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2019 Senate 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
SB 28 Health Insurance - Coverage Requirements for Behavioral Health Disorders - Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance
No Position Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 36 (HB 127)  Health Insurance - Health Benefit Plans - Special Enrollment Period for Pregnancy
Support  First Reading Finance 
SB 45 Health Care Provider Malpractice Insurance - Authorization to Settle - Clarification
No Position Hearing 1/23 at 2:00 p.m.
SB 47 Health Insurance - Technical Correction and Required Conformity With Federal Law Hearing 1/10 at 1:30 p.m.
SB 48  Health Insurance - Referral to Specialists - Definition of Provider Panel No Position  Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 50 Health Insurance - Form Filings - Review and Waiting Period Extensions
  Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.  
SB 77 Estates and Trusts - Protection of Minors and Disabled Persons - Guardianship No Position  Hearing 1/22 at 1:00 p.m. 
SB 135 (HB 139) Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Site Program   First Reading Finance
SB 160 (HB 233) Workers' Compensation - Medical Presumptions   First Reading Finance 
SB  165 (HB 148) Safe Schools Maryland Act of 2019
  Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m 
SB 178 Behavioral Health Programs - Medical Directors - Telehealth   First Reading Finance 
SB 195 (HB 25) Public Health - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Revisions   First Reading Finance  
SB 220 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Coverage of Dental Services - Repeal of Contingency
  First Reading Finance
SB 223 State Department of Education - Guidelines on Trauma-Informed Approach   First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs