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2016 Testimony

Updated:  March 25, 2016

HOUSE BILLS

Community Health Resources Commission Budget Hearing, House Appropriations Committee

House Bill 15 - Harford County - Suspected Overdoses - Reporting Requirements OPPOSE

House Bill 29 - Education - Participants in Youth Sports Programs - Concussions - Penalties for Coaches SUPPORT

House Bill 71 - Tobacco Taxes - Healthy Maryland Initiative  OPPOSE

House Bill 185 - State Board of Physicians - Licensed Physicians - Continuing Education Requirements SUPPORT

House Bill 216 - Public Health - Preventative Medical Care - Consent by Minors SUPPORT 

House Bill 245 - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report OPPOSE

House Bill 394 - Public Health - Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals - Information and Fund SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 399 - Lyme Disease - Laboratory Test - Required Notice OPPOSE

House Bill 404 - Richard E. Israel and Roger "Pip" Moyer End-of-Life Option Act LETTER OF INFORMATION

House Bill 437 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - ModificationsOPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

House Bill 456 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Revisions OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

House Bill 468 - Public Health - Opioid-Assisted Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs SUPPORT

House Bill 474 - Elementary School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act) SUPPORT

House Bill 559 - Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception OPPOSE

House Bill 606 - Patient Safety Early Intervention Programs SUPPORT Senate Testimony

House Bill 610 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act - Reauthorization SUPPORT

House Bill 639 - Health Insurance - Provider Claims - Payment by Credit Card - Prohibited SUPPORT

House Bill 710 - Workers' Compensation - Medical Benefits - Payment of Medical Services and Treatments OPPOSE

House Bill 724 - Public Health - Copies of Medical Records, Fees SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 814 - Task Force to Study the Establishment of Health Courts SUPPORT

House Bill 827 - Newborn Infant Screening - Testing by Nonpublic Laboratories - Authorization OPPOSE

House Bill 869 - Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages - Catastrophic Injury OPPOSE

House Bill 885 - Behavioral Health Administration - Creation and Maintenance of Mental Health Professional Profiles (Patient Protection Provider Information Act) SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 886 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telemedicine - Modifications SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 944 - Criminal Law - Professional Counselors and Therapists - Misconduct (Lynette's Law) OPPOSE

House Bill 992 - Health Care Malpractice Claims - Health Care Alternative Dispute Resolution Office - Repeal SUPPORT

House Bill 1103 - Health Care Practitioners - Use of Teletherapy SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1160 - State Board of Physicians - Admissibility of Board Records - Workers' Compensation OPPOSE

House Bill 1217 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Specialty Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services - Parity SUPPORT

House Bill 1318 - Health Benefit Plans - Network Access Standards and Provider Network Directories SUPPORT

House Bill 1392 - Medical Laboratories - Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing OPPOSE

House Bill 1467 - Department of Human Resources - Housing Counselor and Aftercare Program SUPPORT

House Bill 1487 - Health Care Provider Malpractice Insurance - Scope of Coverage - SUPPORT

House Bill 1494 - Income Tax - Credit for Physician Preceptors in Areas with Health Care Workforce Shortages - SUPPORT

House Bill 1634 - Juveniles - Restraint and Searches - Limitations SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT


SENATE BILLS

Community Health Resources Commission Budget Hearing, Senate Budget and Taxation Committee

Senate Bill 91 - Public Health - State Identified HIV Priorities SUPPORT House Testimony

Senate Bill 97 - Public Health - Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs SUPPORT House Testimony

Senate Bill 242 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telemedicine - Modification SUPPORT

Senate Bill 252 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Former Foster Care Adolescents - Dental Care SUPPORT

Senate Bill 310 - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report OPPOSE

Senate Bill 382 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Revisions OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

Senate Bill 411 - Income Tax - Credit for Physician Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce Shortages SUPPORT

Senate Bill 418 - Richard E. Israel and Roger 'Pip' Moyer End-of-Life-Option Act LETTER OF INFORMATION

Senate Bill 441 - State Board of Physicians - Admissibility of Board Records - Workers' Compensation OPPOSE

Senate Bill 450 - Health Care Provider Malpractice Insurance - Scope of Coverage SUPPORT

Senate Bill 462 - Public Health - Copies of Medical Records - Fees SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 514 - Tobacco Taxes - Healthy Maryland Initiative SUPPORT

Senate Bill 537 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Modifications OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

Senate Bill 566 - Medical Malpractice - Notice of Intent to File Claim SUPPORT

Senate Bill 574 - Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages - Catastrophic Injuries OPPOSE

Senate Bill 849 - Task Force to Study the Establishment of Health Courts SUPPORT

Senate Bill 873 - Health Care Decisions Act - End-of-Life Decision-Making Informational Booklet LETTER OF INFORMATION

Senate Bill 899 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Specialty Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services - Parity SUPPORT

Senate Bill 926 - Lyme Disease - Laboratory Test - Required Notice OPPOSE

Senate Bill 929 - Health Benefit Plans - Network Access Standards and Provider Network Directories SUPPORT

Senate Bill 933 - War on Cancer and Diabetes - Awareness Campaign SUPPORT

Senate Bill 1153 - Health Insurance - Clinically Integrated Organizations SUPPORT