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MDHB33PassProhibiting a certain person from intentionally and maliciously inflicting severe emotional distress on a vulnerable adult; and applying a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 34
MDSB23PassAltering certain classes of goods and services for which a person may register a mark; prohibiting a person from registering a certain name or surname as a mark; requiring an applicant for registration or renewal of a mark to submit 3 different speci...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 501
MDSB182PassContinuing the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists by extending to July 1, 2026, the termination provisions relating to statutory and regulatory authority of the Board; repealing the requirement that the Board submit a certain semia...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 159
MDHB206PassAuthorizing a certain unaccompanied minor in need of shelter to consent to shelter and supportive services under certain circumstances; authorizing an unaccompanied minor who is a parent to consent to shelter and supportive services for the minor's c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 108
MDSB207PassAuthorizing a certain unaccompanied minor in need of shelter to consent to shelter and supportive services under certain circumstances; authorizing an unaccompanied minor who is a parent to consent to shelter and supportive services for the minor's c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 109
MDSB245PassAltering the definition of "practice social work" to include counseling for alcohol and drug use and addictive behaviors and to clarify that it includes, for certain individuals, the treatment of biopsychosocial conditions under the supervision of a ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 543
MDHB303PassContinuing the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists by extending to July 1, 2026, the termination provisions relating to statutory and regulatory authority of the Board; repealing the requirement that the Board submit a certain semia...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 158
MDHB332PassAltering the definition of "health care provider" for the purposes of provisions of law governing the confidentiality of medical records to include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, and crisis treatment centers; pr...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 172
MDHB277PassRequiring the State Department of Education, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health and the Department of Human Services, to develop and distribute guidelines on a trauma-informed approach to assist schools with understanding and resp...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 148
MDSB305PassEstablishing the Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to provide technical support to local governments, law enforcement, public safety agencies, behavioral health agencies, and crisis...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 547
MDSB334PassRequiring certain carriers, on or before March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2024 to submit a report to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to demonstrate the carrier's compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; requiring certa...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 212
MDHB455PassRequiring certain carriers, on or before March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2024, to submit a report to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to demonstrate the carrier's compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; requiring cert...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 211
MDHB547PassEstablishing the Maryland Children's Service Animal Program in the Maryland Department of Health to serve the needs of children with a history of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, or who have been diagnosed with a certain disability and special...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 247
MDSB455PassEstablishing the Maryland Children's Service Animal Program in the Maryland Department of Health to serve the needs of children with a history of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, or who have been diagnosed with a certain disability and special...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 248
MDSB441PassAltering the definition of "health care provider" for the purposes of provisions of law governing the confidentiality of medical records to include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, and crisis treatment centers; pro...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 173
MDSB475PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning January 1, 2021, to provide services for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome under c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 560
MDHB672PassAltering the definition of a "qualified residential treatment program" for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to the placement of children in need of assistance to require that a program, rather than discharge planning, must meet certain ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 296
MDSB576PassAltering a requirement that a petition for guardianship of a disabled person include signed and verified certificates of competency by providing that the certificates may be signed and verified by a nurse practitioner and certain other health care pr...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 568
MDHB847PassEstablishing the State Coordinator for Autism Strategy in the Department of Disabilities and the Advisory Stakeholder Group on Autism-Related Needs; requiring the State Coordinator, in consultation with the Advisory Stakeholder Group, to identify and...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 341
MDSB693PassRequiring that the pay rate for employees who are not receiving a forensic pay premium at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital be at least a two grades higher than the employee's pay rate effective June 30, 2020; requiring that the pay rate for certain employ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 576
MDSB810PassAuthorizing the State Highway Administration to post information on suicide prevention, including a hotline number, on electronic signs along any highway within a 5-mile radius of a high suicide risk zone, as identified by the Administration; and aut...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 585
MDSB838PassAltering references to the terms "9-1-1 fee" and "additional charge", respectively, to be "State 9-1-1 fee" and "county 9-1-1 fee", respectively, and altering the definition of "public safety answering point" for purposes of provisions of law concern...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 376
MDSB847PassAuthorizing a court, in determining whether the application of the child support guidelines would be unjust or inappropriate in a particular case, to consider whether an obligor's monthly obligation would leave the obligor with a monthly actual incom...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 384
MDHB946PassAuthorizing a court, in determining whether the application of the child support guidelines would be unjust or inappropriate in a particular case to consider whether an obligor's monthly obligation would leave the obligor with a monthly actual income...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 383
MDHB934PassAltering references to the terms "9-1-1 fee" and "additional charge", respectively, to be "State 9-1-1 fee" and "county 9-1-1 fee", respectively, and altering the definition of "public safety answering point" for purposes of provisions of law concern...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 375
MDHB1118PassRequiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to design a voluntary developmental disability self-disclosure card to provide details of an individual's developmental disabilities and include written guidance on effective communication between law enforc...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 427
MDHB1313PassProhibiting reducing or terminating temporary cash assistance for certain individuals under certain circumstances; prohibiting reducing or terminating temporary cash assistance for certain individuals because of good cause as determined by the Secret...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 457
MDSB1010PassEstablishing a Maryland Code of Military Justice; providing for jurisdiction and applicability of the Act; providing for authority of certain judge advocates; establishing the rights of certain victims; providing for the apprehension and restraint of...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 592
MDSB4PassProviding that the General Assembly may authorize, by law, the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to issue certain sports and event wagering licenses; requiring certain implementing legislation to include certain criteria; declaring the inte...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 492
MDSB684VetoRequiring the Commissioner of the Division of Correction to operate a comprehensive rehabilitative prerelease facility for female inmates; requiring that a certain prerelease facility be located in an area, defined by the zip codes where the largest ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1121VetoEstablishing the Maryland Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Registry and Referral System in the Maryland Department of Health to provide a statewide system through which health care providers can identify and access available inpatient and out...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1300VetoRepealing, altering, and adding certain provisions of law to implement The Blueprint for Maryland's Future, which is intended to transform Maryland's education system to the levels of high-performing systems around the world; establishing a method fo...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB208VetoProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete a sale, rental, or transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as a purchaser, lessee, or transferee or seller, lessor, or transferor, except under certain circumstances; requiring, be...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB502PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide, subject to a certain limitation, mental health services appropriately delivered through telehealth to a patient in the patient's home setting; altering the definition of telehealth as it a...
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2020-04-03
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 18
MDHB1208PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to a certain limitation, to provide mental health services appropriately delivered through telehealth to a patient in the patient's home setting; requiring the Maryland Department of Health t...
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2020-04-03
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 17
MDHB447EngrossRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning January 1, 2021, to provide services for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome under c...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed 45-0
MDHB801EngrossRequiring the Commissioner of the Division of Correction to operate a comprehensive rehabilitative prerelease facility for female inmates; requiring that a certain prerelease facility be located in Baltimore City; requiring the Department of Public S...
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2020-03-18
Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Washington) (31-14) Rejected
MDHB1474EngrossRequiring that the pay rate for certain employees at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital be at least two grades higher than the employee's pay rate effective June 30, 2020; requiring that the pay rate for certain employees in the Behavioral Health Administra...
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2020-03-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB1053IntroEstablishing the Baltimore County Hub and Spoke Pilot Program to offer and provide addiction treatment on demand through a model that offers ongoing opioid use disorder treatment integrated with general health and wellness services; requiring the Bal...
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2020-03-18
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB1652IntroEstablishing the State Board of Sign Language Interpreters in the Maryland Department of Labor for purposes of ensuring effective communications for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing persons and to promote the public welfare by regulating those w...
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2020-03-18
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations; Withdrawn
MDSB787EngrossProhibiting reducing or terminating temporary cash assistance for certain individuals under certain circumstances; prohibiting reducing or terminating temporary cash assistance for certain individuals because of good cause as determined by the Secret...
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2020-03-17
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB322EngrossRequiring the State Department of Education, by July 1, 2020, to develop a certain program of education on the dangers of gambling and gambling addiction to be provided in public high schools; requiring the program to be coordinated with other State ...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB324EngrossRequiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of tr...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB519EngrossRequiring that the regulations adopted by the Behavioral Health Administration under certain provisions of law governing requirements for the licensure of behavioral health programs include a requirement that a behavioral health program establish and...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB611EngrossAltering the minimum age, from 16 years to 12 years, at which a minor has the same capacity as an adult to consent to consultation, diagnosis, and certain treatment of a mental or emotional disorder by a health care provider or clinic; and providing ...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB943EngrossRequiring State residential centers and State-operated hospitals to develop a workplace safety plan; establishing certain requirements for a certain workplace safety plan; requiring that certain training address certain risks and include certain inst...
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2020-03-16
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1022EngrossRequiring each county board of education, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, to report certain data and information for each alternative school within its jurisdiction to the State Department of Education; requiring the Department, on or before ...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1382EngrossProhibiting a court from committing a child for inpatient care and treatment in a psychiatric facility under certain circumstances; prohibiting a local department from placing a child in, delivering a child to, or failing to remove a child from a hos...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB453EngrossRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to maintain an updated list of the specific service categories in psychiatric rehabilitation, therapeutic, care coordination, and home health aide services available to a child in the State who has a mental...
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2020-03-15
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB624EngrossRequiring the Maryland Department of Health and the Governor's Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland jointly to take certain actions in order to develop and implement a comprehensive mobile response and stabilization system for...
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2020-03-15
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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