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RIH5581IntroProhibits the administration of standardized state-wide assessments or similar tests to students identified as limited English proficient students prior to September 1, 2020.
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2017-02-16
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RIH5576IntroProvides that the fee for taking any assessment required to be licensed and certified as a superintendent would be waived for any candidate who possesses a doctorate degree.
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2017-02-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5580IntroProhibits the sale and advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools during the school day, since they do not meet minimum federal governmental nutrition standards.
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2017-02-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5577IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Operation Of The Department Of Children, Youth, And Families (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study The Operation Of The Department Of Children, Youth, And Families, And Would ...
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2017-02-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5582IntroAuthorizes the governor to enter into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact and would designate an office to administer this compact.
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2017-02-16
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RIH5579IntroAuthorizes the department of children, youth and families to inspect certain vehicles, and if necessary, provide alternate, safe transportation to or from a public or private entity.
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2017-02-16
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RIH5578IntroIncreases membership of council from 26 to 31 voting members with amendments to reflect current names of state depts./divisions/agencies listed in statute.
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2017-02-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5467IntroProvides department of education shall not approve a new career and technical program or center in certain towns so long as a center is maintained by the Chariho regional school district.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5468IntroCreates Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act to provide mechanism for terminally ill patient to choose to end their life using physician prescribed drugs.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5470IntroRemoves certain restrictions on who can perform routine husbandry procedures on livestock and allows a licensed human medical practitioner to assist a licensed veterinarian.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5229IntroRequires certain persons who have contact with children to get criminal records checks.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5228IntroProvides guidelines for the delegation by licensed health care professionals of non-ablative laser or energy-based treatments to a properly-qualified delegate.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5473IntroAllows legal guardians to notify the medical examiner that the performance of an autopsy was against a family's religious beliefs. Friends, without legal status, would no longer be able to provide this information.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5474IntroEstablishes procedures for the licensing of naturopathic physicians, and defines the practice of naturopathic medicine.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5277IntroProhibits "conversion therapy" by licensed health care professionals with respect to children under eighteen (18) years of age.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5469IntroAllows information contained in the prescription drug monitoring database to be disclosed to a certified law enforcement drug diversion investigator of a qualified law enforcement agency.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5471IntroRequires each member of the board of education to have experience in a position of higher education.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5276IntroRequires persons seeking certain forms of public assistance to attend a financial literacy seminar.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5472IntroRequires that the council of elementary and secondary education take into consideration the time and cost of transporting students and other programs that impact the education of students.
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2017-02-15
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RIH5456IntroRequires infants and toddlers under two (2) years of age or weighing less than thirty pounds (30 lbs.) be retrained in rear-facing car seats.
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2017-02-09
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RIH5455IntroDetermine reimbursement rates for medical records copies from health care providers including those that utilize an electronic health records system.
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2017-02-09
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RIH5457IntroEstablishes a free course of instruction for the parent, guardian, or designee of a child enrolled in a driver education program.
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2017-02-09
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RIH5453IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education to use separate collection categories and tabulations for specified Asian ethnic groups in every demographic report on ancestry or ethnic origins of residents.
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2017-02-09
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5454IntroHouse Resolution Designating June 27 To Be Post - Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day In Rhode Island And The Month Of June To Be Post - Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month In Rhode Island
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2017-02-09
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RIH5421IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special House Commission To Study Implementation Of A Food Recovery Incentive Program (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study And Develop Recommendations To Implement Incentives To Increase Food Recovery And Donations In ...
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2017-02-08
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5227IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The United States Congress Not Pass Legislation That Would Cut Medicare Benefits, Or Eliminate The Guaranteed Level Of Health Care Coverage That Has Been Part Of Medicare From Its Inception
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2017-02-08
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RIH5422IntroRequires each member of the board of education to have experience in a position of higher education.
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2017-02-08
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5119IntroRequires that Interscholastic League Athletes and youth sports athletes who are female and 19 years of age or younger and who play certain softball positions wear protective face masks during practice and at games.
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2017-02-08
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RIH5325IntroCreates a process for the department of education relating to the collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibilities performed by school social workers.
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2017-02-08
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RIH5279IntroRequires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.
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2017-02-08
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RIH5278IntroIncludes 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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2017-02-08
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RIH5327IntroEstablishes standards of practice for providers of clinical nursing services for medically-fragile students.
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2017-02-08
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RIH5324IntroRequires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities to adopt policies to use a smoke evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.
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2017-02-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5386IntroAllows non-veterinarians to perform certain husbandry procedures that are commonly performed by owners of animal pets and livestock.
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2017-02-03
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5385IntroPermits school districts to allow their students and staff to offer traditional winter celebration greetings and exhibit displays with limitations that exhibit celebration scenes and symbols.
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2017-02-03
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RIH5353IntroEstablishes limits on the maximum number of patients that may be assigned to a unit’s registered nurses in particular health care situations.
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2017-02-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5352IntroExtends the benefits of the dual enrollment equal opportunity act to cover home-schooled students.
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2017-02-02
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RIH5162IntroProvides that when the governor declares a state of emergency requiring the closing of schools, the lost day would not be made up at the end of the school year.
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2017-02-01
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RIH5177IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education to consider incorporating substance abuse education into the health education curriculum.
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2017-02-01
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RIH5120IntroRequires health education curriculum to include grade-appropriate materials relating to mental illness and related mental health issues.
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2017-02-01
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RIH5176IntroAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen.
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2017-02-01
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RIH5326IntroRequires that the sheltering and nourishment of dogs conform to the industry standards established by the Tufts Animal Care and Conditions Scale regarding outside sheltering, proper nourishment, sanitary conditions, and physical condition.
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2017-02-01
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RIH5055IntroRequires driver's instruction courses and tests to include instruction and information on a driver's responsible conduct during a traffic stop.
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2017-02-01
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RIH5275IntroRequires businesses with gross annual sales of more than $500,000 to post signs that food they offer for sale may contain genetically modified organisms.
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2017-01-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5049IntroDirects council on elementary and secondary education to recommend to the commissioner of education a curriculum that allows students successful careers in computer science.
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2017-01-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5045IntroTransportation services are to be provided to students residing two (2) or more miles from school.
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2017-01-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5048IntroProvides for professional development opportunities relating to reading disabilities and would require two (2) hours of professional development instruction pertaining to reading disabilities for certain general education teachers and specialists.
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2017-01-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5160IntroProhibits declawing on a cat or other animal, unless a veterinarian has determined that the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose. Any person who violates this section would be subject to a fine.
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2017-01-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5161IntroRequires educational institutions using dogs or cats for medical research to make animals no longer useful for research available for adoption.
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2017-01-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5084IntroRestores provisions of chapter 16.2 of title 23 as well as all of chapter 16.3 of title 23, which were repealed or deleted in the 2015 Budget Act, relating to definitions, licensing, and the operation of medical laboratories.
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2017-01-18
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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