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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 
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public health.

2021 Position Papers and Testimony

House Bills

House Bill 025 – Catastrophic Health Emergencies - Health Care Providers - Definition and Immunity (Maryland Health Care Heroes Protection Act)
House Bill 028 – Public Health – Implicit Bias Training and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
House Bill 029 – Health – Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation – Substance Use Disorder
House Bill 034 – State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health – Maryland School-Based Health Center Standards – Telehealth
House Bill 049 – Landlord and Tenant – Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent – Lead Risk Reduction Compliance
House Bill 078 – Public Health – Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021)
House Bill 108 – Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services – Modifications
House Bill 123 – Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021
House Bill 129 – Environment – Mold Inspections – Standards, Reporting, and Penalties
House Bill 134 – Business Regulation – Flavored Tobacco Products – Prohibition
House Bill 167 – Health Insurance – Out-of-Pocket Maximums and Cost-Sharing Requirements – Calculation
House Bill 170  Cancer Drugs – Physician Dispensing and Coverage
House Bill 182  Health Occupations - Podiatric Physicians
House Bill 191 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Telemedicine Reimbursement – Sunset Termination
House Bill 205 – Public Schools – Provision of Menstrual Hygiene Products – Requirement
House Bill 209 – Public Health – Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee
House Bill 219 – Naturopathic Doctors - Formulary Council Membership, Formulary Content, and Scope of Practice
House Bill 271 – Public Safety – Law Enforcement Diversion Programs
House Bill 288 – Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
House Bill 289 – Peace Orders – Workplace Violence
House Bill 299 – State Board of Physicians – Genetic Counselors - Licensing
House Bill 309 – Public Health – Data – Race and Ethnicity Information
House Bill 372 – Criminal Law – Drug Paraphernalia for Administration – Decriminalization
House Bill 396 – Public Health – Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program
House Bill 463 – Maryland Health Equity Resource Act
House Bill 508 – COVID-19 Claim – Civil Immunity
House Bill 551 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance – Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services
House Bill 581 – Labor and Employment - Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers' Protection Act)
House Bill 589 – Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021
House Bill 605 – Veterans – Behavioral Health Services – Mental Health First Aid
House Bill 636 – School Buildings – Drinking Water Outlets – Elevated Level of Lead (Safe School Drinking Water Act)
House Bill 731 – Telehealth Services - Expansion
House Bill 732 – Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners
House Bill 810 – Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Laboratory Tests
House Bill 1011 – Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products, and Electronic Smoking Devices – Local Law Authorization
House Bill 1022 – Public Health - State Designated Exchange - Clinical Information
House Bill 1032 – Health Occupations – Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives – Previous Cesarean Section
House Bill 1040 – Health Occupations – Pharmacists – Administration of Vaccinations
House Bill 1107 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Supplemental Rebate Program – Subscription Model for Hepatitis C Therapies
House Bill 1119 – Public Health – Sickle Cell Trait – Public Awareness (Journey’s Law)
House Bill 1125 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – Prescribers of Opioids – Notification Requirement
House Bill 1153 – House Bill 1153 – Names of Entities With Physician Membership – Approval Requirement – Exemption
House Bill 1349 – Public Health – Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Grant Program Fund

 



Senate Bills


Senate Bill 003 – Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021
Senate Bill 005 – Public Health – Implicit Bias Training and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
Senate Bill 034 – State Board of Physicians – Genetic Counselors - Licensing
Senate Bill 052 – Public Health – Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021)
Senate Bill 056 – MD Medical Assistance Program – Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Telemedicine Reimbursement – Sunset Termination
Senate Bill 070 – Environment – Mold Inspections – Standards, Reporting, and Penalties
Senate Bill 084 – Pharmacists - Administration of Self-Administered Medications and Maintenance Injectable Medications
Senate Bill 092 – Income Tax - Credits for Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce Shortages - Eligibility and Sunset Repeal
Senate Bill 094 – Public Health – Local Health District Boards
Senate Bill 105 – Peace Orders – Workplace Violence
Senate Bill 163 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Doulas
Senate Bill 164 – Veterans – Behavioral Health Services – Mental Health First Aid
Senate Bill 168 – Public Health – Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee
Senate Bill 169 – Health Occupations - Podiatric Physicians
Senate Bill 172 – Maryland Health Equity Resource Act
Senate Bill 177 – Business Regulation – Flavored Tobacco Products – Prohibition
Senate Bill 183 – Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
Senate Bill 210 – COVID-19 Claim – Civil Immunity
Senate Bill 233 – Business Regulation – Flavored Tobacco Products – Prohibition
Senate Bill 272 – Insurance – Claim Payment – Clarification
Senate Bill 273 – Electronic Smoking Device Regulation Act of 2021
Senate Bill 278 – State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health – Maryland School-Based Health Center Standards – Telehealth

Senate Bill 279 – Public Health – Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program
Senate Bill 286 – Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services – Modifications
Senate Bill 290 – Health Insurance – Out-of-Pocket Maximums and Cost-Sharing Requirements – Calculation
Senate Bill 311 – Catastrophic Health Emergencies - Health Care Providers - Definition and Immunity (Maryland Health Care Heroes Protection Act)
Senate Bill 378 – Baltimore City – Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products, and Electronic Smoking Devices – Local Laws Authorization
Senate Bill 393 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance – Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services
Senate Bill 410 – Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products, and Electronic Smoking Devices – Local Law Authorization
Senate Bill 420 – Criminal Law – Drug Paraphernalia for Administration – Decriminalization
Senate Bill 427 – Public Schools – Provision of Menstrual Hygiene Products – Requirement
Senate Bill 454 – Real Property – Alterations in Actions for Repossession and Establishment of Eviction Diversion Program
Senate Bill 486 – Labor and Employment - Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers' Protection Act)
Senate Bill 493 – Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2021
Senate Bill 513 – Cancer Drugs – Physician Dispensing and Coverage
Senate Bill 537 – Pharmacists - Required Notification and Authorized Substitution - Lower-Cost Drug or Device Product
Senate Bill 546 – School Buildings – Drinking Water Outlets – Elevated Level of Lead (Safe School Drinking Water Act)
Senate Bill 565 – Public Health – Data – Race and Ethnicity Information
Senate Bill 567 – Telehealth Services - Expansion
Senate Bill 568 – Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners
Senate Bill 579 – Health Care Facilities – Restrooms – Requirements
Senate Bill 685 – Insurance Law – Application to Direct Primary Care Agreements – Exclusion
Senate Bill 706 – Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Laboratory Tests
Senate Bill 712 – Vehicle Laws – Protective Headgear Requirement for Motorcycle Riders – Exception
Senate Bill 736 – Health Occupations – Pharmacists – Administration of Vaccinations
Senate Bill 748 – Public Health - State Designated Exchange - Clinical Information
Senate Bill 777 – Public Health – Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Grant Program Fund
Senate Bill 796 – Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities and Maryland Health Care Commission – Reporting Requirements
Senate Bill 828 – HIV Prevention Drugs – Dispensing by Pharmacists and Insurance Requirements
Senate Bill 837 – Health – Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives
Senate Bill 881 – Income Tax - Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Senate Bill 923 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Eligibility and Disenrollment



Other Items

Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) Budget Hearing (February 15, 2021)
MDH Medical Care Programs Administration Budget Hearing 'Maintain Funding for E & M Codes' Senate and House (March 4, 2021)
MDH Medical Care Programs Administration Budget Hearing 'Medicaid's Value Based Purchasing (VBH)' Senate and House (March 4, 2021)