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2019 House Bills

Below is a list of bills considered by MedChi's Legislative Committee during the 2019 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

Bill#
Title MedChi Position
Outcome
HB 2 Task Force to Improve Baltimore City Homeless Transitions From Low-Barrier Shelters to Permanent Housing
Support First Reading Environment and Transportation
HB 15 Health Insurance – Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders – Coverage
No Position  Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m.
HB 17 Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Food Containing Medical Cannabis Hearing 1/29 at 2:00 p.m.
HB 18 Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Certifying Providers
Support with amendments Hearing 1/29 at 2:00 p.m.
HB 25 Public Health - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Revisions Oppose First Reading Health and Government Operations
HB 27 Clean Indoor Air Act - Use of Electronic Cigarette Devices - Prohibition Support  Hearing canceled
HB 31 Baltimore City - Weapons on School Property - School Resource Officer No Position  First Reading Judiciary
HB 33 Medical Cannabis - Provider Applications - Opioid Use Disorder Oppose  Hearing 1/29 at 2:00 p.m.
HB 35 Public Health - Opioid Maintenance Therapy Programs - Medical Director Requirement and Qualifications Defer and Refer to Addictions Committee   First Reading Health and Government Operations
HB 38 Labor and Employment - Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clauses No Position   Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 47 State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health - Maryland School-Based Health Center Standards - Revision No Position   Hearing 2/06 at 2:00 p.m.
HB 49 Recoupment of the Health Insurance Provider Fee - Calculation No Position   First Reading Health and Government Operations
HB 86  Health Insurance - Continuation Coverage - Change in Employment Status   Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m. 
HB 110 Elementary School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act) Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
HB 116  Public Health - Correctional Services - Opioid Use Disorder Examinations and Treatment   Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary) 
HB 124 Tanning Devices - Use by Minors   First Reading Health and Government Operations
HB 127 (SB 36)  Health Insurance - Health Benefit Plans - Special Enrollment Period for Pregnancy
  Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m.  
HB 139 (SB 135)  Public Health – Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Site Program   First Reading Health and Government Operations 
HB 142  Family Law - Opioid-Exposed Newborns and Parents Addicted to Opioids - Mobile Application (I'm Alive Today App)   First Reading Health and Government Operations 
HB 145  Hospitals - Patient's Bill of Rights
  Hearing 2/06 at 2:00 p.m.  
HB 148 (SB 165)  Safe Schools Maryland Act of 2019   First Reading Ways and Means  
HB 162  Medical Professional Liability Insurance Policies - Mandated Deductible Levels - Limitation
  Hearing 1/31 at 1:30 p.m. 
HB 233 (SB 160)  Workers' Compensation - Medical Presumptions   First Reading Economic Matters  
HB 247  Maryland Health Care Commission - Surgical Birth Rate - Study   First Reading Health and Government Operations