff to elect whether or not to participate in a maintenance of certification program, to elect medical specialty board to implement the program and prohibits insurers from denying reimbursement based solely on this elect...
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2018-06-21
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2545IntroRequires insurance coverage for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2343IntroAuthorizes the council on elementary and secondary education to waive certain provisions of the laws for public schools but would prohibit the waiver of other listed provisions.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2400IntroAllows pregnant women with an annual family income above applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2357IntroAmends the annual bidding and enrollment process pursuant to this chapter.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2859IntroRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8321IntroDirects the department of health to establish and inspection and evaluation program and establish rules and regulations regarding air quality in elementary and secondary schools.
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2018-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7418IntroRequires emergency generators in any elderly housing complex consisting of more than five (5) residential units in one building sufficient to operate a refrigerator and at least one other electrical outlet in each unit.
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2018-06-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2077IntroProtects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.
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2018-06-08
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2931EngrossProvides that health insurance coverage would cover short-term limited duration policies and certain policies that pay on a cost-incurred basis.
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2018-06-08
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2186IntroAuthorizes school committees to appoint one designee to the board of directors of the governing body of certain charter public schools which students from the district attend.
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2018-06-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8240IntroRequires that students in the seventh grade receive education in Internet safety.
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2018-06-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8254IntroRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
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2018-06-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2530IntroExpands the current law so that RI adult residents would be included in the department of health immunization registry presently maintained for children. Also provides that any person may opt-out of the registry by contacting the department.
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2018-06-01
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2543IntroProvides for authorizations for services to developmentally disabled adults issued on or after October 1, 2018, be developed on an annual basis with funding for these services to be issued on an annual basis.
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2018-05-23
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2868EngrossJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Task Force To Study Elderly Abuse And Financial Exploitation (creates A 9 Member Task Force To Study The Prevalence And Impact Of Elder Abuse And Exploitation And Make Recommendations On Policies And Legislat...
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2018-05-18
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2538IntroAllows for a nurse to delegate tasks to certified nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.
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2018-05-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8168IntroRequires all students to perform a minimum amount of community service each school year and grants them the option to perform certain forms of community service for academic credit.
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2018-05-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2467IntroRequires that parties to a hospital conversion be subject to a review of any defined pension plan.
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2018-05-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2551EngrossEstablishes aging/disability resource center within division of elderly affairs as part of long-term care system for elderly/disabled persons/family caregivers/providers.
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2018-05-09
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2347IntroCreates a permanent joint commission to improve and increase the number of quality out of school time learning programs in the state.
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2018-05-03
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8067IntroRequires school buses to have 3-point seat system, effective January 1, 2020.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2553IntroRequires DHS to seek Medicaid section 1115 waivers to provide caregiver support services for family caregivers, and provides for the creation of annual reports by DHS to track the number of caregiver assessments given by the department.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7233IntroIncludes licensed advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), certified in psychiatric/mental health, as qualified to certify the need for mental health treatment in certain patients.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2546IntroRequires the directors of BHDDH to develop and implement a program to offer financial incentives to hospitals and emergency facilities that achieve Level 1 certification in level of care.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8121IntroIncludes "admissions criteria for career preparation programs" as an enrollment procedure required to be included in proposals for the creation or expansion of charter schools.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7683IntroRepeals several sections of the general laws regarding the packaging and branding of pickled fish.
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2018-04-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8059IntroProhibits lunch-shaming of children unable to pay for meals served as part of breakfast/lunch program offered at elementary/secondary schools.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8058IntroRequires the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline to provide for reciprocal licensure of physicians from other jurisdictions under certain conditions, and in connection therewith, requires the board to promulgate applicable rules and regulations...
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7611IntroEstablishes 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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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7280IntroRequires the same access to high school students by military recruiters enjoyed by other private recruiters postsecondary institutions.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8084IntroExpands the health services council from twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) members and amends the hospital conversion act relative to disclosure.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8075IntroAuthorizes pharmacies to dispense prescriptions of less than a thirty (30) day supply for the purpose of synchronizing a patient's medications.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8045IntroRequires the health insurance utilization review process include the use of physicians and dentists who are licensed, or otherwise formally recognized as specialists.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7284IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Urging The United States Congress To Pass Legislation Establishing An Improved "medicare For All" Single Payer Program That Would Provide Universal Comprehensive Affordable Health Care
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8083IntroProvides for the suppression of summary of benefits forms or certain information contained therein when the information would expose the insured to danger for seeking medical care.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7974IntroRequires all public secondary schools to provide a working science laboratory for all students studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7608IntroProvides for 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 and for the delegation of eye care services by providers...
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7491IntroAuthorizes EOHHS to seek Medicaid section 1115 waivers or state-plan amendments to enhance support for unpaid family caregivers and requires EOHHS to submit annual reports to the house and senate finance committees and to post reports on EOHHS websit...
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7043IntroCARE) (Creates Caretaker Assistance and Relief for Elderly (CARE) program within div of elderly affairs/program svcs with payment up to $70/day for support svcs costs for qualified elders for caregivers, allowing families to work/pursue other individ...
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2018-04-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7698IntroRequires that the council of elementary and secondary education take into consideration the time and cost of transporting students across municipal boundaries.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7736IntroProvides that any person, including, but not limited to, a minor who is pregnant, could give effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services relating to prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery care.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7898IntroCreates a comprehensive bill of rights for school teachers.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8031IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Task Force To Study Elderly Abuse And Financial Exploitation (creates A 9 Member Task Force To Study The Prevalence And Impact Of Elder Abuse And Exploitation And Make Recommendations On Policies And Legislat...
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7271IntroAuthorizes council to grant variances to any provisions of title 16 other than those in § 16-60-4.2 and to any department of education and school district regulation not affecting the health/safety/civil rights of public school pupils.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7965IntroRequires "speed limit sign beacons" to be installed 100' from any school zone in the city of Providence or wherever there is automated school-zone-speed-enforcement system and allows their installation statewide if necessary.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8011IntroAllows a school nurse-teacher and school nurse's designee to possess and administer properly authorized medical marijuana to a student at school.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8012IntroRequires managed care organizations to consult with the EOHHS to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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