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MDSB103PassProhibiting health occupations boards and disciplinary panels from reprimanding a licensee or certificate holder, placing a licensee or certificate holder on probation, or suspending or revoking a license of a licensee or the certificate of a certifi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 140
MDSB174PassRequiring a dental practice to be owned by a licensed dentist or a dental professional corporation; establishing that only a certain individual licensed by the State Board of Dental Examiners may take certain actions; prohibiting any person who is no...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 380
MDHB259PassProhibiting health occupations boards and disciplinary panels from reprimanding a licensee or certificate holder, placing a licensee or certificate holder on probation, or suspending or revoking a license of a licensee or the certificate of a certifi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 139
MDHB617PassAuthorizing a parent or legal guardian of a medical cannabis patient under the age of 18 years to designate not more than two additional adults to be a caregiver, in addition to the parent or legal guardian; specifying that the definition of "caregi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 624
MDHB781PassAltering the circumstances under which certain entities are required to provide coverage for certain expenses arising from in vitro fertilization procedures; etc.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 324
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
MDSB604PassAuthorizing a parent or legal guardian of a medical cannabis patient under the age of 18 years to designate not more than two additional adults to be a caregiver, in addition to the parent or legal guardian; specifying that the definition of "caregiv...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 625
MDHB837PassAltering the purposes of the Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Professional Competency Program; requiring the Program to establish and provide an evidence-based implicit bias training program for health care professionals involved in the perinatal ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 337
MDHB870PassRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, not the Maryland Department of Health, to administer the Compassionate Use Fund; prohibiting the Commission from imposing certain fees during the two years immediately following the issuan...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 352
MDSB632PassRequiring certain hospitals to provide each patient with a certain written notice related to outpatient facility fees that are charged for services provided at the hospital that is in a certain form; requiring that certain notices be provided to cert...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 366
MDSB705PassRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to make available to opioid treatment programs monthly transit passes that are for use by patients of opioid treatment programs who qualify for the administration's Disabled Reduced Fare Program and may ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 577
MDSB988PassAltering the circumstances under which certain entities are required to provide coverage for certain expenses arising from in vitro fertilization procedures; etc.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 325
MDHB915PassRequiring certain hospitals to provide each patient with a certain written notice related to outpatient facility fees that are charged for services provided at the hospital that is in a certain form; requiring that certain notices be provided to cert...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 365
MDHB939PassRequiring a dental practice to be owned by a licensed dentist or a dental professional corporation; establishing that only a certain individual licensed by the State Board of Dental Examiners may take certain actions; prohibiting any person who is no...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 379
MDHB1307PassProhibiting a pharmacy benefits manager from requiring a certain pharmacy or pharmacist to obtain certain credentialing as a condition for participating in a certain network with certain frequency or charging a pharmacy or pharmacist a certain fee; r...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 455
MDHB1420PassIncreasing the family income threshold at which a hospital's financial assistance policy must provide free and reduced cost medically necessary care to patients; requiring that a certain financial assistance policy include a certain payment plan, ava...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 470
MDSB166PassAuthorizing certain controlled dangerous substance prescriptions to be dispensed on an electronic prescription; requiring, except under certain circumstances, a certain health practitioner to issue a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 229
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)
MDHB448PassAuthorizing certain health care practitioners to establish a practitioner-patient relationship through telehealth interactions; requiring a health care practitioner providing telehealth services to be held to the same standards of practice that are ...
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2020-04-03
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 15
MDSB402PassAuthorizing certain health care practitioners to establish a practitioner-patient relationship through certain telehealth interactions under certain circumstances; requiring a health care practitioner providing telehealth services to be held to the ...
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2020-04-03
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 16
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
MDSB1080PassAuthorizing the Governor to take certain actions as a result of the issuance by the Governor on March 5, 2020, of the proclamation declaring a state of emergency for the duration of a certain emergency; providing that a certain alternative workweek m...
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2020-03-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 13
MDHB1663PassAuthorizing the Governor to take certain actions as a result of the issuance by the Governor on March 5, 2020, of the proclamation declaring a state of emergency for the duration of a certain emergency; providing that a certain violation is subject t...
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2020-03-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 14
MDSB440EngrossAuthorizing a pharmacist who meets the requirements of certain regulations to prescribe and dispense aids for the cessation of the use of tobacco products; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy, by September 1, 2021, to adopt regulations establishing...
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2020-03-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB784EngrossRequiring the Maryland Cybersecurity Council to review certain practices and methods of collection, use, storage, and disclosure of consumers' personally identifiable information and personal information by certain entities; and requiring the Council...
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2020-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB1440EngrossRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to make available to opioid treatment programs monthly transit passes that are for use by patients of opioid treatment programs who qualify for the administration's Disabled Reduced Fare Program and may b...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB973EngrossRequiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Human Services to make certain reports to the Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness on or...
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2020-03-15
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB1017IntroRequiring a pharmacy benefits manager to maintain an adequate and accessible pharmacy benefits manager network consisting of contracted pharmacies that provide convenient patient access to pharmacy services; authorizing the Maryland Insurance Commiss...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB691EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB905IntroRequiring, beginning on January 1, 2021, a prescriber or dispenser of a prescription drug to have access to and use, under certain circumstances, certain technology that provides patient-specific prescription drug benefit and cost information in a ce...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1185IntroRequiring each State or private psychiatric hospital that provides subacute care to patients in a unit within the hospital that is licensed as a limited private inpatient facility to provide patients receiving care in the unit with an itemized bill t...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB113IntroRequiring that the patient's bill of rights required to be provided to each patient by a hospital include a statement in plain language that a parent or guardian of a minor patient has full decision-making authority regarding the health care of the m...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB656EngrossAuthorizing a pharmacist who meets certain requirements to administer a maintenance injectable medication to a patient under certain circumstances; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy, by September 1, 2021, and in consultation with the State Board ...
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2020-03-09
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1081IntroRequiring a hospital to annually submit a report to the Health Services Cost Review Commission on the total number of patients by race or ethnicity, gender, and zip code against whom the hospital has filed an action to collect a debt, or to whom the ...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB873IntroRequiring a hospital to annually submit a report to the Health Services Cost Review Commission on the total number of patients by race or ethnicity, gender, and zip code against whom the hospital has filed an action to collect a debt, or to whom the ...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB1291IntroAltering the definition of "health care facility" to exempt from the certificate of need requirements hospitals that are providing certain hospice program services to patients admitted to the hospital.
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB776IntroDefining "health care facility-based physician" for the purpose of applying certain provisions of law relating to the assignment of benefits and the reimbursement of nonpreferred providers who are physicians to physicians based in certain health care...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB1563IntroEstablishing certain requirements and procedures regarding certain settlement agreements for claims arising out of a birth-related neurological injury subject to certain provisions of the Act; requiring the Commission to assess a certain fee on certa...
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2020-03-02
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1068IntroProhibiting penalty and arrest for a medical cannabis dispensary or its agents for acquiring, possessing, transferring, transporting, selling, distributing, or dispensing medical cannabis, products containing medical cannabis, related supplies, or ed...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB752IntroEstablishing the NCDS Prescription Record System Program under the Maryland Health Care Commission; providing the purpose of the Program is to improve patient safety and reduce health care costs by allowing a prescriber and prescriber delegate to acc...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB916IntroProhibiting penalty and arrest for a medical cannabis dispensary or its agents for acquiring, possessing, transferring, transporting, selling, distributing, or dispensing medical cannabis, products containing medical cannabis, related supplies, or ed...
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2020-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB1417IntroEstablishing the Dialysis Patient Transportation Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Secretary of Transportation to administer the Fund; requiring certain kidney dialysis centers to pay a certain fee ...
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2020-02-20
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1615IntroAuthorizing the Office of the Attorney General to seek certain injunctive or other relief for a certain purpose under certain circumstances; prohibiting a person from knowingly and willfully referring another person to a certain assisted living progr...
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2020-02-19
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1616IntroRequiring each health occupations board to request certain information from certain applicants and health care practitioners before issuing, renewing, or reinstating certain licenses, certificates, or registrations; requiring each health occupations ...
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2020-02-19
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB863IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish a personal needs allowance of not less than $450 per month or $5,400 per year for certain Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients who receive certain long-term care services and supports...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB612IntroRequiring that a certain annual assessment required to be included in a certain workplace safety program include certain recommendations to reduce injuries that could result from a lack of workplace safety; requiring a health care facility to guarant...
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB779IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to reimburse certain emergency medical services providers for certain services provided to Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients in an amount specified by certain regulations that is at least $200 ...
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1050IntroRequiring a hospital, before the discharge or transfer of a patient, to ensure that prior authorization is obtained for any prescriptions given to the patient that require prior authorization.
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1091IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish a personal needs allowance of not less than $450 per month or $5,400 per year for certain Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients who receive certain long-term care services and supports...
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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