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SB 2 (HB 32) - Mental Health Law - Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Electronic Record Authorizing a petition for emergency evaluation to be in the form of an electronic record. SB 2

HB 32

Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m. (1/14)

Hearing 1/26 at 2:30 p.m. (1/11)

SB 2: Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m.@Finance

HB 32: Hearing 1/26 at 2:30 p.m.@Health and Government Operations

SB 241 (HB 293) - Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - 9-8-8 Trust Fund Establishing the 9-8-8 Trust Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide reimbursement for costs associated with designating and maintaining 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to designate 9-8-8 as the primary phone number for the State's behavioral health crisis hotline; requiring the Department by December 1 each year to report on the expenditure of funds and additional services provided by the funding; etc. SB 241

HB 293

First Reading Finance (1/13)

First Reading Health and Government Operations and Appropriations (1/17)
SB 298 (HB 267) - Criminal Law - Threat Against Public Health Official or Hospital Staff Member Prohibiting a person from making or sending a threat to a public health official or hospital staff member with the intent to intimidate, interfere with, or impede a public health official or hospital staff member from performing official duties; and providing that a person who violated the Act is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to imprisonment of up to 90 days and a fine of up to $500, or both. SB 298

HB 267

First Reading Judicial Proceedings (1/19)

Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m. (1/14)

HB 267: Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m.@Judiciary

HB 180 - Interstate Medical Licensure Compact - Sunset Extension and Reporting Extending from September 30, 2022, to September 30, 2027, the termination date of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and other provisions of law related to the Compact; and requiring the State Board of Physicians to include an update on the status of the Compact in its 2023 annual report. HB 180

Hearing 1/25 at 2:30 p.m. (1/11)

HB 180: Hearing 1/25 at 2:30 p.m.@Health and Government Operations

HB 245 - Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims - Alterations and Repeal of Sunset Repealing the termination date of the Pilot Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims; repealing the limit on the total annual amount physicians, qualified health care providers, and hospitals are entitled to be paid for providing certain treatment or follow-up care; and altering the requirement that the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services report to the Governor and General Assembly on the operation and results of the program. HB 245

First Reading Health and Government Operations and Judiciary (1/13)
HB 286 - Emergency Medical Services - Paramedics - Immunization Administration - Effective Date Delaying the effective date to January 1, 2026, of certain provisions of law that repeal the authority of paramedics to administer influenza and 2019CoV immunizations under certain circumstances. HB 286

Hearing 2/08 at 2:30 p.m. (1/18)

HB 286: Hearing 2/08 at 2:30 p.m.@Health and Government Operations