Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Health and Human Services Committee

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RIS2658IntroRequires 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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2020-08-03
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RIS2523IntroIncrease the membership of the governor's council on behavioral health from thirty-one (31) to thirty-two (32) members by adding the president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island or a designee.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2366IntroRequires department of health to establish an informal dispute resolution to address any changes to department of health violations.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2367IntroMandates rules and regulations of department of health for newborn test to include disorders and conditions in federal recommended uniform screening.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2837IntroAllows 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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2020-03-12
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RIS2526IntroRequires drug manufactures to establish fund and manage state approved drug take back programs, free of charge to the consumer and pharmacy.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2810IntroRequires the personal care product industry to more fully disclose the ingredients they use and, where applicable, identify ingredients that have been published as a chemical of concern on one or more designated list included in the act.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2811IntroDOH to develop and publish opioid alternative pamphlet.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2529IntroRequires 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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2020-03-12
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RIS2241IntroAdopts the interstate compact to award prizes for curing diseases.
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2020-03-10
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RIS2465IntroEstablishes 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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2020-03-10
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RIS2522IntroCreates 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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2020-03-10
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RIS2532IntroRequires health insurers to accommodate the request for communication in the form and format requested by the insured.
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2020-03-10
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RIS2321IntroCreates the Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Program which allows for the wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada by or on behalf of the state.
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2020-03-05
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RIS2322IntroLimits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to fifty ($50) dollars copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
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2020-03-05
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RIS2320IntroCreates a prescription drug affordability board composed of representatives of affected stakeholders designated to investigate and comprehensively evaluate drug prices for Rhode Islanders and possible ways to reduce them to make them more affordable.
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2020-03-05
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RIS2323IntroRequires pharmacists to advise on lower cost generic drug alternatives.
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2020-03-05
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RIS2324IntroAllows for modification of drug coverage pursuant to a health benefit plan as long as the modification occurs at the time of renewal, is effective among all health benefit plans which are at least substantially identical, and written notice is provid...
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2020-03-05
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RIS2319IntroLimits beneficiary's out-of-pocket expenditures for prescription drugs to limits established for self-only and family coverage per year established in the Internal Revenue Code. Effective January 1, 2021.
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2020-03-05
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RIS2222IntroProvides that pharmacists shall disclose lesser price drug substitutions unless directed otherwise by the doctor. It would also exempt pharmacists automatically charging the lowest available price.
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2020-03-05
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RIS2318IntroRequires pharmaceutical drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers to provide wholesale acquisition cost/drug prices/rebates/fees/drug sales information to DOH/Insurance Commissioner yearly.
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2020-03-05
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RIS2744IntroRequires informed consent of the elderly for referral of investigations to be made by other state agencies by the long-term care ombudsperson (LTCO).
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2020-03-04
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RIS2745IntroPrevents promulgating any regulation discriminating against/giving preference to the number/percentage of participants receiving adult day care services based upon their age/age group.
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2020-03-04
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RIS2746IntroMandates minimum staffing levels and standards for quality care for nursing homes and their residents.
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2020-03-04
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RIS2370IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island State Auditor General To Conduct Or Oversee A Study Or Audit On The Privatization Of Rhode Island's Medicaid Programs
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2020-03-03
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RIS2385IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Assess The Implementation Of Medicare-for-all Single Payer Program In Rhode Island (creates An 11 Member Commission To Study And Assess The Implementation Of Medicare-for-all Si...
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2020-03-03
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RIS2383IntroSenate 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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2020-03-03
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RIS2233IntroDirects the EOHHS to adopt/implement a methodology/determining a Medicaid fee for services/reimbursement rate non-emergency medical transportation service providers that is at least comparable to the rates paid for similar services in neighboring sta...
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2020-03-03
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RIS2389IntroEstablishes single-payer universal health care for Rhode Island residents.
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2020-03-03
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RIS2660IntroProvides the office of the health insurance commissioner (OHIC) with oversight of risk-bearing provider organizations and health care risk contracts.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2235IntroDepartment of health to establish maximum PFAS levels in water.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2653IntroAdds medical directors or their designees to those individuals to whom disclosure of information contained in any prescription-drug-database is allowed.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2651IntroRequires written consent by recipient or parent before vaccine and prohibits discrimination against those who don't vaccinate and fines up to $25,000 for violation. Also prohibits DCYF from investigating for failure to vaccinate.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2659IntroRequires insurance coverage for health care services provided by a naturopathic doctor licensed in this state.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2655IntroProvides that home and community based services for developmentally disabled persons would be person-centered and support services consistent with their plan of care.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2662IntroAuthorizes 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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2020-02-27
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RIS2623IntroUpdate the long-term care insurance statute into conformance with the latest version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners model.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2661IntroChanges the name of doctor or 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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2020-02-27
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RIS2068IntroProhibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2657IntroProhibits a pelvic, rectal, or breast examination on an unconscious or anesthetized patient unless the patient gives informed consent, the exam is within the scope of care or the examination is required for diagnostic purposes.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2656IntroDefines what constitutes a multi-use food and beverage storage container and provides for sanitary use of said containers.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2654IntroRegulates personnel at medical spas and would provide notice to person before procedures.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2652IntroAmends the general laws relating to vaccines by allowing adults, parents, guardians, or persons in custody of a child to opt out of vaccines for non-casual contact diseases.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2531IntroProhibits the board of medical licensure and discipline from requiring specialty board certification as a condition of licensure.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2244IntroIncreases the state board of pharmacy from nine (9) to eleven (11) members by adding two (2) pharmacy technicians.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2527IntroAllows the executive office of health and human services to use appropriated funds to support graduate medical education programs and research. At the same time implementing the appropriate payment mechanism in order to make the payments annually.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2122IntroRequires prescription drug manufacturers to file a detailed, updated list of each pharmaceutical sales representative and to pay an annual fee for each name listed with the department of business regulation.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2223IntroAuthorizes pharmacies to dispense prescriptions of less than a 30 day supply for the purpose of synchronizing a patient's medications.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2521IntroAmends the current law so that digital breast tomosynthesis (dbt) screenings are available wherever mammograms are conducted and provides insurance coverage for such screenings.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2528IntroEstablishes a program related to the disposal of extremely hazardous wastes generated by the use of toxic chemotherapy drugs to be implemented by pharmacists/physicians/health care providers/insurers in this state.
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2020-02-25
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