Bills Pending Rhode Island House Health, Education and Welfare Committee

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RIH5433IntroAuthorizes certain state and municipal agents to take possession of animals found abandoned or neglected, and to proceed to provide all necessary care and treatment for the animal.
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5537IntroRestricts the initial prescription to an adult and all prescriptions to a minor patient for an opiate to a seven (7) day supply with exceptions for certain conditions and medicines designed for substance abuse or opioid dependence treatment.
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5553IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations For Encouraging More Persons Of Color To Enter The Field Of Education (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Encouraging Mo...
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5569IntroJoint Resolution Adoption Of The State Plan On Alzheimer's Disease And Related Disorders
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5251IntroEstablishes the requirements for licensure and regulation of electrologists performing electrolysis and/or laser hair removal.
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0406IntroAssents To The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and empowers the director of DEM to perform those acts necessary, to be in compliance with the provisions of the act for the modernization of the safety of the food supply.
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2019-05-23
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6111IntroDirects the council on elementary and secondary education assign LEA Assistance Partners to help local education agencies implement new curriculum.
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2019-05-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6062IntroRequires retail establishments with 3 persons or more on premises without public restrooms to allow customers to use employee restrooms for certain medical conditions upon presentation of documentary proof with violators fined $250. Effective 1/1/20
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2019-05-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6127IntroAuthorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
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2019-05-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6110IntroAuthorizes the imposition of administrative penalties against a school district that fails to link the school district's bullying policy on the homepage of the school district's website.
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2019-05-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6100IntroCreates a provisional educator certification to be issued by the board of education to teachers who meet qualifications set by the board and who shall be subject to supervisory conditions set by the board.
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2019-05-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5887IntroCreates the Right to Read Act to require certain licensed teachers to be proficient in scientific reading instruction.
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2019-05-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6085IntroAllows teachers to obtain fast-track certification as a principal.
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2019-05-15
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RIH6084IntroProvides for greater school-based management at the school level and expands the duties of school improvement teams and establishes a new chapter on education accountability.
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2019-05-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6086IntroIncreases the members of public school personnel to include all trained school administrators, teachers, or SROs among those authorized to administer an opioid antagonist where there is an emergency drug overdose in a school setting.
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2019-05-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5008IntroProvides for the review of existing and the development of new statewide academic standards by the commissioner of education.
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2019-05-15
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RIH5783IntroProvides for a statewide real time threat notification system for schools administered by the department of public safety.
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2019-05-15
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RIH6098IntroDirects the council on elementary and secondary education to implement teacher licensure tests modeled after the Massachusetts tests for educator licensure, commencing on July 1, 2021.
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2019-05-15
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RIH6099IntroDirects the council on elementary and secondary education to implement a teacher assessment and evaluation system which emphasizes the alignment of instruction delivered to the state's standards.
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2019-05-15
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0625IntroPermits applicants for commercial driver’s licenses to carry over parts of the required examinations that they passed for a period of two years and require them to retake those portions not passed.
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2019-05-09
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6033IntroMakes sweeping changes to the law on massage therapy licensing.
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2019-05-08
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5785IntroAdds pickles and relish to those foods which are permitted to be manufactured and sold as a farm home food product.
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2019-05-01
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5165IntroProvides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.
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2019-05-01
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RIH5990IntroRequires that only certified nurses-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5120IntroRequires insurance coverage for non-opioid treatment alternatives.
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5935IntroRequires insurance coverage for at least ninety (90) days of residential or inpatient services for mental health and/or substance-use disorders for American Society of Addiction Medicine levels of care 3.1 and 3.3.
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5826IntroRequires the personal care product industry to more fully disclose the ingredients they use and, where applicable, identify ingredients that have been published as a chemical of concern on one or more designated list included in the act.
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5922IntroProvides medical insurance policies to provide coverage for communication access services for the hard-of-hearing.
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5517IntroProhibits cost sharing for persons forty-five (45) years or older for colorectal screening examinations, laboratory tests and colonoscopies covered by health insurance policies.
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5965IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Department Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals (bhddh) To Fully Address All Previous Violations And Take All Necessary Actions To Ensure Ongoing Compliance With ...
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6005IntroRequires insurance carriers, nonprofit hospital service plans, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations to cover the costs of breast ultrasounds and or MRI breast exams.
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5784IntroDirects the department of health to establish an inspection and evaluation program and establish rules and regulations regarding air quality in elementary and secondary schools.
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5575IntroRevises law protecting beneficiaries from fraud, waste, abuse, neglect and provides state oversight when long-term services and beneficiaries use an individual companion for delivery of Medicaid services.
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2019-04-24
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RIH5252IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5806IntroRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
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2019-04-24
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5956IntroRequires that adults eligible for services through the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals receive speech and communication support.
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2019-04-24
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RIH5919IntroCreates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.
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2019-04-24
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RIH5867IntroRequires annual reports to track the number of caregiver assessments given as part of the assessments conducted for Medicaid long-term services and supports the creation of a family caregiver support association by the division of elderly affairs.
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2019-04-10
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5923IntroEstablishes minimum qualifications for providers of covered home- and community-based services and direct support services and grants certain rights, and a complaint process to participants who receive direct-support services.
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2019-04-10
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5814IntroAllows health care providers to refuse to accept payment by virtual credit card payment (a single-use digital credit card) at least once each health insurance contract year.
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2019-04-10
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RIH5921IntroDefines the educational requirements necessary to qualify an individual as a social worker, and further exempts social workers from the license procedures for licensed clinical social workers and licensed independent clinical social workers.
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2019-04-10
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5559IntroRequires the RIDE, within the next three years, to create a plan where all RI teachers would be trained in the BEARS curriculum (BEARS training includes hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding control).
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2019-04-10
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RIH5816IntroPermits clinical laboratories as defined in § 23-16.2-2(2) to conduct its own analysis of specimens for the detection of HIV/AIDS instead of sending the specimens to the department of health.
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2019-04-10
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5552IntroProhibits the use of seclusion in schools except to prevent immediate injury to the pupil or others.
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2019-04-10
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RIH5878IntroRequires public schools, including charter schools, to begin the school year on the day after Labor Day commencing in the school year 2020-2021.
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2019-04-10
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5557IntroExempts both single/multiple entity physician-owned ambulatory surgical centers from CON requirements treating them as a physicians' practice extension governed by DOH.
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2019-04-10
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5905IntroMandates that the state seal of biliteracy be awarded by the commissioner beginning with the class of 2020 and a report be given to the general assembly no later than 8/1/20 of students who have been awarded a state seal of biliteracy.
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2019-04-10
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5737IntroRequires the installation of video surveillance cameras and equipment in any classroom which has an enrolled child with a disability, who as a result of such disability is unable to communicate.
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2019-04-10
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RIH5815IntroRequires health insurance contract to provide coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products.
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2019-04-10
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5565IntroProhibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2019-04-10
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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