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Welcome to MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society.  
As the statewide professional association for licensed 
physicians, we are dedicated to our mission to serve as 
Maryland's foremost advocate and resource for physicians, 
their patients, and 
the
public health.

Bills, Initiatives, Testimony, Positions & Archives

Last updated March 20, 2018

HOUSE BILLS

MDH Medical Care Programs Administration - Budget Hearing - House Appropriations Committee - Subcommittee on Health and Social Services

House Bill 88 - Public Health - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Revisions OPPOSE

House Bill 116 - Pesticides - use of Chlorpyrifos - Prohibition SUPPORT

House Bill 135 - Health Insurance - Coverage for Male Sterilization - High-Deductible Health Plans SUPPORT

House Bill 293 - Vehicle Laws - Mopeds and Motor Scooters - Protective Headgear OPPOSE

House Bill 304 - Environment – Reduction of Lead Risk in HousingElevated Blood Lead Levels SUPPORT

House Bill 326 - Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program SUPPORT

House Bill 393 - Elementary School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act) SUPPORT

House Bill 427 - Public Schools - Student Sunscreen Use - Policy SUPPORT

House Bill 432 - Public Safety - Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Fund - Establishment SUPPORT 

House Bill 591 - Health Occupations - Physician Assistants - Dispensing of Drugs Under a Delegation Agreement SUPPORT

House Bill 600 - Child Abuse and Neglect - Training OPPOSE

House Bill 681 - Medical Laboratories - Advertising or Solicitation of Business - Repeal of Prohibition OPPOSE

House Bill 718 - Insurance Law - Application to Direct Primary Care Agreements  - Exclusion SUPPORT

House Bill 726 - Maryland Department on Health - Basic Health Program - Implementation NO FORMAL POSITION

House Bill 771 - Public Health – Opioid Overdoses – Prohibition and Rehabilitation Order OPPOSE

House Bill 780 - Insurance - Contraceptive Coverage - Consumer Information SUPPORT

House Bill 786 - Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations SUPPORT

House Bill 787 - Correctional Facilities - Pregnant Inmates - Medical Care SUPPORT

House Bill 797 - Correctional Services - Inmates - Menstrual Hygiene Products SUPPORT

House Bill 799 - Criminal Procedure - Medical Emergency - Immunity SUPPORT

House Bill 857 - Health Occupations PhysiciansSpecialty Certifications SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 909 - Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund SUPPORT

House Bill 922 - Maryland Department of Health “Pill Mill” Tip Line SUPPORT

House Bill 953 - Tobacco Products – Minimum Age and Civil Fines SUPPORT

House Bill 994 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Family Planning Services SUPPORT

House Bill 1038 - Health InsuranceHealth Benefit PlansSpecial Enrollment Period for Pregnancy SUPPORT

House Bill 1070 - Health InsuranceRetroactive Denial of Reimbursement to Health Care Providers SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 1092 - Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant ProgramEstablishment SUPPORT

House Bill 1110 - Public Schools – Health and Safety Guidelines and Procedures – Digital Devices SUPPORT

House Bill 1132 - Health Insurance – Access to Local Health Departments SUPPORT

House Bill 1164 - Vehicle LawsRear-Facing Child Safety SeatsRequirement SUPPORT ONLY IF AMENDED

House Bill 1167 - Protect Maryland Health Care Act of 2018 NO FORMAL POSITION

House Bill 1194 - Health-Drug Cost Review Commission LETTER OF INFORMATION

House Bill 1224 - Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018 SUPPORT 

House Bill 1266 - Health Occupations - Treatment of Lyme Disease and other Tick-Borne Diseases - Disciplinary Actions OPPOSE

House Bill 1271 - Family Law - Opioid-Exposed Newborns and Parents Addicted to Opioids - Mobile Application (I'm Alive Today App) OPPOSE

House Bill 1283 - Health InsurancePrescription ContraceptivesCoverage for Single Dispensing SUPPORT

House Bill 1312 - Health Insurance - Medicaid Buy-In Task Force SUPPORT

House Bill 1467 - Public Health - Sepsis Public Awareness Campaign Workshop SUPPORT

House Bill 1518 - Public Health - Maternal Mortality Review Committee SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

House Bill 1555 - Interception of Oral Communications - Medical Information - One-Party Consent OPPOSE 

House Bill 1650 - Maryland Department of Health - Maryland Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Grant Program SUPPORT

House Bill 1652 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program Telemedicine Assertive Community Treatment and Mobile Treatment Services SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS

House Bill 1685 - Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund (Thrive by Three Fund) SUPPORT

House Bill 1716 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – Prescription Monitoring Data – Insurance Carriers OPPOSE

House Bill 1744 - Child Abuse and Neglect - Substance-Exposed Newborns - Reporting SUPPORT

House Joint Resolution 10 - Decreasing Surgical Births OPPOSE

House Joint Resolution 12 - Presidential Authority Over the Use of Nuclear Weapons SUPPORT

SENATE BILLS


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 Program SUPPORT 

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 Negligence OPPOSE 

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

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

Senate Bill 545 - Public SafetyMaryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Program FundEstablishment 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 ProgramEstablishment 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 ProgramFamily Planning Services SUPPORT

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

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

Senate Bill 858 – Health InsuranceAccess 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 HealthPrescription Drug Monitoring Program Revisions OPPOSE