Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Health and Human Services Committee

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RIH5549EngrossAuthorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
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2019-06-21
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RIH5569IntroJoint Resolution Adoption Of The State Plan On Alzheimer's Disease And Related Disorders
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2019-06-13
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RIS0141IntroRequires health insurance to provide coverage for communication access between deaf patients and their physicians.
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2019-06-13
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RIS0960IntroExpands certain rights of persons with developmental disabilities.
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2019-06-06
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RIS0930IntroIncreases the state board of pharmacy from nine (9) to eleven (11) members by adding two (2) pharmacy technicians.
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2019-05-30
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RIS0142IntroIncreases insurance coverage for hearing aids from $1,500 to $2,000, per ear, every three years. In addition, the amount of insurance coverage would no longer be based on the age of the recipient.
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2019-05-30
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RIS0140IntroRequires movie theaters to provide open captioning for persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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2019-05-30
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RIS0929IntroMandates blood testing services coverage by accident/sickness/nonprofit hospital/nonprofit medical service corporation/HMOs effective 1/1/20.
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2019-05-30
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RIS0896IntroDirects the executive office of health and human services to adopt a Medicaid fee for services and reimbursement rate for non-emergency medical transportation service providers.
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2019-05-28
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RIS0895IntroProvides that pharmacists shall disclose lesser price drug substitutions unless directed otherwise by the doctor. Exempts pharmacists automatically charging the lowest available price.
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2019-05-28
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RIH5202IntroDirects the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations to provide for clinical oversight of the use of therapeutic beds and cribs which are prescribed by a physician for use by a minor.
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2019-05-22
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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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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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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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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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RIS0583IntroLists information needed by recipients of transportation of non-emergency medical appointment services.
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2019-04-30
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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RIS0441IntroPrevents promulgating any regulation discriminating against/giving preference to the number/percentage of participants receiving adult day care services based upon their age/age group.
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2019-04-02
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RIS0310IntroJoint Resolution Adoption Of The State Plan On Alzheimer's Disease And Related Disorders
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2019-04-02
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RIS0136IntroRequires prescription drug manufacturers to file a detailed, updated list of each pharmaceutical sales representative and to pay an annual fee for each name listed with the department of business regulation.
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2019-03-28
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RIS0306IntroAuthorizes a licensed pharmacist, who successfully completes a course on tobacco cessation therapy, to prescribe and dispense tobacco cessation drug products to a qualified patient pursuant to rules adopted by the board of pharmacy.
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2019-03-28
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RIS0582IntroAuthorizes pharmacies to dispense prescriptions of less than a thirty (30) day supply for the purpose of synchronizing a patient's medications.
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2019-03-28
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RIS0440IntroEstablishes audit requirements for pharmacy benefit managers, and would also establish annual reporting requirements for health insurers.
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2019-03-28
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RIS0026IntroRequires 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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2019-03-26
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RIS0446IntroSets forth the application process for Medicaid coverage and the review procedures to be utilized in reviewing such applications.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0584IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island State Auditor General To Conduct Or Oversee A Study Or Audit On The Privatization Of Rhode Island's Medicaid Programs
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2019-03-21
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RIS0721IntroProvides 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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2019-03-21
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RIS0442IntroAmends process and timing of filing a complete application for Medicaid benefits and provides coverage while application is pending.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0214IntroExpands the health services council to twenty-four (24) members and amends disclosure provisions of the hospital conversion act.
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2019-03-19
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RIS0575IntroLimits copays, coinsurance or office deductible for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for medical osteopathic physician office visits.
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2019-03-19
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RIS0579IntroAmends the current law so that digital breast tomosynthesis (dbt) screenings are available wherever mammograms are conducted and to provide insurance coverage for such screenings.
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2019-03-19
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RIS0068IntroRequires health insurance contract plans or policies to provide coverage for certain licensed practices.
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2019-03-07
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RIS0296IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Assess The Implementation Of Medicare-for-all Single Payer Program In Rhode Island (creates An 11 Member Commission To Study And Assess The Implementation Of Medicare-for-all Si...
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2019-03-07
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