Health & Hospital Law
HB 1057 – Requires all inmates receiving on-site medical examination or treatment from correctional center personnel to be charged $1.50per visit.
HCS HB 1072 – Volunteer Health Services Act. Establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow certain licensed health professionals to provide services without additional licensure requirements.
HB 1087 – Adult Health Care Consent Act.Establishes the Adult Health Care Consent Act which specifies a priority of persons who can make health care decisions for a person who has been certified as unable to consent to his or her own care. Support concept.
HB 1122/HB 1372 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act.Establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances.
HCS HB 1123 – Licensure of hospitals. Changes the laws regarding the licensure and inspection of hospitals.
HCS HB 1328 – Controlled substances. Changes the laws regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances, specifically related to methamphetamine and its precursors.
HB 1410 – Disabled inmates. Allows certain inmates who become physically or mentally disabled, infirm, incompetent, or incapacitated to be released on parole if they are eligible for specified federal medical or financial benefits.
HB 1421 – Medical marijuana. Changes the laws regarding the classification of marijuana as a controlled substance and allows its use for medicinal purposes under certain conditions.
HB 1456/SB 518 – Mental health assessment pilot program.Authorizes the Department of Corrections to establish a mental health assessment pilot program for certain criminal offenders. Support concept.
HB 1470 – Mandatory reporters of child abuse. Expands the list of mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect to include a coach, scout leader, youth leader, and any volunteer who has direct contact with children.
HB 1534 – Affordable Care Act declaration. Declares the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as unauthorized by the United States Constitution and creates criminal penalties for persons enforcing or attempting to enforce the act.
HCS HB 1541/SB 657/SB 749 – Medical services. Specifies that anyone providing or participating in a medical service cannot be required to participate in a service if it violates his or her conscience or principles. Not in scope.
HB 1607/ SB 495 – CARE Act. Establishes the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies (CARE) Act which requires hospitals and health care facilities to provide emergency contraception to sexual assault victims.
HB 1678 – Midwives. Changes the laws regarding midwifery.
SB 494 – Medical Harm Disclosure Act. Creates the Medical Harm Disclosure Act.
SB 500 – Legal Expense Fund. Modifies state legal expense coverage of certain health professionals and modifies hospital patient safety policies.
SB 505 – Use of premium percentages. Requires health carriers to devote a certain percentage of health insurance premiums to be used for the payment of health care services.
SB 507 – Required insurance coverage for breast health. Requires health insurance policies to cover ultrasound screenings where mammograms demonstrate dense breast tissue.
SB 515 – Group health policies. Requires the director of the Department of Insurance to prescribe by rule uniform application forms for group health insurance policies.
SB 526/SB 742 – Credentials for health care professionals.Requires health carriers to credential health care professionals within 60calendar days of receipt of complete application.
SB 529 – Patient referrals. Prohibits hospitals from requiring physicians to agree to make patient referrals as a condition of receiving medical staff privileges.
SB 552 – Veterinarian malpractice. Adds veterinarians to the statute of limitations for medical malpractice actions against certain healthcare providers.
SB 593 – Reimbursement of athletic trainers. Prohibits health carriers from denying reimbursement to licensed athletic trainers who provide covered services within their scope of practice.
SB 620 – Life and health insurance. Modifies various provisions related to health and life insurance.
SB 621 – Hospital licensure. Amends various provisions regarding the licensure and inspection of hospitals. Among other provisions,requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to review and revise its regulations governing hospital licensure and enforcement; requires the department to adopt specific regulations relating to complaints and finding of deficiencies.
SB 658/SB 772 – Abortion-inducing drugs. Enacts provisions regarding safety procedures for the use of abortion-inducing drugs.
SB 664 – Statewide smoking ban. Enacts a state-wide smoking ban.
SB 785 – Controlled substances. Modifies provisions relating to the dispensation of controlled substances.
SJR 39 – Health care. Prohibits laws interfering with freedom of choice in health care.