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MDHB213VetoRepealing a provision that provides for the termination of a prohibition on selling alcoholic beverages that are sold in a powder or crystalline form for direct use or use in combination with water or any other substance.
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB1079VetoAuthorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to require any additional information from a pharmacy benefits manager that may be reasonably necessary to verify information in a certain application; requiring a pharmacy benefits manager to establish...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB202PassAuthorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluat...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 702
MDSB271PassRequiring, except under certain circumstances, certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain benefits under certain insurance policies or contracts to provide coverage for certain fertilit...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 716
MDSB361PassAuthorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluat...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 703
MDHB517PassAltering a certain provision of law to exempt a prescriber from being required to request certain data from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program if the opioid or benzodiazepine is prescribed or dispensed to an individual to treat or prevent acute...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 772
MDHB908PassRequiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain benefits under certain insurance policies or contracts to provide coverage for certain fertility preservation procedures; providing ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 715
MDSB13PassRequiring the Maryland Health Care Commission, in consultation with interested stakeholders, to assess the benefits and feasibility of developing an electronic system to allow health care providers to access a patient's prescription medication histor...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 436
MDHB407PassRequiring a general hospice care program, when providing services in an in-home setting, to establish a written unused prescription medication collection and disposal policy that includes certain provisions; requiring an employee of a general hospice...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 439
MDSB232PassRequiring a general hospice care program, when providing services in an in-home setting, to establish a written unused prescription medication collection and disposal policy that includes certain provisions; requiring an employee of a general hospice...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 440
MDSB139PassExempting the University of Maryland, University College, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and an off-campus nonresidential location of an institution of higher education from the requirement to establish a policy that add...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 414
MDHB115PassRequiring the Maryland Health Care Commission, in consultation with interested stakeholders, to assess the benefits and feasibility of developing an electronic system to allow health care providers to access a patient's prescription medication histor...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 435
MDHB591PassAltering the required contents of a certain delegation agreement in order for a primary supervising physician to delegate to a certain physician assistant the dispensing of certain substances, drugs, and devices; prohibiting a primary supervising phy...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 442
MDHB863PassRequiring an advanced practice registered nurse who qualifies for certification by the State Board of Nursing by having a multistate licensure privilege under the Nurse Licensure Compact to, at all times, ensure that the Board has certain documentati...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 483
MDSB549PassAltering the required contents of a certain delegation agreement in order for a primary supervising physician to delegate to a certain physician assistant the dispensing of certain substances, drugs, and devices; prohibiting a primary supervising phy...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 443
MDSB774PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a State plan amendment to the Family Planning Program; altering from 6 to 12 months the time period for a single dispensing of a supply of pres...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 465
MDHB1349PassAuthorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to require any additional information from a pharmacy benefits manager that may be reasonably necessary to verify information in a certain application; requiring a pharmacy benefits manager to establish...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 451
MDHB1024PassRequiring the Secretary of Budget and Management to ensure that the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program complies with certain provisions of the Insurance Article relating to the coverage of contraceptive drugs and devices a...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 510
MDHB994PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a State plan amendment to the Family Planning Program; altering from 6 to 12 months the time period for a single dispensing of a supply of pres...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 464
MDSB986PassRequiring the Secretary of Budget and Management to ensure that the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program complies with certain provisions of the Insurance Article relating to the coverage of contraceptive drugs and devices a...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 511
MDHB1283PassAltering, from a 6-month to a 12-month period, the length for which a certain insurer, nonprofit health service plan, and health maintenance organization is required to provide coverage for a single dispensing of a supply of prescription contraceptiv...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 450
MDHB1473PassEstablishing the Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program at Institutions of Higher Education; authorizing individuals employed by a food service facility or a recreation and wellness facility at an eligible institution to obtain, store, and...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 527
MDHB1177PassEntering into the Interstate Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards Compact; providing the purpose of the Compact is to facilitate joint action to create more uniform and effective breed specific rules on the permitted and prohibited use of drugs and...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 521
MDSB1115PassEntering into the Interstate Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards Compact; providing that the purpose of the Compact is to facilitate joint action to create more uniform and effective breed specific rules on the permitted and prohibited use of drug...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 522
MDHB1558PassAuthorizing, with a certain exception, a pharmacist to dispense, in a single dispensing and exercising the pharmacist's professional judgment, a quantity of a prescription drug that is up to a certain number of authorized dosage units and does not ex...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 461
MDHB1744PassAltering the conditions under which a newborn is considered to be substance-exposed; and altering certain conditions under which a health care practitioner is not required to make a report concerning a substance-exposed newborn to a local department ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 410
MDHB1766PassExtending to December 31, 2024, the termination date of the Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program; altering the period of time during which the subsidy required under the Program may not exceed a certain amount; repealing the requirement that t...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 462
MDSB1208PassExtending to December 31, 2024, the termination date of the Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program; altering the period of time during which the subsidy required under the Program may not exceed a certain amount; repealing the requirement that t...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 463
MDSB253PassRepealing a provision that provides for the termination of a prohibition on selling alcoholic beverages that are sold in a powder or crystalline form for direct use or use in combination with water or any other substance.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 224
MDSB576PassProhibiting a pharmacy benefits manager from prohibiting a pharmacy or pharmacist from providing a beneficiary with information regarding the retail price of a prescription drug or the amount of the cost share share for a prescription for which the b...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 218
MDHB736PassProhibiting a pharmacy benefits manager from prohibiting a pharmacy or pharmacist from providing a beneficiary with information regarding the retail price of a prescription drug or the amount of the cost share for a prescription drug for which the be...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 217
MDHB359PassAuthorizing emergency medical services providers and law enforcement officers to report overdoses using a certain information technology platform; requiring the emergency medical services provider or law enforcement officer to make best efforts to ma...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 149
MDSB522PassRequiring that certain patients be advised of the benefits and risks associated with the prescription of certain opioids and benzodiazepines under certain circumstances; and providing that a violation of the Act is grounds for disciplinary action by ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 216
MDHB653PassRequiring that certain patients be advised of the benefits and risks associated with the prescription of certain opioids and benzodiazepines under certain circumstances; and providing that a violation of the Act is grounds for disciplinary action by ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 215
MDHB1452PassRequiring a certain authorized provider to attest on the registration form to the Maryland Department of Health that the authorized provider completed 2 hours of continuing education before the authorized provider may be registered by the Department ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 213
MDHB922PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health, on or before December 1, 2018, to identify a method for establishing a tip line through which a person may report an individual suspected of prescribing medication or overprescribing medication in violatio...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 211
MDSB1223PassRequiring an authorized provider to attest on the registration form to the Maryland Department of Health that the authorized provider completed 2 hours of continuing education before the authorized provider may be registered by the Department or rene...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 214
MDSB101PassProviding that the use of a firearm in the commission of a certain felony or other crime of violence constitutes a crime of violence; altering the circumstances under which sexual abuse of a minor is a crime of violence; eliminating parole eligibilit...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 143
MDSB1137PassRequiring the Division of Correction to conduct an educational, vocational, and job history interview for an inmate as soon as feasible after the individual is sentenced to the jurisdiction of the Division; requiring the Division to include the resul...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 145
MDSB309EngrossAuthorizing emergency medical services providers and law enforcement officers to report overdoses using a certain information technology platform with secure access; requiring the emergency medical services provider or law enforcement officer making ...
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2018-04-09
Senators Middleton, Feldman, and Hershey
MDHB88EngrossRequiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to review prescription monitoring data for indications of a possible misuse or abuse of a monitored prescription drug; requiring the Program to report the possible misuse or abuse to the prescriber o...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (45-0)
MDHB629IntroAltering a certain date to January 1, 2020, by which the State is required to discontinue a certain prescription drug benefit for certain retirees; authorizing certain retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan with a certai...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB907IntroRepealing the limit on the number of licenses that the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission may issue to medical cannabis growers; etc.
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB1348IntroProhibiting a certifying provider, dispensary, processor, or grower or officers, managers, and employees of the certifying provider, dispensary, processor, or grower from cooperating, directly or indirectly, in advertising if the advertising has the ...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
MDSB1083EngrossRequiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to review prescription monitoring data for indications of misuse or abuse of a monitored prescription drug; requiring the Program to notify the appropriate health occupations board of a possible viol...
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2018-04-09
Senators Klausmeier, Jennings, and Rosapepe
MDHB1668IntroAltering the definition of "written certification", for purposes of certain provisions of law governing medical cannabis, to require that a written certification issued by a certifying provider to a certain qualifying patient include a certain recomm...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB1194EngrossEstablishing the Drug Cost Commission to determine how to make prescription drugs more affordable for State residents, State and local government, commercial health plans and other stakeholders within the State; requiring the Commission to create an ...
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2018-04-09
Favorable Report by Finance
MDHB880IntroRequiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for certain long-term antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses under certain circumstances; prohibiting ...
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2018-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB626IntroEstablishing a certain pilot program to expand the use of medication adherence technology to increase prescription drug adherence of Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients who are diagnosed as having a severe and persistent mental illness; re...
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2018-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1063IntroProviding that certain provisions of law do not prohibit a physician from personally dispensing a prepackaged topical; establishing a certain exception to the requirement to receive a certain written permit; and defining the term "prepackaged topical...
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2018-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
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