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SB 124 (HB 400) - Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Annual Behavioral Health Wellness Visits - Coverage and Reimbursement Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and certain health insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage and certain reimbursement for annual behavioral health wellness visits. SB 124

HB 400

Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)

Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)
SB 137 - Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Program Workgroup Establishing the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Program Workgroup to study the feasibility of developing and implementing a registered nurse degree apprenticeship program in the State; and requiring the Workgroup, on or before April 1, 2025, to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the Senate Finance Committee, and the House Health and Government Operations Committee. SB 137

Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)
SB 359 (HB 425) - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact Entering into the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 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 that the Compact is contingent on the enacting of substantially similar legislation in six other states; etc. SB 359

HB 425

Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)

Referred Finance (2/26)
SB 418 (HB 891) - Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund - Alterations Expanding the purpose and use of the Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development to include providing grants and loans to anchor institutions for a certain purpose in sustainable communities; and repealing a requirement that certain matching funds be from a private source. SB 418

HB 891

Referred Environment and Transportation (2/28)

Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m. (2/6)
SB 472 (HB 581) - State Government - Permits, Licenses, and Certificates - Processing (Transparent Government Act of 2024) Requiring certain departments and independent units to create a certain catalog of information relating to permits, licenses, and certificates issued by the department or independent unit and submit the catalog to the Governor on or before September 1, 2024; requiring certain departments and independent units to post certain information relating to permits, licenses, and certificates on the website of the department or independent unit on or before December 1, 2024; establishing the Government Efficiency Commission; etc. SB 472

HB 581

Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/2)

Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations (3/4)
SB 474 (HB 579) - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and Related Approvals - Definition of Generating Station (Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024) Altering and establishing the definition of "generating station" for the purpose of exempting the construction of certain generating facilities used to produce electricity for the purpose of onsite emergency backup and certain test and maintenance operations from the requirement to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity or certain other related approvals under certain circumstances. SB 474

HB 579

Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/2)

Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/2)
SB 475 (HB 583) - Center for Firearm Violence Prevention - Establishment Establishing the Center for Firearm Violence Prevention in the Maryland Department of Health to reduce firearm violence, harm from firearm violence, and misuse of firearms in the State by partnering with federal, State, and local agencies and affected communities to implement a public health approach to firearm violence reduction; requiring the Center, by May 1, 2025, to submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a preliminary State Plan for a Public Health Approach to Reducing Firearm Violence; etc. SB 475

HB 583

Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m. (1/31)

Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (1/30)
SB 511 (HB 650) - Labor and Employment - Apprenticeship Standards - Ratio of Apprentices to Journeypersons Requiring the Secretary of Labor to adopt regulations establishing a ratio of three apprentices to one journeyperson for each nontraditional trade occupation and newly registered occupation. SB 511

HB 650

Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (1/29)

Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)
SB 694 (HB 887) - Maryland Department of Health - Health Commissions and Maryland Insurance Administration - Study Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to contract with an independent consultant to conduct a certain study of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the Maryland Health Care Commission, the Maryland Insurance Administration, and the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission; and requiring the Department to submit a report on the results of the study to the Governor, the Senate Finance Committee, and the House Health and Government Operations Committee on or before January 1, 2026. SB 694

HB 887

Referred Health and Government Operations (3/1)

Favorable Report by Health and Government Operations (3/4)
SB 705 (HB 728) - Health Insurance - Qualified Resident Enrollment Program (Access to Care Act) Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to establish and implement the Qualified Resident Enrollment Program to facilitate the enrollment of qualified residents in qualified plans; providing that the operation and administration of the Program may include functions delegated by the Maryland Exchange to a third party; and providing that the implementation of the Program is contingent on approval of a certain waiver application amendment. SB 705

HB 728

Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance (3/4)

Referred Finance (2/26)
SB 718 - Maryland Pathway to Nursing Pilot Program and Advisory Committee - Establishment Establishing the Maryland Pathway to Nursing Pilot Program in the Maryland Department of Health; requiring the Secretary of Health to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly on the implementation of the Program through 2029; requiring the Secretary to issue grants to at least two pilot sites located in diverse areas on or before July 1, 2025; and establishing the Maryland Pathway to Nursing Advisory Committee to assist the Secretary in the development and implementation of the Program. SB 718

Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m. (1/31)
SB 741 (HB 771) - Public Senior Higher Education Institutions - Pregnant and Parenting Students - Policy Requirements (Pregnant and Parenting Support Act) Requiring each public senior higher education institution to adopt a policy regarding pregnant and parenting students using certain guidelines; and requiring each public senior higher education institution to post the policy on the institution's website by August 1, 2025. SB 741

HB 771

Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/8)

Hearing 2/27 at 12:00 p.m. (2/7)
SB 754 (HB 1368) - Health Insurance Carriers and Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Clinician-Administered Drugs and Related Services Prohibiting certain health insurance entities from taking certain actions with respect to the dispensing of clinician-administered drugs and related services; and authorizing certain health insurance entities to allow the use of a certain pharmacy or infusion site for an insured or an enrollee to obtain certain clinician-administered drugs and related services. SB 754

HB 1368

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

Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)
SB 757 (HB 617) - State Information Technology - Prohibited Applications and Websites Prohibiting certain employees, agents, or entities on any information technology owned or leased by a unit of State government from downloading or using any application, including TikTok or WeChat, or accessing any website developed by ByteDance Ltd. or Tencent Holdings Ltd; requiring by December 31, 2024, the Department of Budget and Management, in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology, to prepare guidance for units of State government regarding access to certain applications and websites; etc. SB 757

HB 617

Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m. (2/6)

Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)
SB 759 (HB 698) - Estates and Trusts - Guardianship of the Person of a Disabled Person - Expedited Proceedings Requiring a court to rule on petitions to appoint a guardian of the person of a disabled person in order to seek transfer or discharge of a disabled person from a hospital within 10 days; and requiring that hearings to appoint a guardian of the person of a disabled person be held virtually unless the party seeking appointment requests that the hearing be held in person. SB 759

HB 698

Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m. (2/1)

Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (1/30)
SB 830 (HB 934) - Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiology Assistance - Limited Licensed Radiologic Technologist Establishing a licensing and regulatory system for the practice of limited licensed radiologic technology under the State Board of Physicians; and altering the composition of the Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiology Assistance, and Limited Licensed Radiologic Technology Advisory Committee. SB 830

HB 934

Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (2/6)

Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (2/13)

HB 934: Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.@Health and Government Operations

SB 950 (HB 1127) - Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations Conducted Through Telehealth - Reimbursement and Study Authorizing the reimbursement of a sexual assault forensic exam conducted through telehealth under certain circumstances; requiring the Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee to conduct a study on the feasibility of a telehealth program that includes a pilot program for conducting sexual assault forensic examinations through telehealth; and requiring the Committee to report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2024. SB 950

HB 1127

Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. (2/6)

Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m. (2/7)

SB 950: Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.@Finance

SB 973 - Hospitals - Private Hospital Grant Program - Funding Codifying a private hospital grant program for the purpose of making recommendations to the Governor for funding for capital projects at private hospitals in the State; requiring the Maryland Hospital Association to establish a certain review committee to develop a certain process for hospitals in the State to submit requests for funding; authorizing the Governor to include in the capital or operating budget bill in certain fiscal years an appropriation of $20,000,000 for the Private Hospital Grant Program; etc. SB 973

Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m. (2/6)
SB 974 (HB 933) - Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - 9-8-8 Trust Fund Fees Establishing a 9-8-8 fee to be paid by each subscriber to switched local exchange access service, commercial mobile radio service, or other 9-8-8-accessible service; establishing a prepaid wireless 9-8-8 fee to be paid on certain retail transactions; requiring the Comptroller to deposit the 9-8-8 fees and the prepaid wireless 9-8-8 fees in the 9-8-8 Trust Fund; and requiring the Comptroller to adopt procedures for auditing fee collection and remittance by telephone companies and commercial mobile radio service providers. SB 974

HB 933

Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/6)

Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)
SB 986 (HB 1056) - State Board of Pharmacy - Prohibition on Discrimination Against 340B Drug Distribution Prohibiting a 340B manufacturer, wholesale drug distributor, or third-party logistics provider, or an agent or affiliate of a 340B manufacturer, wholesale drug distributor, or third-party logistics provider, from taking certain actions to limit or restrict the acquisition or delivery of a 340B drug; and making a violation of this Act an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice within the meaning of the Consumer Protection Act. SB 986

HB 1056

Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (2/6)

Hearing 2/29 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)

SB 986: Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.@Finance

SB 999 (HB 1125) - Certified Nursing Assistants - Licensing Requirements and Administrative Updates Exempting an individual who practices as a certain nursing assistant for less than 4 months under federal regulations from the State's certification requirement; altering the designation of, and licensure requirements for, certified nursing assistants and geriatric nursing assistants; requiring an applicant for certification as a certified nursing assistant to complete a nursing assistant competency evaluation; etc. SB 999

HB 1125

Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (2/6)

Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (2/13)

HB 1125: Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.@Health and Government Operations

SB 1006 - Hospitals - Medical Debt Collection - Sale of Patient Debt Authorizing a hospital, under certain circumstances, to sell the medical debt of patients if the debt is sold to a governmental unit or an entity that is under contract with the unit for the purpose of canceling the debt; and requiring that a hospital's financial policy require the hospital to dismiss actions pending against a patient for the collection of debt that was sold and prohibit the hospital from engaging in specified collection activities on patient debt that was sold. SB 1006

Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m. (2/9)

SB 1006: Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.@Finance

SB 1158 (HB 547) - Crime of Violence - Educational Facilities, Medical Facilities, and Places of Worship - Penalty (Sacred Places Safety Act) Prohibiting a person from committing a crime of violence while the person is in an educational facility, a medical facility, or a place of worship; and providing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of a felony and, in addition to any other penalty imposed for the underlying crime of violence, on conviction is subject to imprisonment of up to 10 years. SB 1158

HB 547

First Reading Senate Rules (2/11)

Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. (1/30)
HB 312 - Physician Assistants - Collaboration Agreements Requiring a physician assistant to have a collaboration agreement with a patient care team physician, rather than a delegation agreement with a primary supervising physician, in order to practice as a physician assistant; increasing, from four to eight, the number of physician assistants to whom a patient care team physician may delegate medical acts under a collaboration agreement; altering the circumstances under which and the settings at which a physician assistant is authorized to perform advanced duties without certain approval; etc. HB 312

Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/5)
HB 354 - Maryland Pathway to Nursing Program and Advisory Committee - Establishment Establishing the Maryland Pathway to Nursing Program in the Maryland Department of Health; requiring the Secretary to establish a pilot program at community colleges in at least two geographically diverse areas in the State that offer licensed practical nursing programs before implementing the Program statewide; requiring an annual report by to the Governor and the General Assembly on implementation of the Program; and establishing the Maryland Pathway to Nursing Advisory Committee to assist in the development of the Program. HB 354

Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m. (1/18)
HB 482 (SB 398) - Criminal Injuries Compensation Board - Victims of Nonfatal Strangulation Authorizing the reimbursement of certain physicians, qualified health care providers, and hospitals by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board for certain forensic examinations of and health care services provided to a victim of nonfatal strangulation without charge; and specifying that "strangulation" includes strangulation that is not related to rape, sexual offense, or sexual abuse. HB 482

SB 398

Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m. (1/23)

Hearing 2/01 at 1:00 p.m. (1/18)
HB 757 - State Board of Physicians - Supervised Medical Graduates and Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists (Bridge to Medical Residency Act) Authorizing a supervised medical graduate to provide delegated duties under direct supervision in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Board of Physicians; and repealing the termination of certain provisions of law relating to delegation of duties by licensed physicians to cardiovascular invasive specialists. HB 757

Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations (3/4)
HB 767 - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Adult and Pediatric Dental Services - Reimbursement Rates Requiring the Maryland Department of Health, on or before January 1 each year, beginning in 2025, to conduct a certain review of billed charges and reimbursement rates for adult and pediatric dental services and report the findings to certain committees of the General Assembly; and requiring the Department, based on the data obtained from the review, to revise the rates for adult and pediatric dental services provided under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to ensure sufficient access to care for Program recipients. HB 767

Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m. (2/1)
HB 1054 - Physicians - Licensing - Foreign Practicing Physicians Exempting a foreign practicing physician applicant for a license from certain education requirements under certain circumstances; requiring the State Board of Physicians to establish a consortium of postgraduate medical education programs for the purpose of developing, implementing, and administering an examination to assess the ability of a foreign practicing physician to meet the standard of care for the independent practice of medicine; etc. HB 1054

Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (2/13)

HB 1054: Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.@Health and Government Operations