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2023 Legislative Session - Updated March 21
These are the bills MHA has taken a position on during the 2023 legislative session. Browse by Senate or House bill number, by position taken, or by category. To see upcoming hearing dates, current bill status and MHA testimony, click on the bill's assigned category. Testimony will be uploaded after the hearing date.

POSITIONS:
SUPPORT  |  SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS  |  OPPOSE  |  LETTER OF CONCERN  |  LETTER OF INFORMATION

CATEGORIES:
AGING  |  ALLIED HEALTH  |  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH  |  CAPITAL BUDGET  |  CHILDREN & YOUTH  |  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT  |  CRIMINAL LAW  |  CYBERSECURITY  |  END OF LIFE CARE  |  ENVIRONMENT  |  ETHICS  |  GOVERNANCE & BOARDS  |  GUARDIANSHIP  |  HSCRC  |  HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE  |  HEALTH EQUITY & SOCIAL DETERMINANTS  |  HEALTH OCCUPATION BOARDS  |  HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES  |  HIGHER EDUCATION  |  HOME HEALTH  |  HOSPITAL BILLING  |  HOSPITAL OPERATIONS  |  INSURANCE  |  LABOR  |  LICENSURE  |  MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (MDH)  |  MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH  |  MEDICAID  |  MEDICAL CANNABIS  |  MEDICAL LIABILITY  |  MINORITY BUSINESS  |  NURSING  |  PHARMACY/RX DRUGS  |  PHYSICIANS  |  PROCUREMENT  |  PUBLIC HEALTH  |  RURAL HEALTH  |  SEXUAL ASSAULT & HUMAN TRAFFICKING  |  TAXES/TAX CREDITS  |  TAXES/TAX CREDITS  |  TELEHEALTH  |  VIOLENCE PREVENTION  |  WORKFORCE  | 


BillTitlePositionCategory
SB 1 Criminal Law - Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Firearms - Restrictions (Gun Safety Act of 2023) SupportViolence Prevention
Health Equity & Social Determinants
SB 3
HB 271
9-8-8 Trust Fund - Funding SupportBehavioral Health
SB 4 Higher Education - The Senator Delores G. Kelley Scholarship Program - Establishment Letter of SupportHigher Education
SB 8
HB 121
Mental Health - Treatment Plans for Individuals in Facilities - Requirements Letter of ConcernHospital Operations
Behavioral Health
SB 14
HB 291
Health Occupations - Clinical and Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselors - Licensure Letter of SupportBehavioral Health
Licensure
SB 19
HB 9
Equity in Transportation Sector - Guidelines and Analyses Letter of Support
SB 26
HB 111
Maryland Medical Assistance Program, Maryland Children's Health Program, and Workgroup on Low-Income Utility Assistance SupportMaryland Department of Health (MDH)
Environment
Health Benefit Exchange
Medicaid
Children & Youth
SB 59
HB 107
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Small Employers - Special Enrollment Period and Marketing SupportHealth Benefit Exchange
SB 78 Health Occupations - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Temporary Licensure, Certification, Registration, and Permitting Letter of SupportLicensure
SB 101
HB 48
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Collaborative Care Model Services - Implementation and Reimbursement Expansion Letter of SupportBehavioral Health
SB 104 Labor and Employment - Apprenticeship 2030 Commission and Representation on the Apprenticeship and Training Council Letter of SupportLabor
SB 107 Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Use Disorder Assessment and Treatment Letter of SupportBehavioral Health
Public Health
SB 121
HB 1247
More Opportunities for Career-Focused Students Act of 2023 Letter of SupportHigher Education
SB 145
HB 103
State Board of Social Work Examiners - Conditional and Temporary Licenses to Practice Social Work Letter of SupportLicensure
SB 148
HB 186
Victim Services Programs - Supplementing Federal Funding and Support (Victim Services Stabilization Act) Letter of SupportViolence Prevention
SB 159
HB 162
Firearms - Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Registry - Establishment Letter of SupportViolence Prevention
SB 181
HB 200
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2024) SupportCapital Budget
SB 183
HB 202
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2023 Support
SB 187
HB 454
Health Occupations - Licenses, Certificates, and Registrations - Lawful Presence and Identification Numbers Support w/AmendmentsLicensure
Governance & Boards
SB 190
HB 44
Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals - Substance Use Disorder Assessment and Treatment Letter of SupportBehavioral Health
SB 201
HB 82
Maryland Medical Assistance and Children's Health Insurance Programs - School-Based Behavioral Health Services - Reimbursement Letter of SupportInsurance
Behavioral Health
Children & Youth
SB 203
HB 1053
Maryland Department of Transportation - Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Awareness, Training, and Response Letter of InformationSexual Assault & Human Trafficking
Children & Youth
SB 213
HB 278
Health Occupations - Clinical Nurse Specialists - Prescribing Letter of SupportLicensure
SB 234
HB 420
Health Services Cost Review Commission - Hospital Rates - All-Payer Model Contract Letter of InformationHSCRC
SB 255
HB 322
Public Health - Home- and Community-Based Services for Children and Youth Letter of SupportBehavioral Health
Children & Youth
SB 258
HB 633
Hospital Credentialing - Reappointment Process for Physician Staff - Modification SupportLicensure
SB 281
HB 214
Commission on Public Health - Establishment Letter of SupportPublic Health
SB 283
HB 418
Mental Health - Workforce Development - Fund Established Letter of SupportBehavioral Health
Workforce
SB 296
HB 79
Housing and Community Development - Whole-Home Repairs Act of 2023 Letter of SupportPublic Health
Community Development
SB 308
HB 305
Health Insurance - Utilization Review - Revisions Letter of Support
SB 315
HB 60
Housing Innovation Pilot Program and Housing Innovation Fund - Establishment (Housing Innovation Pilot Program Act of 2023) Letter of InformationPublic Health
Community Development
SB 344 Income Tax - Caregiver Tax Credit Letter of SupportTaxes/Tax Credits
SB 349
HB 19
State Board of Examiners of Psychologists - License and Registration Issuance and Renewals - Electronic Means Letter of InformationBehavioral Health
Governance & Boards
SB 359
HB 390
Community College Tuition and Residency Waivers - Funding Letter of SupportHigher Education
SB 365
HB 588
Health Insurance - Qualified Resident Enrollment Program (Access to Care Act) Support
SB 370
HB 531
Certified Nursing Assistants - Licensing Requirements and Administrative Updates SupportNursing
Licensure
SB 375 State Board of Physicians - Inactive and Emeritus Status Letter of SupportHealth Occupation Boards
Licensure
Governance & Boards
SB 376
HB 351
Health Occupations - Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives - Previous Cesarean Section OpposeNursing
SB 387
HB 274
Task Force on Reducing Emergency Department Wait Times Support w/AmendmentsHospital Operations
SB 404
HB 333
Hospitals - Financial Assistance - Medical Bill Reimbursement Process SupportHospital Billing
SB 410 Public Health - Childbirth - Paternity Test Letter of ConcernChildren & Youth
SB 413 Apprenticeship 2030 Commission Letter of Support
SB 439
HB 475
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact Letter of SupportNursing
SB 482
HB 488
Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program - Mental Health Professionals in Public Schools Letter of SupportBehavioral Health
SB 493
HB 675
Commission to Study Trauma Center Funding in Maryland Letter of Support
SB 509
HB 702
Health Care Facilities - Nursing Homes - Acquisitions and Licensure Letter of SupportNursing
Licensure
SB 511
HB 596
Health and Human Services Transportation Improvement Act of 2023 Letter of SupportRural Health
SB 515
HB 785
Health Insurance - Step Therapy or Fail-First Protocol - Revisions Letter of SupportBehavioral Health
SB 534 Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2023 SupportTelehealth
SB 551
HB 546
Department of Service and Civic Innovation and Maryland Corps Program Service Year Option Pathways - Established (Serving Every Region Through Vocational Exploration Act of 2023) Support
SB 575
HB 517
Drug Manufacturers - Drug Take-Back Programs (Take It Back Maryland Act) Letter of SupportPharmacy/Rx Drugs
SB 582
HB 1148
Behavioral Health Care - Treatment and Access (Behavioral Health Model for Maryland) Support w/AmendmentsBehavioral Health
SB 587
HB 1135
Health Care Facilities - Use of Medical Cannabis Oppose
SB 601
HB 814
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - State-Based Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program - Sunset Extension Support
SB 615
HB 759
Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services - Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Reporting Program Support
SB 627 Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Emergency Dialysis Services Letter of Support
SB 666
HB 773
Maryland False Claims Act and Maryland False Health Claims Act - Revisions Oppose
SB 669 Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Program Workgroup Support w/Amendments
SB 772
HB 717
State Board of Nursing - Peer Advisory Committees, Scopes of Practice, and Licensure Requirements Letter of Support
SB 774 Maryland Pathway to Nursing Program and Advisory Committee - Establishment Support
SB 788
HB 861
Criminal Procedure - Victim Compensation - Alterations Letter of Information
SB 789
HB 758
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits - Preservation and Storage Support
SB 806
HB 363
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and Maryland Department of Health - Health Care and Dental Care Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants - Report Support
SB 858
HB 307
Firearm Safety - Storage Requirements and Youth Suicide Prevention (Jaelynn's Law) Letter of Support
SB 914
HB 811
Hospitals - Overdoses - Testing for Fentanyl Letter of InformationBehavioral Health
SB 949 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board - Victims of Nonfatal Strangulation Letter of Support
SB 960
HB 611
State Board of Nursing - Sunset Extension, Licensure Exceptions, and Board Operations and Membership SupportNursing
HB 8 Counties and State Legislative Districts - Food Environment Reports Letter of Support
HB 28 Income Tax - Credit for Caregivers of Senior Family Members Letter of SupportTaxes/Tax Credits
HB 196 Health Occupations - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Temporary Licensure, Certification, Registration, and Permitting Letter of SupportLicensure
HB 310 Environment and Energy - Investment in Communities With Low- to Moderate-Income Households Letter of SupportHealth Equity & Social Determinants
HB 329 Public Health - Commission on Universal Health Care Letter of InformationPublic Health
HB 341 Transportation - Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs and Transportation Improvement Programs - Equity Impacts Letter of SupportHealth Equity & Social Determinants
HB 453 State Board of Physicians - Inactive and Emeritus Status Letter of SupportHealth Occupation Boards
Licensure
Governance & Boards
HB 456
SB 940
Pharmacies - Prescription Drugs - Accessible Labels for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Print Disabled Individuals Support w/Amendments
HB 460 Department of Housing and Community Development - Racial Equity Impact Assessment SupportHealth Equity & Social Determinants
HB 461 Education - Sexual Abuse and Assault Awareness and Prevention Program - Human and Sex Trafficking Letter of InformationSexual Assault & Human Trafficking
HB 507 State Board of Physicians - Supervised Medical Graduates Letter of SupportLicensure
Governance & Boards
HB 858 Health Care Alternative Dispute Resolution Office - Authority of Director - Dispositive Issues of Law Oppose
HB 862 Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages - Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Oppose
HB 956 Pregnant and Perinatal Drug Screening and Testing Workgroup Support
HB 982 State Employees - Programs and Scholarships for Human Services Careers and Probation Agents and State Contributions to Supplemental Retirement Plans Letter of Support
HB 1136 State Government - Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability - Review of State Workforce Development Programs Letter of Support
HB 1160 Maryland Pathway to Nursing Program and Advisory Committee - Establishment Support
HB 1162 Study on the Utilization of the Expedited Licensing Process for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses Letter of Support