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WVHR22IntroRelating to the Affordable Care Act
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2019-03-09
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WVHR18IntroSupporting federal law protections for the health care of West Virginians
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2019-03-06
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WVSB348EngrossRelating to tobacco usage restrictions
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2019-02-28
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WVHR17IntroAssisting residents of Minden, West Virginia with both relocation assistance and specialized medical treatment as a result of their long-term exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyl, dioxins, and dibenzofurans
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2019-02-28
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WVHB3071IntroThe purpose of this bill is to increase the taxes on electronic cigarettes and using the proceeds to promote tobacco cessation initiative directed towards young West Virginians administered at the Department of Health and Human Resources.
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2019-02-12
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WVHB3038IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide easier access to contraceptives and sterilization services.
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2019-02-12
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WVHB3005IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require patients who are pregnant while undergoing medication-assisted treatment to receive prenatal care.
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2019-02-12
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WVHB3108IntroThe purpose of this bill is to normalize cannabis regulation, permitting the personal use of cannabis, providing for transitional services for former cannabis offenders and providing for the expungement of cannabis offender criminal records.
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2019-02-12
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WVHB3111IntroThe purpose of this bill is to establish a Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights and to include in the definition of sexual assault continuation of vaginal intercourse after consent has been withdrawn.
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2019-02-12
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WVHB3074IntroThe purpose of this bill is to ensure that legal or biological parents have equal access to any and all copies of birth registry forms submitted to the hospital by the mother, or any other person, for the purpose of registering the birth of the child...
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2019-02-12
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WVHB3019IntroThe purpose of this bill is to address general concerns about transparency in health care. The bill creates the Health Care Transparency Act. The bill requires the Bureau for Public Health  to produce an estimate for creating and maintaining a heal...
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2019-02-12
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WVHB3089IntroThe purpose of this bill is to allow a physician-patient or podiatrist-patient relationship to be established through audio-only communication, unless the physician or podiatrist, in her or her sole discretion and professional judgment, determines th...
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2019-02-12
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WVHB3049IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide for more immediate dissemination of boiled water advisories through local health departments and local emergency management 911 answering points, and directly to interested customers.
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2019-02-12
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WVHB2988IntroThe purpose of this bill is to raise the legal age for the purchase of tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco derived products, alternative nicotine products and vapor products to 21.
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2019-02-11
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WVHB2987IntroThe purpose of this bill provides for the involuntary treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse. The bill sets forth patients’ rights. The bill establishes criteria for involuntary treatment. The bill provides for petitions for 60-day and 360-day ...
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2019-02-11
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WVHB2955IntroThe purpose of this bill is to add one member to the Medicaid Advisory Panel from a list of three persons nominated by the West Virginia Chiropractic Society.
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2019-02-11
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WVHB2978IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create a pilot program within the Department of Health and Human Resources to implement smart health cards for individuals receiving Medicaid healthcare benefits. The smart health card pilot program would (1) promote ...
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2019-02-11
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WVHB2983IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide therapeutic rights to minors with regard to treatment by licensed therapists intended to change the sexual attractions or sexual behaviors of minors, or the self-declared gender identity minors.
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2019-02-11
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WVHB2825IntroThe purpose of this bill is to establish a work group to review the need standards of hospice services in this state.
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2019-02-08
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WVHR13IntroUrging the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health to designate Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia as a public health issue
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2019-02-08
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WVHB2915IntroThe purpose of this bill is to restrict the performance of abortions when a fetal heartbeat is found and under other circumstances. It also prohibits persons from acquiring, providing, receiving, otherwise transferring, or using fetal body parts.
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2019-02-08
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WVHB2903IntroThe purpose of this bill is to enact the Fetal Heartbeat Act. The bill prohibits abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill provides exceptions. The bill makes findings. The bill establishes standards, requirements, and procedures. The bi...
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2019-02-07
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WVHB2893IntroThe purpose of this bill is to increase the minimum salaries for child support enforcement attorneys from $45,000 to $75,000 per year.
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2019-02-07
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WVHB2902IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide for fair pay and maximized employment of disabled persons; create a state “Employment First” policy that encourages agencies to facilitate employment of disabled persons; establish a task force to initiate t...
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2019-02-07
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WVHB2890IntroThe purpose of this bill is to expand new born testing to include testing for adrenoleukodystrophy.
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2019-02-07
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WVHB2904IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create a drug testing program for legislators who shall be required to submit to drug testing.  Any legislator who fails two consecutive drug tests must forfeit all pay and allowances. The bill also ensures confiden...
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2019-02-07
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WVHB2863IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create an advisory council to educate the public and the medical community in the recognition, diagnosis, treatment and research of rare diseases.
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2019-02-06
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WVHB2847IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide exemptions from mandatory immunizations.
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2019-02-04
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WVHB2817IntroThe purpose of this bill is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from conversion therapy, also known as sexual orientation change efforts or reparative therapy. The bill makes legislative findings and sets forth a purpose. The bil...
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2019-02-01
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WVHB2811IntroThe purpose of this bill is to amend the way savings derived from the filling of generic drugs are distributed. The provisions of this section as amended in 2018 are to apply retroactively to pharmacy transactions occurring since 1978.
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2019-02-01
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WVHB2788IntroThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit health care facilities and others from withholding life-sustaining procedures from a minor patient without the written consent of a parent or legal guardian.
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2019-01-31
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WVHB2731IntroThe purpose of this bill is to exempt from a certificate of need obstetrics maternity and delivery services provided by an acute care hospital but does not include a pediatric intensive care unit and a neonatal intensive care unit.
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2019-01-30
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WVHB2781IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit a person to obtain a 12-month supply of contraceptive drugs.
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2019-01-30
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WVHB2752IntroThe purpose of this bill is to add to the persons who have access to the information kept by the Board of Pharmacy.
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2019-01-30
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WVHB2681IntroThe purpose of this bill is to add language to the West Virginia Code to provide guidance for prosecuting attorneys in cases involving abused and neglected children and a means of resolving conflicts with representatives of the DHHR.
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2019-01-25
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WVHB2626IntroThe purpose of this bill is to continue the Office of Emergency Medical Services as an independent office within the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. It updates definitions; creates the positions of Executive Director, Medical Dire...
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2019-01-24
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WVHB2652IntroRelating to public health
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2019-01-24
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WVHB2648IntroThe purpose of this bill is to exempt RNs and Advanced Nurse Practitioners from certain types of continuing education requirements.
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2019-01-24
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WVHB2611IntroEnsuring Patient Safety Act
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2019-01-23
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WVHB2567IntroThe purpose of this bill is to allow an individual to petition a circuit court for the expungement of misdemeanor offenses. The bill requires that the petition may be filed not fewer than 90 consecutive days after the successful compliance with a Wes...
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2019-01-21
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WVHB2548IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create a healthy living tax credit against the personal income tax.
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2019-01-21
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WVHB2477IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide different tobacco products tax rates in certain counties of the state.
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2019-01-17
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WVHB2493IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create the Nondiscrimination in Involuntary Denial of Treatment Act.
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2019-01-17
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WVHB2443IntroThe purpose of this bill is to grant the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses the sole authority for the accreditation of nursing schools. The bill reverts the code provision on nursing school accreditation back to what...
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2019-01-15
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WVHB2436IntroThe purpose of this bill is to add pulse oximetry screening and spinal muscular atrophy to the list of required newborn screenings.
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2019-01-15
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WVHB2408IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require hospitals and birthing centers to also test newborn infants for spinal muscular atrophy.
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2019-01-15
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WVHB2428IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit the state to designate a state agency to become a drug wholesaler to import pharmaceuticals from Canada to provide cheaper drugs to West Virginians.
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2019-01-15
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WVHB2424IntroThe purpose of this bill is to change the name of the Health Care Authority to the Health Care Cost Review Authority. The bill requires the Health Care Cost Review Authority to provide extensive information to the public in order to make informed dec...
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2019-01-15
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WVHB2437IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require DHHR to transition children placed in foster care into managed care.
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2019-01-15
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WVHB2007IntroThe purpose of this bill is to eliminate the certificate of need program.
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2019-01-15
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