Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 370 (HB 531) - Certified Nursing Assistants - Licensing Requirements and Administrative Updates Requiring a certified nursing assistant to successfully complete an approved nursing assistant training program meeting certain requirements; requiring the State Board of Nursing to provide certain notifications to geriatric nursing assistants and nursing homes regarding certain provisions of this Act; and requiring the Board to update the title of geriatric nursing assistants on the renewal of a license. SB 370

HB 531

Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (2/1)

Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/6)
SB 376 (HB 351) - Health Occupations - Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives - Previous Cesarean Section Allowing a licensed direct-entry midwife to assume or take responsibility for a client who had a previous cesarean section and regulating the circumstances under which the responsibility may be assumed or taken; altering the required contents of a certain informed consent agreement; and requiring the State Board of Nursing, in consultation with certain stakeholders, to develop a transport protocol for clients who had a previous cesarean section. SB 376

HB 351

Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)

Referred Finance (3/3)
SB 439 (HB 475) - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact Entering into the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact; establishing criteria for participating states; authorizing an advanced practice registered nurse to practice in a party state under certain scope of practice rules; establishing the Interstate Commission of APRN Compact Administrators and its duties and powers; providing for the amendment of and withdrawal from the Compact; providing the Compact is contingent on the enacting of substantially similar legislation in six other states; etc. SB 439

HB 475

Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)

Referred Finance (3/20)
SB 509 (HB 702) - Health Care Facilities - Nursing Homes - Acquisitions and Licensure Requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to provide certain information regarding the acquisition of a nursing home to the Office of Health Care Quality; requiring the Secretary of Health to consider the information before taking action regarding licensure to operate a nursing home; and requiring the Commission, in consultation with certain stakeholders, to study and make recommendations regarding the expansion of the certificate of need program over acquisitions of nursing homes and issue a report on or before December 1, 2023. SB 509

HB 702

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 288 (5/3)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 289 (5/3)
SB 960 (HB 611) - State Board of Nursing - Sunset Extension, Licensure Exceptions, and Board Operations and Membership Continuing the State Board of Nursing in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending to July 1, 2025, the termination provisions relating to the statutory and regulatory authority of the Board; altering the exceptions to the registered nursing and licensed practical nurse licensure requirements; providing that, for a certain period of time, the Secretary of Health, rather than the Board, has authority over the infrastructure operations of the Board; etc. SB 960

HB 611

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 223 (4/24)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 222 (4/24)