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SB 13 (HB 1193) - Certified Nursing Assistants - Certificate Renewal - Training Program Requirements Altering the circumstances under which a certified nursing assistant may renew the certificate to allow the nursing assistant to provide, under certain circumstances, certain evidence of completion of a certain nursing assistant training program or a certain refresher training program as required in certain regulations adopted by the State Board of Nursing; and requiring the Board to adopt certain regulations. SB 13

HB 1193

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 161 (5/18)

Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/22)
SB 34 (HB 299) - State Board of Physicians - Genetic Counselors - Licensing Requiring the State Board of Physicians to license genetic counselors; providing that provisions of the Act do not limit the right of certain individuals to practice certain occupations; establishing the Genetic Counseling Advisory Committee within the Board; requiring individuals, on or after January 1, 2024, to be licensed by the Board as genetic counselors before practicing genetic counseling in the State; requiring the Board to issue a supervised genetic counselor license to certain applicants on or after January 1, 2024; etc. SB 34

HB 299

SB 34 – State Board of Physicians - Genetic Counselors - Licensing- Letter of Support.pdf (2-10)

HB 299 – State Board of Physicians - Genetic Counselors - Licensing- Letter of Support.pdf (2-11)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 604 (5/30)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 603 (5/30)
SB 92 (HB 1195) - Income Tax - Credits for Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce Shortages - Eligibility and Sunset Repeal Reducing, from 160 to 100 hours, the number of training hours that a licensed physician is required to perform in a preceptor program rotation in order to qualify for a certain credit against the State income tax; clarifying the issuance of a credit certificate in certain preceptorship programs; repealing the termination date for certain credits against the State income tax for certain individuals who serve as preceptors in certain preceptorship programs and work in areas of the State with health care workforce shortages; etc. SB 92

HB 1195

Maryland Hospital Association- SB 92- Income Tax – Credits for Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce Shortages- Eligiblity and Sunset Repeal- Letter of Support.pdf (2-10)

Maryland Hospital Association- SB 92- Income Tax – Credits for Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce Shortages- Eligiblity and Sunset Repeal- Letter of Support- Crossover Testimony.pdf (3-17)

HB 1195- Income Tax – Credits for Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce Shortages- Eligiblity and Sunset - Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 3/25 at 1:30 p.m. (3/1)

Hearing 2/26 at 1:30 p.m. (2/9)
SB 102 (HB 1252) - Income Tax - Credits for Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce Shortages Requiring that a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner work at least three rotations, with each rotation consisting of 100 hours of community-based clinical training in an area identified as having a health care workforce shortage, in order to qualify for a certain credit against the State income tax; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to issue a tax credit certificate for $1,000 for each student rotation for which certain persons served as preceptors without compensation; etc. SB 102

HB 1252

Maryland Hospital Association- SB 102- Income Tax – Credits for Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce- Letter of Support.pdf (2-10)

Maryland Hospital Association- SB 102- Income Tax – Credits for Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce- Letter of Support- Crossover Testimony.pdf (3-17)

HB 1252- Income Tax – Credits for Preceptors in Areas With Health Care Workforce- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 154 (5/18)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 153 (5/18)
SB 105 (HB 289) - Peace Orders - Workplace Violence Specifying that certain provisions of law relating to peace orders may not be interpreted to create or impose a duty on a certain employer to file a petition on behalf of a certain employee; making certain provisions of law relating to the filing, issuance, and modification of certain peace orders and to the shielding of certain court records of certain peace order proceedings apply to certain peace orders filed by certain employers on the basis of certain acts committed against certain employees under certain circumstances; etc. SB 105

HB 289

HB 289- Peace Order- Workplace Violence- Support.pdf (2-10)

SB 105- Peace Order- Workplace Violence- Support as adopted by the House X Judiciary Hearing.pdf (4-7)

Maryland Hospital Association- HB 289- Peace Order- Support.pdf (1-17)

House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Atterbeary, Shetty and Williams) (4/10)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 341 (5/18)
SB 211 (HB 375) - Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2021) Establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide temporary benefits to a covered individual who is taking leave from employment; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requiring, beginning January 1, 2022, certain employees, employers, and self-employed individuals to pay certain contributions; authorizing, beginning July 1, 2023, a covered individual taking certain leave from employment to submit a claim for benefits; authorizing the establishment of private employer plans; etc. SB 211

HB 375

Hearing 1/28 at 1:00 p.m. (12/23)

Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m. (2/8)
SB 307 - Labor and Employment - Direct Care Workforce Innovation Program Establishing the Direct Care Workforce Innovation Program in the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning within the Maryland Department of Labor; requiring the Division to provide certain matching grants to certain entities to create and expand on successful recruitment and retention strategies that address certain barriers to increasing the population of direct care workers; requiring the Governor to include a $250,000 appropriation in the annual budget bill for the Program; etc. SB 307

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 699 (5/30)
SB 357 - Joint Committee on Workforce Development Establishing a Joint Committee on Workforce Development to evaluate the condition of the State's public and private sector workforces, monitor skills shortages, identify strategies to expand employment opportunities, increase earnings, and evaluate the effectiveness of certain programs and policies; requiring the Committee to submit its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31 each year; etc. SB 357

Senate Bill 357- Joint Committee on Workforce Development- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance) (1/19)
SB 473 (HB 56) - Labor and Employment - Leave With Pay - Bereavement Leave Authorizing employees of certain employers to use certain leave with pay for bereavement leave; defining the term "bereavement leave" as leave an employee is allowed to use on the death of a member of the employee's immediate family; and defining the term "child" for purposes of certain bereavement leave to include an adopted, biological, or foster child, a stepchild, or a legal ward. SB 473

HB 56

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 574 (5/30)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 573 (5/30)
SB 476 (HB 95) - Health Occupations - Nurses - Delegation of Tasks Providing that an advanced practice registered nurse is not precluded from delegating a nursing or other technical task to an assistant under certain circumstances; providing that a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse is not precluded from delegating a technical task other than a nursing task to an unlicensed individual under certain circumstances; and requiring the State Board of Nursing to adopt certain regulations. SB 476

HB 95

SB 476- Health Occupations – Nurses – Delegation of Tasks- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

HB 95- Health Occupations – Nurses – Delegation of Tasks- Letter of Support.pdf (2-11)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 754 (5/30)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 753 (5/30)
SB 571 (HB 736) - Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact Entering the Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring that a state meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing duties of member states; authorizing a certain state to charge a certain fee for granting a certain privilege; requiring certain professional counselors to meet certain eligibility requirements to receive certain licensure and exercise a certain privilege; etc. SB 571

HB 736

SB 571- Interstate Licensed Professional Counselor Compact- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

HB 736- Interstate Licensed Professional Counselor Compact- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 135 (5/18)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 134 (5/18)
SB 736 (HB 1040) - Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Administration of Children's Vaccines - Study and Temporary Authority Authorizing a pharmacist, from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023, inclusive, to administer vaccinations to an individual who is at least 3 years old but under the age of 18 years if certain requirements are met; requiring the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, in consultation with the State Board of Pharmacy, to report to certain committees of the General Assembly by December 1, 2021, certain information the Administration considers relevant to setting policies on the administration of vaccines to children by pharmacists; etc. SB 736

HB 1040

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 793 (5/30)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 792 (5/30)
SB 881 - Income Tax - Work Opportunity Tax Credit Allowing certain employers to claim a credit against the State income tax in a certain amount for certain wages paid to certain individuals with barriers to employment; providing that the credit may not exceed 100% of the Federal Work Opportunity Credit claimed by an employer on the employer's federal income tax return, or the State income tax imposed for that taxable year, and may not be carried over to any other taxable year; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020. SB 881

Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)
SB 938 (HB 1006) - Health Occupations - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Temporary Licensure, Certification, and Registration Requiring certain health occupations boards to issue a temporary expedited license, certificate, or registration to a service member, veteran, or military spouse who meets certain requirements; providing for the term of a certain temporary license, certificate, or registration; requiring that an application for a certain temporary license, certificate, or registration include certain information; etc. SB 938

HB 1006

SB 938- Health Occupations – Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses – Temporary Licensure, Certification, and Registration- Letter of Support.pdf (3-17)

SB 938- Health Occupations – Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses – Temporary Licensure, Certification, and Registration- Letter of Support.pdf (4-7)

HB 1006- Health Occupations – Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses – Temporary Licensure, Certification, and Registration- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m. (3/10)

Hearing 2/25 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
HB 124 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards to Protect Employees - Aerosol Transmissible Diseases and COVID-19 Requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to adopt regulations, by October 1, 2021, establishing an occupational safety and health standard protecting employees from exposure to aerosol transmissible diseases; requiring the Secretary of Labor, the Commissioner, and the Maryland Department of Health to develop an Emergency Temporary Occupational Safety and Health Standard to Protect Employees From COVID-19 by March 1, 2021, and to make the information available on the Department of Labor's website; etc. HB 124

Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/10)
HB 350 - Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act - Verification Altering the circumstances under which an employer is authorized to require an employee who uses certain sick and safe leave to provide verification that the leave was used appropriately; and authorizing certain employers to deny a certain request to take certain sick and safe leave under certain circumstances. HB 350

Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/10)
HB 653 - Joint Committee on Workforce Development Establishing a Joint Committee on Workforce Development to evaluate the condition of the State's public and private sector workforces, monitor skills shortages, identify strategies to expand employment, and evaluate the effectiveness of certain programs and policies; and requiring the Committee to submit its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 31 each year. HB 653

HB 653- Joint Committee on Workforce Development- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/17)
HB 850 - Higher Education - Maryland Corps Program Fund - COVID-19 Emergency Funding Priorities Requiring, in fiscal years 2022 and 2023, the Board of Directors of the Maryland Corps Program to give priority to, when awarding Program funds, certain Program participants who serve with certain nonprofit corporations or government agencies that provide certain COVID-19 related services; and providing that if certain funding becomes available from the federal government it is the intent of the General Assembly that the funding be deposited in the Maryland Corps Program Fund. HB 850

HB 850 Higher Education- Maryland Corps Program Fund- COVID-19 Emergency Funding Priorities- Letter of Suport.pdf (3-8)

Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. (3/24)
HB 915 - Workgroup on Black, Latino, Asian American Pacific Islander, and Other Underrepresented Behavioral Health Professionals Establishing the Workgroup on Black, Latino, Asian American Pacific Islander, and Other Underrepresented Behavioral Health Professionals; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding certain behavioral health professionals and certain students who are Black, Latino, Asian American Pacific Islander or otherwise underrepresented in the behavioral health profession; authorizing the Workgroup to establish a certain subgroup to assist the Workgroup; requiring the workgroup to report its findings by July 1, 2022; etc. HB 915

HB 915- Workgroup on Black, Latino, and Other Underrepresented Mental Health Professionals- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

HB 915- Workgroup on Black Latino and Other Underrepresented Mental Health Professionals- Letter of Support- X EHEA Committee Hearing.docx (4-7)

Hearing 4/06 at 1:00 p.m. (3/24)
HB 1041 - Health Occupations Boards - Uniform Reporting Requiring each health occupations board to request certain information from certain applicants and health care practitioners before issuing, renewing, or reinstating certain licenses, certificates, or registrations; requiring each health occupations board to post certain information on the board's website in a searchable format; requiring each health occupations board to provide an opportunity to certain applicants and health care practitioners to opt out of having phone numbers and e-mail addresses posted on certain websites; etc. HB 1041

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/10)
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 1171 - Labor and Employment - Maryland Employee Protection Plan for Vaccine Refusal Prohibiting an employer from terminating an employee solely on the basis of the employee's refusal to receive a vaccination against COVID-19; specifying that an employee waives the right to file a civil action against the employer if the employee refuses to receive a certain vaccination and the employee contracts COVID-19 in the course of employment; etc. HB 1171

HB 1171 Maryland Employee Protection Plan for Vaccine Refusal- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-8)

Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m. (2/9)