Bills Pending Rhode Island House Health, Education and Welfare Committee

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RIH7309IntroDesignates the Class A Tall Ship commonly known as the "SSV Oliver Hazard Perry" as the official flagship and tall ship ambassador of the state.
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2018-06-16
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2510IntroAmends the definition of a kennel to exclude a residence where for a fee, a person provides sheltering, feeding and watering, of not more than 4 animals, not owned by the person.
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2018-06-16
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2299IntroRestricts tanning facilities use by persons younger than 18 years to provide medical treatment by eliminating parental consent option.
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2018-06-16
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7699IntroRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes food donation and local food service contracts.
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2018-06-16
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7570IntroPermits students to possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections during school activities without a doctor's or parent's note.
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2018-06-16
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2259EngrossDesignates the Class A Tall Ship commonly known as the "SSV Oliver Hazard Perry" as the official flagship and tall ship ambassador of the state.
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2018-06-16
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2226IntroRequires hospitals to offer immunization against influenza virus to all inpatients sixty-five (65) years of age or older from October to March of the following year.
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2018-06-16
[Hearing: Jun 19]
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
RIH8313IntroRequires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics.
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2018-06-13
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
RIS2930EngrossRequires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics.
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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
RIS2341EngrossRemoves the requirement that a student with disabilities be a college student in order to be eligible to participate in the Mary Brennan fellowship fund program and also removes the requirement that the fellowship program take place in Providence.
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2018-06-07
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
RIH8273IntroRequires RIPTA to hold public hearing at least 30 days prior any bus route change in the affected neighborhood and provide a neighborhood impact statement to local and state officials.
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2018-06-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8212IntroProvides that the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals with the power and duty to certify a list of chemical dependency professionals for use by state agencies and for referral of individuals for treatment.
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2018-06-06
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
RIH7193IntroAllows a pregnant person to provide consent to receive certain types of medical care related to a pregnancy, regardless of the person's age.
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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
RIS2777IntroProhibits the sale of dogs until fully weaned unless approval for sale in writing is obtained from a licensed veterinarian. Violations are punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.
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2018-05-31
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2055IntroDefines the term "adequate shelter" where dogs may be kept. It would limit the weight of any dog chain or tether to one-eighth (1/8) of the dogs total body weight. In addition it would limit the time dogs may be tethered outdoors.
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2018-05-31
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2540IntroIncludes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
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2018-05-23
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
RIS2133EngrossProtects homeless persons in possession of a service animal, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, from being denied access to any homeless shelter in violation of the ADA or the state or federal Fair Housing Practices Acts.
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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
RIH8167IntroExempts existing residential dwelling units from the requirements of the fire safety code and accessibility standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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2018-05-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2225IntroProvides that the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals with the power and duty to certify a list of chemical dependency professionals for use by state agencies and for referral of individuals for treatment.
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2018-05-11
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
RIS2112EngrossApplies to settlement of St. Joseph Hospital Retirement Plan settlements/joint tortfeasors' releases.
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2018-05-10
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
RIS2052EngrossCreates a process for the department of education relating to the collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibilities performed by school social workers.
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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
RIS2533EngrossExpands certain rights of persons with developmental disabilities.
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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
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