News from the State Capitol

The 2019 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature convened on January 8, 2019, and is scheduled to adjourn Sine Die on April 7. The Center for Mississippi Health Policy is tracking selected health-related bills throughout the session, posting status updates on this page. Listed below are the health-related bills that have been introduced so far this session. Click on the bill number to access a copy of the bill and view its history. Click on the bill’s title to open a drop-down box and view more details about the bill. There are also links to legislative schedules, committee member listings, legislative deadlines, and daily calendars in the sidebar to the left.

Bill……… Title & Primary Sponsor
HB 17 … State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan; include local employees in participation. (Baria)
Bill Status: 01/11 (H) Referred To Insurance;Appropriations |
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HB 31 … Certified nurse practitioners; no physician supervision required for certain with over 3,600 hours of clinical practice. (Hughes)
Bill Status: 01/11 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 32 … Noah's Law; create to regulate sale of pure powdered caffeine products. (Hughes)
Bill Status: 01/11 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 83 … Mississippi Smoke-free Air Act of 2019; create. (Clark)
Bill Status: 01/11 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 112 … Child care facilities; exempt church owned and operated facilities from licensure. (Arnold)
Bill Status: 01/11 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 117 … School employees annual salary supplement; remove cap on nurses who are eligible for. (Ladner)
Bill Status: 01/11 (H) Referred To Education;Appropriations |
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HB 128 … Pharmacies; reduce time period covered by audit of claims submitted by to PBMS. (Arnold)
Bill Status: 01/11 (H) Referred To Insurance;Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 147 … Headlights; require to be used whenever windshield wipers necessitated. (Holloway)
Bill Status:  01/11 (H) Referred To Transportation |
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HB 148 … Health insurance policies; require coverage for hearing aids and services for children under 21. (Massengill)
Bill Status: 01/11 (H) Referred To Insurance |
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HB 164 … Medical records; persons seeking disability benefits may obtain at no charge until final determination of disability. (Hines)
Bill Status: 01/11 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Appropriations |
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HB 185 … Health and human services agencies; require to prepare videos with certain information for benefit recipients and others. (Scott)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 186 … Nursing education; unspent TANF funds shall be spent to pay expenses of persons enrolled as part of workforce training. (Scott)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Appropriations |
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HB 188 … Appropriation; Health Department to provide funding to federally qualified health centers. (Scott)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Appropriations |
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HB 189 … CON; authorize for nursing home in Jones County. (Scott)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 191 … Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach. (Scott)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Education |
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HB 193 … Mississippi Comprehensive Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act; create. (Scott)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 194 … TANF and Medicaid; require teenage recipients of to participate in programs about birth control, abstinence and parenting. (Scott)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 231 … CON; remove end-stage renal disease facilities from application of law. (Clark)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 234 … Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to and delete requirement to practice in collaborative relationship (Scoggin)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 239 … Health; State Health Officer shall develop program to close the gap in health status of gender and racial groups. (Hines)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 247 … Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of. (Hines)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Appropriations |
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HB 252 … Smoking; prohibit in motor vehicle with child passenger under age six. (Hines)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 257 … Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage. (Clark)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Medicaid;Rules;et al |
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HB 273 … Community hospital, certain; authorize board of trustees members to participate in health insurance plan. (Bain)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Insurance |
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HB 278 … Health insurance; provide AG regulation and arbitration of disputes regarding billing between provider and insured. (Chism)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Insurance;Judiciary A |
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HB 279 … MS Trauma Care Systems Fund; remove monetary cap on. (Chism)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Appropriations |
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HB 284 … Mobile Personal Hygiene Pilot Program Act of 2019; create and authorize JSU to administer (Bell 65th)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Appropriations
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HB 290 … Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care law and under CHIP. (Paden)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Medicaid;Appropriations;et al
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HB 307 … School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries of. (Clark)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Education;Appropriations |
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HB 316 … Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.(Clark)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Medicaid;Appropriations;et al |
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HB 317 … Health insurance policies; require coverage for certain obesity treatments.(Clark)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Insurance;Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 334 … Mental health courts; authorize to be established throughout the state.(Currie)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 335 … Medicaid; pharmacy benefits for managed care beneficiaries shall be traditional fee-for-service.(Currie)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Medicaid |
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HB 338 … Appropriation; Department of Health for a grant to the Southern Health Commission in Washington County.(Hines)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Appropriations |
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HB 340 … Appropriation; Department of Health to establish and operate two STD/HIV specialty clinics.(Hines)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Appropriations |
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HB 341 … Appropriation; Health Department for support of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.(Hines)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Appropriations |
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HB 372 … Milk products; exempt owners of certain milk producing animals from regulation when used for personal milk consumption.(Eubanks)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Agriculture;Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 378 … Emergency Medical Technicians; authorize to carry firearms while in performance of duties.(Miles)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Judiciary B;Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 384 … Hospitals; require to examine persons at ER with sickle cell disease symptoms within four hours after admission.(Banks)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 389 … Drug policy reciprocity; authorize.(Bomgar)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Drug Policy |
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HB 394 … Hospital records; delete provision requiring notice before retiring X-ray film or graphic data.(Bain)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Judiciary A |
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HB 451 … State podiatric forgivable loan program; create.(Banks)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Universities and Colleges;Appropriations |
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HB 454 … Breast-feeding; revise and strengthen statutes supporting and promoting.(Banks)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Judiciary A |
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HB 468 … Oxycontin pills; limit RX to 75 pills per RX unless patient is hospitalized or in nursing home.(Banks)
Bill Status: 01/14 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Drug Policy |
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HB 479 … Mississippi Adult Health and Privacy Act; create.(Eubanks)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 482 … Prescription drugs; require Attorney General to compile certain lists of those essential for treating diabetes and costs of.(Dortch)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Drug Policy |
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HB 483 … Insurance; require certain consumer information and notice and availability of mediation regarding balance billing.(Dortch)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Insurance |
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HB 494 … Personal care homes; require licensure and regulation of those providing living arrangements for one or more persons.(Banks)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 501 … Hypodermic syringes or needles; unlawful to sell, obtain, purchase or possess as a direct consumer without a written prescription.(Bell (21st))
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Judiciary B |
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HB 510 … Dental hygienists; authorize to provide services to patients under the general supervision of dentists under certain conditions.(Massengill)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 517 … Volunteer dentists; provide immunity from liability for services provided by.(Wilson)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Judiciary A |
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HB 518 … Mississippi Access to Health Care and Patient Choice Act; create.(Foster)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 519 … Patient Choice Act of 2019; create.(Foster)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Insurance |
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HB 520 … Mississippi Access to Health Care Act; create.(Foster)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 531 … Insurance; prohibit delaying medical bill payment of insured for purpose of establishing subrogation rights.(Baria)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Insurance;Judiciary A |
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HB 533 … CON; issue for additional nursing home beds at county-owned hospital in Tippah County.(Steverson)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 542 … Contraceptives; require insurers, Medicaid and the State Health Plan to cover without cost sharing.(Dortch)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Insurance;Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 543 … Nurse-Family Partnership Pilot Program; require to be established and funded through TANF funds.(Dortch)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Appropriations |
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HB 573 … Newborn screening program; include spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in those conditions covered in. (Bennett)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 576 … State and School Health Insurance Management Board; authorize State Superintendent of Public Education to designate individual to serve on. (Bennett)
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Education |
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HB 577 … Nursing homes; allow resident or resident's kin or guardian to monitor resident's room with electronic device. (Bennett)
Bill Status: “01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services ” |
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HB 579 … Mental health intervention; provide annual salary supplement to licensed school counselors and licensed school nurses who receive certification to provide in public schools.
Bill Status: 01/15 (H) Referred To Education;Appropriations |
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Bill Status: 01/16 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 611 … Honey; revise inspection exemption from Department of Health for those selling less than certain amount. (Bounds)
Bill Status: 01/16 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 626 … CON: provide for direct appeals to Court of Appeals of Department of Health orders pertaining to. (Gunn)
Bill Status: 01/16 (H) Referred To Judiciary A |
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HB 627 … Medicaid; establish provider-sponsored health plan as a pilot managed care program. (Medicaid)
Bill Status: 01/16 (H) Referred To Medicaid |
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HB 628 … Health insurance; revise mandatory policy provisions to penalize late payments of claims. (Chism)
Bill Status: 01/16 (H) Referred To Insurance |
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HB 645 … Emergency medical technicians; revise definition of EMT-advanced. (Sykes)
Bill Status: 01/16 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 646 … Pathologist; increase pay received by for performing an autopsy (Powell)
Bill Status: 01/16 (H) Referred To Appropriations |
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HB 657 … Cell-cultured meat or lab-grown meat; require to be labeled as such at point of final purchase in retail establishments.(Eubanks)
Bill Status: 01/16 (H) Referred To Agriculture |
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HB 734 … Mississippi Eyes on Smiling Students Health Act; enact to require vision screening and oral health assessments for certain students.(Paden)
Bill Status: 01/17 (H) Referred To Education;Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 737 … Patient Protection Act of 1995; revise to make additional prohibitions and requirements of managed care plans.(Powell)
Bill Status: 01/17 (H) Referred To Insurance |
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HB 738 … Telemedicine; revise insurance laws regarding.(Powell)
Bill Status: 01/17 (H) Referred To Insurance |
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HB 742 … Tobacco products; revise minimum age required to purchase.(Dixon)
Bill Status: 01/17 (H) Referred To Ways and Means |
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HB 746 … Crisis intervention centers; require to establish one in Hinds County, and direct Legislature to fully fund all centers.(Dixon)
Bill Status: 01/17 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services;Appropriations |
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HB 748 … Practice of medicine or dentistry; allow person convicted of certain crimes to practice after license reinstatement.(Taylor)
Bill Status: 01/17 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services |
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HB 752 … Dental Insurance benefits; prohibit the denial or recoupment of a claim in certain circumstances.(Steverson)
Bill Status: 01/17 (H) Referred To Insurance |
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SB 2008 … Podiatric medicine; revise definition of to include ankle care. (Frazier)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare |
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SB 2027 … School Safety Grant Program under State Department of Education; authorize specific funding of School Resource Officers. (Blackwell)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Education;Appropriations |
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SB 2028 … School bus safety regulations; prohibit student pick-up prior to 7:00 a.m. during the dark periods of October and March. (Wilemon)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Education |
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SB 2032 … Health Care CON review; party requesting or appealing a hearing on application is responsible for costs and attorney fees. (Blackwell)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare |
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SB 2037 … Emergency Medical Services Do Not Resuscitate Order-Bracelet Act; enact. (Burton)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare |
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SB 2040 … Certified nurse practitioners; no physician supervision required if over 3,600 hours of clinical practice. (Burton)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare |
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SB 2044 … Sunscreen; permit student to carry and use sunscreen at school and provide immunity. (Burton)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Education |
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SB 2051 … Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services for transitioning military; allow services for dependants with special needs. (Younger)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Medicaid;Appropriations |
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SB 2056 … Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise investment required by qualified businesses under the MS Health Care Industry Zone Act. (Blackwell)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Finance |
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SB 2057 … Nursing home care; authorize nursing home resident or representative to have monitoring device installed in room. (Hill)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare |
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SB 2060 … Naturopathic medicine; provide for the licensing of practitioners. (Fillingane)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare;Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency |
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SB 2061 … SREB contract program; students who graduate from out-of-state optometry colleges not required to practice in Mississippi. (Wilemon)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Universities and Colleges;Public Health and Welfare |
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SB 2064 … Telemedicine medical services to students in school-based setting; authorize Medicaid reimbursement to physicians. (Burton)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Medicaid;Appropriations |
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SB 2066 … Services for Medicaid-eligible children with an IEP provided in school-based setting; Division of Medicaid shall reimburse. (Burton)
Bill Status: 01/08 (S) Referred To Medicaid;Appropriations |
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SB 2074 … Vaccine safety; SDH require vaccine information statements to be supplied to individual receiving the vaccination. (Hill)
Bill Status: 01/11 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare;Judiciary, Division A |
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SB 2081 … Qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements; authorize for reimbursing medical expenses of employees. (Hill)
Bill Status: 01/11 (S) Referred To Insurance;Appropriations |
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SB 2083 … Health insurance; require coverage for supplies used after surgery to remove bladder or colon. (Hill)
Bill Status: 01/11 (S) Referred To Insurance;Appropriations |
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SB 2113 … Chemical endangerment of a child or fetus; create crime of. (Watson)
Bill Status: 01/11 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare;Judiciary, Division B |
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SB 2120 … Opioid and other controlled substances epidemic; provide enhanced penalties. (Jordan)
Bill Status: 01/11 (S) Referred To Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency;Judiciary, Division A |
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SB 2127 … Health care insurance; no person, employer or health care provider shall be required to participate in any health care plan. (Watson)
Bill Status: 01/11 (S) Referred To Insurance |
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SB 2175 … Carbon monoxide detectors in all public and nonpublic schools; require.(Jackson (11th))
Bill Status: 01/14 (S) Referred To Education;Appropriations |
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SB 2191 … Medical examiners and medical examiner investigators; make technical corrections.(Bryan)
Bill Status: 01/15 (S) Referred To Judiciary, Division B;Appropriations |
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SB 2192 … Mass-fatality incident; clarify authority of State Medical Examiner in recovery and identification operations.(Bryan)
Bill Status: 01/15 (S) Referred To Judiciary, Division B;Appropriations |
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SB 2213 … Pilot program for managed care payment model for children with complex medical conditions (CMC); Medicaid to implement.(Wiggins)
Bill Status: 01/15 (S) Referred To Medicaid;Appropriations |
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SB 2226 … Hospital emergency room wait times; provide Medicaid MHAP payment penalty.(Wiggins)
Bill Status: 01/15 (S) Referred To Medicaid;Appropriations |
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SB 2247 … County Medical Examiners, Deputy Medical Examiners, and Deputy Medical Examiner Investigators; revise the salaries of.(Younger)
Bill Status: 01/15 (S) Referred To Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency;Appropriations |
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SB 2248 … Voluntary health services without fee; add professions and provide for continuing education.(Hill)
Bill Status: 01/15 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare |
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SB 2254 … Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA); no physician supervision required after two years of practice in good standing.(Hill)
Bill Status: 01/15 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare |
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SB 2255 … Vaccination required for school attendance; authorize exemption upon objection of parent on parental, philosophical or religious grounds.(Hill)
Bill Status: 01/15 (S) Referred To Education |
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Last modified: January 18, 2019 9:00 a.m.

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