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HB 1032 - Del. Kathleen Dumais (DEM-MD)
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
02/06/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing references to the terms ""child custody"" and ""visitation"" and substituting the terms ""legal decision making"" and ""parenting time"" in certain instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of legal decision making or parenting time between the parties, to consider certain factors; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 1075 - Del. C.T. Wilson (DEM-MD)
State Finance and Procurement - Preferences - Nonprofits
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a certain procurement preference for a nonprofit entity in which at least 60% of the employees are disabled; renaming the Pricing and Selection Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Employment Works Program to be the Pricing and Selection Committee for Preferred Providers; requiring the Committee to ensure that supplies and services provided by certain nonprofit entities create certain work opportunities; etc.
HB 1092 - Del. Samuel Rosenberg (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program - Establishment
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Establishing the Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program to provide funds to local jurisdictions to establish and expand community behavioral health crisis response systems; authorizing certain uses of funds distributed under the Program; requiring the Department, by December 1 each year, beginning in 2020, to report to the Governor and the General Assembly certain data regarding the Program; etc.
HB 1096 - Del. Jeff Waldstreicher (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Mental Health Veteran Employment Pilot Program - Establishment
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Mental Health Veteran Employment Pilot Program under the State Board of Physicians, the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, and the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists to provide veteran mental health specialists with opportunities for training and employment in the civilian sector; requiring the boards, in consultation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to adopt certain regulations; terminating the Act after September 30, 2022; etc.
HB 1105 - Calvert County Delegation
Job-Related Alcohol and Controlled Dangerous Substances Testing - Medical Review Officers and Preliminary Breath Tests
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing an employer to use a preliminary breath test to test a job applicant or an employee for the use or abuse of alcohol; providing that a certain provision of the Act does not apply to certain employers that have entered into certain collective bargaining agreements; requiring an employer to require a job applicant or an employee to submit a blood or urine sample under certain circumstances and to submit the sample for certain testing; etc.
HB 111 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - Defendants Found Incompetent to Stand Trial or Not Criminally Responsible - Commitment
01/12/2018 - Hearing 1/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a court to enter a certain commitment order if the court makes a certain finding; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to facilitate the immediate placement of certain defendants in a certain facility on or before a certain date specified in a commitment order and to provide certain notification to the court; establishing a rebuttable presumption of contempt under certain circumstances; providing that a lack of available beds in a certain facility is not sufficient reason for not making a certain placement; etc.
HB 1110 - Del. Steve Arentz (REP-MD)
Public Schools - Health and Safety Guidelines and Procedures - Digital Devices
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the State Department of Education, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, by June 1, 2019, to develop health and safety guidelines and procedures for the use of digital devices in public school classrooms and, by July 1, 2019, to provide the guidelines and procedures to each county board of education for consideration and adoption; requiring a county board that decides not to adopt the guidelines and procedures to provide the State Department of Education an explanation of the basis for the decision; etc.
HB 1132 - Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Access to Local Health Departments
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a carrier that is an insurer, a nonprofit health service plan, or a health maintenance organization to ensure in certain standards that certain enrollees have access to local health departments and certain services provided through local health departments; requiring that a certain access plan filed by a carrier include a description of the carrier's efforts to include local health departments in the carrier's network; and applying the Act.
HB 1159 - Delegate Young, P.
Health - Vital Statistics - Veteran Suicide Reporting
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the information that is required on a certificate of death to include, under certain circumstances, whether the decedent was ever a member of the armed forces of the United States; requiring the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health to publish an annual report on veteran suicide; limiting the information in the report to the age, sex, race or ethnicity, and the method of suicide of the veteran; etc.
HB 1182 - Del. Wendell Beitzel (REP-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
02/12/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 3:00 p.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
HB 1207 - Del. Wendell Beitzel (REP-MD)
Public Health - Ibogaine Treatment Study Program
02/14/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Ibogaine Treatment Study Program in the Maryland Department of Health; providing for the purpose of the Program; requiring the Department, on or before July 1, 2019, to select a certain number of academic medical centers to participate in the Program; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 an appropriation of $250,000 for the Program; etc.
HB 1209 - Del. Elizabeth Proctor (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Silver Alert Program - Pedestrians and Case Status (Eula's Law)
02/12/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Clarifying that the Silver Alert Program applies to an individual who is believed to be either traveling in a vehicle or on foot; and requiring the Department of State Police to establish and maintain a publicly accessible online system that reflects, on a continuously updated basis, the status of each active Silver Alert case.
HB 1224 - Delegate Washington, M.
Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Ending Youth Homelessness Grant Program to focus on preventing and ending youth homelessness in the State and addressing disparities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity; requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to administer the Program and provide funds to housing and supportive services for at risk and unaccompanied homeless youth; establishing the Ending Youth Homelessness Grant Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; etc.
HB 1289 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Correctional Services - Arrested Persons - Mental Disorder Screenings
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Maryland Department of Health jointly to establish a uniform mental disorder screening procedure for screening arrested persons; establishing certain requirements for a mental disorder screening test; requiring that each arrested person detained or confined in a correctional facility be screened for a mental disorder as soon as possible, except under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 1326 - Del. Neil Parrott (REP-MD)
Election Law - Voter Registration and Absentee Voting - Proof of Citizenship
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring individuals who apply to register to vote after June 30, 2018, to submit proof of United States citizenship; providing that individuals who are not citizens of the United States are not qualified to be registered voters; requiring an applicant for voter registration to submit certain documents or information to prove United States citizenship; etc.
HB 1344 - Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Behavioral Health Assessments, Services, and Treatment for Patients Provided Opioids - Coverage
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain benefits to provide certain coverage for a certain behavioral health assessment and certain services provided by certain comprehensive pain management programs and certain substance use disorder treatment programs; etc.
HB 1359 - Del. Bilal Ali (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Mental Health and Substance Abuse Offender Reentry Support Program
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Offender Reentry Support Program in the Maryland Department of Health; specifying the purpose of the Program; requiring the Department to select at least one local behavioral health authority for each correctional facility to develop certain case plans and provide certain services for certain criminal offenders; requiring the Department, in consultation with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and each local correctional facility, to adopt certain regulations; etc.
HB 1392 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Health - Emergency Evaluees and Involuntarily Admitted or Committed Individuals - Procedures
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a health care provider to disclose certain directory information about a patient to the Mental Health Division in the Office of the Public Defender if the patient is involuntarily admitted or admitted to the facility as a certain committed person; requiring a health care provider to disclose a medical record for a certain patient or recipient of certain services without the authorization of a person in interest to legal counsel for the patient or recipient in connection with or for use in certain proceedings; etc.
HB 1411 - Del. Susan McComas (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Reinstatement
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; establishing certain procedures relating to notice, trial, and sentencing in relation to the imposition of the death penalty; etc.
HB 1479 - Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo (DEM-MD)
Privileged Communications - Critical Incident Stress Management Services
02/12/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a critical incident stress management team member from disclosing communications or information received or acquired in confidence from a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, or an emergency responder in the course of providing critical incident stress management services; prohibiting a critical incident stress management team member from being compelled to testify in certain proceedings or investigations; establishing certain exceptions; etc.
HB 1483 - Del. Sid Saab (REP-MD)
Duties of a Guardian of the Person - Petition for Visitation
02/14/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a court to include in an order appointing a guardian of the person of a disabled person the duty to foster and preserve certain family relationships under certain circumstances; establishing the intent of the General Assembly to enforce the right of every adult in the State to visit with and receive certain communication from whomever the adult chooses, with a certain exception; authorizing a certain person to petition a certain court for reasonable visitation with a certain alleged incapacitated or protected person; etc.
HB 1494 - Del. Marice Morales (DEM-MD)
Social Services - Safe Harbor Child Trafficking Victim Service Pilot Program
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Safe Harbor Child Trafficking Victim Service Pilot Program; providing for the purpose of the pilot program; requiring the local departments of social services in Baltimore and Washington counties to implement the pilot program; requiring certain local departments of social services to refer certain children to the Regional Child Trafficking Advocate within a 24 hours of identification; requiring the Secretary of State, after consultation with certain entities, to appoint certain Advocates; etc.
HB 1502 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - Deputy Secretaries - Duties and Qualifications
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing oversight responsibilities for the Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health, the Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing, the Deputy Secretary for Operations, the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, and the Deputy Secretary for Developmental Disabilities; providing that the deputy secretaries must have at least 5 years of management experience; requiring the Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing to make a certain appointment to the State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board; etc.
HB 1509 - Del. Matt Morgan (REP-MD)
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Individual Exchange - Copper Plans to Lower Rates
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, beginning January 1, 2019, to make copper plans available in the Individual Exchange to certain individuals, notwithstanding certain provisions of law; requiring the Exchange to certify a certain health benefit plan as a copper plan if the plan provides certain coverage, notwithstanding certain provisions of law; etc.
HB 1516 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment (Healthy Maryland Act of 2018)
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing Healthy Maryland as a public corporation and a unit of State government to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident; requiring Healthy Maryland to provide certain services, a certain system, certain choice and access to certain coordinators and certain providers, and certain financing for residents of the State on or before January 1, 2020; establishing the Health Maryland Board to organize, administer, and market Healthy Maryland and Healthy Maryland Services as a single-payer program; etc.
HB 1517 - Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Reports
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration to prepare a certain annual report on behavioral health services for children and young adults in the State; requiring the Social Services Administration within the Department of Human Services to prepare a certain annual report; etc.
HB 1529 - Del. Bilal Ali (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Assault - Sentencing (Violence Prevention Education Act)
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a court to order a certain defendant convicted of assault to participate in a program certified by the Office of Health Care Quality of the Maryland Department of Health for at least 12 weeks as a condition of sentencing.
HB 1577 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Human Services - Family Navigation Services - Provision and Funding
02/12/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Governor's Office for Children to fund family navigation services to support parents and other caregivers of children or youth with behavioral health needs or developmental disabilities and to address certain other priorities concerning children and youth; specifying that the services be provided by certain family navigators as determined by local management boards; requiring the Governor to include an appropriation of not less than $1,665,915 for the services in the annual budget each fiscal year; etc.
HB 1582 - Del. C.T. Wilson (DEM-MD)
Human Services - Children in Out-of-Home Placement - Centralized Comprehensive Health Care Monitoring Program
02/12/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Appropriations)
Establishing a State Medical Director for Children in Out-of-Home Placement in the Department of Human Services; providing for the appointment of the State Medical Director; establishing certain qualifications for the State Medical Director; establishing certain responsibilities of the State Medical Director; etc.
HB 161 - Speaker
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing or altering the distribution of certain revenue; altering or repealing certain required appropriations; repealing a requirement that the Comptroller pay certain amounts from a certain Special Fund for a certain purpose; reducing the maximum amount of certain teacher or school employee stipends; providing a certain amount of aid to certain institutions of higher education in accordance with a certain action by the Board of Public Works; altering certain rate increases for community service providers; etc.
HB 1628 - Del. Shelly Hettleman (DEM-MD)
Privileged Communications - Mental Health Providers - Exception for Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a certain patient privilege does not exist for certain records and certain testimony of a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist, a psychiatric-mental health nursing specialist or professional counselor, or a licensed certified social worker related to suspected child abuse and neglect in certain civil proceedings under certain circumstances.
HB 1635 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Mental Health Law - Involuntary Admissions - Requirements and Procedures
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide for admission of a certain emergency evaluee to a certain State facility or other certain facility within 6 hours after notification; and prohibiting a certain hearing officer from ordering the release of an individual who meets the requirements for involuntary admission under a certain provision of law on certain grounds.
HB 190 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Psychological Consultation and Evaluation
02/14/2018 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Repealing the requirement that the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission develop standards for the mandatory psychological evaluation of a certain law enforcement officer; requiring the Commission to develop standards for the mandatory psychological consultation with a certain law enforcement officer; repealing a requirement that a certain psychological evaluation for a police officer certification be conducted by a psychologist approved by the Commission; etc.
HB 202 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility - Court-Ordered Medication
01/17/2018 - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a court to order administration of psychiatric medication to a defendant for a period of no longer than 30 days after a finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible under certain circumstances; providing that certain medication may be administered to a certain individual before the decision of a certain panel for no longer than 30 days under certain circumstances; requiring a certain panel to issue a certain decision within 30 days after a court orders treatment under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 247 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit - Victims' Compensation
01/18/2018 - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a Victim Services Unit in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; transferring the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to the Unit; transferring the program for sexual assault forensic examinations from the Maryland Department of Health to the Unit; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to report on matters related to crime victims by December 31, 2020; etc.
HB 326 - Del. Dan Morhaim (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid as needed, and provide certain other services; requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with the local health department, to make a certain determination on a certain application based on certain criteria and within a certain period of time; etc.
HB 33 - Del. Clarence Lam (DEM-MD)
Guardianship of Disabled Persons - Voluntary Admission to Mental Facility
02/14/2018 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Authorizing a certain disabled person to apply for voluntary admission to a mental facility if the person submits a formal written application and either a physician and a psychologist, two physicians, or a physician and a psychiatric nurse practioner provide a certain certification; requiring the facility to notify the guardian of the person of a disabled person that the disabled person has been admitted to the facility and of a certain request for discharge from the facility; etc.
HB 354 - Speaker
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers (Hometown Heroes Act of 2018)
02/01/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Including certain individuals employed by the Department of Juvenile Services in the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System; providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under certain circumstances for a certain amount of retirement income attributable to an individual's employment as a correctional officer; applying certain provisions of the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; etc.
HB 359 - Speaker
Health - Reporting of Overdose Information
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing emergency medical services providers and law enforcement officers to report certain overdoses using a certain information technology platform with secure access; requiring that the report include certain information; requiring the emergency medical services provider or law enforcement officer making a report to make certain efforts to make the report within 24 hours after responding to the incident; etc.
HB 36 - Del. Michael Jackson (DEM-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
02/02/2018 - Hearing 2/08 at 2:00 p.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Juvenile Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
HB 385 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a court to determine eligibility for and conditions of pretrial release for a certain defendant in accordance with certain rules at a certain time; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to arrange for admission of a certain defendant to an appropriate facility within 21 days after the date of commitment in accordance with the Health Department's facility and admission policy; etc.
HB 386 - Chair, Judiciary Committee
Child Support - Potential Income - Definition
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""potential income"" under the Maryland Child Support Guidelines.
HB 402 - Delegate Miller, A.
Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm (Shade's Law)
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Applying certain provisions disqualifying a person from possessing a rifle or shotgun to an antique firearm; etc.
HB 414 - Del. David Vogt (REP-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
02/02/2018 - Hearing 2/08 at 2:00 p.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Juvenile Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
HB 447 - Del. Erek Barron (DEM-MD)
Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund - Establishment
01/25/2018 - First Reading Judiciary and Appropriations
Requiring that certain proceeds from the sale of certain forfeited property be paid to the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund; establishing the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund to provide grants to eligible counties to establish pretrial services programs; requiring the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to administer the Fund; providing for the uses, purposes, sources of funding, investment of money, and auditing of the Fund; etc.
HB 499 - Del. Nicholaus Kipke (REP-MD)
Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain exception to allow for the involuntary admission of certain individuals who have experienced a drug overdose to certain facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital; altering certain circumstances to allow a petition for an emergency evaluation to be made for certain individuals who have experienced a drug overdose; altering the circumstances under which a court is required to endorse a petition for an emergency evaluation; etc.
HB 619 - Del. William Wivell (REP-MD)
Surface Mining - Zone of Dewatering Influence - Water Supply Replacement
01/30/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a surface mining permittee to permanently replace a certain water supply within a certain zone of dewatering influence within 45 days of the date on which the permittee knew of the water supply failure; authorizing a surface mining permittee to seek reimbursement for water supply replacement costs under certain circumstances; and providing for the construction of certain provisions of law relating to a contested case hearing.
HB 626 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Medication Adherence Technology Pilot Program
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a certain pilot program to expand the use of medication adherence technology to increase prescription drug adherence of Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients who are diagnosed as having a severe and persistent mental illness; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the pilot program; requiring the Department to provide a medication adherence technology system to certain recipients; requiring the Department to report on the program to the Governor and certain committees of the General Assembly; etc.
HB 639 - Delegate Miller, A.
Health - Alleged Rape, Sexual Offense, or Child Sexual Abuse - HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
02/14/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to compensate a physician or hospital that provides certain post-exposure prophylaxis treatment under certain circumstances for the prevention of HIV to a victim of alleged rape or sexual offense or a victim of alleged child sexual abuse without charge to the victim; etc.
HB 653 - Delegate Young, K.
Health Care Providers - Opioid Prescriptions - Discussion of Information and Risks
02/02/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring certain health care providers to discuss certain information and risks associated with the prescription of opioids that are controlled dangerous substances with the patient or, if the patient is a minor, the parent or guardian of the minor before issuing an initial prescription and before issuing a third prescription in the same course of treatment; requiring certain health care providers to obtain a certain written acknowledgment and include the acknowledgment in the patient's medical record; etc.
HB 660 - Del. Kirill Reznik (DEM-MD)
Public Health - State-Provided Health Care Benefits for State Residents (HealthcareMaryland)
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Establishing the Office of Health Care Coverage in the Maryland Department of Health to establish and carry out the HealthcareMaryland Program to provide benefits to State residents who do not receive federal benefits through Medicare, TRICARE, plans that are subject to ERISA, or any other federal medical program; requiring the Office to contract with a certain number of managed care organizations; requiring certain employers to pay to the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation a certain annual payroll tax; etc.
HB 772 - Del. Antonio Hayes (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Clinical Services Provided by Certified Peer Recovery Specialists
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide, as of January 1, 2020, and subject to certain limitations, clinical services provided by certified peer recovery specialists to individuals with substance use disorders or mental health disorders; and requiring the Secretary of Health, under certain circumstances, to develop certain regulations with input from certain entities.
HB 786 - Delegate Lewis, J.
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations
02/01/2018 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a certain sanction for a certain inmate who has been found guilty of a certain administrative infraction; authorizing a certain sanction for a certain inmate who has been found guilty of a certain substantive infraction; restricting to 15 consecutive days or a total of 90 days that an inmate may be placed in restrictive housing in a 1-year period; prohibiting a certain vulnerable inmate from placement in restrictive housing under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 79 - Del. Robin Grammer (REP-MD)
Opioid Maintenance Therapy Programs - License Applications - Notice to Members of the General Assembly
02/13/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Prohibiting the Secretary of Health from issuing a license to an opioid maintenance therapy program unless the Secretary gives notice of an application for a certain license by certified mail to each member of the General Assembly in whose district the opioid maintenance therapy program will be located before the Secretary issues the license; requiring the Department of Health to give the notice at least 30 days before the date of the approval of the license; etc.
HB 81 - Del. Angela Angel (DEM-MD)
Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Mental Injury
01/11/2018 - Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the definition of ""mental injury"" to include the observable, identifiable, and substantial impairment of a child's mental or psychological ability to function that results from the child's exposure to an act that constitutes a certain crime of violence committed by a parent or household or family member against a parent or household or family member.
HB 839 - Del. Alfred Carr (DEM-MD)
Public Health - State Advisory Council on PANDAS and PANS
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the State Advisory Council on PANDAS and PANS; defining ""PANDAS"" as Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections and ""PANS"" as Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome; requiring the Advisory Council to develop and update as necessary recommendations regarding diagnosis and treatment options, clinical awareness, and outreach related to PANDAS and PANS and submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 1 each year; etc.
HB 887 - Del. Haven Shoemaker (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Murder of Specific Individuals or Mass Murder
02/12/2018 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of murder in the first degree may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a certain first responder, or a certain witness, or a certain mass murder, under certain circumstances, is an aggravating circumstance that the court or jury must consider in making a determination as to the imposition of the death penalty; establishing procedures for the imposition of the death penalty; etc.
HB 902 - Del. Bonnie Cullison (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Conversion Therapy for Minors - Prohibition (Youth Mental Health Protection Act)
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting certain mental health or child care practitioners from engaging in conversion therapy with individuals who are minors; providing that a certain mental health or child care practitioner who engages in conversion therapy with a minor shall be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct subject to disciplinary action; defining ""conversion therapy"" as a practice or treatment by a mental health or child care practitioner that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity; etc.
HB 913 - Delegate Miller, A.
Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policy - Disciplinary Proceedings Policy
02/14/2018 - Hearing 3/01 at 1:15 p.m.
Requiring the governing body of each institution of higher education, on or before August 1, 2019, to adopt and submit to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a revised written policy on sexual assault that includes a disciplinary proceedings policy for alleged violation of the sexual assault policy; requiring the disciplinary proceedings policy to include a description of the rights for certain students and to include certain provisions; requiring counsel to be provided to certain students under certain circumstances; etc.
HB 98 - Speaker
Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018
02/01/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring certain employers with at least a certain number of employees to provide employees with paid time off that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns and that may be used by the employee for any reason; authorizing an employer to apply to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation for a certain waiver; requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to create and make available a certain poster and notice; etc.
HJ 5 - Del. Neil Parrott (REP-MD)
Exposure to Pornography - Public Health Crisis
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/19 at 3:00 p.m.
Recognizing that exposure to pornography is a public health crisis; recognizing that it is necessary to prevent pornography exposure and addiction, to educate individuals and families on the harms of pornography, and to develop pornography recovery programs; and encouraging pornography education, prevention, research, and policy changes in communities in order to address the harms caused by pornography.
HJ 9 - Del. Susan McComas (REP-MD)
Exposure of Minors to Pornography - Degradation of Public Health
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/19 at 3:00 p.m.
Declaring that the exposure of minors to pornography and pornographic material is a public health hazard in the State that is leading to the degradation of the health and well-being of State residents; finding that the proliferation of pornography accessible to minors causes certain health effects that affect State institutions and all State residents; etc.
SB 1002 - Sen. Paul Pinsky (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment (Healthy Maryland Act of 2018)
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing Healthy Maryland as a public corporation and a unit of State government to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident; requiring Healthy Maryland to provide certain services, a certain system, certain choice and access to certain coordinators and certain providers, and certain financing for residents of the State on or before January 1, 2020; establishing the Healthy Maryland Board to organize, administer, and market Healthy Maryland and Healthy Maryland Services as a single-payer program; etc.
SB 1028 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Health Occupations - Conversion Therapy for Minors - Prohibition (Youth Mental Health Protection Act)
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting certain mental health or child care practitioners from engaging in conversion therapy with individuals who are minors; providing that a certain mental health or child care practitioner who engages in conversion therapy with a minor shall be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct subject to disciplinary action; defining ""conversion therapy"" as a practice or treatment by a mental health or child care practitioner that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity; etc.
SB 104 - Sen. Wayne Norman (REP-MD)
Privileged Communications - Critical Incident Stress Management Services
01/04/2018 - Hearing 1/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Prohibiting a critical incident stress management team member from disclosing certain communications or information acquired from a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, or an emergency responder in the course of providing critical incident stress management services; prohibiting a critical incident stress management team member from being compelled to testify in any judicial or administrative proceeding or any investigation by a governmental unit; establishing certain exceptions; etc.
SB 1100 - Sen. C. Anthony Muse (DEM-MD)
Criminal Law - Assault - Sentencing (Violence Prevention Education Act)
02/14/2018 - First Reading Senate Rules
Requiring a court to order a certain defendant convicted of assault to participate in a program certified by the Office of Health Care Quality of the Maryland Department of Health for at least 12 weeks as a condition of sentencing.
SB 123 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Firearms - Prohibited Possession - Conviction for Harassment
01/25/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
Prohibiting a person from possessing a regulated firearm, a rifle, or a shotgun if the person has been convicted of harassment.
SB 135 - President
Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018
01/11/2018 - First Reading Finance
Requiring certain employers with at least a certain number of employees to provide employees with paid time off that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns and that may be used by the employee for any reason; authorizing an employer to apply to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation for a certain waiver; requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to create and make available a certain poster and notice; etc.
SB 17 - Chair, Finance Committee
Health Information Exchanges - Definitions and Regulations
02/14/2018 - Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Altering a requirement that the Maryland Health Care Commission adopt certain regulations for the privacy and security of protected health information obtained or released through a health information exchange; repealing a certain provision of law prohibiting certain regulations from applying to protected health information exchanged between or among certain persons; etc.
SB 187 - President
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing or altering the distribution of certain revenue; altering or repealing certain required appropriations; repealing a requirement that the Comptroller pay certain amounts from a certain Special Fund for a certain purpose; reducing the maximum amount of certain teacher or school employee stipends; providing a certain amount of aid to certain institutions of higher education in accordance with a certain action by the Board of Public Works; altering certain rate increases for community service providers; etc.
SB 230 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Disclosure of Medical Records - Compulsory Process - Timeline
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a health care provider to disclose a certain medical record in accordance with compulsory process not later than 30 days after receiving certain documentation.
SB 233 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Maryland Department of Health - Defendants Found Incompetent to Stand Trial or Not Criminally Responsible - Commitment
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a court to enter a certain commitment order if the court makes a certain finding; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to facilitate the immediate placement of certain defendants in a certain facility on or before a certain date specified in a commitment order and to provide certain notification to the court; establishing a rebuttable presumption of contempt under certain circumstances; providing that a lack of available beds in a certain facility is not sufficient reason for not making a certain placement; etc.
SB 259 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Medication Adherence Technology Pilot Program
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a certain pilot program to expand the use of medication adherence technology to increase prescription drug adherence of Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients who are diagnosed as having a severe and persistent mental illness; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the program; requiring the Department to provide a medication adherence technology system to certain recipients; requiring the Department to report on the program to the Governor and certain committees of the General Assembly; etc.
SB 288 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid as needed, and provide certain other services; requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with the local health department, to make a certain determination on a certain application based on certain criteria and within a certain period of time; etc.
SB 299 - President
Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers (Hometown Heroes Act of 2018)
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Including certain individuals employed by the Department of Juvenile Services in the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System; providing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax under certain circumstances for a certain amount of retirement income attributable to an individual's employment as a correctional officer; applying certain provisions of the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; etc.
SB 309 - President
Health - Reporting of Overdose Information
02/15/2018 - Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Authorizing emergency medical services providers and law enforcement officers to report certain overdoses using a certain information technology platform with secure access; requiring that the report include certain information; requiring the emergency medical services provider or law enforcement officer making a report to make certain effort to make the report within 24 hours after responding to the incident; etc.
SB 346 - Sen. Bob Cassilly (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Reinstatement
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; establishing certain procedures relating to notice, trial, and sentencing in relation to the imposition of the death penalty; etc.
SB 361 - Sen. Justin Ready (REP-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility - Court-Ordered Medication
01/24/2018 - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a court to order administration of psychiatric medication to a defendant for a period of no longer than 30 days after a finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible under certain circumstances; providing that certain medication may be administered to a certain individual before the decision of a certain panel for a period of no longer than 30 days under certain circumstances; requiring a certain panel to issue a certain decision within 30 days after a court orders treatment under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 387 - Sen. Thomas Middleton (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Health Care Access Program - Establishment (Maryland Health Care Access Act of 2018)
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a carrier to pay a certain assessment on certain premiums under certain circumstances beginning January 1, 2019; establishing as a purpose of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to seek approval of and carry out a certain waiver; requiring the Exchange to establish and oversee the implementation of a Health Care Access Program; requiring, beginning on a certain date, an individual to maintain certain coverage for certain individuals; requiring that an individual pay a certain penalty under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 444 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Task Force on the Social Determinants of Health in Baltimore City
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Task Force on the Social Determinants of Health in Baltimore City; providing for the duties, purpose, composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring, to the extent practicable, the Task Force to reflect a certain diversity; requiring the Task Force to identify and examine certain social factors and develop and implement certain solutions for a certain purpose; authorizing the Task Force to apply for certain grants; requiring the Task Force to consult with the Office of Minority Health and Disparities; etc.
SB 448 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm (Shade's Law)
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Applying certain provisions disqualifying a person from possessing a rifle or shotgun to an antique firearm; etc.
SB 510 - Sen. Guy Guzzone (DEM-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/08 at 9:30 a.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Juvenile Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
SB 522 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Health Care Providers - Opioid Prescriptions - Discussion of Information and Risks
01/29/2018 - Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring certain health care providers to discuss certain information and risks associated with the prescription of opioids that are controlled dangerous substances with the patient or, if the patient is a minor, the parent or guardian of the minor before issuing an initial prescription and before issuing a third prescription in the same course of treatment; requiring certain health care providers to obtain a certain written acknowledgment and include the acknowledgment in the patient's medical record; etc.
SB 527 - Sen. John Astle (DEM-MD)
Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering a certain exception to allow for the involuntary admission of certain individuals who have a mental disorder, have experienced an overdose, have a history of persistent substance abuse, or present a danger to the life safety of the individual or others to certain facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital; altering certain circumstances to allow a petition for an emergency evaluation to be made for certain individuals; altering the circumstances for petitions for the emergency evaluation of certain individuals; etc.
SB 539 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Limitations
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing a certain sanction for a certain inmate who has been found guilty of a certain administrative infraction; authorizing a certain sanction for a certain inmate who has been found guilty of a certain substantive infraction; restricting to 15 consecutive days or a total of 90 days that an inmate may be placed in restrictive housing in a 1-year period; prohibiting a certain vulnerable inmate from placement in restrictive housing under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 585 - Sen. Barbara Robinson (DEM-MD)
Devices Capable of Accessing Content on the Internet - Blocking Capability (Human Trafficking Prevention Act for Maryland)
02/09/2018 - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
Prohibiting certain businesses from doing business in the State unless they provide a digital blocking capability for Internet-accessible devices that makes inaccessible certain unlawful electronic or visual depictions or certain websites that facilitate certain unlawful acts; requiring certain businesses to make reasonable and ongoing efforts to ensure that the digital blocking capability functions properly; etc.
SB 607 - Sen. Joan Conway (DEM-MD)
Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policy - Disciplinary Proceedings Policy
01/31/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the governing body of each institution of higher education, on or before August 1, 2019, to adopt and submit to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a revised written policy on sexual assault that includes a disciplinary proceedings policy for alleged violation of the sexual assault policy; requiring the disciplinary proceedings policy to include a description of the rights for certain students and to include certain provisions; etc.
SB 62 - Chair, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
Maryland Chiropractic Act - Revisions
02/01/2018 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
Repealing a requirement that the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners issue paper copies of licenses; prohibiting, under certain circumstances, an applicant for a license to practice chiropractic from being required under a certain provision of law to hold a bachelor's degree; requiring the Board to maintain an electronic roster of each individual licensed by the Board; requiring the Board to make the roster available on its website; requiring an electronic license record to include certain information; etc.
SB 63 - Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
01/11/2018 - Hearing 1/25 at 9:30 a.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
SB 66 - Sen. Bryan Simonaire (REP-MD)
Health - Vital Statistics - Veteran and Armed Services Member Suicide Reporting
02/09/2018 - First Reading Health and Government Operations
Altering the information that is required on a certificate of death to include, under certain circumstances, whether the decedent was ever a member of the armed forces of the United States; requiring the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health to publish an annual report on veteran suicide; limiting the information in the report to the age, sex, race or ethnicity, and the method of suicide of the veteran; etc.
SB 684 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Repealing references to the terms ""child custody"" and ""visitation"" and substituting the terms ""legal decision making"" and ""parenting time"" in certain instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of legal decision making or parenting time between the parties, to consider certain factors; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain circumstances; etc.
SB 702 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Behavioral Health Assessments, Services, and Treatment for Patients Provided Opioids - Coverage
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain benefits to provide certain coverage for a certain behavioral health assessment and certain services provided by certain comprehensive pain management programs for opioid weaning or substance use disorder treatment programs; etc.
SB 703 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program - Establishment
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program to provide funds to local jurisdictions to establish and expand community behavioral health crisis response systems; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the Program; authorizing certain uses of funds distributed under the Program; requiring the Department, by December 1 each year, beginning in 2020, to report to the Governor and the General Assembly certain data regarding the Program; etc.
SB 725 - Sen. Robert Zirkin (DEM-MD)
Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, and Intimidation - Civil Relief and School Response
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
Authorizing a victim of cyberbullying or a parent or guardian of a victim of cyberbullying to bring a certain action for injunctive relief against a certain individual; authorizing a school principal to make a certain report if, after an investigation is completed, the school principal has reason to believe that a student has engaged in conduct that constitutes a certain criminal offense; etc.
SB 731 - Sen. Brian Feldman (DEM-MD)
Health - Alleged Rape, Sexual Offense, or Child Sexual Abuse - HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to compensate a physician or hospital that provides certain post-exposure prophylaxis treatment under certain circumstances for the prevention of HIV to a victim of alleged rape or sexual offense or a victim of alleged child sexual abuse without charge to the victim; etc.
SB 765 - Sen. James Mathias (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Clinical Services Provided by Certified Peer Recovery Specialists
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide, as of January 1, 2020, and subject to certain limitations, clinical services provided by certified peer recovery specialists to individuals with substance use disorders or mental health disorders; and requiring the Secretary of Health, under certain circumstances, to develop certain regulations with input from certain entities.
SB 816 - Sen. Johnny Salling (REP-MD)
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Providing that a person who is convicted of first degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer or a first responder under certain circumstances constitutes aggravating circumstances that the court or jury must consider in making a determination as to the imposition of the death penalty; establishing procedures for the imposition of the death penalty; etc.
SB 835 - Sen. Richard Madaleno (DEM-MD)
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Collaborative Care Pilot Program
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Collaborative Care Pilot Program in the Maryland Department of Health to establish and implement a Collaborative Care Model in primary care settings in which health care services are provided to Program recipients enrolled in HealthChoice; requiring the Department to administer the Pilot Program and to select up to three sites with certain characteristics to participate in the Pilot Program; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget $550,000 for certain fiscal years for the Pilot Program; etc.
SB 858 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Health Insurance - Access to Local Health Departments
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a carrier that is an insurer, a nonprofit health service plan, or a health maintenance organization to ensure in certain standards that certain enrollees have access to local health departments and certain services provided through local health departments; requiring that a certain access plan filed by a carrier include a description of the carrier's efforts to include local health departments in the carrier's network; and applying the Act.
SB 864 - Sen. Delores Kelley (DEM-MD)
Health - Emergency Evaluees and Involuntarily Admitted or Committed Individuals - Procedures
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring a health care provider to disclose directory information about a patient to the Mental Health Division in the Office of the Public Defender if the patient is involuntarily admitted or admitted to the facility as a certain committed person; requiring a health care provider to disclose a medical record for a certain patient or recipient of certain services without the authorization of a person in interest to legal counsel for the patient or recipient in connection with or for use in certain proceedings; etc.
SB 911 - Sen. Steve Waugh (REP-MD)
Veteran Suicide Prevention - Comprehensive Action Plan
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a certain action plan to increase access to and the availability of professional veteran health services to prevent veteran suicides; requiring the plan to address certain matters; requiring the Department to collaborate with interested parties in developing the plan; requiring the Department to implement certain initiatives and reforms by June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2028; terminating the Act after June 30, 2028; etc.
SB 947 - Sen. Jim Rosapepe (DEM-MD)
Mental Health Law - Involuntary Admissions - Requirements and Procedures
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide for admission of a certain emergency evaluee to a certain State facility or other certain facility within 6 hours after notification; and prohibiting a certain hearing officer from ordering the release of an individual who meets the requirements for involuntary admission under a certain provision of law on certain grounds.
SB 963 - Sen. Michael Hough (REP-MD)
Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit - Victims' Compensation
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing a Victim Services Unit in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; transferring the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to the Unit; transferring the program for sexual assault forensic examinations from the Maryland Department of Health to the Unit; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to report on matters related to crime victims by December 31, 2020; etc.
SB 964 - Sen. Susan Lee (DEM-MD)
Social Services - Safe Harbor Child Trafficking Victim Service Pilot Program
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Safe Harbor Child Trafficking Victim Service Pilot Program; providing for the purpose of the pilot program; requiring the local departments of social services in Baltimore and Washington counties to implement the pilot program; requiring certain local departments of social services to refer certain children to the Regional Child Trafficking Advocate within a 24 hours of identification; requiring the Secretary of State, after consultation with certain entities, to appoint certain Advocates; etc.
SB 975 - Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (DEM-MD)
Task Force to Study Drug Addiction as a Chronic Disease
02/07/2018 - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Establishing the Task Force to Study Drug Addiction as a Chronic Disease; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding certain matters; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before April 1, 2020; terminating the Act on September 30, 2020; etc.
SB 977 - Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (DEM-MD)
Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Reports
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration to prepare a certain annual report on behavioral health services for children and young adults in the State; requiring the Social Services Administration to prepare a certain annual report; etc.
SB 988 - Sen. George Edwards (REP-MD)
Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Membership
02/07/2018 - Hearing 2/22 at 8:30 a.m.
Altering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; providing that certain members of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System who meet certain criteria may receive a normal service retirement allowance that is based on certain creditable service; etc.
SJ 1 - Sen. Andrew Serafini (REP-MD)
Exposure of Minors to Pornography - Degradation of Public Health
01/16/2018 - Hearing 1/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Declaring that the exposure of minors to pornography and pornographic material is a public health hazard in the State that is leading to the degradation of the health and well-being of State residents; finding that the proliferation of pornography accessible to minors causes certain health effects that affect State institutions and all State residents; etc.
 
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