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MDHB258PassClarifying that certain provisions of law apply to managed care organizations; requiring a managed care organization to pay a certain fee in certain calendar years; altering the purpose of provisions of law requiring that certain entities be subject ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 597
MDSB239PassClarifying that certain provisions of law apply to managed care organizations; requiring a managed care organization to pay a certain fee in certain calendar years; altering the purpose of provisions of law requiring that certain entities be subject ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 598
MDSB433PassRequiring the Board of Public Works to adopt regulations to require certain bidders, contractors, and subcontractors to pay certain employee health care expenses; requiring the Department of General Services, by regulation, to establish certain proce...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 687
MDHB680PassRequiring the Board of Public Works to adopt regulations to require certain bidders, contractors, and subcontractors to pay certain employee health care expenses; requiring the Department of General Services and the Department of Transportation, by r...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 686
MDHB768PassEstablishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect State residents and certain stakeholders from the high costs of prescription drug products; requiring the Board to collect data and identify prescription drug products that may cause a...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 692
MDSB946PassAuthorizing retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan to elect to have a spouse or dependent child covered under a certain State plan; requiring the Department of Budget and Management, on or before January 1, 2020, to esta...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 767
MDSB36VetoRequiring certain health benefit plans and certain carriers to provide a special enrollment period during which individuals who become pregnant may enroll in a health benefit plan; establishing a 90-day duration for the special enrollment period begi...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB705VetoProhibiting certain insurers, based solely on the status of an applicant or individual status as an organ donor, from taking certain actions relating to certain insurance policies; prohibiting certain insurers from prohibiting an applicant or individ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB1388VetoRequiring certain carriers to provide each insured under a policy or contract of long-term care insurance in the State an annual notice, in writing or electronically, containing the insured's policy form number and the carrier's customer service tele...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB405PassRequiring certain entities to establish and implement a procedure by which a member may receive a prescription drug or device that has been removed from a certain entity's formulary or a member may continue the same cost sharing requirements under ce...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 504
MDHB435PassRequiring certain entities to establish and implement a procedure by which a member may receive a prescription drug or device that has been removed from a certain entity's formulary or a member may continue the same cost sharing requirements under ce...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 503
MDSB415PassRequiring certain carriers to provide each insured under a policy or contract of long-term care insurance in the State an annual notice, in writing or electronically, containing the insured's policy form number and the carrier's customer service tele...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 463
MDSB802PassEstablishing the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program to improve data collection on uninsured individuals and to maximize enrollment of eligible uninsured individuals in affordable insurance programs; requiring the Maryland Health Benefi...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 424
MDSB598PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, to provide coverage for any medically appropriate drugs that are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hepati...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 451
MDSB868PassRequiring the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to establish a workgroup to carry out the finding and declaration of the General Assembly that it is in the public interest to ensure that the health care protections established ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
MDHB697PassRequiring the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to establish a workgroup to carry out the finding and declaration of the General Assembly that it is in the public interest to ensure that the health care protections established ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 418
MDHB814PassEstablishing the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program to improve data collection on uninsured individuals and to maximize enrollment of eligible uninsured individuals in affordable insurance programs; requiring the Maryland Health Benefi...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 423
MDHB751PassRequiring certain insurers, health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to allow a health care provider to indicate whether a prescription drug is to be used to treat a chronic condition; prohibiting an entity from requesting a reautho...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 549
MDHB754PassProviding that certain provisions of the Act apply to pharmacy benefits managers that contract with managed care organizations in the same manner as they apply to pharmacy benefits managers that contract with carriers; prohibiting a certain contract ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 400
MDHB1098PassAltering the contents of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Fund; authorizing the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, in consultation with the Maryland Insurance Commissioner and as approved by the Board of Trustees of the Exchange, to submit a waive...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 401
MDHB1284PassProhibiting certain insurers, based solely on the status of an applicant or individual status as an organ donor, from taking certain action relating to certain insurance policies; prohibiting certain insurers from prohibiting an applicant or individu...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 402
MDHB759PassProhibiting, except for certain specialty drugs, a pharmacy benefits manager from requiring that a beneficiary use a specific pharmacy or entity to fill a prescription if the pharmacy benefits manager or a corporate affiliate has an ownership interes...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 550
MDSB495PassAuthorizing a person, subject to certain limitations, to directly or indirectly advertise for or solicit business in the State for a diagnostic laboratory test or procedure ordered by a physician and performed by a medical laboratory that is certifie...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 413
MDHB127PassRequiring certain health benefit plans and certain carriers to provide a special enrollment period during which individuals who become pregnant may enroll in a health benefit plan; establishing a 90-day duration for the special enrollment period begi...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 355
MDHB145PassRequiring each administrator of a hospital to provide patients with a certain patient's bill of rights; requiring each administrator of a hospital to provide certain patients with an interpreter, a translator, or other accommodation to provide assist...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 285
MDSB301PassRequiring each administrator of a hospital to provide patients with a certain patient's bill of rights; requiring each administrator of a hospital to provide certain patients with an interpreter, a translator, or other accommodation to provide assist...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 286
MDSB631PassRequiring an insurer, nonprofit health service plan, or health maintenance organization to use the most recent treatment criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine for addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions fo...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 357
MDHB599PassRequiring an insurer, nonprofit health service plan, or health maintenance organization to use the most recent treatment criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine for addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions fo...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 358
MDSB727PassEstablishing the Professional and Volunteer Firefighter Innovative Cancer Screening Technologies Program in the Department of Health to provide grants to certain fire departments and volunteer fire companies to procure innovative cancer screening tes...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 219
MDHB795PassProviding for enhanced workers' compensation benefits for a Baltimore City deputy sheriff for a compensable permanent partial disability of less than a certain number of weeks; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 256
MDSB28PassAltering the definition of "health benefit plan" as it applies to certain provisions of law related to coverage requirements for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and emotional, drug use, and alcohol use disorders to include short-term li...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 101
MDSB49PassRemoving the Maryland Insurance Commissioner, or the Commissioner's designee, from the membership of the Task Force to Study Cooperative Purchasing for Health Insurance; and removing the requirement that the Maryland Insurance Administration provide ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 110
MDSB30PassRequiring certain insurance carriers to notify the Maryland Insurance Commissioner in a certain manner of the occurrence of a breach of the security of a system if the carrier conducts a certain investigation and determines that the breach creates a ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 103
MDSB45PassAltering the settlement provision required to be included in policies of health care malpractice insurance to clarify that the insurer is authorized, without restriction, to negotiate and effect a compromise of claims unless the settlement amount exc...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 106
MDSB48PassAltering the definition of "provider panel" to mean the providers that contract with a carrier either directly or through a subcontracting entity to provide health care services to enrollees of the carrier.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 109
MDSB47PassRepealing an obsolete provision of law relating to certification of creditable coverage; requiring a certain carrier to provide an open enrollment period for individuals who lose access to health care services through a certain program, which is cons...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 108
MDSB44PassRequiring certain insurers and insurance groups to submit to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner a certain Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure (CGAD) by June 1 each calendar year beginning in 2020; requiring certain insurers to submit a certain CG...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 105
MDSB50PassAuthorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to extend a certain review period for up to an additional 30 days for a certain filing made by a health maintenance organization if the Commissioner gives the health maintenance organization certain not...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 111
MDHB162PassLimiting the requirement that insurers that issue or deliver medical professional liability insurance policies in the State offer, in addition to the basic policy, additional policies with certain deductibles to insurers that issue or deliver a polic...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 113
MDSB29PassRequiring insurance producers and public adjusters to complete the continuing education required under certain provisions of law not later than 15 days before the expiration of the license; requiring that certain regulations require providers of cont...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 102
MDSB371EngrossRequiring a dental practice to be owned, managed, or operated by a licensed dentist, subject to certain exceptions; authorizing an unlicensed person to take certain actions; prohibiting a licensed dentist from raising a certain defense in a certain a...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB459EngrossRequiring, on or before September 30, 2020, the Office of the Attorney General to post on its website an advisory protocol and voluntary training webinar for health care providers regarding how to respond to compulsory process requests for medical re...
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2019-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB759EngrossEstablishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect State residents, State and local governments, commercial health plans, health care providers, pharmacies licensed in the State, and other stakeholders within the health care system fro...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB1129IntroRequiring a carrier to make available to an individual enrolled in a Medicare supplement policy plan different Medicare supplement policy plans with certain benefits during the 30 days following the individual's birthday; prohibiting a carrier, for a...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB868EngrossRequiring, on or before September 30, 2020, the Office of the Attorney General to post on its website an advisory protocol and voluntary training program for health care providers regarding how to respond to compulsory process requests for medical re...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB962EngrossRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, to provide coverage for any medically appropriate drugs that are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hepati...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1120EngrossAuthorizing retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan to elect to have a spouse or dependent child covered under a certain State plan; requiring the Department of Budget and Management, on or before January 1, 2020, to esta...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
MDHB1293EngrossEstablishing the Professional and Volunteer Firefighter Innovative Cancer Screening Technologies Program in the Department of Health to provide grants to certain fire departments and volunteer fire companies to procure cancer screening tests not gene...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB526EngrossAuthorizing a person, subject to certain limitations, to directly or indirectly advertise for or solicit business in the State for a diagnostic laboratory test or procedure ordered by a physician and performed by a medical laboratory that is certifie...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB721IntroClarifying that, for purposes of provisions of law concerning health insurance, a chamber of commerce may be considered an association; repealing certain provisions of law that apply certain provisions of law governing small group market plans to hea...
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2019-04-06
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
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