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2022 Legislative Session - Updated January 19
These are the bills MHA has taken a position on during the 2021 legislative session. Browse by Senate or House bill number, by position taken, or by category. To see upcoming hearing dates, current bill status and MHA testimony, click on the bill?s assigned category. Testimony will be uploaded after the hearing date.

POSITIONS:
SUPPORT  |  SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS  |  OPPOSE  |  LETTER OF CONCERN  |  LETTER OF INFORMATION

CATEGORIES:
ABORTION  |  AGING  |  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH  |  COVID-19/EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS  |  CAMPAIGN FINANCE  |  CAPITAL PROJECTS  |  CHILDREN & YOUTH  |  CLINICAL  |  CONSENT  |  CONSUMER PROTECTION  |  COST TRANSPARENCY  |  CYBERSECURITY  |  DENTAL  |  DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES  |  EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES  |  END OF LIFE CARE  |  ETHICS  |  GUARDIANSHIP  |  HIV/AIDS  |  HEALTH EQUITY & SOCIAL DETERMINANTS  |  HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  |  INSURANCE  |  LABOR  |  LAW ENFORCEMENT/JUSTICE REFORM  |  LICENSURE  |  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (MDH)  |  MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION  |  MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH  |  MEDICAID  |  MEDICAL LIABILITY  |  MINORITY BUSINESS  |  OPERATING BUDGET  |  ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION  |  PHARMACY/RX DRUGS  |  POST-ACUTE CARE  |  PROCUREMENT  |  PUBLIC HEALTH  |  SCOPE OF PRACTICE  |  SEXUAL ASSAULT & HUMAN TRAFFICKING  |  TASK FORCE/WORK GROUP  |  VIOLENCE PREVENTION  |  WORKFORCE  | 


BillTitlePositionCategory
SB 2
HB 32
Mental Health Law - Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Electronic Record SupportBehavioral Health
SB 9 Procurement - Minority Business Enterprises - Qualification and Certification MonitorMinority Business
SB 10 Workers' Compensation - COVID-19 Occupational Disease Presumption OpposeCOVID-19/Emergency Preparedness
Labor
SB 12
HB 129
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services and Public Safety Answering Points - Modifications MonitorBehavioral Health
SB 31 Public Information Act - Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices MonitorLaw Enforcement/Justice Reform
SB 62
HB 28
Pharmacists - Aids for the Cessation of Tobacco Product Use MonitorPharmacy/Rx Drugs
Scope of Practice
SB 94
HB 48
Public Health - Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee MonitorBehavioral Health
SB 114 False Claims - Civil Penalties or Damages - Exceptions to General Fund Deposit by Comptroller MonitorCost Transparency
SB 150
HB 6
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental Coverage for Adults Letter of SupportMedicaid
Dental
SB 167 Maryland Insurance Administration - Enforcement Authority - Payment of Claims MonitorInsurance
SB 168 Department of Health - ImmuNet and Statewide Advisory Commission on Immunizations MonitorPublic Health
SB 180 Insurance - Conformity With Federal Law - The No Surprises Act and Other Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 MonitorInsurance
SB 186 Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program - Rebates MonitorHIV/AIDS
SB 192 State Procurement - Minority Business Enterprise Program - Reauthorization Extension MonitorMinority Business
SB 196 Maryland Department of Health - Overdose Report MonitorBehavioral Health
SB 207 Insurance Carriers - Cybersecurity Standards MonitorInsurance
Cybersecurity
SB 241
HB 293
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - 9-8-8 Trust Fund Support
SB 242
HB 109
Maryland Department of Health - System for Newborn Screening - Requirements MonitorMaryland Department of Health (MDH)
Children & Youth
Maternal & Child Health
SB 243
HB 287
Secretary of Health - Professional Qualification Requirement MonitorMaryland Department of Health (MDH)
SB 248 Minority Business Enterprises - Calculation of Participation Rates - Procurements From Maryland Correctional Enterprises No PositionMinority Business
SB 253 Maryland Health Care Commission - User Fee Assessments MonitorHealth Information Technology
Maryland Health Care Commission
SB 269 Open Meetings Act - Application and Enhanced Requirements (Maryland State Agency Transparency Act of 2022) Monitor
SB 290
HB 300
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2023) Support w/AmendmentsOperating Budget
SB 295
HB 44
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Emergency Service Transporters - Reimbursement MonitorEmergency Medical Services
Medicaid
SB 298
HB 267
Criminal Law - Threat Against Public Health Official or Hospital Staff Member SupportViolence Prevention
HB 49 Public Health - Emergency and Allergy Treatment Program - Nurse Practitioners MonitorWorkforce
Scope of Practice
HB 56 Commission on Student Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment MonitorBehavioral Health
HB 59 Ethics - Local Governments - Registration of Lobbyists MonitorEthics
HB 66 Health Occupations - Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives - Previous Cesarean Section OpposeMaternal & Child Health
HB 92 Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act - Assistance With Governmental Benefits and Programs MonitorGuardianship
HB 97 Workgroup on Black, Latino, Asian American Pacific Islander, and Other Underrepresented Behavioral Health Professionals Letter of SupportWorkforce
HB 118 Public Schools - Student Attendance - Excused Absences for Mental Health Needs MonitorBehavioral Health
Children & Youth
HB 177 9-1-1 Registry Program - Autism and Other Special Needs - Established MonitorBehavioral Health
HB 179 Counties and State Legislative Districts - Food Environment Reports Letter of SupportHealth Equity & Social Determinants
HB 180 Interstate Medical Licensure Compact - Sunset Extension and Reporting SupportWorkforce
HB 190 Criminal Procedure - Medical Emergency - Immunity MonitorMedical Liability
HB 245 Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims - Alterations and Repeal of Sunset SupportHIV/AIDS
Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking
HB 286 Emergency Medical Services - Paramedics - Immunization Administration - Effective Date SupportWorkforce