Healthcare

Below you will find a selection of bill summaries on a wide range of health issues. The list is quite long, but easily scannable making it easy for you to find the bills related to healthcare that you’d like to track. The Health Security Act is our number one priority healthcare bill.

health-care-reform-peoBill Title: Health Security Act (House), Statewide Health Security Act (Senate)

Bill #: HB 101 (Roberto “Bobby” J. Gonzales, Deborah A. Armstrong)
SB 172 (Howie C. Morales, Carlos R. Cisneros)

Bill Summary: Establish universal healthcare coverage for all New Mexicans, regardless of age, income, employment, or health status. The NM Health Security Plan will be funded by combining existing public monies (including funding for Medicaid and Medicare) with employer contributions and individual premiums (with caps) which depend on income.

Why it is important: It will provide healthcare access to every New Mexican. It’s estimated to save the state $800,000,000+ in within five years.

Bill: HB106 

  • Sponsors: Romero (D10)
  • Title: BABY CHANGING FACILITIES IN PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION
  • Summary: The Construction Industries Division (Regulation and Licensing Department) is charged with developing and adopting rules governing baby changing facilities for restrooms in a place of public accommodation by no later than January 1, 2018.
  • Subjects: Construction and Materials; State Affairs and State Agencies; Family and Juveniles; Health and Medical Practice; Municipalities/City Government; County Affairs; Business, Manufacturing and Economic Development
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/18/2017 – House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/18/2017—H Introduced and referred to House Consumer & Public Affairs.
  • 01/18/2017—H Also referred to House Health & Human Services.

Bill: HB112 

  • Sponsors: Gonzales (D42)
  • Title: HEALTH CARE PURCHASING ACT: DRUG FORMULARY PRICECHANGE TIMELINES
  • Summary: Amends the Health Care Purchasing Act, the New Mexico Insurance Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Law and the Nonprofit Health Care Plan Law to establish limits on health coverage and provider contract changes. Amends each law to allow for sufficient notice to be given before a price increase or classification change occurs for a drug formulary. Prohibits changes to coverage for a prescription drug from taking place less than 90 days prior to the beginning date of the plan year when changes are to take effect or at any time during a current plan years. (Note: a drug formulary is a list of prescription drugs, both generic and brand name, used by practitioners to identify drugs that offer the greatest overall value. A committee of physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists maintain the formulary.)
  • Subjects: Family and Juveniles; Health and Medical Practice; Insurance; State Affairs and State Agencies; Business, Manufacturing and Economic Development
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/18/2017 – House Health and Human Services Committee
  • History: 01/18/2017—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services.
  • 01/18/2017—H Also referred to House Judiciary.

Bill: HB138 

  • Sponsors: Trujillo, L. (D48); IveySoto (D15)
  • Title: LACTATION CONSULTANT PRACTICE ACT
  • Summary: Creates the Lactation Consultant Practice Act. Provides for licensure of lactation consultants by the Board of Nursing and establishes a scope of practice for licensed lactation consultants, defines qualifications and requirements for licensure, and provides for disciplinary proceedings.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Family and Juveniles
  • Progress: 1st House: Reported from Committees
  • Status: 02/02/2017 – House State Government, Indian and Veteran Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/18/2017—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services.
  • 01/18/2017—H Also referred to House State Government, Indian and Veteran Affairs.
  • 02/02/2017—H Reported Do Not Pass but Do Pass as substituted by House Health & Human Services.

 Bill: HB179 

  • Sponsors: Chasey (D18)
  • Title: PREGNANT WORKER ACCOMMODATION ACT
  • Summary: (For the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee) (Almost identical to 2015 HB 37) Cited as the “Pregnant Worker Accommodation Act” relating to employment rights of pregnant women. Prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy or childbirth or a related condition. Requires that employers make reasonable accommodation of an employee’s or job applicant’s pregnancy or childbirth or a related condition. Prohibits retaliation for an employee’s or job applicant’s claim pursuant to the Pregnant Worker Accommodation Act, and provides for grievance procedures and penalties.
  • Subjects: Labor; Health and Medical Practice; Courts and Civil Matters; Human Services; Family and Juveniles; Civil Rights
  • Related: 2015:HB37
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/20/2017 – House Health and Human Services Committee
  • History: 01/20/2017—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services.
  • 01/20/2017—H Also referred to House Judiciary.

Bill: HB243 

  • Sponsors: Thomson (D24)
  • Title: MAMMOGRAM DISCLOSURE OF BREAST DENSITY
  • Summary: Requires health facilities that perform mammograms to include information as to a patient’s individual breast density; provides form for notice; otherwise limits duty of care.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Family and Juveniles
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/25/2017 – House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/25/2017—H Introduced and referred to House State Government, Indian and Veteran Affairs.
  • 01/25/2017—H Also referred to House Judiciary.

Bill: HB277 

  • Sponsors: Maestas Barnes (R15); Padilla (D14)
  • Title: LACTATING WOMEN IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
  • Summary: Requires correctional facilities to develop and implement policies for lactating inmates.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Family and Juveniles; Public Safety and Corrections; State Affairs and State Agencies
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/31/2017 – House Health and Human Services Committee
  • History: 01/31/2017—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services.
  • 01/31/2017—H Also referred to House Judiciary.

Bill: HB284 

  • Sponsors: Armstrong, D. (D17)
  • Title: INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTION
  • Summary: (Related to 2015 HB504) Amends several sections of law governing insurance to require coverage for contraception; defines contraception; addresses the Health Care Purchasing Act, the New Mexico Insurance Code, and the Health Maintenance Organization Law; and amends the Public Assistance Act to provide contraception dispensing requirements.
  • Subjects: Insurance; Health and Medical Practice; State Affairs and State Agencies; Family and Juveniles
  • Related: 2015:HB504
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/31/2017 – House Health and Human Services Committee
  • History: 01/31/2017—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services.
  • 01/31/2017—H Also referred to House Judiciary.

 Bill: HB288 

  • Sponsors: Trujillo, Christine (D25)
  • Title: HOSPITALS: PATIENT SAFE STAFFING ACT
  • Summary: (Very similar to 2016 HB179, 2015 HB81, SB284, 2014 HB83, SB151) Proposes the Patient Safe Staffing Act to ensure that hospitals maintain a safe number of nurses on duty at all times. Vests the Department of Health with authority to administer the act, require reports from hospitals for purposes of publication and audit, and adopt rules. Provides whistleblower protection and enforcement by the Attorney General or aggrieved parties.
  • Subjects: Labor; Health and Medical Practice; State Affairs and State Agencies; Information Technology; Criminal Code; Courts and Civil Matters
  • Related: 2016:HB179; 2015:HB81; 2015:SB284; 2014:HB83; 2014:SB151
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/31/2017 – House Health and Human Services Committee
  • History: 01/31/2017—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services.
  • 01/31/2017—H Also referred to House Labor & Economic Development.

 Bill: HB299 

  • Sponsors: Harper (R57)
  • Title: REGISTERED LAY MIDWIVES
  • Summary: Directs the Secretary of Health to adopt and promulgate rules allowing Registered Lay Midwives licensed by DOH to procure, possess and administer a limited formulary of drugs and devices in accordance with DOH rules. Amends a section of the New Mexico Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act to add Registered Lay Midwives licensed by DOH as practitioners.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; State Affairs and State Agencies; Family and Juveniles
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/31/2017 – House Health and Human Services Committee
  • History: 01/31/2017—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services.
  • 01/31/2017—H Also referred to House Judiciary.

Bill: HB313 

  • Sponsors: Armstrong, D. (D17)
  • Title: MEDICAL SERVICES SURPRISE BILLINGS CONTROL
  • Summary: Creates the Surprise Billing Protection Act to regulate unexpected medical charges from nonparticipating providers to persons covered in a health benefits plan. Provides for dispute resolution and establishes penalties.
  • Subjects: Insurance; Health and Medical Practice; State Affairs and State Agencies
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 02/02/2017 – House Health and Human Services Committee
  • History: 02/02/2017—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services.
  • 02/02/2017—H Also referred to House Judiciary.

BillSB10 

  • Sponsors: Ortiz y Pino (D12)
  • Title: BANS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS
  • Summary: (Related to 2015 SB190) Amends laws governing health care coverage to ban discrimination against any health care practitioner acting within the scope of that practitioner’s license or certification.
  • Subjects: Insurance; Health and Medical Practice; Civil Rights
  • Related: 2015:SB190
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/17/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/17/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/17/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.

Bill: SB16 

  • Sponsors: Soules (D37)
  • Title: HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: OPIOID OVERDOSE AND REVERSAL COUNSELING
  • Summary: (Related to 2016 SB100 and SB262 signed into law) Requires counseling of patients by health care providers on the risks of overdose and about opioid overdose reversal medication. Amends the Pain Relief Act to provide definitions for “opioid analgesic” and “opioid antagonist.”
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; State Affairs and State Agencies; Family and Juveniles
  • Related: 2016:SB100; 2016:SB262
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/27/2017 – Senate Judiciary Committee
  • History: 01/17/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/17/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.
  • 01/27/2017—S Reported Do Pass as amended by Senate Public Affairs.

 Bill: SB21 

  • Sponsors: Padilla (D14)
  • Title: SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME TRAINING AND EDUCATION
  • Summary: (Identical to 2016 SB 149; related to 2016 HB 11). Requires Department of Health to adopt rules, by December 31, 2017, to require every hospital and freestanding birthing center to provide training and education to prevent shaken baby syndrome before discharge of the newborn from the health facility.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; State Affairs and State Agencies; Family and Juveniles; Higher Education
  • Related: 2016:SB149; 2016:HB11
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/25/2017 – Senate Judiciary Committee
  • History: 01/17/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/17/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.
  • 01/25/2017—S Reported Do Pass by Senate Public Affairs

Bill: SB33 

  • Sponsors: Morales (D28); Salazar, T. (D70)
  • Title: COUNTY AND INDIAN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH FUNDS
  • Summary: Provides $700,000 (GF, reverting) to the Department of Health in FY2018 to fund county and tribal health councils’ identification of local communities’ health needs and development of strategies to address needs under the Maternal and Child Health Plan Act.
  • Subjects: Appropriations; County Affairs; Health and Medical Practice; Indians
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/26/2017 – Senate Finance Committee
  • History: 01/17/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Indian & Cultural Affairs.
  • 01/17/2017—S Also referred to Senate Finance.
  • 01/26/2017—S Reported Do Pass by Senate Indian & Cultural Affairs.

 Bill: SB82 

  • Sponsors: Ortiz y Pino (D12)
  • Title: VOID CERTAIN HEALTHCARE CONTRACT PROVISIONS
  • Summary: Makes void and unenforceable any provision in a clinical health care services agreement that makes the agreement subject to the laws of another state or requires litigation arising out of the agreement to be conducted in another state. Applies to agreement, renewals or extensions of agreements executed on or after July 1, 2017.
  • Subjects: Insurance; Health and Medical Practice; Courts and Civil Matters; Business, Manufacturing and Economic Development
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/17/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/17/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/17/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.

Bill: SB128 

  • Sponsors: Ingle (R27)
  • Title: NONCOMPETE PROVISIONS FOR NURSEMIDWIVES AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS UNENFORCEABLE
  • Summary: Adds nurse practitioners and nurse midwives to the list of health care practitioners against whom a noncompete clause in an agreement becomes unenforceable.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Business, Manufacturing and Economic Development
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/19/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/19/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/19/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.

Bill: SB137 

  • Sponsors: Rodriguez (D24)
  • Title: MATERNAL MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY PREVENTION ACT
  • Summary: (Similar to 2015 HB503) Creates the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Prevention Act. Establishes the Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity Review Committee in the Department of Health, defines its composition and prescribes its duties. Authorizes the Committee to have access to medical records and other health information, and provides for confidentiality for committee meetings except in certain circumstances.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Family and Juveniles; State Affairs and State Agencies
  • Related: 2015:HB503
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/23/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/23/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/23/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.
  • 01/23/2017—S Also referred to Senate Finance. 

Bill: SB145 … back again for the 18th (at least) time.  Opposing 

  •  Sponsors: Candelaria (D26)
  • Title: HEALTH: SCOPE OF PRACTICE COMMITTEE
  • Summary: Creates an eight member Scope of Practice Committee to review areas of the health profession that relate to a proposed statutory change to an existing scope of practice; the proposed regulation of an unregulated health profession; or the proposed establishment of a licensing board. The committee will be staffed by the Legislative Council Service. Four members are appointed by house speaker; four by the Senate Committee’s Committee ( if made in interim, then by The President Pro Tem).
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; State Affairs and State Agencies
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/23/2017 – Senate Rules Committee
  • History: 01/23/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Rules.
  • 01/23/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.

Bill: SB152 

  • Sponsors: Kernan (R42)
  • Title: HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LOAN REPAYMENT FUNDING FOR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS
  • Summary: (Related to 2017 HB126 and SB108) Establishes a Physician Excellence Fund and authorizes the Higher Education Department to apply appropriated funds for health professional loan repayment assistance for licensed primary care physicians who practice in designated underserved areas. The fund shall consist of physician and osteopathic physician license application and renewal surcharges ($100) as well as appropriations, gifts, grants, donations and fund investment income. Money in the fund shall not revert to any other fund at the end of a fiscal year.
  • Subjects: Higher Education; Health and Medical Practice; Appropriations
  • Related: 2017:HB126; 2017:SB108
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/23/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/23/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/23/2017—S Also referred to Senate Finance.

Bill: SB172 

  • Sponsors: Morales (D28)
  • Title: HEALTH SECURITY ACT
  • Summary: (Almost a duplicate of 2017 HB101; similar to 2015 SB152; 2013 HB262) Proposes the Health Security Act, making major changes to the health care system in New Mexico through a comprehensive system of virtually universal coverage. Its goals are to make health care coverage available to all New Mexicans through combined public and private financing, to control escalating health care costs and improve health care for all New Mexicans. Participation is mandatory for holders of private insurance. The act creates a Health Care Commission, endowed with extensive powers and duties, to develop and adopt a wideranging annual state Health Security Plan. An individual is eligible for coverage if physically present in the state for one year prior to the date of application for enrollment. Private insurance may not be provided to a beneficiary for health care covered by the plan, although a beneficiary may purchase private, supplemental benefits and insurance for benefits not covered under the plan. Requires a fiscal analysis of the plan by the Legislative Finance Committee and cooperation by the Superintendent of Insurance to ensure that Workers’ Comp and auto medical premiums decrease based on the plan assuming that coverage. The act imposes penalties on beneficiaries who misuse eligibility cards and providers who engage in a pattern of overbilling. Provides for transfer of Health Insurance Exchange property to the Commission. Temporarily amends the Tort Claims Act. Unlike HB101, contains a $100,000 (GF), appropriation to the LFC for FY 2018 for the fiscal analysis required pursuant to the act.
  • Subjects: Higher Education; Insurance; Health and Medical Practice; County Affairs; Transportation; State Affairs and State Agencies; Human Services; Indians; Appropriations; Veterans and Military Affairs; Interim Studies and Interim Committees; Information Technology; Aging; Taxation, Fees and Audits; Capital Outlay Requests
  • Related: 2017:HB101; 2015:SB152; 2013:HB262
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/24/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/24/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/24/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.
  • 01/24/2017—S Also referred to Senate Finance.

Bill: SB183 

  • Sponsors: Sharer (R1)
  • Title: RESTRICTS ACCESS TO LATETERM ABORTION
  • Summary: (Closely aligned with 2015, HB390, as amended; very similar to to 2016, SB242 and SB243) Renames the PartialBirth Abortion Ban Act as the “LateTerm and PartialBirth Abortion Ban Act.” Repeals the criminal abortion statute.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Courts and Civil Matters; Criminal Code; Family and Juveniles; Civil Rights
  • Related: 2015:HB390; 2016:SB242; 2016:SB243
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/25/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/25/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/25/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.

Bill: SB189 

  • Sponsors: Ortiz y Pino (D12)
  • Title: ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS ACT
  • Summary: Cited as the Electronic Health Records Act, provides for the use, disclosure and protection of electronic health records. Requires the Department of Health to develop a plan for the interoperability of electronic health records across health care providers statewide. Requires participation in a statewide interoperable integrated health information exchange. Limits liability for participation in a health information exchange. Prohibits providers, health information organizations, health information exchanges or group health purchasers to use or disclose health care information in an individual’s electronic health record without consent of the individual, except as allowed by state or federal law. Provides for criminal penalties.
  • Subjects: Insurance; Health and Medical Practice; Criminal Code; State Affairs and State Agencies; Human Services; Information Technology
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/25/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/25/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/25/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.
  • 01/25/2017—S Also referred to Senate Finance.

Bill: SB197 

  • Sponsors: Campos, P. (D8)
  • Title: MINORITY DOCTORAL LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE
  • Summary: (Duplicate of 2017 HB88; identical to 2016 SB132) Changes the name of the Minority Doctoral Loan for Service Program Act to the Minority Doctoral Loan Repayment Act, changes eligibility for loans and conditions of forgiveness for repayment.
  • Subjects: Higher Education; State Affairs and State Agencies
  • Related: 2017:HB88; 2016:SB132
  • Progress: 1st House: Reported from Committees
  • Status: 02/03/2017 – Senate Finance Committee
  • History: 01/25/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Education.
  • 01/25/2017—S Also referred to Senate Finance.
  • 02/03/2017—S Reported Do Pass as amended by Senate Education.

Bill: SB252 

  • Sponsors: Stefanics (D39); Armstrong, D. (D17)
  • Title: END OF LIFE OPTIONS ACT
  • Summary: (Almost identical to 2017 HB171) Cited as the End of Life Options Act, establishes rights, procedure and protections related to medical aid in dying; and removes criminal liability for attending health care providers who provide assistance pursuant to the act.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Criminal Code; Family and Juveniles
  • Related: 2017:HB171
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/30/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/30/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/30/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary. 

Bill: SB281 

  • Sponsors: Lopez (D11)
  • Title: PATIENT SAFE STAFFING ACT
  • Summary: (Almost identical to 2015 SB284) Proposes the Patient Safe Staffing Act in order to ensure that hospitals maintain a safe number of nurses on duty at all times. Vests the Department of Health with authority to administer the act, require reports from hospitals for purposes of publication and audit, and adopt rules. Contains a whistleblower provision and provides for actions for violations and injunctive relief.
  • Subjects: Labor; Health and Medical Practice; State Affairs and State Agencies
  • Related: 2015:SB284
  • Progress: Introduced
  • Status: 01/31/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/31/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/31/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.
  • 01/31/2017—S Also referred to Senate Finance.

Bill: SB282 

  • Sponsors: Ortiz y Pino (D12)
  • Title: PATIENTS’ RIGHTS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICES.
  • Summary: Establishes a patient’s rights to certain reproductive health care services; establishes damage
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Courts and Civil Matters; Family and Juveniles
  • Progress: Introduced
  • Status: 01/31/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/31/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/31/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.

Bill: SB293 

  • Sponsors: Padilla (D14); Maestas Barnes (R15)
  • Title: LACTATING WOMEN IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
  • Summary: (Duplicate of 2017 HB277) Requires correctional facilities to develop and implement policies for lactating inmates.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Family and Juveniles; Public Safety and Corrections; State Affairs and State Agencies
  • Progress: Introduced
  • Status: 01/31/2017 – Senate Judiciary Committee
  • History: 01/31/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary.
  • 01/31/2017—S Also referred to Senate Finance.

Bill: SB295 

  • Sponsors: Campos, P. (D8)
  • Title: DISCLOSING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
  • Summary: Requires a health care provider to disclose the fact and the nature of any medical malpractice claim made against him or her to any person who requests that information, and if the matter has been resolved, the outcome of that medical malpractice claim.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice
  • Progress: Introduced
  • Status: 01/31/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 01/31/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 01/31/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.
  • Applies only to MDs.

 Bill: SB315 

  • Sponsors: Rue (R23)
  • Title: EMS PERSONNEL LICENSURE INTERSTATE COMPACT
  • Summary: Proposes adoption of the 35page “Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact” as a means facilitating the daytoday movement of emergency medical services personnel across state boundaries and as a means of the “legal recognition” of licensed EMS personnel in a member state. The compact would come into effect on the date the 10th member state enacts the compact statute into law.
  • Subjects: Health and Medical Practice; Public Safety and Corrections; State Affairs and State Agencies; County Affairs; Municipalities/City Government
  • Progress: Introduced
  • Status: 02/02/2017 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
  • History: 02/02/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
  • 02/02/2017—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.
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Bill: SJM13 

  • Sponsors: Stefanics (D39)
  • Title: SAFE HARBOR FOR NURSES TASK FORCE
  • Summary: Requests the Board of Nursing to convene a “Safe Harbor for Nurses” task force to identify promising nursing peer review models to protect patients from violations of their rights to safe patient care in accordance with their caregivers’ professional standards and best practices; to protect nurses from retaliation for invoking their duties to their patients; and to present findings and recommendations to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee by August 30, 2018.
  • Subjects: Higher Education; Labor; Health and Medical Practice; State Affairs and State Agencies; Interim Studies and Interim Committees
  • Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
  • Status: 01/30/2017 – Senate Rules Committee
  • History: 01/30/2017—S Introduced and referred to Senate Rules.
  • 01/30/2017—S Also referred to Senate Public Affairs.
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