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SB 322 (HB 1071) - Health - Health and Wellness Standards - Correctional Facilities and Health Care Facilities Requiring the Secretary of Health to adopt certain health and wellness standards for certain health care facilities; providing that certain standards may exceed the standards set by federal law; establishing the Correctional Facilities Health and Wellness Pilot Program to establish minimum mandatory standards for inmate food services for participating correctional facilities; requiring each participating facility to comply with certain health and wellness standards, offer plant-based meals, and provide certain information to inmates; etc. SB 322

HB 1071

SB 322- Health – Health and Wellness Standards – Correctional Facilities and Health Care Facilities- Oppose.pdf (2-11)

HB 1071- Health – Health and Wellness Standards – Correctional Facilities and Health Care Facilities- Oppose.pdf (3-8)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/31)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/5)
SB 486 (HB 581) - Labor and Employment - Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers' Protection Act) Requiring an essential employer to give a written statement regarding certain hazard pay paid to certain essential workers at certain intervals; requiring an essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during an emergency; authorizing an essential worker to refuse to fulfill a certain responsibility under certain circumstances; prohibiting an essential employer from retaliating or taking other adverse action against an essential worker or other worker for certain actions; etc. SB 486

HB 581

SB 486- Essential Workers Protection- Oppose.pdf (2-11)

HB 581- Essential Workers Protection Act.pdf (2-11)

Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 736 (5/30)
SB 579 - Health Care Facilities - Restrooms - Requirements Requiring each health care facility, on or after January 1, 2023, to provide in each restroom maintained by the health care facility a hands-free disposable towel dispenser and a device that allows an individual to open a door without touching the door handle; requiring each health care facility to report to the Maryland Department of Health certain information regarding certain restrooms on or before January 1, 2023; etc. SB 579

SB 579- Health Care Facilities – Restrooms – Requirements- Oppose.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m. (2/1)
SB 756 - Workers’ Compensation - Occupational Disease Presumptions - COVID-19 Providing that certain covered employees who are suffering from the effects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 are presumed, under certain circumstances, to have an occupational disease that was suffered in the line of duty or course of employment and is compensable in a certain manner; requiring an individual who is eligible for benefits under certain provisions of the Act to provide a copy of a certain test or written documentation to the employer or insurer; applying the Act retroactively; etc. SB 756

SB 756 - Workers' Compensation - Occupational Disease Presumptions - COVID-19 - oppose.pdf (3-8)

Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)
SB 812 - Workers' Compensation - Occupational Disease Presumptions - COVID-19 Providing that certain covered employees who are suffering from the effects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 are presumed, under certain circumstances, to have an occupational disease that was suffered in the line of duty or course of employment and is compensable in a certain manner; requiring an individual who is eligible for benefits under certain provisions of the Act to provide a copy of a certain test or certain written documentation to the employer or insurer; etc. SB 812

SB 812 - Workers' Compensation - Occupational Disease Presumptions - COVID-19 - oppose.pdf (3-8)

Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)
SB 813 (HB 1199) - Workers' Compensation - Occupational Disease Presumptions - COVID-19 Providing that certain covered employees who are suffering from the effects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 are presumed, under certain circumstances, to have an occupational disease the was suffered in the line of duty or course of employment and is compensable in a certain manner; requiring an individual who is eligible for certain benefits to provide a copy of the positive test or written documentation confirming the diagnosis to the employer or insurer; etc. SB 813

HB 1199

SB 813 - Workers' Compensation - Occupational Disease Presumptions - COVID-19 - oppose.pdf (3-8)

HB 1199- Worker’s Compensation – Occupational Disease Presumptions – Novel Coronavirus (Essential Workers’ Compensation Act)- Oppose.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)

Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m. (2/9)
HB 442 (SB 557) - Suicide Treatment Improvements Act Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide training for certain staff who assist callers on a certain hotline to ensure that the staff are able to provide counseling for suicidal persons who may be in crisis; requiring certain facilities to ensure that suicidal patients and patients who have attempted suicide are treated in a certain manner; requiring certain facilities to ensure that certain staff act in a certain manner and receive certain training; etc. HB 442

SB 557

HB 442- Suicide Treatment Improvements Act- Oppose.pdf (2-11)

SB 557- Suicide Treatment Improvements Act- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-2)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/20)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/19)
HB 765 - Workers’ Compensation - Occupational Disease Presumptions - Novel Coronavirus (Essential Workers’ Compensation Act) Providing that certain firefighters, rescue squad members, advance life support unit members, police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, correctional officers, and certain health care workers and child care workers, who are suffering from the effects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 are presumed, under certain circumstances, to have an occupational disease that was suffered in the line of duty or course of employment and is compensable in a certain manner; etc. HB 765

HB 765- Worker’s Compensation – Occupational Disease Presumptions – Novel Coronavirus (Essential Workers’ Compensation Act)- Oppose.pdf (3-2)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/3)
HB 1032 - Health Occupations - Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives - Previous Cesarean Section Altering the circumstances under which a licensed direct-entry midwife is prohibited from taking certain responsibility for a patient who had a previous cesarean section; and requiring a licensed direct-entry midwife to consult with a health care practitioner and document the consultation if a patient had a previous cesarean section that resulted in a confirmed low transverse incision and was performed at least 18 months before the expected date of birth for the current pregnancy. HB 1032

HB 1032- Health Occupations - Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives - Previous Cesarean Section- Oppose.pdf (3-17)

Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m. (2/12)