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2014 Testimony

Updated:  April 4, 2014

HOUSE BILLS

House Bill 27 - Correctional Services - Healthy Births for Incarcerated Women Act - SUPPORT

House Bill 119 - Maryland Health Insurance Plan - Access for Bridge Eligible IndividualsSUPPORT

House Bill 134 - State Government - Commemorative Days - National Healthcare Decisions DaySUPPORT

House Bill 162 - Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2014SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 189 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act - Chemical Information List - Submission to Department of the Environment - Repeal OPPOSE

House Bill 255 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Sunset Extension and Program EvaluationSUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 272 - Health Occupations - Licensed Podiatrists - Scope of Practice - OPPOSE

House Bill 273 - Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Safety Net Act of 2014SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 279 - Health Occupations - Physicians - Payments for Office Visits - OPPOSE

House Bill 280 - Workers' Compensation - Payment for Physician Dispensed Prescriptions - LimitationsOPPOSE

House Bill 281 - Workers' Compensation - Payment for Controlled Dangerous Substances Prescribed by Physicians - LimitationsOPPOSE

House Bill 298 - Health Services Cost Review Commission - Powers and Duties, Regulation of Facilities, and Maryland All-Payer Model ContractSUPPORT ATTACHMENT

House Bill 310 - Tanning Devices - Use by Minors - Prohibition - SUPPORT

House Bill 368 - Workers Compensation - Prescription Drugs - Choice of PharmacySUPPORT

House Bill 395 - Health Care Malpractice Claims - Definition of "Health Care Provider" - SUPPORT

House Bill 402 - Health Occupations - State Board of Naturopathic MedicineOPPOSE

House Bill 437 - Health Maintenance Organizations - Payments to Nonparticipating Providers - Repeal of Termination DateSUPPORT

House Bill 443 - Tobacco Taxes - Health Maryland InitiativeSUPPORT

House Bill 459 - Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician AssistantsSUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 477 - Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - ExceptionOPPOSE

House Bill 543 - Hepatitis C - Opportunity for Testing and Follow-Up Health Care -OPPOSE

Houce Bill 606 - Mental Hygiene - Standards for Emergency Evaluation and Involuntary Admission - ModificationOPPOSE

House Bill 625 - Kathleen A. Mathias Oral Chemotherapy Improvement Act of 2014 - SUPPORT

House Bill 635 - Health Care Malpractice - Expression of Regret or Apology - InadmissibilitySUPPORT

House Bill 641 - Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Communications Between Patient or Client and Health Care Professional - Exceptions to PrivilegeSUPPORT

House Bill 668 - Income Tax Credit - Health Enterprise Zones -Modifications - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 709 - Health Insurance - Assignment of Benefits and Reimbrusement of Nonpreferred Providers - Repeal of Reporting Requirement and Termination DateSUPPORT

House Bill 761 - Health Insurance - Specialty DrugsSUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 779 - Maryland Health Care Commission - Health Care Provider-Carrier WorkgroupSUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 783 - Task Force to Study School-Based Health Centers - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 792 - Maryland Medical Assistance Progarm - Dental Services for Postpartum Women - CoverageSUPPORT

House Bill 802 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - TelemedicineSUPPORT

House Bill 806 - Health Information Exchanges - Protected Health Information - Regulations - SUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 856 - Task Force on Community Health Workers - SUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 881 - Medical Marijuana - Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 891 - Public Health - Newborn Screening Program - Lysosomal Storage Disorders (Lily's Law)OPPOSE

House Bill 906 - Medical Laboratories - Direct-to-Consumer Genetic TestingOPPOSE

House Bill 930 - Health Care Malpractice - Limitation on Noneconomic Damages - SUPPORT

House Bill 954 - Medicaid Streamlined Eligibility Act of 2014 - SUPPORT

House Bill 959 - State Board of Physicians - Qualifications for Licensure and DefinitionsSUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 996 - Admissibility of Writings or Records of Health Care Providers - OPPOSE

House Bill 1009 - Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages - Cataastrophic Injury - OPPOSE 

House Bill 1015 - Drunk Driving - Transporting Minor - Ignition Interlock System Program - SUPPORT Senate Testimony

House Bill 1029 - Health Occupations - Dispensers of Devices and Equipment - Exclusion from the Maryland Pharmacy Act - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 1030 - Public Health - Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals - Information and Fund - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1053 - Child Abuse - Failure to Report - Penalties and Task Force - OPPOSE

House Bill 1088 - Health Occupations - Ophthalmologists Who Store and Administer Drugs - exclusion from Maryland Pharmacy ActSUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 1127 - Health Insurance - Incentives for Health Care Practitioners - OPPOSE SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 1211 - State Board of Nursing - Midwives - Licensing and Regulation - OPPOSE ATTACHMENT

House Bill 1233 - Health Insurance - Step Therapy or Fail-First ProtocolSUPPORT

House Bill 1255 - Food Service Facilities - Meals for Children - SUPPORT

House Bill 1273 - Criminal Law - Energy Drinks - Sale to and Possession by Minors Prohibited - SUPPORT

House Bill 1282 - Public Health - Drug Overdose Deaths - State and Local Fatality Review Teams - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 1291 - Clean Indoor Air Act - Use of Electronic Smoking Devices - Prohibition - SUPPORT

House Bill 1296 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Review and Reporting of Possible Misuse or Abuse of Monitored Prescription DrugsSUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

House Bill 1333 - Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-injectable Epinephrine ProgramSUPPORT

House Bill 1339 - Drivers' Licenses - Disorder, Disease, or Physical Disability - Defining, and ReportingOPPOSE

House Bill 1341 - Sexual Assault Survivors' Right to Know Act - OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

House Bill 1342 - Workers' Compensation - Reimbursement for Repackaged and Relabeled Drugs - Fee Schedule and Requirements - SUPPORT ATTACHMENT

House Bill 1366 - Public Schools - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation adn Automated External Defibrillator Instruction - Graduation Requirement (Breanna's Law) - SUPPORT

House Bill 1389 - Task Force on the Prevention of Child Abuses and Neglect - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1428 - Student Health and Fitness Act - SUPPORT

House Bill 1431 - Maryland Community Health Resources Commission - Sunset Extension - SUPPORT

House Bill 1456 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Board of Review - Jurisdiction - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1542 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Newborn Screening Program Fund - Establishment - SUPPORT SENATE TESTIMONY

DHMH Medical Care Programs Administration Budget Hearing - House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources - TESTIMONY

Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) Budget Hearing - House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources - TESTIMONY


SENATE BILLS

Senate Bill 67 - Mental Hygiene - Standards for Emergency Evaluation and Involuntary Admission - Modification - OPPOSE

Senate Bill 80 - All-Terrain Vehicles - Protective EquipmentSUPPORT

Senate Bill 82 - Vehicle Laws - Prohibition Against Smoking in Vehicle Containing Young ChildSUPPORT

Senate Bill 102 - Health - Use of Alternate Care Sites During a State of Emergency - Authorization - SUPPORT

Senate Bill 134 - Maryland Health Insurance Plan - Access for Bridge Eligible Individuals - SUPPORT

Senate Bill 162 - Health Occupations - Licensed Podiatrists - Scope of Practice - OPPOSE

Senate Bill 172 - Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2014 - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 173 - Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - ExceptionOPPOSE

Senate Bill 198 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - TelemedicineSUPPORT

Senate Bill 210 - Child Abuse - Failure to Report - Penalties and Task ForceOPPOSE

Senate Bill 215 - Workers' Compensation - Payment for Physician Dispensed Prescriptions - LimitationsOPPOSE

Senate Bill 217 - Workers' Compensation - Payment for Controlled Dangerous Substances Prescribed by Physicians - Limitations  - OPPOSE

Senate Bill 262 - Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Safety Net Act of 2014SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 296 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 314 - Health Occupations - State Board of Naturopathic Medicine - OPPOSE

Senate Bill 335 - Health Services Cost Review Commission - Powers and Duties, Regulation of Facilities, and Maryland All-Payer Model ContractSUPPORT ATTACHMENT

Senate Bill 410 - Tanning Devices - Use by Minors - ProhibitionSUPPORT

Senate Bill 416 - Health Maintenance Organizations - Payments to Nonparticipating Providers - Repeal of Termination DateSUPPORT

Senate Bill 433 - Public Health - Newborn Screening Program - Lysosomal Storage Disorders  - OPPOSE

Senate Bill 482 - Workers' Compensation - Prescription Drugs - Choice of PharmacySUPPORT

Senate Bill 503 - Public Schools - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Instruction - Graduation Requirement (Brenna's Law)SUPPORT

Senate Bill 507 - Workers' Compensation - Reimbursement for Repackaged Relabeled Drugs - Fee Schedule and RequirementsSUPPORT

Senate Bill 589 - Tobacco Taxes - Health Maryland InitiativeSUPPORT

Senate Bill 594 - Heaptitis C - Opportunity for Testing and Follow-Up Health Care - OPPOSE

Senate Bill 607 - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report and Training - OPPOSE HOUSE TESTIMONY

Senate Bill 622 - Health Insurance - Step Therapy or Fail-First ProtocolSUPPORT

Senate Bill 641 - Kathleen A. Mathias Oral chemotherapy Improvement Act of 2014 - SUPPORT

Senate Bill 642 - Health Insurance - Assignment of Benefits and Reimbursement of Nonpreferred Providers - Repeal of Reporting Requirement and Termination Date - SUPPORT

Senate Bill 654 - Health - Down Syndrome - Required Information - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT HOUSE TESTIMONY

Senate Bill 656 - Correctional Services - Healthy Births for Incarcerated Women ActSUPPORT

Senate Bill 695 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental Services for Postpartum Women - Coverage SUPPORT

Senate Bill 700 - Registration of Pesticides - Fee Increase - Disposition of Fees - SUPPORT

Senate Bill 702 - Health Care Malpractice Claims - Definition of "Health Care Provider"SUPPORT

Senate Bill 711 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act - Chemical Information List - Submission to Department of the Environment - RepealOPPOSE

Senate Bill 716 - Child Care Centers - Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Act - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 717 - Task Force to Study School-Based Health Centers - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 750 - Food Service Facilities - Meals for Children - SUPPORT

Senate Bill 789 - Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages - Catastrophic Injury - OPPOSE

Senate Bill 803 - Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Communications Between Patient or Client and Health Care Professional - Exceptions to PrivilegeSUPPORT

Senate Bill 807 - Drivers' Licenses - Disorder, Disease, or Physical Disability - Identification, Disclosure, and Reporting - OPPOSE

Senate Bill 832 - Health Care Provider Malpractice Insurance - Scope of CoverageSUPPORT

Senate Bill 852 - Health Occupations - Dispensers of Devices and Equipment - Exclusion from the Maryland Pharmacy Act - SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 874 - Health Insurance - Specialty DrugsSUPPORT

Senate Bill 884 - Health Insurance - Incentives for Health Care PractitionersOPPOSE HOUSE TESTIMONY

Senate Bill 898 - Tobacco Products - Unpackaged Cigars and Flavored Other Tobacco Products - RestrictionsSUPPORT

Senate Bill 915 - Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program - SUPPORT

Senate Bill 923 - Medical Marijuana - Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana CommissionSUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 944 - THIS BILL HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN Family Law - Controlled Dangerous Substance Use During Pregnancy and Substance-Exposed Newborns - ReportingOPPOSE 

Senate Bill 1016 - Maryland Kinesiology ActOPPOSE

Senate Bill 1040 - Maryland Community Health Resources Commission - Sunset Extension - SUPPORT

Senate Bill 1108 - Sterile Compounding Permits - Exemptions - Sterile Compounding Facilities That Compound Only for Immediate UseSUPPORT HOUSE TESTIMONY

DHMH Medical Care Programs Administration - Budget Hearing - Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, Subcommittee on Health and Human Services - TESTIMONY