State Bill Tracking Report

Legislative private file status report
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4/25/2015

Bill Summary Latest Action
AK S 23

Ellis (D)

APRN
License
Immunity for Providing Opioid Overdose Drug

House Health and Social Services Committee

Relates to immunity for prescribing, providing, or administering opioid overdose drugs.


04/19/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
  • To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
  • Referred to HOUSE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
  • AL S 88

    Dial (R)

    Reimburse
    Health Care Provider Payments

    HOUSE

    Relating to health care contracts; provides that any contract issued, amended, or renewed on or after a specified date between a health insurer, its contracted vendor, or a regional care organization and a health care provider for the provision of health care services to a plan enrollee shall not restrict payments to only credit card payments.


    04/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE: Reported favorably.
  • AL S 402

    Dial (R)

    APRN
    Physician Income Tax Credit

    Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee

    Provides an income tax credit of $1,000 to a physician who provides without compensation at least three clinical rotations annually to students who are in a state medical or osteopathic medical program, a physician assistant program, or an advanced practice nurse program; provides an income tax credit of $750 to a physician assistant who provides without compensation at least three clinical rotations annually to students who are in a state physician assistant program.


    04/21/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on FINANCE AND TAXATION EDUCATION.
  • AR H 1160

    Hammer (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Prescriptive Authority of an Advanced Practice Nurse

    Died

    Amends the prescriptive authority of an advanced practice nurse; creates the certified nurse practitioner medically underserved permit program.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Died in Senate Committee at Sine Die adjournment.
  • AR H 1350

    Shepherd (R)

    Scope
    Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act

    Died

    Amends the prescription drug monitoring program act; exempts veterinarians from the prescription drug monitoring program.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Died in Senate Committee at Sine Die adjournment.
  • AR S 78

    Stubblefield (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Immunity from Supervision in Anesthesia Administration

    Died

    Eliminates physician supervision requirements in anesthesia administration; modifies the definition of practice of certified registered nurse anesthesia, by deleting supervision language previously required to meet medicare reimbursement mandates; provides immunity in certain circumstances.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Died in Senate Committee at Sine Die adjournment.
  • CA A 34

    Bonta (D)

    License
    Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement

    Assembly Business and Professions Committee

    Enacts the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act. Establishes the Division of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement and other related entities. Prohibits prosecution of qualified patients. Permits a dispensary to provide patients with medical marijuana and medical marijuana products obtained from licensees. Authorizes local ordinances. Establishes a driving under the influence penalty fund. Requires related regulations. Provides employee certification. Requires various records.


    04/23/2015 :
  • From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS with author's amendments.
  • In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
  • CA A 299

    Brown (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Public Health: Drownings

    Assembly Appropriations Committee

    Requires the State Department of Public Health to create, a submersion incident report form for the reporting of all statewide drownings or nonfatal drownings. Requires the form to be used and completed by every first responder for which such entities provides services or investigates and for which a person is treated or hospitalized for respiratory distress. Requires specified entities to post related data on their Internet Web sites.


    04/23/2015 :
  • In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA A 840

    Ridley-Thomas S (D)

    License
    Overtime
    Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants: Overtime

    Assembly Appropriations Committee

    Prohibits a nurse or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) employed by the State of California in a specified type of facility from being compelled to work in excess of the regularly scheduled workweek or work shift, except under certain circumstances. Authorizes a nurse or CNA to volunteer or agree to work hours in addition to his or her regularly scheduled workweek or work shift.


    04/22/2015 :
  • From ASSEMBLY Committee on PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA A 858

    Wood (D)

    Scope
    Medi-Cal: Federally Qualified Health Centers

    Assembly Appropriations Committee

    Relates to the Medi-Cal program and visits. Relates to federally qualified health center services and rural health clinic services. Provides that a maximum of visits taking place on the same day at a single location shall be reimbursed when either after the first visit the patient suffers illness or injury requiring additional diagnosis or treatment or the patient has a medical visit and another health visit or both. Updates provisions regarding per-visit rates and billings.


    04/21/2015 :
  • In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA A 1073

    Ting (D)

    Scope
    Pharmacy: Prescription Drug Labels

    Assembly Second Reading File

    Amends the Pharmacy Law regarding drug labels. Requires a dispenser to use a standardized direction for use on the label of the prescription container from a list in existing regulations. Requires the board to make available translations, in languages other than English and post the translated standardized directions for use on its Internet Web site. Requires a dispenser to select the appropriate translated direction for use upon request. Provides a civil liability good faith exception.


    04/21/2015 :
  • From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA S 22

    Roth (D)

    APRN
    License
    Residency Training

    Senate Health Committee

    Requires the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to establish a nonprofit public benefit corporation to be known as the State Medical Residency Training Foundation. Creates the State Medical Residency Training Fund. Requires the Foundation to solicit and accept funding for specified sources to establish and fund new graduate medical residency training programs in medically underserved areas of the State. Requires the Office to establish grant ranking criteria for areas with the highest need.


    04/21/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
  • In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
  • CA S 323

    Hernandez (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Nurse Practitioners: Scope of Practice

    Senate Appropriations Committee

    Authorizes a nurse practitioner to order durable medical equipment, certify disability for purposes of unemployment insurance after physical examination and collaboration with a physician and surgeon, and, for home health services or personal care services, approving, signing, modifying, or adding to a plan of treatment or care after consultation with a physician and surgeon. Requires a patient referral to a physician or surgeon under certain conditions. Requires professional liability insurance.


    04/22/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA S 466

    Hill (D)

    License
    Nursing: Board of Registered Nursing

    Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee

    Amends the Nursing Practice Act. Requires the Board of Registered Nursing to deny or revoke approval of a school of nursing that does not give student applicants credit for previous education and the opportunity to obtain credit for other clinical and theoretical knowledge acquired through experience by using challenge examinations or other methods of evaluation. Requires regulations to requiring school seeking approval to have an acceptance process in place. Relates to acceptance of military coursework.


    04/23/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT with author's amendments.
  • In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
  • CA S 610

    Pan (D)

    License
    Medi-Cal: Qualified Health Centers: Managed Care

    Senate Second Reading File

    Relates to a Federally Qualified Health Center or a rural health clinic's submission of a scope-of-service rate change. Requires the department to conduct an initial review of a scope-of-service rate change request within specified days after submission by the FQHC or RHC, and notify the FQHC or RHC by a specified day after submission if the department determines that additional information is necessary.


    04/22/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA S 670

    Jackson (D)

    Ratios
    Incomes Taxes: Credit: Dependent Care: Child Care

    Senate Rules Committee

    Increases the amount of the applicable State credit percentage of a credit under the Personal Income Tax Law for household and dependent expenses necessary for gainful employment. Allows a credit under the Personal Income Tax and Corporation Tax laws for a percentage of the startup expenses for child care programs, construction of a child care facility, providing child care information and referral services, and contributing to a qualified care plan.


    04/23/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on RULES with author's amendments.
  • In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on RULES.
  • CA S 779

    Hall (D)

    Ratios
    Reimburse
    Skilled Nursing Facilities: Staffing

    Senate Health Committee

    Amends existing law which requires every skilled nursing facility to post information about staffing levels. Requires the State Department of Public Health to develop certain regulations and include a minimum staff-to-patient ratio that includes specific ratios for certified nurse assistants and licensed nurses that comply with specified requirements. Amends provisions of the Medi-Cal Long-Term Care Reimbursement Act concerning supplemental payments to skilled nursing facilities.


    04/20/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
  • In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
  • CO S 197

    Crowder (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriptive Authority

    Eligible for Governor

    Concerns the prescriptive authority of advanced practice nurses.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • CO S 259

    Aguilar (D)

    Reimburse
    Out of Network Health Care Provider Charges

    Postponed Indefinitely

    Concerns out-of-network health care provider charges.


    04/20/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY: Postponed indefinitely.
  • CT H 6276

    Kupchick (R)

    APRN
    License
    Health Care Professionals in Youth Suicide Prevention

    HOUSE

    Concerns training in youth suicide prevention; requires the Youth Suicide Advisory Board to offer a youth suicide prevention training course on a quarterly basis; relates to the Department of Children and Families; relates to the Department of Public Health; establishes that the board shall increase public awareness of the existence of youth suicide and means of prevention; makes recommendations to the commissioner; recommends interagency policies and procedures for the coordination of services.


    04/24/2015 :
  • Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • CT S 998

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    APRN
    License
    Prescription Drugs

    SENATE

    Concerns prescription drugs; prohibits prescribing practitioners from importing, reimporting, purchasing for resale, selling, offering for sale or delivering a counterfeit drug or device; relates to public health; relates to the Department of Consumer Protection; establishes that the department shall conduct any necessary investigation regarding possible violations; assesses a criminal penalty; issues an appropriate order to any person found to be in violation; provides for the immediate discontinuance.


    04/21/2015 :
  • Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • CT S 1064

    Joint Committee on Judiciary

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Palliative Use of Marijuana

    SENATE

    Concerns the palliative use of marijuana; provides for licensure of medical marijuana laboratories; provides for the establishment and approval of medical marijuana research programs; allows licensed producers and dispensary facilities to sell and transport medical marijuana to licensed laboratories and health care facilities.


    04/23/2015 :
  • Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • Senate Calendar No. 430.
  • Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 739
  • CT S 1089

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    APRN
    License
    Mental Health Services

    Joint Committee on Human Services

    Concerns mental health services; requires each local or regional board of education to provide an in-service training program for its teachers, administrators and pupil personnel who hold the initial educator, provisional educator or professional educator certificate; provides such personnel with information on the nature and the relationship of drugs and alcohol to health and personality development, and procedures for discouraging their abuse.


    04/22/2015 :
  • To JOINT Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
  • DC B 171

    Cheh (D)

    APRN
    License
    Health Care Decisions

    Health and Human Services Committee

    (Permanent Law) Creates a MOST Form to capture patients' wishes for medical intervention; to establish a MOST Advisory Committee to assist the Department of Health with the development of a MOST Form; to encourage use of MOST Forms by the medical community; to establish a process for completing, executing, and complying with a MOST Form; and to determine the feasibility of creating an electronic registry for MOST Forms.


    04/14/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To COUNCIL Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • DE H 70

    Baumbach (D)

    License
    Midwifery Advisory Council

    Senate Health and Social Services Committee

    Creates two types of licensure for the newly created Midwifery Advisory Council, licensed Certified Professional Midwives and licensed Certified Midwives. The bill clarifies that a licensee of the same licensure type should serve on the Panel conducting any disciplinary hearing or temporary suspension hearing of a licensee, clarifies that the Council will promulgate regulations governing the scope of practice of each licensure type with the approval of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and indi


    04/21/2015 :
  • HOUSE Amendment adopted on HOUSE floor. Amendment No. HA 1
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
  • DE H 111

    Barbieri (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Legislative Drafting Manual

    House Health and Human Development Committee

    As more healthcare services continue to move into the community, it is necessary to clearly define the scope of services offered in community settings. This legislation will update the Delaware Code to clearly define the level of medication administration permitted by unlicensed personnel and the settings in which they can administer medications. Additionally, there is a change to designate a previously undesignated paragraph, in keeping with the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.


    04/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
  • DE S 57

    Hall-Long (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Advanced Practice Nurse

    House Health and Human Development Committee

    Modernizes the abbreviated title of Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), it updates the renewal and reinstatement requirements for advanced practice nursing licensure, and clarifies prescription requirements.


    04/23/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
  • FL H 335

    Plasencia (R)

    APRN
    License
    Psychiatric Nurses

    To Enrollment

    Revises the definition of psychiatric nurses to require such nurses to hold a national advanced practice certification as psychiatric-mental health advanced practice nurse; authorizes such nurses to approve the involuntary examination or release of a patient from a receiving facility.


    04/24/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Read third time.
  • In SENATE. Passed SENATE.
  • To enrollment.
  • FL H 1039

    Stone (R)

    License
    Nurse Registries

    House Special Order Calendar

    Provides for licensure of more than one nurse registry operational site within same health service planning district; authorizes a satellite office; requires a nurse registry operational site to keep all original records; requires a nurse registry to provide notice and certain evidence before it relocates an operational site or opens a satellite office; relates to establishing minimum standards with respect to home health agencies; relates to patient brokering; relates to an application fee.


    04/24/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Placed on Special Order Calendar 04/27/15.
  • FL S 252

    Smith C (D)

    Reimburse
    Insurance Countersignature Requirements

    To Enrollment

    Revises the due date for an annual report relating to health flex plans which must be submitted by the Office of Insurance Regulation and the Agency for Health Care Administration; provides that the absence of a countersignature does not affect the validity of a policy or contract; revises the due date for certain reports relating to certain workers' compensation issues; provides that the term, financial guaranty insurance, does not include guarantees of higher education loans.


    04/24/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Substituted on HOUSE floor by H233
  • In HOUSE. Read second time.
  • In HOUSE. Read third time.
  • In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
  • To enrollment.
  • FL S 614

    Grimsley (R)

    APRN
    Drug Prescription

    SENATE

    Expands the categories of persons who may prescribe brand drugs under the prescription drug program when medically necessary; limits the authority to prescribe a controlled substance in a pain-management clinic to a physician; expands the prescribing authority of a licensed physician assistant; relates to the authorization of an advanced registered nurse practitioner to prescribe, dispense, administer, or order drugs; provides for a committee; relates to the possession of certain drugs during probation.


    04/22/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2).
  • HI H 354

    Kobayashi (D)

    License
    Practical Nurses

    HOUSE

    Requires licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to submit evidence of completed continuing competency requirements prior to the renewal of the license.


    04/24/2015 :
  • *****Reconsidered by HOUSE.
  • HI S 791

    Green (D)

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Autism Diagnosis and Treatment

    Conference Committee

    Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment; specifies definitions, provisions and requirements.


    04/24/2015 :
  • In CONFERENCE Committee: Meeting will Reconvene.
  • IA HSB 247

    House Appropriations Committee

    APRN
    General State Fund

    House Appropriations Committee

    Appropriates moneys for fiscal years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 from the General Fund of the state to the College Student Aid Commission, the Department for the Blind, the Department of Education, and the State Board of Regents and its institutions; appropriates to the Department for the Blind for its administration; includes appropriations to the College Student Aid Commission for general administrative purposes, the loan repayment program for health care professionals, the National Guard/.


    04/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • IA S 203

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    APRN
    License
    Persons and Activities Regulated by Board of Nursing

    To Governor

    Relates to persons and activities regulated by the board of nursing; revises several references to advanced registered nurse practitioners throughout the Code; refers to advanced registered nurse practitioners as people registered as such with the state board of nursing; replaces the term registered with licensed in such references; defines advanced registered nurse practitioner as a person currently licensed as a registered nurse; relates to physician's assistant; relates to nursing services.


    04/21/2015 :
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • IA S 462

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Epinephrine Auto Injectors

    To Governor

    Relates to the maintenance and administration of epinephrine in schools and certain other facilities; permits the Board of Directors in charge of each school district and the authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic school to maintain in a secure location at each school a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for use as provided in; permits the board and authorities to obtain a prescription for epinephrine auto-injectors for use as provided in; permits personnel authorized to administer these drugs.


    04/21/2015 :
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • IA S 493

    Senate Appropriations Committee

    APRN
    Appropriates Moneys from State Departments

    SENATE

    Appropriates moneys for fiscal years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 from the General Fund of the state to the College Student Aid Commission, the Department for the Blind, the Department of Education, and the State Board of Regents and its institutions; appropriates to the Department for the Blind for its administration; provides that appropriations to the College Student Aid Commission for general administrative purposes, student aid programs, the loan repayment program for health care professionals/.


    04/22/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • In SENATE. Formerly SENATE Study Bill 1277.
  • IL H 421

    Feigenholtz (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Nurse Practice Act

    SENATE

    Amends the Nurse Practice Act; relates to written collaborative agreements; adds immunizations to the list of primary health treatment within the scope of an advanced practice nurse's training and experience; sets forth certain certification requirements; exempts certain nurses practicing in a hospital affiliate from having written collaborative agreements; provides for prescriptive authority; permits electronic consultation; makes changes concerning podiatric physicians and certain medical assistance.


    04/23/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Read third time. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • IL H 1591

    Durkin (R)

    License
    Home Health Home Services

    House Rules Committee

    Amends the Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the application of the Act.


    04/24/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Read second time.
  • In HOUSE. Held on Calendar Order Second Reading.
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL H 3680

    Smiddy (D)

    Compact
    Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act

    SENATE

    Creates the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act; provides that ratifies and approves the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; the Compact provides that it will develop a comprehensive process that complements the existing licensing and regulatory authority of state medical boards and provides a streamlined process that allows physicians to become licensed in multiple States.


    04/24/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Read third time. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • IL S 565

    Lightford (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    General Assembly Organization Act

    Senate Third Reading

    Amends the General Assembly Organization Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the deposit of books, bills, documents, and papers with the Secretary of State.


    04/21/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Read second time.
  • In SENATE. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
  • IL S 661

    Mulroe (D)

    APRN
    License
    Hepatitis C Screening Act

    House Rules Committee

    Creates the Hepatitis C Screening Act; provides that certain individuals who receive health services from a hospital as an inpatient or in the emergency department of a hospital, who receive primary care services in an outpatient department of a hospital, or who receive health services from a health care practitioner providing primary care shall be offered a hepatitis C-related test; requires insurers to provide coverage for such testing.


    04/24/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL S 689

    Murphy (R)

    APRN
    Pharmacy Practice Act

    House Health Care Licenses Committee

    Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act; provides that a patient's agent for picking up prescription orders from a prescriber or delivering prescription drugs to a patient includes an advanced practice nurse, practical nurse, or registered nurse who provides hospice services to a hospice patient or who provides home health services; provides that a pharmacy or pharmacist may deliver drugs to a physician assistant in certain circumstances; makes changes to the Controlled Substances Act.


    04/20/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE LICENSES.
  • IL S 973

    Althoff (R)

    APRN
    License
    Respiratory Care Practice Act

    House Rules Committee

    Extends the repeal of the Respiratory Care Practice Act; amends the Act; makes changes in provisions regarding exemptions, restrictions and limitations, powers and duties, the Respiratory Care Board, examinations, license restoration, grounds for discipline, notice of hearings, transcript of formal hearings, suspended or revoked licenses, the confidentiality of certain information, and costs; adds provisions concerning durable medical equipment use and training.


    04/24/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL S 1315

    Steans (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Nurse Practice Act

    Senate Licensed Activities and Pensions Committee

    Amends the Nurse Practice Act; eliminates the requirement for a written collaborative agreement for all advanced practice nurses; eliminates the requirement for an anesthesia plan for certified registered nurse anesthetists; removes references to a written collaborative agreement and anesthesia plan throughout the Act; repeals certain Sections of the Act and a Section of the Podiatric Medical Practice Act concerning written collaborative agreements; amends various other Acts to make related changes.


    04/20/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Committee Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to ASSIGNMENTS.
  • IL S 1410

    Mulroe (D)

    APRN
    School Health Examinations and Immunizations

    House Rules Committee

    Relates to school health examinations and immunizations; provides that children of parents or legal guardians who object to health, dental, or eye examinations or to immunizations on religious grounds and hearing screening tests on religious grounds shall not be required to undergo such examinations, tests, or immunizations if a signed Certificate of Religious Exemption is presented.


    04/24/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IN H 1454

    Eberhart (R)

    License
    Auto-injectable Epinephrine Provision

    Chaptered

    Allows a health care provider to prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine to a business, association, or governmental entity; sets requirements for certain individuals employed by an entity to fill, store, and administer such epinephrine; provides civil immunity for a certain entity's employees in the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine and health care providers in the prescribing of auto-injectable epinephrine and in the training of employees in the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine.


    04/23/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • Public Law No. 59
  • IN S 509

    Charbonneau (R)

    License
    Scholarships and Grants

    Eligible for Governor

    Relates to scholarships and grants; provides that the commission for higher education may order the auditor of state to transfer money if the remaining appropriation could be used by eligible applicants for an award under one of the other funds in the following state fiscal year; provides that the auditor of state shall make a transfer ordered by the commission; renames the part-time student grant as the adult student grant; provides for the economic sector priority fund and graduation grants.


    04/23/2015 :
  • CONFERENCE Committee Report adopted by HOUSE.
  • CONFERENCE Committee Report adopted by SENATE.
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • LA H 486

    Johnson (D)

    APRN
    Health Care and Providers

    HOUSE

    Provides relative to collaborative practice agreements between advanced practice registered nurses and physicians.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Ordered Engrossed.
  • In HOUSE. Scheduled for floor debate on 4/28/2015
  • MA S 398

    Donnelly (D)

    Scope
    Use of the Most Dangerous Pesticides

    Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture

    Prevents the use of the Most dangerous pesticides.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 780
  • MA S 496

    Downing (D)

    Reimburse
    Uncollected Co-Pays Co-Insurance and Deductibles

    Joint Committee on Financial Services

    Relates to uncollected co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 913
  • MA S 528

    Moore M (D)

    Reimburse
    Affordable Health Plan

    Joint Committee on Financial Services

    Relates to an affordable health plan.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 458
  • MA S 572

    Donoghue (D)

    License
    Scope
    Governance of the Health Policy Commission

    Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

    Relates to the governance of the Health Policy Commission.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on HEALTH CARE FINANCING.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 1368
  • MA S 589

    Forry (D)

    Reimburse
    Accessibility to Primary and Preventive Health Care

    Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

    Ensures quality, affordability and access to primary and preventive health care, to eliminate health disparities, and to enhance economic growth throughout the Commonwealth.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on HEALTH CARE FINANCING.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 1872
  • MA S 628

    Rodrigues (D)

    Reimburse
    Health Care Reform Funding

    Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

    Protects health care reform funding.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on HEALTH CARE FINANCING.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 252
  • MA S 1149

    Flanagan (D)

    APRN
    Closing of Hospital Essential Services

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    Relates to the closing of hospital essential services.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 680
  • MA S 1163

    Keenan J (D)

    APRN
    Advanced Nursing Practice

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    Relates to the advanced nursing practice.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 749
  • MA S 1170

    Kennedy (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Team Based Health Care

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    Promotes team based health care.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 322
  • MA S 1179

    L'Italien (D)

    License
    Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    Supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 1579
  • MA S 1180

    L'Italien (D)

    License
    Current Medical Providers Knowledge About Autism

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    Increases current medical providers' knowledge about autism in order to improve the treatment individuals with autism receive in medical settings.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 1608
  • MA S 1207

    Pacheco (D)

    APRN
    License
    Restrictions on the Licenses of Nurse Practitioners

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    Removes the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 311
  • MA S 1341

    DiDomenico (D)

    License
    Soldier Home Care Giver Retirement

    Joint Committee on Public Service

    Relates to retirement benefits for care givers at the Soldiers' Homes.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC SERVICE.
  • Filed as Senate Docket 1201
  • ME H 447

    Gattine (D)

    Scope
    Patients Medical Records

    Joint Committee on Health and Human Services

    Allows a patient admitted to a hospital to designate a caregiver, who may provide aftercare for the patient and whose identifying information must be entered into the patient's medical records at the hospital. If the patient or patient's legal guardian provides written consent to release medical information to the designated caregiver, the hospital is required to notify the caregiver prior to the patient's being discharged or transferred, consult with the caregiver as to the patient's discharge plan and pro


    04/17/2015 :
  • Work Session Held.
  • ME H 929

    Sirocki (R)

    Scope
    Mental Health Institutions

    HOUSE

    Summary This bill provides for the notice, reporting and documentation of the use of restraint or seclusion of a client of a public or private institution that provides services that fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Human Services. This bill requires the staff responsible for a client subject to restraint or seclusion to attend a debriefing after an incident of restraint or seclusion and to conduct a meeting after 3 incidents involving a client in a one-year period to determine ho


    04/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • Filed as LR 1425
  • ME S 379

    Burns (R)

    License
    Public Health Nursing Care

    Joint Committee on Health and Human Services

    Ensures access to public health nursing care and child and maternal health nursing care in Washington county.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Work Session Held.
  • MI S 275

    Robertson (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Community Paramedics

    Senate Health Policy Committee

    Regulates and provides certification for community paramedics.


    04/16/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH POLICY.
  • MN S 2089

    Carlson J (DFL)

    License
    Health

    Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee

    Relates to health; guarantees that all necessary health care is available and affordable for every Minnesotan; establishes the Minnesota Health Plan, Minnesota Health Board, Minnesota Health Fund, Office of Health Quality and Planning, ombudsman for patient advocacy, and auditor general for the Minnesota Health Plan; requests a 1332 waiver; authorizes rulemaking.


    04/16/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING.
  • MO H 868

    Rhoads (R)

    APRN
    Provisions Related To Emergency Medical Services

    Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee

    Modifies provisions related to emergency medical services.


    04/21/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on JOBS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
  • MO H 1113

    Fraker (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Laws Regarding Death Certificates

    HOUSE

    Changes the Laws regarding death certificates.


    04/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS: Reported do pass as substituted.
  • MT H 115

    Funk (D)

    License
    Board of Nursing Laws

    Eligible for Governor

    Revises the Board of Nursing Laws; provides for nursing applicants to submit to criminal background checks; provides the board may require licensees renewing their licenses to submit a full set of their fingerprints to the board for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal history background check; allows the Department of Justice may share this fingerprint data with the Federal Bureau of Investigation; expands the nursing medical assistance program to all licensees.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Returned from Enrolling.
  • MT S 192

    Driscoll (D)

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Insurance Freedom of Choice for Practitioners

    To Governor

    Amends health insurance laws to expand freedom of choice to additional practitioners; adds speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and licensed addiction counselor.


    04/20/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • NC H 913

    Collins (R)

    APRN
    Naturopathic Medicine Licensing

    House Health Committee

    Establishes licensure and education standards for the practice of naturopathic medicine.


    04/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH.
  • NC S 235

    Hartsell (R)

    APRN
    License
    Public Health System

    Senate Appropriations/Base Budget Committee

    Establishes an advisory council on rare diseases within the department of health and human services.


    04/21/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE: Reported favorably with substitute.
  • In SENATE. HEALTH CARE Committee substitute adopted on SENATE floor.
  • Re-referred to SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS/BASE BUDGET.
  • ND H 1049

    House Human Services Committee

    Shortage
    Behavioral Health Professional Loans and Grants

    Eligible for Governor

    Relates to loans for certain behavioral health professions; relates to the transfer of the authority of the board of addiction counseling examiners to the department of human services; relates to the board of addiction counseling examiners; provides an appropriation; provides a continuing appropriation; provides for a transfer.


    04/24/2015 :
  • CONFERENCE Committee Report adopted by SENATE.
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • NV A 242

    Assembly Health and Human Services Committee

    Scope
    Care of Patients in Facilities for Skilled Nursing

    Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee

    Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a subcommittee to conduct a study of post-acute care.


    04/23/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on LEGISLATIVE OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS.
  • NV A 292

    Oscarson (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Providers of Telehealth Health Care

    Senate Commerce, Labor, and Energy Committee

    Relates to public health; requires a provider of health care who provides certain services to patients located in this State through telehealth to have a valid license or certificate in this State; requires the Commissioner of Insurance to consider health care services that may be provided by providers through telehealth when evaluating certain network plans.


    04/23/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, LABOR, AND ENERGY.
  • NV S 210

    Senate Finance Committee

    Scope
    Medical Facilities and Offices

    Senate Finance Committee

    Relates to public health; requires the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt regulations to establish a grading system for medical facilities and facilities for the dependent; requires the Division, under certain circumstances, to reduce certain fees for those facilities.


    04/21/2015 :
  • Ordered Engrossed.
  • NV S 288

    Denis (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Provisions Relating To Prescribing Controlled Substance

    Assembly Health and Human Services Committee

    Revises provisions relating to prescribing controlled substances.


    04/24/2015 :
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • NV S 314

    Roberson (R)

    License
    Provisions Governing Certain Health Districts

    Assembly Health and Human Services Committee

    Revises provisions governing certain health districts.


    04/24/2015 :
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • NY A 1548

    Gottfried (D)

    Ratios
    Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act

    Assembly Codes Committee

    Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act" to require acute care facilities and nursing homes to implement certain direct-care nurse to patient ratios in all nursing units; sets minimum staffing requirements; requires every such facility to submit a documented staffing plan to the department on an annual basis and upon application for an operating certificate; requires acute care facilities to maintain staffing records during all shifts.


    04/22/2015 :
  • From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on CODES.
  • NY A 6954

    Paulin (D)

    License
    Scope
    Dispensing of Emergency Contraception

    Assembly Health Committee

    Amends the Public Health Law; provides for dispensing emergency contraception under certain conditions.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
  • NY A 7035

    Perry (D)

    Scope
    Practice of Naturopathic Medicine

    Assembly Higher Education Committee

    Regulates the practice of naturopathic medicine; establishes a state board for naturopathic medicine; establishes requirements to receive a limited permit in naturopathic medicine; establishes mandatory continuing education for the practice of naturopathic medicine; requires licensed naturopathic doctors to report suspected child abuse.


    04/21/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • NY A 7046

    Kavanagh (D)

    License
    Scope
    Administration of Certain Immunizations

    Assembly Higher Education Committee

    Relates to the administration of certain immunizations; requires immunizing agents be administered to adults by pharmacists; authorizes a licensed pharmacist and certified nurse practitioner to administer certain immunizing agents and meningococcal disease immunizing agents; makes provisions permanent.


    04/21/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • NY S 222

    LaValle (R)

    License
    Mandatory Continuing Education for Nurses

    Senate Finance Committee

    Requires 45 hours of mandatory continuing education in a three year period for registered professional nurses; permits exemptions for illness, military duty and nurses who are not engaged in the practice.


    04/22/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • NY S 4739

    Hannon (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Administration of Certain Immunizations

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Relates to the administration of certain immunizations; requires immunizing agents be administered to adults by pharmacists; authorizes a licensed pharmacist and certified nurse practitioner to administer certain immunizing agents and meningococcal disease immunizing agents; makes provisions permanent.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • NY S 4779

    Young (R)

    Overtime
    Scope
    Certified Nursing Assistant Work Hour Restrictions

    Senate Labor Committee

    Amends the Labor Law; includes certified nursing assistants in provisions of law relating to restrictions on consecutive hours of work.


    04/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on LABOR.
  • NY S 4789

    Hannon (R)

    Scope
    Health Care Providers

    Senate Health Committee

    Prohibits requiring health care providers to provide services under a qualified health plan in the health benefit exchange, unless such provider participates in the in-network portion of such plan.


    04/17/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
  • NY S 4838

    Hannon (R)

    Scope
    Filing of Death Certificates for Unclaimed Cadavers

    Senate Health Committee

    Amends the Public Health Law; provides for the filing of death certificates for unclaimed cadavers and anatomical donations received for educational purposes.


    04/21/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
  • NY S 4857

    LaValle (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Collaborative Drug Therapy Management

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Authorizes pharmacists to perform collaborative drug therapy management.


    04/22/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • OH H 157

    Butler (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Health Care Laws

    House Insurance Committee

    Revises the laws governing health insurance coverage, medical malpractice claims, the Medicaid program, health care provider discipline, and required and permitted health care provider disclosures; creates the Nonstandard Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement Program and to terminate that program after five years.


    04/21/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on RULES AND REFERENCE: Recommended referral.
  • In HOUSE. To second reading. Read a second time.
  • To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
  • OK H 1435

    Stone (D)

    License
    Public Health and Safety

    Chaptered

    Relates to public health and safety; relates to certifying nurse aides; permits Department to suspend or revoke certification under certain conditions; requires certified nurse aides and nurse aide trainees to provide updated information for registry; requires notices and orders to be considered legally served under certain circumstances; provides an effective date.


    04/21/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • Chapter No. 122
  • OR H 3245

    Nathanson (D)

    License
    Tax Credit

    House Revenue Committee

    Amends tax credit for rural health care providers to include health care providers in nonrural medically underserved communities; authorizes Office of Rural Health to designate medically underserved areas; applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016; takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.


    04/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE: Without recommendation with amendment.
  • Printed A Engrossed Text.
  • To HOUSE Committee on REVENUE.
  • OR H 3396

    Nathanson (D)

    License
    Health Care Provider Incentive Fund

    Joint Committee on Ways and Means

    Creates Health Care Provider Incentive Fund; transfers moneys from Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Fund and Primary Health Care Loan Forgiveness Program Fund, and certain other moneys, to Health Care Provider Incentive Fund; transfers primary care provider loan repayment program from Oregon Health Authority to Office of Rural Health; requires office, counseled by advisory committee, to distribute moneys in Health Care Provider Incentive Fund, based on specified factors, for use in primary care provider


    04/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE: Do pass with amendment.
  • Printed A Engrossed Text.
  • To JOINT Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • OR H 3513

    Hayden (R)

    Shortage
    Rural Medicaid Access and Development Act

    Joint Committee on Ways and Means

    Creates Rural Medicaid Access and Development Act to provide financial support to rural hospitals and health care providers and to establish primary care residency programs; establishes Rural Medicaid Access and Development Fund.


    04/21/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE: Without recommendation.
  • To JOINT Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • OR S 469

    Monnes Anderson (D)

    Ratios
    Hospital Nursing Staff

    Senate Health Care Committee

    Makes changes to laws governing hospital nursing staff, including laws setting forth composition of hospital nurse staffing committees and laws governing content of written hospital-wide staffing plans; establishes Nurse Staffing Advisory Board within Oregon Health Authority for purposes related to administration of laws governing hospital nursing staff; declares emergency, effective on passage.


    04/20/2015 :
  • Work Session scheduled.
  • Public Hearing held.
  • OR S 832

    Monnes Anderson (D)

    Reimburse
    Health Authority

    Senate Human Services and Early Childhood Committee

    Requires Oregon Health Authority to provide grants for integrating mental health and physical health services to coordinated care organizations that meet standards prescribed by authority; prohibits coordinated care organization from restricting members' access to mental health services; permits patient centered primary care homes to use billing codes applicable to mental health services provided in primary care and urgent care settings; requires metrics and scoring committee to adopt quality measure based


    04/21/2015 :
  • Work Session scheduled.
  • Public Hearing held.
  • OR S 845

    Senate Workforce Committee

    Reimburse
    Employment Department

    Joint Committee on Ways and Means

    Establishes a penalty to be imposed by Employment Department on large employers whose employees receive health care coverage through medical assistance program; appropriates penalties collected by department to Health Authority for specified purposes; establishes remedy for employee who is retaliated against by employer for applying for or receiving medical assistance or premium tax credits under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; relates to premium tax credits.


    04/23/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on WORKFORCE: Do pass with amendment.
  • Printed A Engrossed Text.
  • To JOINT Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • OR S 874

    Prozanski (D)

    APRN
    License
    Health Authority

    SENATE

    Requires Oregon Health Authority to disseminate information to health care professionals and public related to adrenal insufficiency; establishes that the Authority shall compile information on the dangers associated with adrenal insufficiency, how to identify a person suffering an adrenal crisis, and the types of medications that treat adrenal insufficiency; clarifies that the authority may disseminate the information through print or electronic publications, through video productions.


    04/23/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE: Do pass with amendment.
  • Printed A Engrossed Text.
  • OR S 901

    Senate Committee on Health Care

    Reimburse
    Insurance Reimbursement

    House Health Care Committee

    Requires insurer to reimburse providers directly for medical, surgical and nursing services provided to insured.


    04/22/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • OR S 916

    Senate Health Care Committee

    License
    Lyme Disease

    Senate Health Care Committee

    Directs Oregon Medical Board and Oregon State Board of Nursing to adopt rules regarding diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease; declares emergency, effective on passage.


    04/20/2015 :
  • Work Session scheduled.
  • Public Hearing held.
  • SC H 3083

    Huggins (R)

    APRN
    License
    Overdose Prevention Act

    HOUSE

    Enacts the South Carolina Overdose Prevention Act by adding chapter 130 to title 44; provides certain professionals and other individuals protection from civil and criminal liability and professional discipline for prescribing, dispensing, or administering an opioid antidote to individuals at risk of an opioid overdose; requires provision of instructional information to nonhealth care professionals administering opioid antidotes and documentation of receipt of the instruction.


    04/22/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Reported favorably with amendment.
  • SC H 3851

    Smith G (R)

    APRN
    License
    Birth Centers Regulations

    HOUSE

    Relates to chapter definitions; changes definition terms; relates to regulation of birth centers; requires birth centers to be accredited and to comply with state statutes and regulations; requires births planned to occur at birth centers to be evaluated by professional staff to assess for risk status and to document evaluations in client Files; addresses professional requirements for staff members who provide patient care; requires development of guidelines, policies and procedures addressing, among/.


    04/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on MEDICAL, MILITARY, PUBLIC AND MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS: Reported favorably with amendment.
  • TN H 629

    Littleton (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Pharmacy and Pharmacists

    Eligible for Governor

    Relates to Pharmacy; relates to Pharmacists; revises definitions of prescription order and professional nursing in pharmacy and nursing statutes to include certain orders and activities of certified registered nurse anesthetists.


    04/21/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Amendment adopted on HOUSE floor. No. 1
  • In HOUSE. Read third time. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • In SENATE. Substituted on SENATE floor for S 1014
  • In SENATE. Amendment withdrawn from SENATE floor. No. 1
  • In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE.
  • TN S 1014

    Dickerson S (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Pharmacy

    SENATE

    Relates to Pharmacy and Pharmacists; revises definitions of prescription order and professional nursing in pharmacy and nursing statutes to include certain orders and activities of certified registered nurse anesthetists.


    04/21/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Substituted on SENATE floor by H 629
  • TX H 495

    Howard D (D)

    Shortage
    Permanent Fund Money Use for Health Related Programs

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Relates to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.


    04/21/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • TX H 1583

    Clardy (R)

    Shortage
    Block Scheduling for Associate Degree

    HOUSE

    Relates to block scheduling for associate degree and certificate programs at public junior colleges.


    04/23/2015 :
  • Amended on HOUSE floor.
  • TX H 2304

    Price (R)

    Reimburse
    Functions of the Health and Human Services Commission

    House Human Services Committee

    Relates to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.


    04/23/2015 :
  • Scheduled for public hearing 4/27/2015.
  • TX H 2897

    Davis S (R)

    APRN
    License
    Health Care Providers Identification Requirements

    HOUSE

    Relates to the identification requirements of certain health care providers associated with a hospital.


    04/20/2015 :
  • Committee report printed and distributed.
  • TX H 3078

    Darby (R)

    License
    Committee for Pre-nursing Curriculum Recommendation

    HOUSE

    Relates to the creation of an advisory committee to recommend a uniform pre-nursing curriculum for undergraduate professional nursing programs offered by public institutions of higher education.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Committee report printed and distributed.
  • TX H 3366

    Sheffield J (R)

    APRN
    License
    Reimbursement of Prescription Drugs

    HOUSE

    Relates to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under the Medicaid managed care and child health plan programs.


    04/21/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • Committee substitute considered in committee.
  • From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported favorably with substitute.
  • TX S 239

    Schwertner (R)

    APRN
    Mental Health Professionals Student Loan Repayment

    SENATE

    Relates to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Placed on intent calendar.
  • TX S 1602

    Kolkhorst (R)

    Reimburse
    Medicaid Managed Care Benefits

    Senate Health and Human Services Committee

    Relates to the delivery of certain Medicaid managed care benefits and reimbursement rates for certain of those services.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • Testimony taken in committee.
  • Left pending in committee.
  • UT H 218

    DiCaro (R)

    License
    Nurse Practice Act Amendments

    Chaptered

    Modifies the Nurse Practice Act; amends the requirements for a nursing education program to qualify as an approved education program; amends the rulemaking authority related to limited-time approved education programs.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Chaptered. Chapter No. 029
  • UT S 133

    Hinkins (R)

    APRN
    Podiatric Physician Amendments

    Chaptered

    Amends provisions related to podiatric physicians; modifies qualifications for licensure as a podiatric physician; modifies the scope of practice of a podiatric physician; lists procedures that a podiatric physician may and may not perform.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Chaptered. Chapter No. 230
  • WA H 1259

    Cody (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

    To Governor

    Allows advanced registered nurse practitioners to sign and attest to certain documentation.


    04/20/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • WA H 1424

    Orwall (D)

    APRN
    License
    Suicide Prevention

    To Governor

    Relates to suicide prevention; establishes minimum standards for the training programs included on the model list; relates to veterans.


    04/23/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • WA H 2136

    Carlyle (D)

    APRN
    License
    Comprehensive Marijuana Market Reforms

    SENATE

    Relates to comprehensive marijuana market reforms to ensure a well-regulated and taxed marijuana market in Washington state.


    04/24/2015 :
  • Public hearing scheduled.
  • Executive action taken by committee.
  • From SENATE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Do pass as amended.
  • WA S 5448

    Hatfield (D)

    APRN
    License
    Treatment of Lyme Disease

    To Governor

    Relates to the treatment of Lyme disease.


    04/20/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • WA S 5460

    Parlette (R)

    License
    Prepackaged Emergency Medications

    To Governor

    Relates to pharmacy services in hospital emergency rooms and hospital clinics.


    04/23/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.


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