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2017 Testimony

Last updated April 7, 2017

HOUSE BILLS

DHMH Medical Care Programs Administration Budget House

House Bill 184 - Public Health - Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Identification and Posting of Information SUPPORT 

House Bill 190 - Mammography Centers - Dense Breast Tissue - Notification of Breast Cancer Screening Options SUPPORT

House Bill 191- Optometrists and Physicians- Prescription for Lenses- Expiration Dates SUPPORT

House Bill 255- Criminal Procedure- Sexual Assault Victims' Rights- Disposal of Rape Kit Evidence and Notification SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 269 - Housing Counselor and Aftercare Program SUPPORT

House Bill 270 - Environment - Testing for Lead in Drinking Water- Public and Nonpublic Schools SUPPORT

House Bill 352 - Health Care Practitioners - Use of Teletherapy SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 389 - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report - Penalty OPPOSE

House Bill 403 - Maryland Patient Referral Law - Compensation Arrangements Under Federally Approved Programs and Models SUPPORT

House Bill 473 - Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report OPPOSE

House Bill 518- Public Health- Prenatal HIV Testing SUPPORT ONLY AS AMENDED

House Bill 602 - Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017 SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 613 - Pharmacists - Contraceptives - Prescribing and Dispensing OPPOSE

House Bill 628- Secretaries of Principle Departments - Supervision and Review of Decisions and Actions by Units within Departments and Actions by Units within Departments SUPPORT

House Bill 658- Maryland Medical Assistance Program- Telehealth Requirements- SUPPORT

House Bill 661- Public Health- Suspected Overdoses- Reporting Requirements OPPOSE

House Bill 736- Workgroup to Recommend Possible Reforms to Maryland's Health Care System SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 740- President Jimmy Carter Cancer Treatment Access Act - SUPPORT

House Bill 777- Patient Early Intervention Programs SUPPORT

House Bill 791- Overdose Response Program- Prescribing and Dispensing of Naloxone- Noncertificate Holders SUPPORT

House Bill 856- Co-Prescribing Naloxone Saves Lives Act of 2017 OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

House Bill 866- Primary and Secondary Education- Health and Safety Guidelines and Procedures- Digital Devices SUPPORT

House Bill 887- Health Insurance- Preauthorization for Drug Products to Treat Substance Use Disorders- Prohibition SUPPORT

House Bill 909- Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1009- Health- Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation- Modification SUPPORT

House Bill 1082- Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action Act of 2017 SUPPORT

House Bill 1083- Health- Family Planning Services- Continuity of Care SUPPORT

House Bill 1127- Health Insurance- Coverage Requirements for Behavioral Health Disorders- Modifications SUPPORT

House Bill 1147- Health Insurance- Prescription Drugs- Dispensing Synchronization SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1198- Child Abuse and Neglect- Training OPPOSE

House Bill 1211- Health Care Providers- Opioid Prescriptions- Limitations and Requirements OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

House Bill 1212- Health Insurance- Prior Authorization for Opioid Antagonists- Prohibition SUPPORT

House Bill 1262- Pharmacists- Administration of the Influenza Vaccination- Age Requirement- OPPOSE

House Bill 1263- Family Law- Child Abuse and Neglect- Definitions SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1273- Pharmacists-Substitution and Dispensing of Biological Products SUPPORT

House Bill 1288- Maryland Insurance Administration- Workgroup on the Provision and Coverage of Behavioral Health Crisis Services SUPPORT

House Bill 1325- Oil and Natural Gas- Hydraulic Fracturing- Prohibition SUPPORT

House Bill 1329- Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) and Treatment Act of 2017 SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1347- Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund SUPPORT

House Bill 1432- Health Care Providers- Prescription Opioids- Limits on Prescribing OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

House Bill 1481- Public Health- Immunization of Adolescents- Recommendations OPPOSE

House Bill 1484- Workers' Compensation- Medical Benefits- Payment of Medical Services and Treatments SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 1489- Medical Laboratories- Advertising or Solicitation of Business- Repeal of Prohibition OPPOSE

House Bill 1516- Public Health- Health Record- Payment Clearing House- Pilot Program SUPPORT

House Bill 1549- Public Health- Drug Overdose Prevention Programs- Revisions SUPPORT

SENATE BILLS

DHMH Medical Care Programs Administration Budget Senate

Senate Bill 27 - Child Abuse and Neglect - Substance-Exposed Newborns - Reporting SUPPORT

Senate Bill 110 - Public Health - Expedited Partner Therapy - Pharmacist Dispensing SUPPORT

Senate Bill 135 - Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report OPPOSE

Senate Bill 193 - Physicians- Professional Liability Insurance Coverage- Notification and Posting Requirements SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 194- Workers' Compensation- Medical Benefits- Payment of Medical Services and Treatments- SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

Senate Bill 195 - Physicians- Licensure- Liability Coverage (Janet's Law) OPPOSE

Senate Bill 349 - Criminal Procedure - Sexual Assault Victims' Rights - Disposal of Rape Kit Evidence and Notification OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

Senate Bill 363 - Pharmacists - Contraceptives - Prescribing and Dispensing OPPOSE

Senate Bill 369- Maryland Patient Referral Law- Compensation Arrangements Under Federally Approved Programs and Models SUPPORT AS AMENDED

Senate Bills 415 and 437 - Testimony of Stephen J Rockower and Testimony of Elizabeth Wiley SUPPORT

Senate Bill 531- Housing Counselor and Aftercare Program SUPPORT

Senate Bill 570- Maryland Medical Assistance Program- Telehealth Requirements SUPPORT

Senate Bill 571- Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 572- Investigational Drugs, Biological Products and Devices- Right to Try Act SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 669- Tobacco Products- Minimum Age and Civil Fines SUPPORT

Senate Bill 679- Child Abuse and Neglect- Training OPPOSE

Senate Bill 750- Public Health- Health Record and Payment Clearing House- Pilot Program SUPPOT

Senate Bill 783- Patient Early Intervention Programs SUPPORT

Senate Bill 868- Overdose Response Program- Prescribing and Dispensing of Naloxone SUPPORT

Senate Bill 877- Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund SUPPORT

Senate Bill 898- Health Insurance- Prescription Drugs- Dispensing Synchronization SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 919- President Jimmy Carter Cancer Treatment Access Act SUPPORT

Senate Bill 935- Public Health- Delegation of Health Care Decisions- Temporary Health Care for Agent for Minors SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 967- Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) and Treatment Act of 2017 SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 968- Health Insurance- Coverage Requirements for Behavioral Health Disorders- Modification SUPPORT

Senate Bill 996- Family Law- Child Abuse and Neglect- Definitions SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 997- Pharmacists- Substitution and Dispensing of Biological Products SUPPORT

Senate Bill 1037- Health Care Malpractice Qualified Expert Limitation on Testimony in Personal Injury Claims- Repeal OPPOSE

Senate Bill 1060- Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action Act of 2017 SUPPORT

Senate Bill 1081- Health- Family Planning Services- Continuity of Care SUPPORT

Senate Bill 1089- Primary and Secondary Education- Health, Safety Guidelines and Procedures- Digital Devices SUPPORT

Senate Bill 1106- Health Care Practitioners- Use of Teletherapy SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT