Bills Pending Rhode Island House Health & Human Services Committee

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RIH6396Intro

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Prohibits the sale of certain flavored tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems.
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2021-06-29
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0487Engross

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Requires pharmacists to notify their customers whether their cost sharing benefits exceed the actual retail price of the prescription sought.
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2021-06-24
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0591Engross

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Increases reimbursement rates for behavioral health providers over a five (5) year period. The minimum increase per year would be four percent (4%) resulting in a total increase of twenty-three and four tenths percent (23.4%).
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2021-06-10
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0898Engross

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Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.
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2021-06-10
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0169Engross

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Creates a comprehensive system to promote and regulate the effective and competent administration of medical laboratories by focusing on the training, qualifications and licensure of their practitioners.
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2021-06-02
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0485Engross

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Requires health insurance contract plans or policies to provide coverage for a backup battery for at-home medical devices.
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2021-06-02
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0235Engross

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Authorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
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2021-06-02
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RIS0769Engross

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Requires coverage for residential/inpatient mental health services for detox/stabilization/substance abuse disorders without preauthorization or be subject to concurrent review during the first 28 days.
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2021-06-02
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RIS0302Engross

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Requires health insurers that issue prescription drug coverage to use step therapy protocols.
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2021-05-12
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0305Engross

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Requires the dept of behavioral healthcare/developmental disabilities/hospitals to coordinate with the DOH to propose revisions to chapter 1.10 and 10.1 of title 23, including updates and revisions of statutory language and evidence-based best practi...
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2021-05-05
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RIH6236Intro

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House Resolution Directing The Rhode Island Department Of Health To Require Licensed Nursing Facilities To Report On The Number And Percent Of Residents And Staff Receiving Covid-19 Vaccinations During The Declared Federal And State Health Emergency ...
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2021-05-05
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH6284Intro

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No lifeguard or person trained in first aid required at swimming pools.
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2021-05-05
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0306Engross

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Requires that professionals authorized to prescribe opioid drugs discuss addiction risks and when appropriate alternative treatments with patients upon the second refill and/or upon the third prescription.
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2021-04-28
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0044Engross

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Allows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
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2021-04-28
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RIS0251Engross

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Requires that as of January 1, 2022, all inmates whom menstruate shall have access to feminine hygiene products at no cost to the inmate.
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2021-04-08
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RIH6020Intro

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HAC) AND HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAI) AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ESTABLISH/CLARIFY THE STATE'S POLICY AND PROCEDURES (Creates a 9 member commission to study Rhode Island's payment and reimbursement for (HAC) and (HAI) and provide recomm...
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2021-03-30
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH6015Intro

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Requires the mandatory immunization informed consent form contain certain relevant information.
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2021-03-30
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RIH5850Intro

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Changes the name of doctor of naturopathy to naturopathic doctor and permit them to administer IVs, perform phlebotomy, and consult, but not change, patient’s prescription medication.
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2021-03-30
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RIH6129Intro

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Authorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
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2021-03-30
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5849Intro

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Requires insurance coverage for health care services provided by a naturopathic doctor licensed in this state.
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2021-03-30
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH6078Intro

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House Resolution Respectfully Urging The United States Congress To Pass Legislation Establishing An Improved "medicare For All" Single Payer Program That Would Provide Universal, Comprehensive And Affordable Health Care
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2021-03-30
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH6019Intro

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Requires insurance carriers, nonprofit hospital service plans, nonprofit medical service corporations and HMOs to cover costs of breast ultrasounds and/or MRI breast exams for person receiving notice of dense breast tissue.
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2021-03-30
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RIH6047Intro

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Authorizes a licensed pharmacist, who successfully completes a course on tobacco cessation therapy, to prescribe and dispense tobacco cessation drug products to a qualified patient pursuant to rules adopted by the board of pharmacy.
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2021-03-30
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RIH5847Intro

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Requires mandatory training standards for police officers and trainees, in identifying, responding, and handling all incidents involving any person with a developmental disability.
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2021-03-22
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RIH5842Intro

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Prohibits the state, ERISA or any health plans to purchase referenced drugs for a cost higher than the referenced rate.
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2021-03-22
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RIH5846Intro

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Creates a developmental disabilities ombudsperson program to be administratively attached to the department of administration.
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2021-03-22
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RIH6017Intro

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Repeals smoke free workplace exemption granted to pari mutual facilities and casinos.
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2021-03-22
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RIH6016Intro

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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Department Of Health To Establish Guidelines And Protocol For Administering Vaccines In The Safest Possible Method To Persons Undergoing Immunosuppressive Therapies
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2021-03-22
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RIH5937Intro

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House Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Impact Of The Trauma Inflicted On Children Who Are Exposed To Violence (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study The Impact Of The Trauma Inflicted On Children Exposed To Violence...
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2021-03-22
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RIH5551Intro

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Bans the sale of cosmetics developed/manufactured using animal testing. A violation would be a $1,000 fine for each offense.
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2021-03-16
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RIH5463Intro

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Requires group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide prescription benefits to cover prescribed epinephrine injectors and cartridges. No copayment or deductible would be required to obtain a prescribed epinephrine injector or cartridg...
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2021-03-16
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RIH5704Intro

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Requires health insurers that issue prescription drug coverage to use step therapy protocols.
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2021-03-16
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RIH5711Intro

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Allows an ordering physician to obtain the result of any life threatening clinical laboratory test, without the need for a consent to release medical information.
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2021-03-16
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RIH5716Intro

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Prohibits the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies and provides for a civil penalty of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for each violation.
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2021-03-16
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5709Intro

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Requires minimum insurance coverage for a minimum of ninety (90) days of residential or inpatient services for mental health and/or substance use disorders. Effective 4/1/21 or date of passage.
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2021-03-16
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RIH5607Intro

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Waives primary care provider referral requirement to health care professional or specialist under certain conditions effective January 1, 2022.
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2021-03-16
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RIH5804Intro

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Creates a commission to establish homeless shelter standards through regulations.
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2021-03-16
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RIH5708Intro

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Requires health insurance contract plans or policies to provide coverage for a backup battery for at-home medical devices.
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2021-03-16
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5611Intro

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Requires pharmacists to notify their customers whether their cost sharing benefits exceed the actual retail price of the prescription sought, in the absence of prescription drug coverage.
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2021-03-16
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5706Intro

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Provides that school forms pertaining to vaccination requirements include information about religious and medical exemptions.
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2021-03-16
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5845Intro

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Requires patient contact employees, personal care attendants and high-risk providers to undergo a national criminal records check and would disqualify those people if they have a criminal record for crimes of violence or other offenses listed.
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2021-03-16
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RIH5369Intro

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Waives the adoption fee to adopt a dog or cat from a public animal shelter for a veteran that presents a current and valid driver’s license or identification card with the word “veteran” printed on its face.
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2021-03-16
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RIH5705Intro

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Adopts the Interstate Compact to Award Prizes for Curing Diseases.
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2021-03-16
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RIH5194Intro

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Amends the interstate nurse licensure compact and adopts an enhanced, more comprehensive version of the compact, allowing nurses to hold a multi-state license which would allow them to practice across state lines without having to obtain multiple lic...
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2021-03-16
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RIH5375Intro

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Increases mandatory insurance coverage for hearing aids from $1,500 to $2,000, per ear, every three (3) years. In addition, the amount of insurance coverage would no longer be based on the age of the recipient.
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2021-03-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5548Intro

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Regulates the manufacture, distribution and retail sale of vapor products in Rhode Island.
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2021-03-08
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RIH5549Intro

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Prohibits licensed health care facilities from reusing personal protective equipment.
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2021-03-08
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RIH5373Intro

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Requires 25% of price of cemetery lot be deposited in perpetual care fund (PCF). PCF to file annual report with AG.
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2021-03-08
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RIH5464Intro

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Mandates a patient shall not be denied appropriate care on the basis of age/sex/gender identity/sexual orientation, race/color/marital status/familial status/disability/religion/national origin/source of income/source of payment or profession.
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2021-03-08
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RIH5843Intro

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Requires individual health insurers, large group health insurers and small employer health insurers to provide coverage for ten (10) categories of essential health benefits listed in the act.
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2021-03-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
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