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2014 House Bills

Below is a list of bills considered by MedChi's Legislative Committee during the 2014 legislative session (January 8 - April 7, 2014).  Full text and status of each bill is available by clicking on the bill number listed in the following chart. (You will need to be able to view RTF documents.) 

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Last Updated:  Final

Bill#
Title MedChi Position
Outcome
HB 26 Administrative Procedure Act - Fiscal Impact Statements for Proposed Regulations, HB 26 FYI Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 27 Correctional Services - Healthy Births for Incarcerated Women Act, HB 27 Support Judiciary - Passed Enrolled
HB 33 Criminal Law - Professional Counselors and Therapists - Conduct (Lynette's Law), HB 33 No position Judiciary - Hearing 4/07 at 3:30 p.m.
HB 44 Family Law - Temporary and Final Protective Orders - Emergency Evaluation for Mental Disorder, HB 44 Oppose unless amended Judiciary - Hearing 1/16 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 91 Health Occupations - Sexual Orientation Change Efforts - Prohibited, HB 91 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 105 Maryland Health Care Commission - Powers - Authority to Award Funds and Make Agreements With Grantees and Payees, HB 105 Support Health and Government Operations - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 83
HB 106 Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program - Sunset Extension, HB 106 No position Health and Government Operations - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 84
HB 111 Public Health - Newborn Screening Program - Lysosomal Storage Disorders, HB 111 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 119 Maryland Health Insurance Plan - Access for Bridge Eligible Individuals, HB 119 Support Health and Government Operations - Hearing 1/14 at 12:00 p.m.
HB 126 Vehicle Laws - Seat Belt Use - Exemption for Individuals Delivering Printed Publications, HB 126 FYI Environmental Matters - Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters
HB 134 State Government - Commemorative Days - National Healthcare Decisions Day, HB 134 FYI Health and Government Operations - Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 150 Health Occupations - Maryland Behavior Analysts Act, HB 150 FYI Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 160 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2015), HB 160 FYI Appropriations - First Reading Appropriations
HB 162 Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2014, HB 162 Support Appropriations - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 169 Health Insurance - Rollback of Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Conforming Provisions, HB 169 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 189 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act - Chemical Information List - Submission, Maintenance, and Accessibility, HB 189 Support Economic Matters - Passed Enrolled
HB 255 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation, HB 255 Support with amendments Health and Government Operations - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 92
HB 272 Health Occupations - Licensed Podiatrists - Scope of Practice and Hospital Privileges, HB 272 Oppose unless amended Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 273 Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Safety Net Act of 2014, HB 273 Support with amendments Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 278 Criminal Law - Tobacco Products - Minimum Age, HB 278 FYI Judiciary - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
HB 279 Health Occupations - Physicians - Payments for Office Visits, HB 279 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 280 Workers' Compensation - Payment for Physician-Dispensed Prescriptions - Limitations, HB 280 Oppose Health and Government Operations Economic Matters- Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 281 Workers' Compensation - Payment for Controlled Dangerous Substances Prescribed by Physicians - Limitations, HB 281 Oppose Health and Government Operations Economic Matters- Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 283 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, HB 283 No position Health and Government Operations - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 298 Health Services Cost Review Commission - Powers and Duties, Regulation of Facilities, and Maryland All-Payer Model Contract, HB 298 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 310 Tanning Devices - Use by Minors - Prohibition, HB 310 Support Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 354 Baltimore City - AIDS Prevention Sterile Needle and Syringe Exchange Program, HB 354 FYI Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 368 Workers' Compensation - Prescription Drugs - Choice of Pharmacy, HB 368 Support Economic Matters - Hearing 2/04 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 395 Health Care Malpractice Claims - Definition of 'Health Care Provider', HB 395 Support Judiciary - Hearing 2/05 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 399 Public Health - Medical Records Charges - Medicaid Enrollees, HB 399 No position Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 402 Health Occupations - State Board of Physicians - Naturopathic Doctors, HB 402 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 427 Education - Maryland Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act, HB 427 No position Ways and Means Health and Government Operations- Returned Passed
HB 437 Health Maintenance Organizations - Payments to Nonparticipating Providers - Repeal of Termination Date, HB 437 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 441 Anesthesia Services - Assignment of Billing Rights and Fees for Management Services - Prohibition, HB 441 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Hearing cancelled
HB 443 Tobacco Taxes - Healthy Maryland Initiative, HB 443 Support Ways and Means Health and Government Operations- Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
HB 459 Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants, HB 459 Support with amendments Ways and Means - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 99
HB 477 Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception, HB 477 Oppose Environmental Matters - Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters
HB 479 Income Tax - Military Retirement Income - Health Care Practitioners, HB 479 FYI Ways and Means - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 529 Motor Vehicle Administration - Drivers' Licenses and Identification Cards - Organ Donor Designation, HB 529 No position Environmental Matters - Returned Passed
HB 534 Maryland Intrastate Hospital Assistance Compact, HB 534 FYI Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 543 Hepatitis C - Opportunity for Testing and Follow-Up Health Care, HB 543 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 584 Drug Abuse Treatment Programs - Locations and Economic Impact Study, HB 584 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 585 Vehicle Laws - Prohibition Against Smoking in Vehicle Containing Young Child, HB 585 Support Economic Matters - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters Withdrawn
HB 592 Mental Health - Approval by Clinical Review Panel of Administration of Medication - Standard, HB 592 No position Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 596 State Board of Pharmacy - Wholesale Distributors - Notification to Pharmacy, HB 596 FYI Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
HB 606 Mental Hygiene - Standards for Emergency Evaluation and Involuntary Admission - Modification, HB 606 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 621 Registration of Pesticides - Fee Increase - Disposition of Fees, HB 621 Support Environmental Matters - Returned Passed
HB 625 Kathleen A. Mathias Oral Chemotherapy Improvement Act of 2014, HB 625 Support Health and Government Operations - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 68
HB 635 Health Care Malpractice - Expression of Regret or Apology - Inadmissibility, HB 635 Support Judiciary - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
HB 637 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Rare and Expensive Case Management Program - Waiver Amendment, HB 637 FYI Health and Government Operations - Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 639 Task Force on Community-Partnered School-Based Mental Health, HB 639 FYI Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 641 Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Communications Between Patient or Client and Health Care Professional - Exceptions to Privilege, HB 641 Support Judiciary - Returned Passed
HB 661 Health - Statistics and Records - Electronic Filing of Death Certificates, HB 661 No position Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 668 Income Tax Credit - Health Enterprise Zones - Modifications, HB 668 Support with amendments Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 692 Maryland Perfusion Act - Revisions, HB 692 No position Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 693 Health Insurance - Essential Health Benefits - Pediatric Dental Benefits, HB 693 No position Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 709 Health Insurance - Assignment of Benefits and Reimbursement of Nonpreferred Providers - Repeal of Reporting Requirement and Termination Date, HB 709 Support Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 710 Labor and Employment - Nursing Homes and Health Care Facilities - Workplace Safety Assessment and Safety Program, HB 710 No position Economic Matters - Returned Passed
HB 761 Health Insurance - Specialty Drugs, HB 761 Support Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 763 Public Health - Synthetic Infill Turf Fields - Informational Signs, HB 763 FYI Health and Government Operations - Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 767 Public Health - Mental Hygiene Law - Assisted Outpatient Treatment, HB 767 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 779 Maryland Health Care Commission - Health Care Provider-Carrier Workgroup, HB 779 Support with amendments Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 783 Task Force to Study School-Based Health Centers, HB 783 Support Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 792 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental Services for Postpartum Women - Coverage, HB 792 Support Health and Government Operations - Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 793 Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Pharmacy Contracts - Maximum Allowable Cost Pricing, HB 793 FYI Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 794 Maryland Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and Young Adult Count Demonstration Project, HB 794 FYI Appropriations - Passed Enrolled
HB 798 Education - Children With Disabilities - Habilitative Services Information, HB 798 FYI Ways and Means - Returned Passed
HB 802 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telemedicine, HB 802 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 806 Health Information Exchanges - Protected Health Information - Regulations, HB 806 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 812 Education - Middle Schools - Automated External Defibrillators, HB 812 FYI Ways and Means - Returned Passed
HB 823 Health Insurance - Insurance Laws That Apply to Health Maintenance Organizations - Consolidation and Clarification, HB 823 No position Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 849 Health - Mental Health Services - Funding, HB 849 Support Health and Government Operations Appropriations- Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 850 Health - Education Campaign Relating to Mental Health Issues - Funding, HB 850 Support Health and Government Operations Appropriations- Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 851 Health Insurance - Biometric Health Care Identification Cards, HB 851 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 856 Workgroup on Workforce Development for Community Health Workers, HB 856 No position Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 859 State Board of Physicians - Radiographers, Radiation Therapists, and Nuclear Medicine Technologists - Requirements for Licensing, HB 859 FYI Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 866 Task Force to Evaluate the Quality of Patient Care Under a Capitated Payment System, HB 866 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 871 Health - Compensation for Mental Health Services Providers - Workgroup, HB 871 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 875 Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Specialty Drugs, HB 875 FYI Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 879 Maryland Marijuana Decriminalization Act, HB 879 FYI Judiciary - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
HB 880 Marijuana Control Act of 2014, HB 880 FYI Judiciary Ways and Means- Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
HB 881 Medical Marijuana - Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission, HB 881 Support with amendments Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 889 Marijuana Laws - Full Disclosure of Legal, Employment, and Health Risks, HB 889 FYI Judiciary Health and Government Operations- Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
HB 891 Public Health - Newborn Screening Program - Lysosomal Storage Disorders (Lily's Law), HB 891 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 906 Medical Laboratories - Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing, HB 906 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 930 Health Care Malpractice - Limitation on Noneconomic Damages, HB 930 Support with amendments Judiciary - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
HB 954 Medicaid Streamlined Eligibility Act of 2014, HB 954 Support Health and Government Operations - Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 959 State Board of Physicians - Qualifications for Licensure and Definitions, HB 959 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 996 Admissibility of Writings or Records of Health Care Providers, HB 996 Oppose Judiciary - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
HB 1009 Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages - Catastrophic Injury, HB 1009 Oppose Judiciary - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1016 Cannabis Freedom Act, HB 1016 FYI Judiciary - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
HB 1029 Health Occupations - Dispensers of Devices and Equipment - Exclusion From the Maryland Pharmacy Act, HB 1029 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 1030 Public Health - Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals - Information and Fund, HB 1030 Support with amendments Environmental Matters - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1053 Child Abuse - Failure to Report - Penalties and Task Force, HB 1053 Oppose Judiciary - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
HB 1068 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Death With Dignity Laws - Study, HB 1068 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 1070 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Cigarette Restitution Fund - Report, HB 1070 FYI Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 1088 Health Occupations - Compound Drugs - Provision to Ophthalmologists for Office Use, HB 1088 Support Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 1126 Criminal Law - Synthetic Marijuana - Prohibition, HB 1126 FYI Judiciary - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1127 Health Insurance - Incentives for Health Care Practitioners, HB 1127 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 1130 Health Insurance - Uniform Claims Form - Electronic Submission by Insured, HB 1130 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 1150 All-Terrain Vehicles - Protective Equipment, HB 1150 Support Environmental Matters - Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters; Withdrawn
HB 1158 Tobacco Products - Unpackaged Cigars and Flavored Other Tobacco Products - Restrictions, HB 1158 Support Economic Matters - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
HB 1191 Health - General - Genetically Engineered Food - Labeling Requirements, HB 1191 FYI Health and Government Operations - Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1193 Task Force to Study Implementation of Strategies for Preventing Sexual Exploitation of Clients by Health Professionals, HB 1193 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 1211 State Board of Nursing - Midwives - Licensing and Regulation, HB 1211 Oppose Health and Government Operations - Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1212 Use of Text Messaging Device or Handheld Telephone While Driving - Accidents Resulting in Death or Serious Injury - Penalties, HB 1212 FYI Judiciary - Passed Enrolled
HB 1226 Public Health - Forensic Laboratories - Regulation, HB 1226 FYI Health and Government Operations Judiciary- Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 1229 Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Repeal - Transfer of Enrollees to Federal Health Insurance Marketplace, HB 1229 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 1233 Health Insurance - Step Therapy or Fail-First Protocol, HB 1233 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 1235 Community Integrated Medical Home Program, HB 1235 Support Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 1236 Health - Reporting of Death and Burial or Disposal of Body - Requirements and Penalties, HB 1236 No position Health and Government Operations - First Reading Judicial Proceedings and Finance
HB 1238 Developmental Disabilities Administration - Payment of Providers, HB 1238 FYI Health and Government Operations Appropriations- Passed Enrolled
HB 1255 Food Service Facilities - Meals for Children, HB 1255 Support Economic Matters - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
HB 1257 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Community Health Workers - Certification and Reimbursement, HB 1257 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 1267 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Outpatient Services Programs Stakeholder Workgroup, HB 1267 No position Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 1273 Criminal Law - Energy Drinks - Sale to and Possession by Minors Prohibited, HB 1273 FYI Economic Matters - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
HB 1276 Child Care Centers - Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Act, HB 1276 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 1282 Public Health - Drug Overdose Deaths - Local Fatality Review Teams, HB 1282 Support with amendments Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 1284 Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Provision of Information to Health Care Practitioners, HB 1284 Support with amendments Judiciary - Rereferred to Judicial Proceedings
HB 1291 Clean Indoor Air Act - Use of Electronic Smoking Devices - Prohibition, HB 1291 Support Economic Matters - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
HB 1296 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Review and Reporting of Possible Misuse or Abuse of Monitored Prescription Drugs, HB 1296 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 1313 Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems - Mobile Integrated Health Care Services - Study, HB 1313 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 1321 Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission - Treatment, Certification, Licensing, and Registration, HB 1321 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 1332 Task Force to Study Sports Injuries in High School Female Athletes, HB 1332 FYI Ways and Means Health and Government Operations- Returned Passed
HB 1333 Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program, HB 1333 Support Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
HB 1335 Health - Smoking - Public Playgrounds and Swimming Pools - Prohibition, HB 1335 FYI Economic Matters - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
HB 1336 Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Enrollment of Individuals - Information, HB 1336 No position Health and Government Operations - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1337 Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund, HB 1337 Support Health and Government Operations Judiciary- Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
HB 1339 Drivers' Licenses - Disorder, Disease, or Physical Disability - Defining and Reporting, HB 1339 No position Environmental Matters - Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1341 Sexual Assault Survivors' Right to Know Act, HB 1341 Oppose unless amended Judiciary - Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1342 Workers' Compensation - Reimbursement for Repackaged and Relabeled Drugs - Fee Schedule and Requirements, HB 1342 Support Health and Government Operations Economic Matters- Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
HB 1343 Department of Veterans Affairs - Opioids Time Lock Dispenser Pilot Program, HB 1343 No position Health and Government Operations - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
HB 1361 Joint Committee to Review the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and Audit by the Office of Legislative Audits, HB 1361 No position Health and Government Operations - Hearing 3/07 at 12:30 p.m.
HB 1363 Health Care Provider Malpractice Insurance - Scope of Coverage, HB 1363 Support Economic Matters - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters Withdrawn
HB 1366 Public Schools - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Instruction (Breanna's Law), HB 1366 Support Ways and Means - Passed Enrolled
HB 1389 Task Force on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, HB 1389 Support with amendments Judiciary - First Reading Senate Rules
HB 1404 Health Care Disparities, Cultural and Linguistic Competency, and Health Literacy - Continuing Education, HB 1404 Oppose Rules and Executive Nominations - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
HB 1405 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Establishment of a Sickle Cell Disease Outreach Program, HB 1405 FYI Rules and Executive Nominations - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
HB 1410 Sterile Compounding Permits - Exemptions - Sterile Compounding Facilities That Only Compound for Immediate Use, HB 1410 No position Rules and Executive Nominations - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
HB 1428 Student Health and Fitness Act, HB 1428 Support Ways and Means - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 1430 Health - State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council - Composition, HB 1430 No position Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 1431 Maryland Community Health Resources Commission - Sunset Extension, HB 1431 Support Health and Government Operations - Returned Passed
HB 1456 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Board of Review - Jurisdiction, HB 1456 Support with amendments Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 1509 Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - State Reinsurance Program and Health Insurance Subsidy Program, HB 1509 No position Health and Government Operations - Hearing cancelled
HB 1510 Behavioral Health Administration - Establishment and Duties, HB 1510 No position Health and Government Operations - Passed Enrolled
HB 1542 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Newborn Screening Program Fund - Establishment, HB 1542 Support Health and Government Operations - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (44-0)