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2020 Position Papers and Testimony

Last Updated March 13, 2020

House Bills

House Bill 0003 - Business Regulation – Flavored Tobacco Products – Prohibition
House Bill 0053 - Public Health – Contraceptive Devices – Minors
House Bill 0087 - Public Health - Immunizations - Minor Consent (Access to Vaccines Act)
House Bill 0152 - Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2020
House Bill 0196 - Maryland Health Benefit Exchange – Establishment of a State-Based Health Insurance Subsidies Program
House Bill 0206 - Unaccompanied Minors in Need of Shelter and Supportive Services
House Bill 0229 - Pesticides - Use of Chlorpyrifos - Prohibition
House Bill 0259 - Health Occupations – Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment of Patients – Disciplinary Actions (The Patient’s Access to Integrative Healthcare Act of 2020)
House Bill 0286 - Public Health – Maternal Mortality Review Program – Stakeholders
House Bill 0317 - Mental Health - Involuntary Admissions - Procedures
House Bill 0332 - Mental Health - Emergency Facilities List - Comprehensive Crisis Response Centers, Crisis Stabilization Centers, and Crisis Treatment Centers
House Bill 0374 - Behavioral Health Administration – Children With Mental Disorders – List of Available Services
House Bill 0457 - Environment – Drinking Water Outlets in School Buildings – Testing for Elevated Level of Lead
House Bill 0448 - Health Care Practitioners – Telehealth
House Bill 0455 - Health Insurance – Coverage for Mental Health Benefits and Substance Use Disorder Benefits – Treatment Criteria
House Bill 0464 - Public Health – Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program
House Bill 0491 - Landlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent - Lead Risk Reduction Compliance
House Bill 0512 - Drugs and Devices – Electronic Prescriptions – Controlled Dangerous Substances
House Bill 0516 - Public School Students – Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act)
House Bill 0530 - Health Occupations – Pharmacists – Administration of Vaccinations
House Bill 0576 - Health Occupations – Athletic Training – Revisions
House Bill 0607 - Public Safety – Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence
House Bill 0611 - Baltimore County – Behavioral Health – Hub and Spoke Pilot Program
House Bill 0628 - Health Occupations – Primary Care Providers – Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening
House Bill 0684 - Civil Actions – Health Care Malpractice Claims – Expert Witnesses
House Bill 0691 - Health Occupations – Nurse Practitioners – Certifications of Competency and Incapacity
House Bill 0692 - Drugs and Devices – Electronic Prescriptions – Controlled Dangerous Substances
House Bill 0732 - Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Tobacco Products, and Cigarettes – Taxation and Regulation
House Bill 0773 - Public and Nonpublic Schools – Bronchodilator Availability and Use – Policy (Bronchodilator Rescue Inhaler Law)
House Bill 0797 - Warrants of Restitution and Writs of Possession – Data Collection and Reporting
House Bill 0782 - Health – Mental and Emotional Disorders – Consent (Mental Health Access Initiative)
House Bill 0819 - Health – Health and Wellness Standards – Correctional Facilities and Health Care Facilities
House Bill 0837 - Public Health – Maternal Mortality and Morbidity – Implicit Bias Training and Study
House Bill 0838 - Unregulated Space in Hospital Operating Suites Pilot Project Study
House Bill 0852 - Health Insurance - Prostate Cancer Screening - Prohibition Cost-Sharing
House Bill 0905 - Prescription Drug Benefits – Use of Real-Time Benefit Check Technology
House Bill 0970 - Health Insurance – Reimbursement of Primary Care Providers – Bonus Payments – Applicability
House Bill 0959 - Health Insurance – Consumer Protections
House Bill 0998 - Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants – Administration and Funding
House Bill 1037 - Civil Actions – Noneconomic Damages – Personal Injury or Wrongful Death
House Bill 1040 - State Board of Physicians – Genetic Counselors – Licensing
House Bill 1072 - Prince George’s County – County Income Tax – Credit for Primary and Specialty Health Care Providers
House Bill 1079 - Sickle Cell Trait Screening, Treatment, Education, and Public Awareness (Journey’s Law)
House Bill 1095 - Public Health – Prescription Drug Affordability Board and Fund
House Bill 1112 - Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
House Bill 1119 - Pharmacists - Required Notification and Authorized Substitution - Lower-Cost Brand Name Drug or Device Product
House Bill 1121 - Maryland Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Registry and Referral System
House Bill 1165 - Health Insurance – Provider Panels – Coverage for Nonparticipating Providers
House Bill 1356 - Office of the Attorney General – Health Insurer Concentration – Study
House Bill 1360 - Health Insurance – Out-of-Pocket Maximums and Cost-Sharing Requirements – Calculation
House Bill 1375 - Public School Students – Vision Services and the Vision for Maryland Program
House Bill 1400 - Cannabis – Legalization, Taxation, and Regulation
House Bill 1461 - Behavioral Health Programs – Outpatient Mental Health Centers – Medical and Clinical Directors
House Bill 1475 - School Buildings – Drinking Water Outlets – Elevated Level of Lead (Safe School Drinking Water Act)
House Bill 1486 - Public Health – Non-Controlled Substance Prescription Record System Program
House Bill 1540 - Environment – Mold Inspections – Standards, Reporting, and Penalties
House Bill 1542 - Public Health – Lead Poisoning Testing Program and Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund
House Bill 1528 - Maryland Council on Health in All Policies – Establishment
House Bill 1551 - Health Practitioners – Minor Patients – Child Abuse Reporting
House Bill 1563 - Public Health – Maryland Infant Lifetime Care Trust Funded by HSCRC and Maryland Patient Safety Center Duties
House Bill 1564 - Public Health – Emergency Evaluations – Duties of Peace Officers and Emergency Facilities


Senate Bills

Senate Bill 0003 - Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Tobacco Products, and Cigarettes - Taxation and Regulation
Senate Bill 0054 - Electronic Smoking Devices – Added Flavoring – Prohibition on Shipping, Import, or Sale
Senate Bill 0103 - Health Occupations – Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment of Patients – Disciplinary Actions (The Patient’s Access to Integrative Healthcare Act of 2020)
Senate Bill 0166 - Drugs and Devices - Electronic Prescriptions - Controlled Dangerous Substances
Senate Bill 0183 - Health Insurance - Health Benefit Plans - Special Enrollment for Pregnancy

Senate Bill 0187 - Civil Actions - Health Care Malpractice Claims (Life Care Act)

Senate Bill 0192 - Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2020
Senate Bill 0207 - Unaccompanied Minors in Need of Shelter and Supportive Services
Senate Bill 0233 - Business Regulation - Flavored Tobacco Products - Prohibition
Senate Bill 0237 - Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders - Exception
Senate Bill 0300 - Pesticides - Use of Chlorpyrifos - Prohibition
Senate Bill 0305 - Public Safety - Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence
Senate Bill 0324 - VeteransBehavioral Health Services – Mental Health First Aid
Senate Bill 0334 - Health Insurance - Coverage for Mental Health Benefits and Substance Use Disorder Benefits - Treatment Criteria
Senate Bill 0355 - Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccinations
Senate Bill 0371 - Environment - Drinking Water Outlets in School Buildings - Testing for Elevated Level of Lead
Senate Bill 0402 - Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth
Senate Bill 0410 - Electronic Smoking Devices - Flavor Prohibition
Senate Bill 0416 - Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
Senate Bill 0441 - Mental Health – Emergency Facilities List – Comprehensive Crisis Response Centers, Crisis Stabilization Centers, and Crisis Treatment Centers
Senate Bill 0453 - Behavioral Health Administration - Children With Mental Disorders - List of Available Services
Senate Bill 0484 - Health Insurance – Provider Panels – Coverage for Nonparticipating Providers
Senate Bill 0501 - Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Administration and Funding
Senate Bill 0502 - Health Insurance – Telehealth – Delivery of Mental Health Services – Coverage for Home Settings
Senate Bill 0521 - Behavioral Health – Opioid Treatment Services Programs – Medical Director
Senate Bill 0523 - Income Tax - Pass-Through Entities - Imposition of Tax
Senate Bill 0541 - Mental Health – Involuntary Admissions – Procedures
Senate Bill 0542 - Public School Students – Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act)
Senate Bill 0544 - State Court Administrator - Warrants of Restitution and Writs of Possession - Data Collection and Reporting
Senate Bill 0600 - Health Insurance – Reimbursement of Primary Care Providers – Bonus Payments – Applicability
Senate Bill 0623 - Health Insurance – Out-of-Pocket Maximums and Cost-Sharing Requirements – Calculation
Senate Bill 0661 - Health Insurance – Prostate Cancer Screening – Prohibition Cost-Sharing
Senate Bill 0669 - Public Health – Prescription Drug Affordability Board and Fund
Senate Bill 0710 - Health - General - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - County Health Officer
Senate Bill 0716 - Maryland Council on Health in All Policies - Establishment
Senate Bill 0727 - Insurance Law – Application to Direct Primary Care Agreements – Exclusion
Senate Bill 0728 - Health Facilities – Freestanding Ambulatory Care Facilities – Administration of Anesthesia
Senate Bill 0732 - Health Occupations – Athletic Training – Revisions
Senate Bill 0752 - Public Health – Non-Controlled Substance Prescription Record System Program
Senate Bill 0763 - State Board of Physicians – Genetic Counselors – Licensing
Senate Bill 0768 - Health and Wellness Standards – Correctional Facilities and Health Care Facilities
Senate Bill 0872 - Health Insurance – Consumer Protections
Senate Bill 0879 - Public Health – Maryland Infant Lifetime Care Trust Funded by HSCRC and Maryland Patient Safety Center Duties
Senate Bill 0988 - Health Insurance – In Vitro Fertilization – Revisions
Senate Bill 0990 - Public Health – Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program
Senate Bill 0992 - School Buildings - Drinking Water Outlets - Elevated Level of Lead (Safe School Drinking Water Act)

Sickle Cell Trait Screening, Treatment, Education, and Public Awareness (Journey's Law)
Sickle Cell Trait Screening, Treatment, Education, and Public Awareness (Journey's Law)