Letter of Information

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 522 (HB 470) - Public Health - Commission on Universal Health Care Establishing the Commission on Universal Health Care; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to develop a plan for the State to establish, on or before January 1, 2024, a universal health care program to provide health benefits to all residents of the State through a single-payer system; authorizing the Commission, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, and the Maryland Department of Health to apply for certain waivers; etc. SB 522

HB 470

SB 522- Commission on Universal Health Care- Letter of Information.pdf (3-2)

HB 470- Commission on Universal Health Care- Letter of Information.pdf (3-17)

Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)

Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
SB 543 - Insurance - Health Care Sharing Ministries - Exemption Exempting from State insurance laws health care sharing ministries as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 5000A(d)(2)(B)(ii). SB 543

SB 543-Health Care Sharing Ministries – Exemption- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)
SB 568 (HB 732) - Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners Authorizing an out-of-state health care practitioner to provide telehealth services to a patient located in the State in accordance with certain provisions of the Act; requiring a certain health occupations board to register an out-of-state health care practitioner, under certain circumstances, to provide telehealth services to a patient located in the State; prohibiting an out-of-state health care practitioner who is registered under certain provisions of the Act from taking certain actions; etc. SB 568

HB 732

SB 568-Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners- Letter of Information.pdf (3-2)

HB 732-Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners- Letter of Information.pdf (2-11)

Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/16)

Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. (1/27)
SB 623 (HB 425) - Criminal Law - Crimes Involving Computers Prohibiting a person from committing a certain prohibited act with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a health care facility or a public school; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing ransomware with the intent to use the ransomware for the purpose of introduction into the computer, computer network, or computer system of another person without authorization; authorizing a victim of a certain offense to bring a civil action for damages against a certain person; etc. SB 623

HB 425

SB 623- Criminal Law - Crimes Involving Computers- Letter of Information.pdf (3-2)

HB 425- Criminal Law - Crimes Involving Computers- Letter of Information.pdf (2-11)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 146 (5/18)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 145 (5/18)
SB 638 (HB 919) - Maryland Insurance Commissioner - Specialty Mental Health Services and Payment of Claims - Enforcement Requiring the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to enforce a certain provision of law providing that the provisions of § 15-1005 of the Insurance Article apply to a certain delivery system for specialty mental health services and administered by an administrative services organization; prohibiting a certain administrative services organization from using certain funds or otherwise passing certain expenses onto the State; requiring a certain administrative services organization to pay certain interest to certain persons; etc. SB 638

HB 919

SB 638 Attachment- MHA Letter to MDH 11.20.2020.pdf (3-2)

SB 638- Specialty Mental Health Services and Payment of Claims – Enforcement- Letter of Information.pdf (3-2)

HB 919- Specialty Mental Health Services and Payment of Claims – Enforcement- Letter of Information.pdf (3-2)

HB 919 Attachment- MHA Letter to MDH 11.20.2020.pdf (3-2)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 152 (5/18)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 151 (5/18)
SB 668 - Good Job Opportunities for High School Graduates Act of 2021 Requiring certain county boards of education to consider the pursuit of certain certificates, certifications, or apprenticeships as the equivalent of pursuing postsecondary education; authorizing a student or student's parent or guardian to release certain student information to certain apprenticeship sponsors and employers; requiring certain public high schools to inform students of certain employment and skills training opportunities in a certain manner through certain apprenticeship sponsors and employers; etc. SB 668

Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (2/12)
HB 534 - Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment Establishing the Healthy Maryland Program as a public corporation and a unit of State government; stating that the General Assembly finds that millions of dollars have been diverted or wasted as part of a multipayer health care system; stating that it is the intent of the General Assembly that Healthy Maryland be established to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident and be funded by certain revenue; establishing the Healthy Maryland Board and the Healthy Maryland Public Advisory Committee; etc. HB 534

HB 534- Commission on Universal Health Care- Letter of Information.pdf (3-17)

Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
HB 1110 - Criminal Law - Felony Second-Degree Assault - Emergency Medical Care Workers Prohibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is a worker who is providing emergency and related services in a certain department at a certain hospital or certain freestanding medical facility; and establishing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of the felony of assault in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both. HB 1110

HB 1110- Criminal Law - Felony Second-Degree Assault - Emergency Medical Care Workers- Letter Of Information.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/10)
HB 1296 - Public School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act) Requiring a public school student in elementary school to be provided a daily program of physical activity totaling at least 150 minutes each week to include physical education and developmentally appropriate, moderate-to-vigorous activity, including recess and at least 90 minutes each week of physical education; requiring that the program of physical activity for a certain category of student be consistent with the student's Individualized Education Program; etc. HB 1296

HB 1296- Public School Students - Daily Physical Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act)- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m. (2/17)