Bills Pending Tennessee Senate Health and Welfare Committee

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TNHJR0085Engross
50%
Urges DEA to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug.
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2021-05-03
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0221Intro
25%
As introduced, creates a committee to determine when and how quarantine and disease communication tracking procedures should be implemented; removes quarantine authority from health commissioner and county health officer; requires county health depar...
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2021-04-14
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1197Intro
25%
As introduced, prohibits the state, a political subdivision, or a public official from prohibiting or imposing additional restrictions on the lawful operations of a church or religious organization during a state of emergency, major disaster, or natu...
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2021-04-13
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0292Intro
25%
As introduced, waives licensure fees for healthcare professionals for the period beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2025; requires licensing authorities to refund the portion of any licensure fee paid to the authority that is credited to a heal...
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2021-04-13
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0381Intro
25%
As introduced, clarifies that the requirement for the department to assess the fiscal impact upon licensees of a change by the department of certain rules, regulations, policies, or guidelines also applies if affected licensees render services pursua...
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2021-04-13
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1242Intro
25%
As introduced, extends, from January 15 to January 20, the date by which the commission on aging and disability must provide to the general assembly an annual report and analysis on the waiting list for the state options program. - Amends TCA Section...
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2021-04-13
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0975Intro
25%
As introduced, changes from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2024, the termination date for the "Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation Act of 2018," - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2021-04-13
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1243Intro
25%
As introduced, reduces from 30 days to 25 days the time within which a health care institution must notify the health services and development agency of a change of ownership and provide documentation of the commitment from the subsequent owner to co...
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2021-04-13
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0104Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the monthly allotment of temporary cash assistance awarded to each recipient in the Families First program to be increased from the 2021 level to $380 by January 1, 2022, subject to appropriation of the general assembly. - Ame...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0360Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes the medical laboratory board to standardize quality control and electronic recordkeeping for all medical laboratories by rule; specifies that the fees that must accompany a renewal application include reporting fees set by t...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0377Intro
25%
As introduced, provides a $400 supplement to families receiving temporary assistance for three months to offset expenses related to purchasing personal protective equipment, job loss, internet costs associated with virtual education and job searches,...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0107Intro
25%
As introduced, requires an annual cost of living increase for families first temporary assistance payments based on the consumer price index. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 71.
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0715Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the department of human services to promulgate rules to phase out SNAP and TANF asset limits over a four-year period. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 9; Title 37; Title 47; Title 53 and Title 71.
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0801Intro
25%
As introduced, reduces from 3 percent to 2 percent the assessment rate for a licensed nursing home that on July 1, 2020, operated as part of a continuing care retirement community. - Amends TCA Title 71, Chapter 5.
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0417Intro
25%
As introduced, removes the requirement that the governor receive authorization by the general assembly prior to making any decision or obligating the state with regard to the expansion of optional enrollment in the medical assistance program. - Amend...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0665Intro
25%
As introduced, adds cerumen management by a person who has completed a cerumen management course approved by the International Hearing Society within the definition of the practice of dispensing and fitting hearing instruments. - Amends TCA Title 63,...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1102Intro
25%
As introduced, increases from six to eight months the single period of time that a temporary permit for a practical nurse licensed in another state who has made an application for permanent licensure in Tennessee is valid. - Amends TCA Title 63 and T...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0583Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes certain entities providing addiction treatment services or residential housing services for those in recovery to receive opioid antagonists and to administer those opioid antagonists in certain situations if certain criteria...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1444Intro
25%
As introduced, removes an expired rulemaking deadline for the board for licensing health care facilities to promulgate rules related to disposal of controlled substances and other prescription drugs. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 53; Title 68 and Title...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0956Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the department to create an evidence-based implicit bias training program for healthcare professionals related to maternal and infant mortality; requires the department to collect certain data; and establishes a perinatal pati...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0368Intro
25%
As introduced, requires certain healthcare services providers to complete training every three years on how to identify and respond to human trafficking victims who enter hospitals, medical clinics, and emergency departments. - Amends TCA Title 4; Ti...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0264Intro
25%
As introduced, creates an exemption from licensure for certain in-home childcare operations that obtain a waiver from each child's parent or legal guardian. - Amends TCA Title 71, Chapter 3.
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2021-03-23
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0483Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "Pathways to Prosperity Act." - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 9; Title 12; Title 13; Title 33; Title 49; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2021-03-19
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0357Intro
25%
As introduced, increases from 10 to 20 working days the amount of time within which a healthcare provider must furnish a copy or summary of a patient's medical records to the patient or the patient's authorized representative following a written requ...
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2021-03-17
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0007Intro
25%
As introduced, removes provisions in current law that override the ability of various persons to object to vaccinations, immunizations, or other medical procedures on the basis of religious tenets and practices. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 3...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1253Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the board of pharmacy and the board for licensing health care facilities to promulgate rules to establish certain guidelines for pharmacies and facilities to provide for disposal of unused controlled substances and prescriptio...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1398Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "Access to Pediatric Rare Disease Treatment Information Act"; provides for sharing of essential treatment information for children with cancer among certain healthcare institutions. - Amends TCA Title 68.
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1443Intro
25%
As introduced, subject to appropriation, establishes the base amount of $500 as cash assistance to be awarded to recipients who qualify for childcare assistance from programs administered by the department; prohibits spending restrictions on the incr...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1106Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes the department to take action necessary to support the development of shared services alliances and child care networks in this state; authorizes the department to contract with one or more entities to accomplish such develo...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1161Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "Nursing Home Resident Safety and Monitoring Act"; requires nursing homes to equip a resident's room with a monitoring device at the request of the resident or the resident's legal representative. - Amends TCA Title 39; Titl...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1094Intro
25%
As introduced, allows chiropractors to complete annually required continuing education courses via remote learning; prohibits the board of chiropractic examiners from denying accreditation to or attendee credit for a continuing education course solel...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0980Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes implementation of a statewide collaborative pharmacy practice agreement specific to epinephrine auto-injectors; authorizes pharmacists licensed in, and practicing in, this state to dispense epinephrine auto-injectors; makes ...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1234Intro
25%
As introduced, prohibits the administrator of a nursing home from limiting access to the facility to a family member of a resident during a disease outbreak, epidemic, or pandemic. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 68.
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1250Intro
25%
As introduced, changes from annually to semi-annually the frequency of the submission to the governor of reports of the board of dentistry’s proceedings and activities. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1241Intro
25%
As introduced, removes an obsolete reference regarding when the department of health must provide recommendations related to protecting nursing home residents from vendors and others who would seek to provide inappropriate or unneeded goods and servi...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1385Intro
25%
As introduced, entitles a parent or legal guardian to access the medical records of a child legally within the legal guardian or parent's care; requires that a child must provide voluntary, written consent for the legal guardian or parent to access m...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB1226Intro
25%
As introduced, changes from within five business days to 10 business days after a second undeliverable healthcare liability letter the time within which the notice has to then be mailed to the provider's office or business address at the location whe...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0529Intro
25%
As introduced, reduces from 30 days to 15 days the time within which an enrollee or applicant is responsible for mailing documentation of any material change affecting any information given to the bureau or in the enrollee's or applicant's applicatio...
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2021-02-11
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0582Intro
25%
As introduced, changes from February 1 to January 15, the date by which the bureau of TennCare must report to the general assembly a separate accounting of long-term expenditures for nursing facility services, home and community-based services made u...
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2021-02-11
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0676Intro
25%
As introduced, limits the use of the title of anesthesiologist only to those physicians licensed by the board of medical examiners or the board of osteopathic examination, who have completed a residency in anesthesiology, and who have a practice limi...
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2021-02-11
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0666Intro
25%
As introduced, sets costs for the copying and mailing of healthcare records, including records relevant to a social security disability case. - Amends TCA Title 63 and Title 68.
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2021-02-11
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0526Intro
25%
As introduced, removes from code an outdated requirement that the polysomnography professional standards committee hold at least one public meeting each year during the years 2007 through 2010 to allow public discussion of new developments in the pra...
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2021-02-11
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0398Intro
25%
As introduced, clarifies that the training provided in the micro-lending program for low-income entrepreneurs who qualify for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) includes entrepreneurial training. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 9 and Title 71...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0210Intro
25%
As introduced, requires commissioner of health to report to the speakers and the health committees the impact of recent legislation reducing the abuse of opioids in this state. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 33; Title 34; Title 36; Title 37; Title 39; T...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0211Intro
25%
As introduced, clarifies that a rural health clinic may employ a dentist or optometrist if the employment relationship is evidenced by a written contract, job description, or documentation containing language that does not restrict the dentist or opt...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0308Intro
25%
As introduced, encourages department of human services to develop a partnership with minority and other community-based organizations to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities and to extend public health legal services to minority and low...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0257Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes members of the board of veterinary medical examiners to be reappointed for successive terms; clarifies the definition of "veterinary facility" to be a building, place, or mobile unit from which the practice of veterinary med...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0148Intro
25%
As introduced, establishes a deadline of January 1 for the submission of the annual plan of expenditures with relation to state grant-in-aid funds submitted by each county to the commissioner of health. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5 and Title 68.
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2021-02-08
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0131Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes a home health service to provide care in accordance with orders recorded by an advanced practice nurse or physician assistant in addition to those recorded by a physician; authorizes electronic transmission of orders from an...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
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