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2011 Testimony

Updated:  April 5, 2011

HOUSE BILLS

House Bill 1 - Education - Youth Athletes - Concussions SUPPORT

House Bill 14 - Health Insurance - Medically Underserved Areas and Populations - Reimbursement for Covered Services Rendered by Telemedicine SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 16 - Task Force to Study the Use of Telemedicine in Medically Underserved Populations and Areas SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 17 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Use of Federal Funds - Priority for Medically Underserved Areas SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 82 - Health Care Decisions Act - "Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment" Form SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 121 - The Lorraine Sheehan Health and Community Services Act of 2011 SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 166 - Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act of 2011 SUPPORT IF AMENDED

House Bill 168 - Student Health and Fitness Act SUPPORT

House Bill 170 - Health Insurance - Conformity with Federal Law SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 187 - Abortion - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Regulations SUPPORT

House Bill 188 - State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - Licensure and Regulation SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 196 - Motor Vehicles - Use of Text Messaging Device While Driving - Prohibited Acts SUPPORT

House Bill 250 - Vehicle Laws - Motor Scooters and Mopeds - Protective Headgear for Minors SUPPORT

House Bill 274 - Motor Scooter and Moped Rentals - Protective Headgear - Requirement SUPPORT

House Bill 286 - Hospitals and Freestanding Ambulatory Care Facilities - Practitioner Performance Evaluation SUPPORT Senate Finance Committee Testimony

House Bill 287 - Maryland Perfusion Act SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT Senate Education, Health & Environ. Aff. Committee Testimony

House Bill 291 - Public Health - Medical Marijuana SUPPORT

House Bill 318 - Ignition Interlock System Program - Mandatory Participation SUPPORT

House Bill 340 - Health Care Malpractice - Certificate and Report of Qualified Expert - Objection OPPOSE

House Bill 360 - Vehicle Laws - Ignition Interlock System Program - Mandatory Participation SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 444 - Health Insurance - Provider Panels - Notice of Receipt of Application SUPPORT

House Bill 450 - Maryland Community Health Resources Commission - Health Care Reform - Safety Net Providers SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 452 - Health Insurance - Coverage of Hearing Aids SUPPORT

House Bill 503 - Health Occupations Boards - Discipline of Health Care Providers - Failure to Comply with Governor's Order SUPPORT

House Bill 516 - Health Benefit Exchanges - Establishment and Operations SUPPORT

House Bill 564 - Motor Vehicles - Required Seat Belt Use by Each Occupant SUPPORT

House Bill 570 - Health Care Providers - Training - Eating Disorders OPPOSE

House Bill 600 - Health Care Providers - Investigations - Information Sharing Among State Agencies SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 690 - Maryland Cardiovascular Patient Safety Act - SUPPORT

House Bill 709 - Health Officers - Authority to Enter into Contracts of Agreements for Delivery of Health Care Services SUPPORT

House Bill 714 - Health - Newborn Screening Program - Critical Congenital Heart Disease SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 736 - Electronic Health Records - Incentives for Health Care Providers - Regulations SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 778 - Family Planning Works Act SUPPORT

House Bill 784 - Medical Records - Health Information Exchanges SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 818 - Manufacturers of Prescribed Products - Payments to Health Care Professionals - Prohibition OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED AMA Opinion 8.061

House Bill 821 - Hospitals - Medical Harm Disclosure Act OPPOSE

House Bill 858 - Education - Student Athletes - Concussions SUPPORT

House Bill 888 - Health Insurance - Prescription Eye Drops - Refills SUPPORT

Houce Bill 906 - Marilyn J. Praisner Safe and Earth-Friendly Roadway Act SUPPORT

House Bill 924 - Commission on State-Administered Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 974 - Health Insurance - Preauthorization of Health Care Services - Use of Electronic Health Records SUPPORT

House Bill 986 - Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccines -
Children
OPPOSE

House Bill 1012 - Drunk Driving Elimination Act SUPPORT

House Bill 1051 - Freestanding Pain Management Clinics - Regulation OPPOSE

House Bill 1063 - Health Insurance - Health Care Providers - Payment of Claims for Reimbursement by Carriers SUPPORT

House Bill 1085 - Life or Health Insurance Policies and Annuity Contracts - Discretionary Clauses - Prohibition SUPPORT

House Bill 1100 - Health Occupations - State Board of Naturopathic Medicine OPPOSE

House Bill 1111 - Tanning Devices - Use by Minors - Prohibition SUPPORT

House Bill 1129 - Maryland Contributory Negligence Act SUPPORT

House Bill 1146 - Electronic Health Records - Definition of State-Regulated Payor - State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program OPPOSE

House Bill 1192 - Health Care Malpractice - Expression of Regret or Apology - Inadmissibility SUPPORT

House Bill 1229 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program  OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

House Bill 1268 - Prescription Drugs - Dispensing Permits OPPOSE

House Bill 1276 - Vehicle Laws - Expansion of Ignition Interlock System Program SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Joint Resolution 6 - Safe Harbor Legislation and Regulations Needed to Form Accountable Care Organizations SUPPORT Additional Testimony


SENATE BILLS

Senate Bill 5 - Physicians - Professional Liability Insurance Coverage - Notification and Posting Requirements SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS House Health & Gov. Oper. Comm. Testimony

Senate Bill 107 - Health Benefit Exchanges - Establishment and Operations SUPPORT

Senate Bill 168 - The Lorraine Sheehan Health and Community Services Act of 2011 SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 182 - Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act of 2011 SUPPORT IF AMENDED

Senate Bill 183 - Health Insurance - Conformity with Federal Law SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 203 - Health Care Decisions Act - "Medical Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment" Form SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 258 - State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - Licensure and Regulation SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 298 - Health Insurance - Reimbursement for Covered Services Rendered by Telemedicine SUPPORT

Senate Bill 308 - Public Health - Medical Marijuana SUPPORT

Senate Bill 371 - Health Occupation Boards - Discipline of Health Care Providers - Failure to Comply with Governor's Order SUPPORT

Senate Bill 406 - Task Force to Study the Use of Telemedicine in Medically Underserved Populations and Areas SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 416 - Health Officers - Authority to Enter into Contracts or Agreement for Delivery of Health Care Services SUPPORT

Senate Bill 424 - Motor Vehicles - Use of Text Messaging Device While Driving - Prohibited Acts SUPPORT

Senate Bill 499 - Motor Vehicles - Required Seat Belt Use by Each Occupant SUPPORT

Senate Bill 510 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Recovery Audits SUPPORT ONLY IF AMENDED

Senate Bill 514 - Maryland Community Health Resources Commission - Health Care Reform - Safety Net Providers SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 560 - Health Occupations - State Board of Naturopathic Medicine OPPOSE

Senate Bill 561 - Health Insurance - Health Care Providers - Payment of Claims for Reimbursement by Carriers SUPPORT

Senate Bill 604 - Tanning Devices - Use by Minors - Prohibition SUPPORT

Senate Bill 701 - Health Insurance - Prescription Eye Drops - Refills SUPPORT

Senate Bill 702 - Health Insurance - Coverage of Hearing Aids SUPPORT

Senate Bill 708 - Mopeds and Motor Scooters - Titling, Registration, Insurance, and Required Use of Protective Headgear SUPPORT

Senate Bill 710 - Health Insurance - Provider Panels - Notice of Receipt of Application SUPPORT

Senate Bill 713 - Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccines - Regulations OPPOSE

Senate Bill 722 - Electronic Health Records - Incentives for Health Care Providers - Regulations SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 723 - Medical Records - Health Information Exchanges SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 742 - Maryland Cardiovascular Patient Safety Act SUPPORT

Senate Bill 743 - Family Planning Works Act SUPPORT

Senate Bill 744 - Health Insurance - Coverage for Telemedicine Services SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 771 - Education - Student Athletes - Concussions SUPPORT

Senate Bill 786 - Health - Newborn Screening Program - Critical Congenital Heart Diseaase SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 803 - Drunk Driving Elimination Act SUPPORT

Senate Bill 845 - Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccinations, Epinephrine, and Diphenhydramine OPPOSE

Senate Bill 883 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

Senate Bill 884 - Prescription Drugs - Dispensing Permits OPPOSE

Senate Bill 960 - Health Care Providers - Investigations - Information Sharing Among State Agencies SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Joint Resolution 6 - Safe Harbor Legislation and Regulations Needed to Form Accountable Care Organizations SUPPORT