Bills Pending Rhode Island House Health & Human Services Committee

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RIH7517Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS - Provides for procedures for the burial of unclaimed remains.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7299Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Requires health insurance policies to provide coverage for the licensed practice of naturopathy and to provide reports.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7624Intro
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INSURANCE -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS - Prohibits health insurance providers from requiring preauthorization for in-network mental health or substance use disorder services.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7626Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- THE PRACTICE OF ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE - Broadens the definition of a "qualified individual" in acupuncture and Chinese medicine to include any person trained and certified in auricular acudetox.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7623Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004 -- HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT - Requires a report to be produced that focuses on prescription drug prior authorizations by January 1, 2025.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7151Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- PHYSICAL THERAPY COPAY - Limits copays, coinsurance or office deductibles for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for the services of a primary care physician or osteopath...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7625Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PREVENTION OF HIV INFECTION - Eliminates prior authorization or step therapy requirement for prescriptions for any HIV prevention drug/prohibits the requirement of any co...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7627Intro
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House Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Feasibility Of Utilizing Federal Title Iv Dollars To Support And Enhance Enrollment In Social Work Education At Ric (creates A 12-member Commission To Study The Feasibility Of Ut...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7622Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS - Requires the DOH and the EOHHS to collaborate with community health centers to establish new programs designed to attract federal funds, with a focus on the utilization of Teaching Health Center Graduate M...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7621Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Permits licensed healthcare facilities to suspend visits of those person who are verbally or physically berating staff or providing non-prescribed or illegal medications to any patient. Suspen...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7301Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Allows the healthcare facility to conduct human-subject research on patients subject to 21 C.F.R. Pt 50 and/or 45 C.F.R. Pt 46 (relating to the informed consent of human subjects.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7091Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- LIFETIME LIMITS - Repeals the authority of the health insurance commissioner to enforce any act of Congress/decision of federal court invalidating or repealing the prohibition of annual lifetim...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7297Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- OPTICIANS -- QUALIFICATIONS - Establishes a second avenue of qualification as an optician, to include successfully completing an apprenticeship program.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7442Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT - Requires the state to implement the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact no later than July 1, 2024, and restores access to telemedicine for all residents and allows treatment by ou...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7366Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROCESS - Repeals the certificate of need process statutes which are used by the department of health to determine the need for new health care equipment and new institutional health services.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7140Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACEUTICAL COST TRANSPARENCY - Directs the state board of pharmacy to annually identify up to fifteen prescription drugs with increased costs and provide the list to the attorney general to obtain reasons for the cos...
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2024-02-12
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RIH7564Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF NURSING SERVICE AGENCIES - Removes the exemption from licensure for certain nursing service agencies accredited by the joint commission.
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2024-02-09
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RIH7566Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - Requires the department of health to amend its rules and regulations that allow for DEA-registered pharmacies to transfer electronic prescriptions at a patient's request.
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2024-02-09
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RIH7441Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- MILK SANITATION CODE -- SANITATION IN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS - Adds pickles and relish to foods not requiring refrigeration, the sale of raw milk and the taking of mushrooms for personal use.
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2024-02-08
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RIH7363Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RARE DISEASE ADVISORY COUNCIL - Establishes a rare disease advisory council within the department of health and provides guidance and recommendations to educate health care providers and the citizens of the state.
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2024-02-08
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RIH7093Intro
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House Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations And Comments For Healthcare Liability Reform (this Resolution Creates A 15 Member Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations And ...
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2024-02-08
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RIH7149Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- UNIFORM TELEHEALTH ACT - Allows an out-of-state health care practitioner to provide telehealth services to a patient located in this state if the services are consistent with the practitioner's scope of practice and state and fed...
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2024-02-08
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RIH7234Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE - Prohibits a medical training program from using a live animal while teaching medical procedures if any other accredited training program does not use animals or there is an alternate method that teaches t...
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2024-02-08
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RIH7300Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- RHODE ISLAND FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT - Prohibits the manufacture, sale and distribution for sale a food product containing brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben and red dye 3.
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2024-02-08
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RIH7520Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS - Repeals a 2021 law that mandated minimum staffing levels and standards for quality care for nursing homes and their residents with violations subject to monetary penalties.
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2024-02-07
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RIH7518Intro
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INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS - Caps the total amount that a covered person is required to pay for a covered prescription asthma inhaler to twenty-five dollars ($25.00
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2024-02-07
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RIH7519Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT - Provides that dental services rendered to patients would be reimbursed by standards governed by the general laws of Rhode Island.
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2024-02-07
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RIH7444Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- WHOLESALE PRESCRIPTION DRUG IMPORTATION PROGRAM - Establishes the Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Program for the importation of wholesale prescription drugs from Canada to provide savings to Rhode Island consumers.
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2024-02-02
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RIH7445Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES - Adds a new section which sets forth conditions for pharmacists to prescribe tobacco cessation/drug therapies, programs approved by the state board of pharmacy. The cessation therapies would be covered by all...
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2024-02-02
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RIH7443Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST PROTECTION - Prohibits the state, participating ERISA or any health plan from purchasing referenced drugs for a cost higher than the referenced rate.
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2024-02-02
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RIH7364Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Caps amount payable for 30 day supply of equipment/supplies for insulin administration/glucose monitoring at $25 or equipment designed to last more than 30 days with no deductible commencing Jan...
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2024-01-31
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RIH7365Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Prohibits healthcare entities from interfering with a patient's right to choose to obtain a clinician-administered drug from their provider or pharmacy of choice.
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2024-01-31
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RIH7362Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES - Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.
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2024-01-31
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RIH7045Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS REQUIRED AT PUBLIC PLACES - Requires golfing facilities to have an automated external defibrillator on the premises.
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2024-01-30
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RIH7044Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS REQUIRED AT PUBLIC PLACES AND HEALTH CARE FACILITIES - Requires all health care facilities to provide functional automated external defibrillators (AEDs
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2024-01-30
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RIH7094Intro
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Joint Resolution Amending The Joint Resolution Creating A Permanent Legislative Commission On Child Care In Rhode Island (this Resolution Would Amend The Commission Name, Membership, Appointment Process, Purpose, Funding Allowance Designation, Timeli...
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2024-01-30
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RIH7154Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF YOUTH CAMPS - Establishes the procedures and requirements for the licensing of youth camps.
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2024-01-30
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RIH7150Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS - Expands the rights of physician assistants with regard to their practice and prohibits non-compete clauses that exceed five years with regard to the purchase and sale of a practice.
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2024-01-30
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RIH7152Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- RHODE ISLAND FOOD, DRUGS, AND COSMETICS ACT - Requires that all cosmetics manufactured, sold, delivered, held or offered for sale contain a label that completely and accurately lists all of their component ingredients.
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2024-01-30
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RIH7041Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG SALES REPRESENTATIVE DISCLOSURE ACT - Requires prescription drug manufacturers to file a detailed, updated list of each pharmaceutical sales representative engaged by the manufacturer and to pay an ...
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2024-01-29
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RIH7042Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004 -- HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT - Regulates price increases for prescription drugs.
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2024-01-29
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RIH7233Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- HEALTHY KIDS ACT - Establishes the Healthy Kids Act whereby restaurants would be required to offer at least two (2
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2024-01-19
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RIH7197Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Increases insurance coverage for hearing aids from one thousand five hundred dollars to two thousand dollars, per ear, every three years for all people regardless of age.
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2024-01-17
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RIH7092Intro
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS - Mandates, as of 1/1/26, all recovery housing facilities register with department of behavioral healthca...
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2024-01-10
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RIH7040Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Requires the DMV to create a blue envelope program for drivers with autism.
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2024-01-05
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RIH7043Intro
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INSURANCE -- BENEFIT DETERMINATION AND UTILIZATION REVIEW ACT - Prohibits health benefit plans reviewing prescriptions for opioid addiction treatment.
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2024-01-05
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