Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Health and Human Services Committee

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RIS0570IntroRequires Tricare to pay the healthcare services funding contributions for their contribution enrollees.
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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 21]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0799IntroProhibits insurer from denying application/exclude/limit coverage under any life insurance policy based solely on prescription to carry or possess naloxone.
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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0215IntroChanges title of chapter 5-37.2 and throughout, replacing words “Oriental medicine” with “East Asian medicine” and allows certified individuals to practice the art of acupuncture and East Asian medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic method...
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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Health and Human Services 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RIS0138IntroRestores provisions of chapter 16.2 of title 23 as well as all of chapter 16.3 of title 23, which were repealed or deleted in the 2015 Budget Act, relating to definitions, licensing, and the operation of medical laboratories.
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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0445IntroProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member. Effective 1/1/2021.
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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 21]
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RIS0775IntroPermits 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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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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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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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 21]
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RIS0144IntroRequires 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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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS0309IntroAdds six members to the commission on traumatic brain injuries.
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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 21]
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RIS0294IntroRequires 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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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 21]
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RIS0304IntroDirects 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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2019-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS0260IntroExempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and would define the practice of natural hair braiding.
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2019-05-09
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RIS0676IntroExpands the provisions requiring the reporting of immunization status and any other relevant information to adults, not just children, and requires the department of health to include routine adult immunization in the department’s immunization prog...
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2019-05-09
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RIS0826IntroAmends the definition of the practice of pharmacy to include the authority to prescribe drugs and devices and would provide the conditions for which a pharmacist may prescribe an indicated drug or device.
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2019-05-07
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RIS0774IntroIncludes in the practice of physical therapy ordering diagnostic images and studies provided they are performed and interpreted by other licensed health care professionals.
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2019-05-07
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RIS0827IntroRequires public places to have naloboxes or naloxone on the premises for access and use during emergencies by trained employees or the general public with "Good Samaritan" protections.
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2019-05-07
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RIS0447IntroRequires 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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2019-05-02
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RIS0454IntroRequires every health insurance contract to provide coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, voluntary sterilization procedures, patient education and counseling as well as Medicaid coverage for a 12 month supply for Medicaid recipients.
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2019-05-02
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RIS0218IntroProhibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2019-05-02
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RIH5184EngrossRequires pharmacies display warning notice regarding use of opioids/schedule II controlled substances compiled by DOH relating to overuse/misuse/mixing with other drugs/alcohol effective 9/1/19.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0769IntroAmends the definition of the practice of pharmacy to include the administration of adult medications.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0773IntroRequires hospitals to adopt, implement, periodically update and submit to the director of health, evidence-based protocols for the early recognition and treatment of patients with sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0771IntroProvides licensing and regulation of central service technicians, i.e., persons who decontaminates, inspects, assembles, packages, and sterilizes reusable medical instruments or devices.
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2019-04-30
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RIH5677EngrossExempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and would define the practice of natural hair braiding.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0583IntroLists information needed by recipients of transportation of non-emergency medical appointment services.
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2019-04-30
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RIH5299IntroProhibits misrepresentation of the status of an animal as a service animal in order to acquire any right or privilege afforded disabled persons.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0443IntroUpdates the laws relating to physician assistants to reflect current standards and terminology.
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2019-04-25
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RIS0216IntroAllows for a nurse to delegate tasks to certified nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.
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2019-04-25
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RIS0678IntroProvides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and establishes medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.
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2019-04-25
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RIS0292IntroEstablishes procedures regulating the delegation of non-ablative laser hair removal treatments.
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2019-04-25
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RIS0576IntroMakes sweeping changes to the law on massage therapy licensing.
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2019-04-25
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RIS0682IntroAuthorizes the governor to enter into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact and designates an office to administer this compact.
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2019-04-25
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RIS0293IntroProvides consumer protection in eye care services by developing standards and enforcement protocols related to the utilization of emergent technologies in the provision of eye care services, as well as for the delegation of eye care services by provi...
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2019-04-25
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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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2019-04-23
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RIS0067IntroAmends the definition of "individualized program plan" to require that evaluations issued thereby be conducted by an independent third party.
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2019-04-23
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RIS0681IntroProvides for the assessment of administrative monetary penalties for certain licensed professionals who are found guilty of unprofessional conduct.
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2019-04-23
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RIS0025IntroCreates ombudsperson program for developmental disabilities attached to department of administration with ombudsperson selected by committee named by governor to advocate on behalf of affected adults.
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2019-04-23
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RIS0573IntroRenders participating provider contracts between health insurance carriers/health plans with health care providers covered by group/facility agreements binding on all licensed providers without need for individual contracts.
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2019-04-09
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RIS0146IntroProtects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.
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2019-04-09
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RIS0677IntroAllows 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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2019-04-09
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RIS0679IntroProhibits 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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2019-04-09
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RIS0580IntroDevelops a common summary of payments forms, to be used by all health insurance carriers and to be provided to health care consumers, providing the consumer with their responsibility for payment, of any portion of a health care provider claim.
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2019-04-09
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RIS0683IntroEstablishes a reinsurance program in order to provide stability in the individual insurance market and imposes a shared responsibility payment penalty for individuals who do not have health insurance coverage with certain exceptions.
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2019-04-09
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RIH5298EngrossPermits a registered nurse who is enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia program to practice as a nurse anesthetist under the supervision of a certified registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist.
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2019-04-04
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RIS0770IntroCreates the "Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patients' Right To Try Act of 2019," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
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2019-04-04
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RIS0145IntroRequires nonprofit dental service plan providers to provide notice of any changes relating to coverage to all plan purchasers purchasing dental services for employees under a group or individual policy.
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2019-04-04
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RIS0444IntroRedefines the term "covered services" as used to describe applicable subscriber agreements between a health care entity and a dentist, to exclude waiting period and alternate benefit provisions.
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2019-04-04
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RIS0572IntroIncludes any "licensed public health dental hygienist" among persons eligible to conduct dental screenings for children in kindergarten, third, and ninth grade.
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2019-04-04
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0295IntroRepeals the automatic phase out of the nursing facility reimbursement price based methodology.
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2019-04-02
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RIS0578IntroAmends the rate of payment to licensed nursing facilities by the state to correspond with any increase in minimum wage as well as ensure that the rearray of the costs of the facility are performed as scheduled.
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2019-04-02
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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