Maryland Delegate Harry Bhandari [D]

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MDHB277PassAuthorizing the Governor to include the State as a full participant in a regional governmental initiative, agreement, or compact that limits or reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector; requiring the Department of the Environme...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 605
MDHB1384PassRenaming the Hearing Aid Loan Bank Program in the State Department of Education to be the Hearing Aid and Language and Communication Video Loan Bank Program; requiring the Loan Bank to lend language and communication videos and certain downloadable r...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 741
MDHB520PassRequiring the Governor to include $100,000 in the annual budget beginning in fiscal year 2021 for the Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund; establishing the Task Force on Maryland Maternal and Child Health; requi...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 661
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
MDHB132VetoExpanding the eligibility requirements for the Robotics Grant Program to include certain nonprofit organizations providing certain youth with an out-of-school time experience that focuses on personal and workforce development, to support existing rob...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB364VetoProhibiting health care practitioners and certain students and trainees from performing certain examinations on a patient who is under anesthesia or unconscious unless informed consent has been obtained from the patient, the examination is within the...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB71VetoRequiring the State Board of Elections, in consultation with the Department of Information Technology, to make publicly available on the Internet each meeting agenda made available at least 24 hours in advance of each meeting, live video streaming, a...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB761VetoAltering the duties of the Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease to include the provision of certain resources for detecting sickle cell disease and supporting individuals with sickle cell disease; authorizing t...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB124PassRepealing the exemption authorizing a parent or legal guardian of a minor to provide written consent for the minor to use a tanning device; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to make available to each tanning facility a notice to be conspicu...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 440
MDHB47PassRequiring the State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Health to revise no later than August 1, 2019, the Maryland School-Based Health Center Standards to repeal the requirements that a school-based health center have a medical di...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 444
MDHB193PassAltering a certain requirement that a life insurer include, in a certain manner, a certain statement on an application or an endorsement for a policy of life insurance on the life of a minor to allow the life insurer to include the statement on a cer...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 533
MDHB404PassRequiring an applicant to have graduated from at least a master's level program in acupuncture, or its equivalent, approved by certain entities to qualify for a license to practice acupuncture; altering the authority of the State Acupuncture Board to...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 543
MDHB571PassAltering the membership of the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council; repealing the requirement that the Secretary of Health and the Secretary of Aging, or their designees, cochair the Council; requiring the members of t...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 410
MDHB332PassEstablishing the Community Dental Clinics Grant Program; authorizing the Board of Public Works, on the recommendation of the Secretary of Health, to make grants under the Program to counties, municipal corporations, and nonprofit organizations for th...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 540
MDHB583PassRequiring the Maternal Mortality Review Program, in consultation with the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, to make recommendations to reduce disparities in the maternal mortality rate including recommendations related to social deter...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 449
MDHB924PassAuthorizing a licensed physician, under certain circumstances and in accordance with certain regulations, to delegate certain duties to a registered cardiovascular invasive specialist assisting in the physician's performance of a fluoroscopy; establi...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 445
MDHB738PassAltering a certain provision of law to provide that a general license to practice dental hygiene authorizes the licensee to practice dental hygiene under the general supervision of a licensed dentist in certain facilities, rather than only in a long-...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 399
MDHB829PassProhibiting a carrier from rejecting a provider who provides community-based health services for an accredited program solely because the provider is a licensed graduate social worker, licensed master social worker, licensed graduate alcohol and drug...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 551
MDHB25PassRequiring, instead of authorizing, 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 ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 531
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
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
MDHB589PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to enter into a contract with an independent auditor as soon as practicable to conduct an audit of certain pharmacy benefits managers for the purpose of determining the amount of Medicaid funds used t...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 534
MDHB592PassAltering the basic rights afforded to each resident of a comprehensive care facility and an extended care facility; requiring certain individuals to pursue certain assistance from the medical assistance program in a certain manner; requiring a facili...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 545
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
MDHB1339PassAuthorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipality to provide, by law, the minimum number of years, not to exceed 40 years, that an elderly individual must live in the same dwelling in order to ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 332
MDHB251PassAuthorizing the Department of Aging to make grants to certain nonprofit organizations and area agencies on aging to expand and establish certain aging-in-place programs for seniors; requiring the Department to publicize the availability of the grants...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 308
MDHB570PassRequiring that regulations adopted under certain provisions of law regulating behavioral health programs include provisions authorizing a behavioral health program licensed as an outpatient mental health center to satisfy any regulatory requirement t...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 274
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
MDHB588PassRepealing the prohibition against a community care retirement community provider, subscriber, or group of subscribers being represented by counsel during a certain mediation procedure.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 243
MDHB284PassRequiring the Secretary of General Services, the Secretary of Transportation, the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland, and the President of Morgan State University to adopt certain regulations by December 31, 2019, to require the qualific...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 315
MDHB648PassEntering into the Interstate Physical Therapy Licensure Compact; stating that the goal of the Compact is to improve public access to physical therapy services; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; requiring a ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 374
MDHB471PassRepealing certain provisions of law requiring a therapeutically certified optometrist to refer a certain patient to an ophthalmologist under certain circumstances; repealing the authority of a therapeutically certified optometrist to prescribe certai...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 344
MDHB466PassRequiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to provide prescription monitoring data to the Office of the Attorney General on issuance of a subpoena to further a bona fide existing investigation; requiring the Program to provide prescription mo...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 364
MDHB522PassProviding that certain regulations adopted by the Maryland Department of Health establishing a certain licensing system is a rescindable, rather than nonrescindable, alternative to certain regulation; extending, from 14 to 30, the number of consecuti...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 230
MDHB1428PassRequiring, by May 31, 2019, the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation to adopt a certain conflict of interest policy; requiring annual financial disclosures; requiring the Board to ensure that the Corporation con...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 19
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)
MDHB1244EngrossRequiring, except under certain circumstances, that a diaper-changing facility be installed in certain public restrooms in certain public buildings; requiring the Board of Public Works, through the Department of General Services, to adopt certain sta...
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2019-04-08
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
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
MDHB626PassExempting an increase or decrease in bed capacity from the certificate of need requirement if the increase or decrease will occur in a certain intermediate care facility that has a current license issued by the Secretary of Health, an existing genera...
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2019-04-05
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 15
MDHB832EngrossProhibiting the Maryland Department of Health from denying an individual access to a home- and community-based services waiver due to a lack of funding for waiver services if the individual is living at home or in the community at a certain time, rec...
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2019-04-05
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB893EngrossRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim the month of August as Caribbean Heritage Month in recognition of the contributions that Caribbean Americans have made to the State; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizat...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB336PassSpecifying that an individual who is a civilian employee of the federal government is eligible to receive unemployment benefits under certain circumstances; altering the purpose of the Catastrophic Event Account to enable the State to respond to fede...
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2019-03-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 1
MDHB1240EngrossRequiring the Governor to include a certain appropriation in the Fiscal 2021 budget for merit pay increases for certain permanent employees in the Executive Branch of State government.
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2019-03-26
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB517EngrossIncreasing the maximum fine for a certain motor vehicle violation related to the right-of-way for pedestrians in crosswalks from $500 to $1,000.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1137EngrossRequiring the State Department of Education to study and make recommendations regarding any statutory or regulatory changes needed to the Home and Hospital Teaching Program for Students; and requiring, by December 31, 2019, the Department to submit i...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB849EngrossRequiring certain hospitals to provide each patient with written notice that includes certain information related to outpatient facility fees that are charged for services provided at the hospital; requiring the Health Education and Advocacy Unit wit...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB139IntroAuthorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Site Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid, and provide cert...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB72IntroEstablishing the Fiscal Year 2017 Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program to provide rebates to individuals who purchased qualified equipment in fiscal year 2017 but did not receive the rebate; limiting the rebate to an applicant who own...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1062IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day to commemorate the protected right of free press as identified in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1047IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study Admission Practices at Public Senior Higher Education Institutions; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding certai...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
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