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RIH8136Engross
50%
Establishes physical therapist licensure compact in order to facilitate interstate practice of physical therapy with the goal of improving public access to physical therapy services.
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2022-06-22
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RIH7502Engross
50%
Requires department of health to establish an informal dispute resolution to address any changes to department of health violations.
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2022-06-21
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RIH7669Engross
50%
Amends provisions of law relative to the disclosure of confidential health care records and the disclosure thereof occurring through electronic means.
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2022-06-21
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RIH7235Engross
50%
Sets pharmacist renewal license fee at $250 biennially and annual nonresident pharmacy location license fee at $625. Validates pharmacy technician licenses for 2 years. Validates pharmacy intern licenses for 5 years.
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2022-06-21
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RIH8284Engross
50%
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, suspends the provisions of § 36-10-36 relating to reemployment of retired sheriffs and employees of the department of health and the provisions of § 23-17.5-33, relating to monetary penalties, with sunset provisio...
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2022-06-20
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RIH6610Engross
50%
Provides that a cosmetic medical service would be performed by a qualified licensed or certified non-physician only if the services have been delegated by a medical director responsible for on-site supervision of the services.
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2022-06-10
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RIH7898Engross
50%
Permits the health care advocate to receive confidential health care information with individual patient information but would prohibit the disclosure of the information, except pursuant to judicial process.
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2022-05-20
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RIH7804Engross
50%
Amends the conditions upon which a nurse would be exempt from certain licensing requirements to include eligibility to practice before taking and receiving results of the NCLEX exam.
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2022-05-20
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RIH7399Engross
50%
Requires food service establishments to add an additional warning to their menus relative to food allergens and impose a penalty upon those establishments for failure to include the warnings on its menus. Failure to comply shall result in fines.
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2022-05-20
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RIS2073Intro
25%
Raises Rhode Island Medicaid primary care payment rates to not less than federal Medicare rates for the same service.
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2022-05-03
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RIS2196Intro
25%
Increases eligibility for the three (3) federal Medicare Savings Programs and eliminates the asset test for these programs.
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2022-05-03
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RIS2869Intro
25%
Allows RNs to perform cosmetic/aesthetic dermatological procedures prescribed/ordered by licensed health care practitioner.
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2022-04-28
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RIS2762Intro
25%
Includes 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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2022-04-28
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RIS2607Intro
25%
Changes the definition of collaboration for physician assistants/increases continuing education to 50 hours/adds licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the School and Youth concussion act.
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2022-04-28
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RIS2853Intro
25%
Allows licensed podiatrists to administer botox injections.
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2022-04-28
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RIS2464Intro
25%
Establishes home care nursing assistants licensed by the department of health to work exclusively in home care.
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2022-04-28
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RIS2620Intro
25%
Requires department of health to establish an informal dispute resolution to address any changes to department of health violations.
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2022-04-26
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RIS2695Intro
25%
Allows an individual to exercise their right to consent to or refuse mental health treatment through an advance instruction when the individual lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate mental health treatment decisions.
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2022-04-26
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RIS2618Intro
25%
For purposes of rates of payment to nursing facilities under the "Medical Assistance" chapter, adjust the elements to be developed by the executive office in determining Medicaid payment methods to nursing facilities.
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2022-04-26
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RIH7299Engross
50%
Changes the definition of collaboration for physician assistants/increases continuing education to 50 hours/adds licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the School and Youth concussion act.
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2022-04-26
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RIH7134Engross
50%
Collects and disaggregate data on childhood cancer within the state’s cancer registry.
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2022-04-26
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RIS2768Intro
25%
Provides that the renewal fee for a pharmacist license not be more than $250, renewed biennially. Also provides that the nonresident pharmacy fee to obtain a license of location to operate a pharmacy not be less than $625.
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2022-04-12
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RIS2335Intro
25%
Prohibits a medical training program from using live animals if another accredited training program in the same medical discipline does not use animals or if an alternative teaching method exists.
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2022-04-12
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RIS2766Intro
25%
Permits the health care advocate to receive confidential health care information with individual patient information but would prohibit the disclosure of the information, except pursuant to judicial process.
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2022-04-12
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RIS2465Intro
25%
Imposes new license issuance moratorium until 7/1/27 to home nursing care/home care/hospice provides with DOH planning for health systems.
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2022-04-12
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RIS2324Intro
25%
Provides medical assistance coverage for medical services provided qualifying eligible recipients for community based care.
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2022-04-12
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RIS2074Intro
25%
Collects and disaggregates data on childhood cancer within the state’s comprehensive cancer control program.
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2022-04-12
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RIS2807Intro
25%
Amends the conditions upon which a nurse would be exempt from certain licensing requirements to include eligibility to practice before taking and receiving results of the NCLEX exam.
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2022-04-05
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RIS2609Intro
25%
Prohibits the board of medical licensure and discipline from requiring specialty board certification as a condition of licensure and prohibits the denial of reimbursement for refusal to participate in national board certification program.
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2022-04-05
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RIS2472Intro
25%
Amends the interstate nurse licensure compact and adopts an enhanced and more comprehensive version of the compact, to allow nurses to hold a multi-state license allowing them to practice across state lines without having to obtain multiple licenses.
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2022-04-05
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RIS2075Intro
25%
Establishes Children's Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund to provide finance assistance to families for medical expenses not covered by state or federal programs or insurance contract.
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2022-03-31
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RIS2697Intro
25%
Expands dental insurance coverage, prohibits certain deductions and requires coverage where there is a pre-existing conditions or any earlier treatments. Annual reports must be publicized and filed with the department of health.
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2022-03-31
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RIS2195Intro
25%
Protects 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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2022-03-31
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RIS2608Intro
25%
Limits the copayment or coinsurance requirement on specialty drugs to one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for a thirty (30)-day supply.
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2022-03-29
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RIS2326Intro
25%
Creates a two (2) year pilot program to provide insurance coverage for neurofeedback therapy for members of the military and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and for individuals under the age of twenty-one (21).
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2022-03-29
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RIS2334Intro
25%
Limits copays, coinsurance or office deductible for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for the services of a primary care physician or osteopath.
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2022-03-29
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RIS2206Intro
25%
Commencing January 1, 2023, requires insurance coverage for medically necessary residence modifications that would otherwise require the patient to enter a long-term care facility.
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2022-03-29
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RIS2329Intro
25%
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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2022-03-24
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RIH7346Engross
50%
Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense FDA-approved hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
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2022-03-24
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RIS2082Intro
25%
Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe a partial refill of Schedule II controlled substances. Requires the department of health to adopt regulation conditions under which a pharmacist may prescribe drugs or devices.
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2022-03-24
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RIS2330Intro
25%
Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
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2022-03-24
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RIH7393Engross
50%
Creates the "Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patients' Right To Try Act of 2022," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
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2022-03-24
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RIS2619Intro
25%
Regulates PBMs policies and practices relating to accurate costs and pricing reporting, restricts discriminatory practices and establishes consumer protections and enforcement of penalties for violations by the office of the attorney general.
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2022-03-22
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RIS2070Intro
25%
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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2022-03-22
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RIS2076Intro
25%
Prohibits the state, ERISA or any health plans to purchase referenced drugs for a cost higher than the referenced rate.
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2022-03-22
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RIS2069Intro
25%
Updates and revises the current law on pharmacy benefit managers and prescription drug pricing including establishing maximum allowable cost limits and providing for amended administrative appeal procedures.
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2022-03-22
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RIS2474Intro
25%
Redefines the term "covered services" as used to describe applicable subscriber agreements between a health care entity and a dentist.
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2022-03-17
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RIS2081Intro
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Provides that nonprofit dental service corporations shall have the power to provide for the administering and/or insuring of vision and optometric programs.
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2022-03-16
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RIS2611Intro
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DOH to develop and publish opioid alternative pamphlet.
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2022-03-15
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RIS2197Intro
25%
Establishes within the EOHHS a rare disease medication reinsurance program fund in consultation with an advisory council, to assure equitable financing and facilitate access to medication for rare diseases.
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2022-03-15
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