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RIH7136EnrollProhibits the use of tanning facilities by persons less than eighteen (18) years of age.
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2018-06-21
Senate passed in concurrence
RIS2228IntroAmends the definitions of "smoking" and "retail tobacco store" to include electronic smoking devices, electronic nicotine delivery system products and other products that rely on vaporization or aerosolization.
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2018-06-21
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS2299IntroProhibits the use of tanning facilities by persons less than eighteen (18) years of age.
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2018-06-21
Senate passed Sub B in concurrence
RIH7697IntroProvides that the state medical examiner is to conduct a multi-disciplinary team review of drug-related overdose deaths.
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2018-06-21
Placed on House Calendar (06/22/2018)
RIS2614IntroRequires that a death certificate reflect the decedent’s gender identity, as reported by the next of kin.
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2018-06-21
Placed on House Calendar (06/22/2018)
RIS2824IntroAuthorizes the advisory committee on historical cemeteries to revive the program for marking governors' graves. The department of administration would administer the funding for the plaque.
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2018-06-21
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/21/2018)
RIH8102IntroAuthorizes the advisory committee on historical cemeteries to revive the program for marking governors' graves.
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2018-06-21
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIH8166EnrollApplies to settlement of St. Joseph Hospital Retirement Plan settlements/joint tortfeasors' releases.
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2018-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIH8347IntroIncreases from one hundred parts per million (100 ppm) to one thousand parts per million (1,000 ppm) the maximum amount of organohalogen flame retardant chemical contained in residential upholstered bedding and furniture, manufactured or sold in the ...
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2018-06-21
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2112EnrollApplies to settlement of St. Joseph Hospital Retirement Plan settlements/joint tortfeasors' releases.
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2018-06-20
House passed in concurrence
RIS2226IntroRequires hospitals to offer immunization against influenza virus to all inpatients sixty-five (65) years of age or older from October to March of the following year.
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2018-06-20
House passed as amended in concurrence
RIH7569EnrollRequire hospitals to offer flu vaccinations to all inpatient individuals sixty-five (65) years of age or older unless the person has a condition that would not allow such vaccination or if the vaccine is in short supply.
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2018-06-20
Senate passed in concurrence
RIS2358IntroAdds a definition for "fuel oil terminal" for the purposes of the Biodiesel heating oil act of 2013.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7725IntroAuthorizes a seventy-two (72) hour hold to be ordered by a physician in certain instances of substance abuse disorders.
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2018-06-20
Placed on House Calendar (06/22/2018)
RIH7765IntroRequires that a death certificate reflect the decedent’s gender identity, as reported by the next of kin.
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2018-06-20
House passed Sub A
RIS2545IntroRequires insurance coverage for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2531IntroProvides that any person, including, but not limited to, a minor who is pregnant, could give effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services relating to prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery care.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8167IntroExempts existing residential dwelling units from the requirements of the fire safety code and accessibility standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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2018-06-20
Placed on House Calendar (06/21/2018)
RIS2983IntroRequires health director/attorney general to conduct hospital conversion investigations with stenographic record of the proceedings.
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2018-06-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2026EnrollIncludes a facility's potential detrimental impact on the community as a factor to be considered when approving the construction or operation of a solid waste management facility.
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2018-06-19
Transmitted to Governor
RIH7773IntroRequires that all electrical work performed in the state be done in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electric Code, and would also require that the state building commission adopt the latest edition of the National Electric Code.
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2018-06-19
Committee heard
RIH7787EnrollIncludes a facility's potential detrimental impact on the community as a factor to be considered when approving the construction or operation of a solid waste management facility.
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2018-06-19
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2951IntroRequires electrical work performed in state be in accordance with latest edition of NEC, that state building code standards committee adopt latest edition. Regulatory analysis for proposed rule would not apply to building, fire safety or electrical c...
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2018-06-19
Committee heard
RIS2397IntroBroadens definition of "employee" to include assistants/technologists providing direct medical care to patients and allows union/association to file appeal to personnel appeal board.
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2018-06-14
To House Labor Committee
RIS2577IntroProvides that the state medical examiner is to conduct a multi-disciplinary team review of drug-related overdose deaths.
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2018-06-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2953IntroCreates the "Hospital Closure Transition Act which would facilitate the acquisition of a closed hospital's assets by an existing hospital by exempting the acquisition from the hospital conversions and health care facilities licensing acts.
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2018-06-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7193IntroAllows a pregnant person to provide consent to receive certain types of medical care related to a pregnancy, regardless of the person's age.
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2018-06-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8245IntroCreates the "Hospital Closure Transition Act which would facilitate the acquisition of a closed hospital's assets by an existing hospital by exempting the acquisition from the hospital conversions and health care facilities licensing acts.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7082PassRequires 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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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2238PassRequires 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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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH7930PassRemoves glass from the materials not permitted as cover materials by the resource recovery corporation.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2653PassRemoves glass from the materials not permitted as cover materials by the resource recovery corporation.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2530IntroExpands the current law so that RI adult residents would be included in the department of health immunization registry presently maintained for children. Also provides that any person may opt-out of the registry by contacting the department.
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2018-06-01
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2152IntroEnacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIS2163IntroProhibits the state from restricting persons from terminating pregnancy prior to fetal viability. Would repeal laws regulating abortion.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIH7294EngrossCreates the "Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patient's Right To Try Act of 2018," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2585IntroDefines and would regulate, and in some cases, would prohibit dismemberment abortions.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIS2709IntroAmends and revises the definitions and penalties pertaining to partial-birth abortions. Further provides that any physician who knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion would be guilty of a felony and may be liable for civil penalties and fines.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIS2538IntroAllows 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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2018-05-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7400IntroEstablishes a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island and also establishes a receipt account to disburse the funds from.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7655IntroLimits municipal tipping fees paid by municipalities to rate increases of no more than four percent (4%) per year over the base rate of forty-seven dollars ($47.00) a ton beginning in July of 2019 for fiscal year 2020-2021, and all years thereafter.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIS2467IntroRequires that parties to a hospital conversion be subject to a review of any defined pension plan.
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2018-05-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7843IntroLimits recovery of costs for permitting activities during periods of normal building activity multipliers for fees based on value.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIS2671IntroExpands the health services council from twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) members and amends the hospital conversion act relative to disclosure.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH7285IntroEstablishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIS2546IntroRequires the directors of BHDDH to develop and implement a program to offer financial incentives to hospitals and emergency facilities that achieve Level 1 certification in level of care.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2437IntroRequires hospitals closing ER dept/primary care services to pay expenses for special master/financial consultant/submit written plan dealing with employees/establish ad hoc community leader group/offset closure effect on municipality for 5 years.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2405IntroAllows parents or guardians of a child to opt out of vaccines for non-casual contact diseases transmitted by sexual contact.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2461IntroProvided that any law or regulations which prohibits or protects a person from exposure to second-hand smoke would include second-hand marijuana smoke or vapor.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2432IntroProhibits misrepresentation of pet as service dog. DOH to provide decals/signs and information to businesses. Penalty of $500 and/or 30 hours community service for violators.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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