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2017 Senate Bills

Below is a list of bills considered by MedChi's Legislative Committee during the 2017 legislative session (January 11 - April 10, 2017).  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.) 

Contact MedChi's Annapolis Office for more information.

Last Updated: January 27, 2019

Bill#

Title

MedChi Position

Status

HB0002

Task Force to Improve Baltimore City Homeless Transitions From Low-Barrier Shelters to Permanent Housing

Support

First Reading Environment and Transportation

HB0015

Health Insurance – Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders – Coverage

No Position

Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m.

HB0017

Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Food Containing Medical Cannabis

Hearing 1/29 at 2:00 p.m.

HB0018

Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Certifying Providers

Support with amendments.

Hearing 1/29 at 2:00 p.m.

HB0025

Public Health - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Revisions

Oppose

First Reading Health and Government Operations

HB0027

Clean Indoor Air Act - Use of Electronic Cigarette Devices - Prohibition

Support

Hearing canceled

HB0031

Baltimore City - Weapons on School Property - School Resource Officer

No Position

First Reading Judiciary

HB0033

Medical Cannabis - Provider Applications - Opioid Use Disorder

Oppose

Hearing 1/29 at 2:00 p.m.

HB0035

Public Health - Opioid Maintenance Therapy Programs - Medical Director Requirement and Qualifications

Defer and Refer to Addictions Committee

First Reading Health and Government Operations

HB0038

Labor and Employment - Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clauses

No Position

Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m.

HB0047

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.

HB0049

Recoupment of the Health Insurance Provider Fee - Calculation

No Position

First Reading Health and Government Operations

HB0086

Health Insurance - Continuation Coverage - Change in Employment Status

 

Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m.

HB0110

Elementary School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act)

 

Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.

HB0116

Public Health - Correctional Services - Opioid Use Disorder Examinations and Treatment

 

Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)

HB0124

Tanning Devices - Use by Minors

 

First Reading Health and Government Operations

HB0127
(SB0036)

Health Insurance - Health Benefit Plans - Special Enrollment Period for Pregnancy

 

Hearing 2/07 at 2:00 p.m.

HB0139
(SB0135)

Public Health – Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Site Program

 

First Reading Health and Government Operations

HB0142

Family Law - Opioid-Exposed Newborns and Parents Addicted to Opioids - Mobile Application (I'm Alive Today App)

 

First Reading Health and Government Operations

HB0145

Hospitals - Patient's Bill of Rights

 

Hearing 2/06 at 2:00 p.m.

HB0148
(SB0165)

Safe Schools Maryland Act of 2019

 

First Reading Ways and Means

HB0162

Medical Professional Liability Insurance Policies - Mandated Deductible Levels - Limitation

 

Hearing 1/31 at 1:30 p.m.

HB0233
(SB0160)

Workers' Compensation - Medical Presumptions

 

First Reading Economic Matters

HB0247

Maryland Health Care Commission - Surgical Birth Rate - Study

 

First Reading Health and Government Operations