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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
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
MDSB220PassRepealing the provision of law that made the effectiveness of a certain provision of law authorizing the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide dental services to certain adults contingent on the Maryland Dental Action Coalition making a cert...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 412
MDSB524PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health, under certain circumstances, to include psychiatric nurse practitioners who are providing Assertive Community Treatment or mobile treatment services to certain Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipient...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 480
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
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
MDSB802PassEstablishing the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program to improve data collection on uninsured individuals and to maximize enrollment of eligible uninsured individuals in affordable insurance programs; requiring the Maryland Health Benefi...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 424
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
MDSB699PassProhibiting the Maryland Department of Health from denying an individual access to a home- and community-based services waiver due to a lack of funding for waiver services if the individual is living at home or in the community at a certain time, rec...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 414
MDHB814PassEstablishing the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program to improve data collection on uninsured individuals and to maximize enrollment of eligible uninsured individuals in affordable insurance programs; requiring the Maryland Health Benefi...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 423
MDHB605PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health, under certain circumstances, to include psychiatric nurse practitioners who are providing Assertive Community Treatment or mobile treatment services to certain Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipient...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 479
MDHB1420PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish a fee-for-service payment pilot program; authorizing providers that provide waiver program services to certain eligible individuals with a developmental disability to participate in the pilot p...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 390
MDHB1421PassRequiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to conduct outreach and education activities to increase health literacy and to educate consumers about the Exchange and insurance affordability programs; and requiring the Exchange to perform certain fu...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 391
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
MDHB145PassRequiring each administrator of a hospital to provide patients with a certain patient's bill of rights; requiring each administrator of a hospital to provide certain patients with an interpreter, a translator, or other accommodation to provide assist...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 285
MDHB1129IntroRequiring a carrier to make available to an individual enrolled in a Medicare supplement policy plan different Medicare supplement policy plans with certain benefits during the 30 days following the individual's birthday; prohibiting a carrier, for a...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB940EngrossRequiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission to conduct a study, in conjunction with the Maryland Health Care Commission and certain stakeholders, on the feasibility and desirability of allowing for an unregulated space in a hospital operatin...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (41-3)
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
MDHB832EngrossProhibiting the Maryland Department of Health from denying an individual access to a home- and community-based services waiver due to a lack of funding for waiver services if the individual is living at home or in the community at a certain time, rec...
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2019-04-05
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1407PassAuthorizing, altering, or requiring the distribution of certain revenue; specifying that the requirement to waive a certain fee for the filing of certain documents by certain business entities shall begin in fiscal year 2022; altering the cap for fis...
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2019-04-05
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 16
MDHB1426EngrossAltering the information required to be included in the annual report to be submitted to certain persons by the Health Services Cost Review Commission to include an update on the status of the State's compliance with the provisions of the current all...
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2019-04-05
Second Reading Passed
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
MDHB166PassSpecifying the State minimum wage rate that is in effect for certain time periods and for certain employers except under certain circumstances; authorizing the Board of Public Works to temporarily suspend an increase to the minimum wage rate if the s...
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2019-03-28
Gubernatorial Veto Override - Chapter 10
MDSB280PassSpecifying the State minimum wage rate that is in effect for certain time periods and for certain employers except under certain circumstances; authorizing the Board of Public Works to temporarily suspend an increase to the minimum wage rate if the s...
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2019-03-28
Gubernatorial Veto Override - Chapter 11
MDSB112PassRepealing certain reporting requirements that are obsolete, unnecessary, or duplicative; consolidating certain reporting requirements for efficiency; codifying certain reporting requirements for transparency; modifying certain reporting requirements ...
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2019-03-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 6
MDSB700IntroRepealing the initial cap on participation in a certain waiver; requiring a certain waiver submitted by the Maryland Department of Health to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to include a request for a cap on waiver participation that is...
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2019-03-21
Motion to refer to Budget and Taxation (Senator King) Adopted
MDSB1009IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, to provide coverage for acupuncture services administered by health care practitioners who are licensed under Title 1A of the Health Occupations Articl...
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2019-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Finance; 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
MDHB1242EngrossRequiring the State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Health to jointly study and assess the number of students identified by vision screenings who need and receive services, the no- or low-cost eye exam or eyeglasses programs th...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB976IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to convene a stakeholder workgroup to develop certain implementation plans to improve efficiency, accountability, and outcomes of certain specialty behavioral health services; requiring the workgroup to include certa...
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2019-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB498IntroRequiring 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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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB482IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health, subject to certain limitations, to provide reimbursement for certain medically necessary and appropriate behavioral health services to managed care organizations; requiring managed care organizations, rath...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB846IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health, subject to certain limitations, to provide reimbursement for certain medically necessary and appropriate behavioral health services to managed care organizations; requiring managed care organizations, rath...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB941IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to convene a stakeholder workgroup to develop certain implementation plans to improve efficiency, accountability, and outcomes of certain specialty behavioral health services; requiring the workgroup to include certa...
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2019-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB1041IntroRequiring the Office of Health Care Quality to establish, by December 31, 2020, a training program and a skills review and check for nurses who care for medically fragile individuals in the homes of the medically fragile individuals; authorizing the ...
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2019-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB415IntroEstablishing the Medical Assistance Employment Initiative Pilot Program in the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to identify workforce development opportunities and to develop a certain plan to provide certain opportunities to pilot prog...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDSB497IntroAuthorizing 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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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB609IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, to provide coverage for any medically appropriate drug or other treatment for the treatment of a contagious disease that is determined to be necessary ...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB1040IntroAuthorizing or altering the distribution of certain revenue; altering or repealing certain required appropriations; altering the cap for fiscal 2020 from 0.5% to 0.25% on a certain adjustment to a certain revenue estimate relating to nonwithholding i...
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2019-03-06
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB1045IntroAltering the fiscal years, from 2016 through 2019 to 2020 through 2022, in which the remaining fund balance in the Maryland Health Insurance Plan Fund obtained from the federal Medicare program or the Medicaid program may be used for certain activiti...
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2019-03-06
Referred Finance
MDHB1423IntroAltering the fiscal years, from 2016 through 2019 to 2020 through 2022, in which the remaining fund balance in the Maryland Health Insurance Plan Fund from the federal Medicare program or the Medicaid program may be used for certain activities relate...
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2019-03-05
Referred House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDSB871IntroProviding 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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2019-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB193IntroRequiring the State to continue providing a certain prescription drug benefit plan to certain retirees by repealing the January 1, 2019, termination of a certain State prescription drug benefit plan for certain retirees, spouses, and dependent childr...
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2019-03-01
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB915IntroRequiring each county board of education to coordinate with the Vision for Maryland Program to ensure that certain students are able to receive eye examinations and, if necessary, eyeglasses; requiring each county board or county health department to...
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2019-02-26
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB98IntroRequiring the State to continue providing a certain prescription drug benefit plan to certain retirees by repealing the January 1, 2019, termination of a certain State prescription drug benefit plan for certain retirees, spouses, and dependent childr...
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2019-02-25
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1200IntroAltering certain coverage and reimbursement requirements for psychiatric health care services delivered through telemedicine under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide coverage of and reimbur...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1075IntroProhibiting a physician from performing an abortion unless the woman on whom the abortion will be performed voluntarily provides her informed consent; providing that consent to an abortion is voluntary and informed if certain requirements are met; re...
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2019-02-19
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1324IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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