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2013 Testimony

Updated:  April 5, 2013

HOUSE BILLS

House Bill 1 - Criminal Law - Cannabimimetic Agents - Prohibition SUPPORT

House Bill 32 - Drunk Driving - Transporting Minor - Ignition Interlock System Program SUPPORT

House Bill 36 - Vehicle Laws - Seat Belts and Child Safety Seats SUPPORT

House Bill 158 - Vehicle Laws - Child Safety Seats and Seat Belts - Penalty SUPPORT

House Bill 174 - Workers' Compensation - Payment for Physician-Dispensed Prescriptions - Limitations OPPOSE

House Bill 225 - Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 SUPPORT

House Bill 227 - Maryland Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Program SUPPORT

House Bill 228 - Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013 SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 245 - Family Law - Substance-Exposed Newborns SUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 267 - Criminal Law - Controlled Dangerous Substances - Research - Synthetic Cannabinoids SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 287 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Study of Paratransit Services for Dialysis Patients SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 303 - Task Force to Study Point-of-Care Testing for Lead Poisoning SUPPORT NEW TESTIMONY SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 373 - Hospitals - Outpatient Services - Off-Site Facility - Rate Regulation SUPPORT

House Bill 482 - Criminal Law - Synthetic Cannabinoids - Labeling SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 483 - Criminal Law - Controlled Dangerous Substance - "N-Bomb" SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 509 - Maryland False Claims Act of 2013 LETTER OF CLARIFICATION

House Bill 528 - Vehicle Laws - Prohibition Against Smoking in Vehicle Containing Young Child SUPPORT

House Bill 581 - Hospitals - Establishment of Palliative Care Programs - Required SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 630 - Rules of Interpretations - Interpretation of 'Physician' - Inclusion of Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant OPPOSED

House Bill 664 - Workers' Compensation Commission - Regulation of Charges - Medical Services and Treatment OPPOSE

House Bill 683 - Tobacco Taxes - Health Maryland Initiative SUPPORT

House Bill 686 - Professional Boards Special Funds - Transfer of Funds - Three-Fifths Committee Vote SUPPORT

House Bill 712 - Health Occupation Boards - Criminal History Records Checks - General Authority SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 716 - Drug Therapy Managment - Physician Pharmacist Agreements SUPPORT

House Bill 723 - Health Occupations - Physician Assistants - Authority to Practice SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 746 - Health Occupations - Licensed Podiatrists - 
Scope of Practice
OPPOSE

House Bill 753 - Motor Vehicles - Use of Wireless Communication Device - Prohibited Acts, Enforcement, and Penalties SUPPORT

House Bill 774 - Labor and Employment - Health Care Facilities - Workplace Violence Prevention Program SUPPORT

House Bill 775 - Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Act SUPPORT

House Bill 798 - Environment - Radiation Sources - Podiatry and Chiropractic Radiation Machines SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 808 - Health Insurance Carriers - Prompt Payment of Claims - Workers' Compensation Claims OPPOSE

House Bill 810 - Mental Health Professionals - Duty to Report Risk of Serious Harm - Firearm Safety OPPOSE

House Bill 821 - Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Communications Between Patient and Psychiatrist of Licensed Psychologist - Exceptions to Privilege SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 829 - Correctional Services - Pregnant Detainees and Inmates - Restraint Restrictions and Reporting SUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 851 - Criminal Law - Synthetic Cannabinoids - Penalties SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 855 - Student Health and Fitness Act SUPPORT

House Bill 869 - Community Health Resources Commission - Revisions SUPPORT

House Bill 876 - Child Abuse - Failure to Report - Civil Penalty, Fund, and Task Force OPPOSE

House Bill 897 - Professional Licensing and Certification Governing Bodies - Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training and Discipline SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 899 - State Board of Physicians - Disciplinary and Licensure Procedures - Revision SUPPORT

House Bill 900 - Maryland Board of Physicians - Failure to Renew a License or Misrepresntation as a Licensed Person - Penalties SUPPORT

House Bill 912 -Driver Education Program - Classroom Instruction - Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Education SUPPORT

House Bill 931 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telemedicine SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 980 - Maryland Board of Physicians - Authority to Issue Temporary Licenses and Radiataion Therapy, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiology Assistance Advisory Committee SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 986 - State Board of Pharmacy - Sterile Compounding - Permits SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS 

House Bill 1001 - Health Insurance - Federal and State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Laws - Report on Compliance SUPPORT

House Bill 1014 - Nonpublic Schools - Epinephrine Availability and Use - Policy and Immunity SUPPORT

House Bill 1015 - Health Insurance - Step Therapy or Fail-First Protocol SUPPORT

House Bill 1029 - State Board of Physicians - Naturopathic Doctors OPPOSE

House Bill 1042 - Hospitals - Credentialing and Privileging Process - Telemedicine SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1062 - Hospitals - Notice to Patients - Outpatient Status and Billing Implications SUPPORT

House Bill 1096 - State Board of Physicians and Allied Health Advisory Committees - Sunset Extension and Program EvaluationSUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 1114 - Health Care Malpractice - Awards and Judgments - Periodic Payments SUPPORT

House Bill 1115 - Health Occupations Boards - License Renewal, Investigation of Alleged Violations, and Immunity from LiabilitySUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1117 - Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance - Mandatory Coverage - Medical and Hospital Benefits SUPPORT

House Bill 1151 - State Board of Nursing - Certified Nurse-Midwives - Standards and Practice Guidelines OPPOSE

House Bill 1156 - Maryland Contributory Negligence Act SUPPORT

House Bill 1159 - Electric Companies - Service Restoration - Prioritized Facilities SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1160 - Health Insurance - Vision Services - Provider Contracts and Delivery Systems SUPPORT

House Bill 1182 - Courts - Commission to Study Maryland's Fault Allocation System SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1185 - Criminal Law - Second Degree Assault - Health Care Practitioners SUPPORT

House Bill 1216 - Health Insurance - Federal and State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Laws - Consumer Bill of Rights SUPPORT

House Bill 1252Health Insurance - Federal and State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Laws - Utilization review Criteria and Standards SUPPORT

House Bill 1265 - Patient Safety Early Intervention Programs SUPPORT

House Bill 1270 - Health Care Facilities and Pharmacies - Sale of Tobacco SUPPORT

House Bill 1296 - State Board of Physicians - Quasi-Judicial Powers - Revision SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 1310 - Health Care Malpractice Claims - Definition of "Health Care Provider" SUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 1313 - State Board of Physicians - Consultation, Qualification for Licensure, License Renewal, and Representation to the Public SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 1316 - Postjudgment Interest - Medical Injury SUPPORT

House Bill 1343 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Workgroup on Cancer Clusters and Environmental Causes of Cancer SUPPORT HOUSE TESTIMONY

House Bill 1356 - Health Care Practitioners - Identification Badge SUPPORT

House Bill 1389 - Workers' Compensation - Reimbursement for Drugs - Fee Schedule and Requirements OPPOSE

House Bill 1417 - Public Schools - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Instruction - Graduation Requirement SUPPORT

 

SENATE BILLS

Senate Bill 30 - Vehicle Laws - Prohibition Against Smoking in Vehicle Containing Young Child SUPPORT

Senate Bill 40 - Motor Vehicle Administration - Organ Donation - Presumed Consent (Patricia Hanberry Gift of Life Act) OPPOSE

Senate Bill 51 - Employment Contracts - Noncompetition Covenant - Conditions Affecting Enforcement OPPOSE

Senate Bill 79 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Advisory Councils - Renaming and Termination SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 44 - Occupational and Professional Licensing - Military Training and Military Spouses SUPPORT

Senate Bill 87 - Vehicle Laws - Seat Belts and Child Safety Seats SUPPORT HOUSE TESTIMONY

Senate Bill 94 - Child Abuse and Neglect - Notice and Reporting Requirements, Disclosure, and Task Force OPPOSE

Senate Bill 109 - Criminal Law - Controlled Dangerous Substances - Research - Synthetic Cannabinoids SUPPORT

Senate Bill 114 - Health - Pregnant Women - Hepatitis B Testing LETTER OF INFORMATION HOUSE LETTER OF INFORMATION

Senate Bill 151 - Hospitals - Outpatient Services - Off-Site Facility - Rate Regulation SUPPORT HOUSE TESTIMONY

Senate Bill 192 - Vehicle Laws - Child Safety Seats and Seat Belts - Penalty SUPPORT

Senate Bill 213 - Emergency Medical Services - Automated External Defibrillators - Immunity from Liability  SUPPORT

Senate Bill 246 - Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exceptions OPPOSE

Senate Bill 247 - Worker's Compensation - Payment for Physician-Dispensed Prescriptions - Limitations OPPOSE

Senate Bill 273 - Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 SUPPORT

Senate Bill 274 - Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013 SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 339 - Motor Vehicles - Use of Wireless Communication Device - Prohibited Acts, Enforcement, and Penalties SUPPORT

Senate Bill 372 - Health Occupation Boards - Criminal History Records Checks - General Authority SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 380 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Workgroup on Cancer Clusters and Environmental Causes of Cancer SUPPORT HOUSE TESTIMONY

Senate Bill 386 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Study of Paratransit Services for Dialysis Patients SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 401 - Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccines - Expanded Authority and Reporting Requirements OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

Senate Bill 460 - Health Occupations - Physician Assistants - Authority to Practice SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 488 - Tanning Devices - Use by Minors - Prohibition SUPPORT

Senate Bill 496 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telemedicine SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 512 - Health Care Practitioners - Identification Badge SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 541 - Health Occupations - Licensed Podiatrists - Scope of Practice OPPOSE

Senate Bill 550 - State Board of Physicians - Disciplinary and Licensure Procedures - Revision SUPPORT

Senate Bill 557 - Medical Records - Disclosure in Response to Compulsory Process - Requirements SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 570 - Professional Licensing and Certification Governing Bodies - Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training and Discipline SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 581 - Health Insurance - Federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act - Consumer Bill of Rights SUPPORT

Senate Bill 582 - Health Insurance - Federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act - Utilization Review Criteria and Standards SUPPORT

Senate Bill 585 - Health Insurance - Federal and State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Laws - Report on Compliance SUPPORT

Senate Bill 593 - Health Occupations Boards - License Renewal, Investigation of Alleged Violations, and Immunity from Liability SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 608 - Environment - Radiation Sources - Podiatry and Chiropractic Radiation Machines SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 617 - Drug Therapy Management - Physician-Pharmacist Agreements SUPPORT

Senate Bill 618 - Public Health - Baby Bumper Pads - Restrictions on Sale OPPOSE

Senate Bill 651 - Criminal Law - Synthetic Cannaabinoids - Penalties SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 672 - State Board of Physicians and Allied Health Advisory Committees - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 675 - Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Act SUPPORT

Senate Bill 690 - Maryland Board of Physicians - Failure to Renew a License or Misrepresentation as a Licensed Person - Penalties SUPPORT

Senate Bill 700 - Tobacco Taxes - Health Maryland Initiative SUPPORT

Senate Bill 717 - Workers' Compensation Commission - Regulation of Charges - Medical Services and Treatment OPPOSE

Senate Bill 746 - Health Insurance - Step Therapy or Fail-First Protocol SUPPORT

Senate Bill 747 - Rules of Interpretations - Interpretation of 'Physician' - Inclusion of Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant OPPOSED

Senate Bill 760 - State Board of Nursing - Certified Nurse-Midwives - Standards and Practice Guidelines OPPOSE

Senate Bill 768 - Organ Donation Driver Education Act of 2013 SUPPORT

Senate Bill 769 - Health Benefit Plans - Proposed Rate Increases - Notice to Insureds SUPPORT

Senate Bill 771 - Postjudgment Interest - Medical Injury SUPPORT

Senate Bill 781 - Pharmacists - Biosimilar Biological Products - Substitutions SUPPORT HOUSE TESTIMONY

Senate Bill 783 - State Board of Physicians Naturopathic Doctors OPPOSE

Senate Bill 798 - Hospitals - Credentialing and Privileging Process - Telemedicine SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 804 - Labor and Employment - Health Care Facilities - Workplace Violence Prevention Program SUPPORT

Senate Bill 815 - Nonpublic Schools - Epinephrine Availability and Use - Policy and Immunity SUPPORT

Senate Bill 819 - Maryland Contributory Negligence Act SUPPORT

Senate Bill 881 - Community Health Resources Commission - Revisions SUPPORT

Senate Bill 896 - State Board of Pharmacy - Sterile Compounding - Permits SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 904 - Health Insurance - Vision Services - Provider Contracts and Delivery Systems SUPPORT

Senate Bill 929 - Public Schools - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Instruction - Graduation Requirement SUPPORT

Senate Bill 954 - Maryland Board of Physicians - Authority to Issue Temporary Licenses and Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiology Assistance Advisory Committee SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS 

Senate Bill 977 - Task Force to Evaluate Regional Health Delivery and Health Planning in Rural Areas SUPPORT HOUSE TESTIMONY

Senate Bill 981 - State Board of Physicians - Quasi-Judicial Powers - Revision SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS


 OTHER TESTIMONY

Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, Subcommittee on Health and Human Services - Community Health Resources Commission Budget Hearing