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2018 Senate Bills

Below is a list of bills considered by MedChi's Legislative Committee during the 2018 legislative session.  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

Senate Bill 81 - Sales and Use Tax – Hygienic Aids – Exemption SUPPORT

Senate Bill 131 - Child Abuse and Neglect Training OPPOSE

Senate Bill 217 - Public Schools - Student Sunscreen Use - Policy SUPPORT

Senate Bill 288 - Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility ProgramSUPPORT 

Senate Bill 387 - Health Insurance - Health Care Access Program - Establishment (Maryland Health Care Access Act of 2018) NO FORMAL POSITION

Senate Bill 439 - Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception OPPOSE

Senate Bill 456 - Tobacco Products - Minimum Age and Civil Fines SUPPORT

Senate Bill 465 - Civil Actions - Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Pedestrians or Nonmotorized Vehicles - Comparative NegligenceOPPOSE 

Senate Bill 500 - Pesticides - use of Chlorpyrifos - Prohibition SUPPORT

Senate Bill 539 - Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations SUPPORT

Senate Bill 545 - Public Safety – Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Fund – Establishment SUPPORT

Senate Bill 549 - Health Occupations - Physicians Assistants - Dispensing of Drugs Under a Delegation Agreement SUPPORT

Senate Bill 574 - Public Health - Sepsis Public Awareness Campaign Workgroup SUPPORT

Senate Bill 598 - Correctional Services - Inmates - Menstrual Hygiene Products SUPPORT

Senate Bill 625 - Criminal Procedure - Medical Emergency - Immunity SUPPORT

Senate Bill 629 - Correctional Facilities - Pregnant Inmates - Medical Care SUPPORT

Senate Bill 690 - Maryland Department of Health - Basic Health Program - Implementation NO FORMAL POSITION

Senate Bill 703 - Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program – Establishment SUPPORT

Senate Bill 704 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telemedicine - Assertive Community Treatment and Mobile Treatment Services SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

Senate Bill 744 - Insurance - Contraceptive Charge - Consumer Information SUPPORT

Senate Bill 774 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Family Planning Services SUPPORT

Senate Bill 801 - Environment – Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing – Elevated Blood Lead Levels SUPPORT

Senate Bill 835 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Collaborative Care Pilot Program SUPPORT

Senate Bill 858 – Health Insurance – Access to Local Health Departments SUPPORT

Senate Bill 862 - Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund SUPPORT

Senate Bill 871 - State Board of Physicians - Discipline for Alternative Treatments - Prohibition OPPOSE

Senate Bill 878 - Health Insurance - Medicaid Buy-In Task Force SUPPORT

Senate Bill 912 - Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund (Thrive by Three Fund) SUPPORT

Senate Bill 950 - Health Occupations - Treatment of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases - Disciplinary Action OPPOSE

Senate Bill 1011 - Protect Maryland Health Care Act of 2018 NO FORMAL POSITION

Senate Bill 1023 - Health-Drug Cost Review Commission LETTER OF INFORMATION

Senate Bill 1056 - Rural Health Collaborative Pilot SUPPORT

Senate Bill 1083 - Public Health – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – Revisions OPPOSE