Bills Pending Rhode Island House Health, Education and Welfare Committee

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RIS0694IntroProhibits the use of a school district's listserv to distribute any political advertisement, invitation, and/or propaganda.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0263EngrossRequires charter public schools include on their board of governors or trustees, one member from host community to be appointed by the school committee of said community.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0774IntroAuthorizes physical therapists to order diagnostic imaging (x-rays). Authority sunsets December 31, 2021.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0938EngrossRequires the board of education to conduct a comprehensive study of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act and report yearly to the governor, the senate and the house of representatives.
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2019-06-27
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RIS0939EngrossRequires all high school students graduating in 2021 and thereafter attending public or any schools managed and controlled by the state to demonstrate proficiency in one course in computer science education.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0940EngrossCreates an 11 member commission to study of Rhode Island's Education Funding Formula, and who would report back to the Senate by January 2, 2020, and bi-annually thereafter, and whose life would expire on March 2, 2021.
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2019-06-26
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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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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0547EngrossProvides that the commissioner of elementary and secondary education would be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The commissioner of elementary and secondary education would serve at the pleasure of the governor.
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2019-06-26
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RIS0772IntroRequires 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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2019-06-26
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RIS0890EngrossRequires that only certified nurses-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
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2019-06-26
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RIS0817EngrossAuthorizes 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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2019-06-26
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RIS0868IntroDirects the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.
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2019-06-26
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RIS0867IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of provisional educators.
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2019-06-26
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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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2019-06-26
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RIH5179IntroIncreases the state board of pharmacy from nine (9) to eleven (11) members by adding two (2) pharmacy technicians.
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2019-06-26
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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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2019-06-24
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RIS0775EngrossPermits 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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2019-06-24
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RIS0143IntroProvides for physician/patient discussion regarding addiction and alternate treatment prior to initial and third opioid prescription.
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2019-06-21
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0657EngrossMandates 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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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0199Engross2) (Limits public school K through 2 class size to twenty (20) students.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0119EngrossRequires that all high school students attending public schools fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education, commencing with the graduating class of 2020.
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2019-06-19
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RIS0112IntroMandates that a program of financial literacy be taught to all students in the public high schools throughout the state of Rhode Island.
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2019-06-19
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RIH6231IntroLimits the total amount that an insured person is required to pay for a covered prescription insulin drug at an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per thirty (30) day supply.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0653EngrossEstablishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.
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2019-06-19
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RIS0864IntroDirect the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student perfo...
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0680IntroEstablishes the medication assisted treatment (MAT) program which uses medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
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2019-06-14
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RIS0448EngrossProhibits a person who is under the age of eighteen (18) to work or volunteer in the medical settings including mental health and behavioral health care facilities for any deaf and hard of hearing clients or patients.
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0702IntroPrecludes the disability of a parent from serving as a basis for denial or restriction in matters involving a child's welfare, foster care, family law, guardianship and adoption.
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2019-06-14
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RIS0679EngrossProhibits 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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2019-06-14
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RIS0069IntroRequires the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals to make or cause to be made annual unannounced inspections and investigations of community residences.
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2019-06-07
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RIS0577IntroProvides the office of the health insurance commissioner with oversight of risk-bearing provider organizations and health care risk contracts.
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2019-06-07
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RIS0297IntroAuthorizes the establishment of harm reduction centers.
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2019-06-07
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RIS0215IntroAllows individuals otherwise certified to practice acupuncture and Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic methods.
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2019-06-05
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0138IntroRestores provisions of chapter 16.2 of title 23 as well as all of chapter 16.3 of title 23, which were repealed or deleted in the 2015 Budget Act, relating to definitions, licensing, and the operation of medical laboratories.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0144EngrossRequires managed care organizations to consult with the executive office of health and human services to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
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2019-05-31
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0304EngrossDirects filing non-opiate directives with the DOA and deletes requirements for recording in electronic health record and verification by a registered practitioner. Replaces medical disciplinary board with the dept of health for compliance violations.
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2019-05-31
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
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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
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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
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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
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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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