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 selected health-related bills that are still active 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 273 … Community hospital, certain; authorize board of trustees members to participate in health insurance plan. (Bain)
Bill Status: 03/15 Approved by Governor |
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HB 584 … MS Qualified Health Center Grant Program; extend authority to make grants under. (Mims)
Bill Status: 03/21 Approved by Governor |
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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: 03/21 Approved by Governor |
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HB 628 … Health insurance; revise mandatory policy provisions to penalize late payments of claims. (Chism)
Bill Status: 03/19 Due From Governor 03/25/19 |
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HB 752 … Dental Insurance benefits; prohibit the denial or recoupment of a claim in certain circumstances. (Steverson)
Bill Status: 03/21 Approved by Governor |
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HB 798 … Physician Assistants; extend repealer on authority for issuance of temporary license to applicants in master's degree program. (White)
Bill Status: 03/21 Approved by Governor |
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HB 913 … Office of Medical Examiner; include within the Office of Forensics Laboratories. (Read)
Bill Status: 03/15 Approved by Governor |
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HB 977 … Nonresident physicians; allow athletic team physicians to provide treatment to players at sporting events in MS. (Mims)
Bill Status: 03/21 Approved by Governor |
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HB 1048 … Hemodialysis technicians; provide for registration under State Board of Health. (Johnson (87th))
Bill Status: 03/21 Approved by Governor |
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HB 1132 … Small Business and Grocer Investment Act; extend repealer on. (Smith)
Bill Status: 03/19 Approved by Governor |
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HB 1160 … Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Mississippi Center for Medically Fragile Children. (Smith)
Bill Status: 03/18 Approved by Governor |
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HB 1206 … Vending machines and micro markets; exempt from regulation by Department of Agriculture and State Board of Health. (Turner)
Bill Status: 03/19 Approved by Governor |
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HB 1226 … Pharmacy Board; authorize to conduct criminal background checks on wholesale distributors. (Mettetal)
Bill Status: 03/21 Approved by Governor |
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HB 1249 … Group health insurance; allow local governing authorities to pay employee's benefits for dependents. (Bennett)
Bill Status: 03/13 (H) In Conference |
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HB 1313 … Emergency medical technicians; revise definition of EMT-advanced. (Powell)
Bill Status: 03/21 Approved by Governor |
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HB 1322 … Eye examinations; SBE to require all children six and younger to have comprehensive face-to-face before enrolling in public school for first time. (Roberson)
Bill Status: 03/15 Approved by Governor |
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HB 1352 … Criminal Justice Reform Act; create(includes mental health and drug courts). (White)
Bill Status: 03/20 (H) In Conference |
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HB 1519 … Nurses; authorize Board of Nursing to establish an alternative to discipline program for licensees with certain impairment. (Scoggin)
Bill Status: 03/21 Approved by Governor |
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HB 1649 … Appropriation; Health, Department of. (Read)
Bill Status: 03/21 (H) In Conference |
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SB 2012 … Lien for burn care; delete repeal clause. (Kirby)
Bill Status: 03/21 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed |
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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: 03/20 (S) Concurred in Amend From House |
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SB 2268 … Medicaid reimbursement; continue to pay for psychiatric services for patients formerly eligible in acute care setting. (Wiggins)
Bill Status: 03/21 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed |
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SB 2328 … Forensic Mental Health Act of 2019; create. (Hopson)
Bill Status: 03/20 (S) Decline to Concur/Invite Conf |
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SB 2365 … Pharmacy Practice Act; define biological/interchangeable product. (Kirby)
Bill Status: 3/21 Approved by Governor |
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SB 2524 … Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Residency Program; include psychiatry students. (Doty)
Bill Status: 03/19 (S) Concurred in Amend From House |
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SB 2892 … Community hospital service area; may include areas outside of the State of Mississippi. (Wiggins)
Bill Status: 03/19 (S) Concurred in Amend From House |
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SB 2922 … Labeling; prohibit mislabeling of food products derived from animal cultures, plants and insects as meat or meat food products. (Hudson)
Bill Status: 03/12 Approved by Governor |
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SN 14 … Dr. Lucius Marion (Luke) Lampton, Magnolia, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Health as a Licensed Physician, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Bill Status: 02/26 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare |
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SN 15 … Elayne Hayes Anthony, Ph.D., Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Health as an individual with a public health background who is not a medical doctor, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Bill Status: 02/26 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare |
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Last modified: March 22, 2019 9:00 a.m.

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