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MDSB471PassProhibiting the administration of a medically important antimicrobial drug in feed or water to cattle, swine, or poultry unless ordered by a licensed veterinarian through a certain prescription or a veterinary feed directive; exempting dairy cattle o...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 679
MDHB652PassProhibiting the administration of a medically important antimicrobial drug in feed or water to cattle, swine, or poultry unless ordered by a licensed veterinarian through a certain prescription or a veterinary feed directive; exempting dairy cattle o...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 678
MDHB768PassEstablishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect State residents and certain stakeholders from the high costs of prescription drug products; requiring the Board to collect data and identify prescription drug products that may cause a...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 692
MDSB946PassAuthorizing retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan to elect to have a spouse or dependent child covered under a certain State plan; requiring the Department of Budget and Management, on or before January 1, 2020, to esta...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 767
MDSB195VetoRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to review prescription monitoring data for indications of a possible misuse or abuse of a monitored prescription drug; requiring the Program to report the possible misuse or ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB447VetoRepealing certain provisions of law requiring a therapeutically certified optometrist to refer a certain patient to an ophthalmologist under certain circumstances; altering the types of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents a therapeutically certified op...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB916VetoProviding that certain provisions of law do not prohibit a certain licensed physician from dispensing a topical medication; authorizing a physician to dispense a certain topical medication if the physician meets certain requirements; authorizing the ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB25PassRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to review prescription monitoring data for indications of a possible misuse or abuse of a monitored prescription drug; requiring the Program to report the possible misuse or ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 531
MDHB116PassRequiring local correctional facilities to conduct an assessment of the mental health and substance use status of each inmate using evidence-based screenings and assessments to determine if a certain diagnosis is appropriate and if medication-assiste...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 532
MDSB134PassRequiring the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide a revised printed statement of an individual's State criminal history record to the State Board of Nursing if...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 447
MDHB228PassRequiring the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide a revised printed statement of an individual's State criminal history record to the Board if the criminal his...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 446
MDSB405PassRequiring certain entities to establish and implement a procedure by which a member may receive a prescription drug or device that has been removed from a certain entity's formulary or a member may continue the same cost sharing requirements under ce...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 504
MDHB435PassRequiring certain entities to establish and implement a procedure by which a member may receive a prescription drug or device that has been removed from a certain entity's formulary or a member may continue the same cost sharing requirements under ce...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 503
MDHB589PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to enter into a contract with an independent auditor as soon as practicable to conduct an audit of certain pharmacy benefits managers for the purpose of determining the amount of Medicaid funds used t...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 534
MDSB598PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, to provide coverage for any medically appropriate drugs that are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hepati...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 451
MDSB868PassRequiring the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to establish a workgroup to carry out the finding and declaration of the General Assembly that it is in the public interest to ensure that the health care protections established ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
MDSB640PassEstablishing the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability in the Department of Legislative Services; requiring the Office to conduct certain performance evaluations of certain units of State government; renaming the Joint Audit Comm...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 511
MDHB697PassRequiring the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to establish a workgroup to carry out the finding and declaration of the General Assembly that it is in the public interest to ensure that the health care protections established ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 418
MDHB759PassProhibiting, except for certain specialty drugs, a pharmacy benefits manager from requiring that a beneficiary use a specific pharmacy or entity to fill a prescription if the pharmacy benefits manager or a corporate affiliate has an ownership interes...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 550
MDHB751PassRequiring certain insurers, health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to allow a health care provider to indicate whether a prescription drug is to be used to treat a chronic condition; prohibiting an entity from requesting a reautho...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 549
MDHB754PassProviding that certain provisions of the Act apply to pharmacy benefits managers that contract with managed care organizations in the same manner as they apply to pharmacy benefits managers that contract with carriers; prohibiting a certain contract ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 400
MDHB1274PassEstablishing the Opioid Restitution Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund which consists of all revenue received by the State from any source resulting, directly or indirectly, from any judgement against or settlement with, opioid manufacturers, opioid ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 537
MDHB1288PassProviding that certain provisions of law do not prohibit a certain physician from dispensing a certain topical medication; authorizing a physician to dispense a certain topical medication if the physician meets certain requirements and has obtained a...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 535
MDHB1113PassRenaming the Joint Audit Committee to be the Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee and altering its powers and duties; establishing the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability in the Department of Legislative Services; requiring the...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 510
MDSB909PassProhibiting health care practitioners and certain students and trainees from performing certain examinations on a patient who is under anesthesia or unconscious unless informed consent has been obtained from the patient, the examination is within the...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 425
MDHB592PassAltering the basic rights afforded to each resident of a comprehensive care facility and an extended care facility; requiring certain individuals to pursue certain assistance from the medical assistance program in a certain manner; requiring a facili...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 545
MDHB17PassAuthorizing an institution of higher education, a related medical facility, or an affiliated biomedical research firm to file with the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission a registration to purchase medical cannabis for the purpose of condu...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 456
MDHB466PassRequiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to provide prescription monitoring data to the Office of the Attorney General on issuance of a subpoena to further a bona fide existing investigation; requiring the Program to provide prescription mo...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 364
MDHB471PassRepealing certain provisions of law requiring a therapeutically certified optometrist to refer a certain patient to an ophthalmologist under certain circumstances; repealing the authority of a therapeutically certified optometrist to prescribe certai...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 344
MDSB631PassRequiring an insurer, nonprofit health service plan, or health maintenance organization to use the most recent treatment criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine for addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions fo...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 357
MDHB547IntroAuthorizing a certain formulary developed by the Naturopathic Doctors Formulary Council and adopted by the State Board of Physicians to include certain prescription drugs and devices; authorizing a licensed naturopathic doctor to dispense, order, or ...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB759EngrossEstablishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect State residents, State and local governments, commercial health plans, health care providers, pharmacies licensed in the State, and other stakeholders within the health care system fro...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB962EngrossRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, to provide coverage for any medically appropriate drugs that are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hepati...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1217IntroAuthorizing a pharmacist who meets the requirements of certain regulations to prescribe and dispense aids for the cessation of the use of tobacco products; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy, by September 1, 2020, to adopt certain regulations; req...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1120EngrossAuthorizing retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan to elect to have a spouse or dependent child covered under a certain State plan; requiring the Department of Budget and Management, on or before January 1, 2020, to esta...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
MDHB920IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health, by a certain date each year, to identify a certain number of certain prescription drugs on which the State spends a certain amount of money; requiring the Secretary to require a certain pharmaceutical manufacturer t...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB812IntroProhibiting a person from knowingly distributing a controlled dangerous substance if a reasonable person would believe that the controlled dangerous substance would likely cause the death of another and the distribution of the controlled dangerous su...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB755IntroRequiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of Gabapentin by all prescribers and dispensers in the State; and requiring the Maryland Department of Health to submit a report on whether Gabapentin should...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB546IntroAltering the definition of "specialty drug" for purposes of certain provisions of law governing access to specialty drugs through certain pharmacies to include a drug designated as a limited distribution drug, a drug that is not available in an oral ...
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2019-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB545IntroProhibiting certain carriers from prohibiting an enrollee from selecting, or limiting the ability of an enrollee to select, a pharmacy of the enrollee's choice for the receipt of certain services; prohibiting certain carriers, under certain circumsta...
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2019-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB859EngrossRequiring that certain advertisements for medical cannabis, medical cannabis products, or medical cannabis-related services be supported by substantial clinical evidence or data and include information about side effects or risks associated with the ...
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2019-04-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB56IntroExempting from certain provisions of law governing earned sick and safe leave certain employees who regularly work at facilities at which the employer offers the employees access to an on-site health clinic that has operating costs of at least $1,000...
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2019-04-01
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDHB847IntroRequiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to disclose prescription monitoring data, in accordance with certain regulations, to the medical director or the designee of the medical director of Medicaid managed care organizations for the purpos...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1087IntroProviding that the General Assembly finds that all State residents have a right to health care; providing it is the intent of the General Assembly to establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program and a health care cost...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB311IntroAuthorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making specified requests; prohibiting another individual from requesting aid in dying on behalf of an individual; requiring a certain request to be made in a certain manner; requiring a written re...
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2019-03-27
Second Reading Failed
MDSB846EngrossRequiring local correctional facilities to conduct an assessment of the mental health and substance use status of each inmate using evidence-based screening and assessments to determine whether opioid treatment or medication-assisted treatment for op...
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2019-03-27
Hearing 4/02 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
MDSB900IntroAuthorizing a certain formulary developed by the Naturopathic Doctors Formulary Council and adopted by the State Board of Physicians to include certain prescription drugs and devices; authorizing a licensed naturopathic doctor to dispense, order, or ...
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2019-03-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB565IntroIncreasing the number of hours of continuing education that therapeutically certified optometrists are required to attend from 30 to 40; providing that continuing education on use and management of certain therapeutic pharmaceutical agents include a ...
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2019-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB1039IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to establish reimbursement levels, rather than maximum reimbursement levels, for certain drug products; requiring that certain minimum reimbursement levels be at least equal to the National Average Dr...
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2019-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB782EngrossAltering the eligibility for the filing of a certain motion to vacate judgment if the person's participation in the offense was a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking; requiring that a certain motion be served on a certain State's Att...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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