ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Healthcare and Health Insurance
03-19-2019 - 21:45:05

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Track: Healthcare & Health Insurance   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1101   
Sullivan, Dan (R) Prohibits the Arkansas Medicaid Program from providing a cost settlement reimbursement to a the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-03-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-15-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-16-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-30-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-31-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-19 H Amendment 3 adopted
02-18-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-18-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
02-18-19 H Referred to interim committee or ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1125   
Evans, Brian (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Prohibits an insurer from requiring payment for healthcare services through gift cards, credit cards or virtual credit cards and authorizes risk-sharing payments using these only if the physician has clear instructions that result in no processing fee.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-10-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
01-23-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
01-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-19 H [H] 20190128/-1/16644 (13:42:27)
01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
01-29-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-05-19 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-06-19 S Re-referred to committee S-Insurance and Commerce
02-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-13-19 S Amendment adopted
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-20-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
02-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-19 H [H] 20190228/-1/16913 (13:42:18)
02-28-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
02-28-19 H [H] 20190228/-1/16913 (13:43:35)
02-28-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 2
02-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 300 )


HB 1150   
House, Douglas (R) Adds qualifying medical conditions for the prescription of medical marijuana.
Position: Amend-Monitor
Bill History: 01-14-19 H Filed
01-15-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
01-22-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-17-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - TBA ...H-Rules
01-22-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Rules
02-27-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1220   
Sullivan, Dan (R) Amends the definition of professional relationship under the Telemedicine Act to provide that a relationship exists if the healthcare professional has access to the patient's medical history and is of the opinion that the standard of care can be met.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-22-19 H Filed
01-22-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 8/N: 11)
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-19 H Moved to deferred list H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H [H] 20190318/-1/17040 (14:01:00)
03-18-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 36/Y: 50)
03-18-19 H Clincher adopted


HB 1226   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Creates the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences National Cancer Institute Designation Fund, to contain private grants or other sources of revenue to be used by the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute to pursue national institute status.
Companions:
SB 151 Bledsoe, Cecile (Same As)
  2-19-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 181)
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 01-23-19 H Filed
01-23-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1245   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Amends the sales tax exemption for durable medical equipment and other supplies to include purchases made by podiatrists.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-23-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
02-07-19 H [H] 20190207/-1/16759 (11:09:56)
02-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
02-07-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S On floor for consideration
02-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 172 )


HB 1251   
Eubanks, Jon (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Requires the State Board of Optometry to establish credentialing requirements for an optometrist to be able to perform laser procedures. Requires optometrists who perform laser procedures to report to the board the outcome of each procedure.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 9/N: 10)
02-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-28-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H Passed over on calendar
03-06-19 H [H] 10190306/-1/16950 (15:46:05)
03-06-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 70/N: 19)
03-06-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Carried (Vote: Y: 5/N: 2)
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1252   
Magie, Steve (D) Creates a professional license for anesthesiologist assistants under the State Medical Board.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-19 H Moved to deferred list H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1253   
Magie, Steve (D) Authorizes dispensing opticians to perform refraction and dispense eyeglasses, provided the patient's visual acuity was correctable to 20/20.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-19 H Moved to deferred list H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1254   
Magie, Steve (D) Requires the Board of Dispensing Opticians to develop rules allowing licensed dispensing opticians to dispense contact lenses.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1257   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Permits the disclosure of claims data that contains direct personal identifiers of eligible individuals in the Arkansas Works Program to the State Insurance Department and the Department of Human Services, subject to state and federal privacy laws.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1267   
Gonzales, Justin (R) Extends the prescriptive authority to Schedule II drugs for an advanced practice nurse who has completed 2,000 hours of practice.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Filed
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H [H] 20190304/-1/16920 (14:56:39)
03-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 1)
03-05-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1274   
Pilkington, Aaron (R) Authorizes advanced practice nurses who have practiced in a community with a population of 5,000 or less for 5 years to practice without a collaborative agreement from a physician.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Filed
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1282   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Changes the licensing requirements for advanced practice registered nurses by removing the requirement for a mandatory collaborative practice agreement.
Companions:
SB 189 Wallace, David (Same As)
  3-18-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 272, S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Filed
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 10/N: 10)
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1283   
Gonzales, Justin (R) Changes the definition of a certified nurse anesthetist, removing the requirement that a certified nurse anesthetist must serve “under the supervision of” a licensed physician, dentist, etc. but instead “in coordination with” such a professional.
Companions:
SB 184 Stubblefield, Gary (Same As)
  3-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130, H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Filed
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-19 H Moved to deferred list H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1552   
Godfrey, Megan (D)
Eads, Lance (R)
Authorizes nursing license eligibility for non-citizens who are approved for exemption under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy and have a valid employment authorization document.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Filed
02-21-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-07-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H [H] 20190311/-1/16984 (14:23:51)
03-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
03-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1656   
Ferguson, Deborah (D) Requires healthcare insurers to provide coverage for medication used to treat substance abuse without prior authorization and at the lowest-cost benefit tier.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 H Disregard last action
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1727   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Requires health benefit plans to provide coverage and reimbursement for intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring provided through telemedicine during a surgery.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Filed
03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1742   
Bentley, Mary (R) Creates the Arkansas Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance act to provide regulations for limited health insurance coverage primarily designed to fill gap in periods of coverage.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Filed
03-07-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1837   
McCollum, Austin (R)
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Updates provisions for multiple-employer health plans to comply with current federal law.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-14-19 H Filed
03-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1864   
Ferguson, Deborah (D) Requires healthcare insurers, including Medicaid, to provide coverage for medication used to treat substance abuse without prior authorization and at the lowest-cost benefit tier.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Filed
03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 151   
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Creates the UAMS National Cancer Institute Designation Fund to be funded by private grants and other sources and used by the Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS to achieve and maintain status as a National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center.
Companions:
HB 1226 Gray, Michelle (Same As)
  3- 5-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-30-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-30-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-19 S Re-referred to committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-04-19 S Meeting set for 2:30 p.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-05-19 S On floor for consideration
02-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-05-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H [H] 20190214/-1/16808 (14:02:01)
02-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-18-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-19-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 181 )


SB 164   
Cooper, John (R)
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Changes qualifications with regard to client hours of experience and educational hours completed for one to be licensed as a professional counselor.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 S Filed
01-24-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-21-19 S On floor for consideration
02-21-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-21-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-21-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (14:14:36)
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 370 )


SB 165   
Cooper, John (R) Repeals the requirement that psychiatric technician nurses obtain a license from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 S Filed
01-24-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
03-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 166   
Cooper, John (R) Eliminates the licensure requirement for persons operating or working in a nursery in which florist stock, trees, shrubs, seeds, etc. are propagated.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 S Filed
01-24-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-05-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
03-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 174   
Hammer, Kim (R) Requires electronic prescriptions for a controlled substance included in Schedule II through Schedule VI with certain exceptions or unless a waiver is obtained and places limitations on refills of prescribed drugs included in Schedules III and IV.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-28-19 S Filed
01-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-30-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-04-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-05-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-13-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Judiciary
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-14-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee failed S-Judiciary
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-18-19 S Failed (Vote: N: 9/Y: 11)
02-18-19 S Motion to expunge vote carried
02-21-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-19 S Amendment 3 adopted
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S On floor for consideration
02-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 1)
02-28-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H [H] 10190306/-1/16950 (15:22:54)
03-06-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 2)
03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 447 )


SB 184   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Changes the definition of a certified nurse anesthetist, removing the requirement that a certified nurse anesthetist must serve “under the supervision of” a licensed physician, dentist, etc. but instead “in coordination with” such a professional.
Companions:
HB 1283 Gonzales, Justin (Same As)
  3- 4-19 H Moved to deferred list H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-28-19 S Filed
01-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-21-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 21/N: 4)
02-21-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-28-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 10/N: 9)
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 252   
Hammer, Kim (R) Requires insurance coverage for the treatment of certain pediatric disorders.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 292   
Rapert, Jason (R) Makes various changes to the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-26-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S On floor for consideration
02-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-28-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H [H] 20190318/-1/17040 (15:32:41)
03-18-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
03-19-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor


SB 309   
Johnson, Mark (R)
Perry, Mark (D)
Prohibits insurance companies from refusing to insure or limiting the amount of insurance available to individuals based on their status as organ donors.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-18-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H [H] 20190226/-1/16880 (14:10:03)
02-26-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
02-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 244 )


SB 310   
Rapert, Jason (R) The State Insurance Department's General Omnibus Act.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-26-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S On floor for consideration
02-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-28-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H [H] 20190318/-1/17040 (15:34:16)
03-18-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 0)
03-19-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor


SB 380   
Leding, Greg (D)
Ferguson, Deborah (D)
Adds fully insured large group insurers to the requirements for insurers to provide mammography and breast ultrasound benefit coverage.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-19-19 S Filed
02-19-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-21-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-27-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H [H] 20190313/-1/16981 (15:17:06)
03-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
03-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 477 )


SB 472   
Maloch, Bruce (D) Requires health insurers to contract with any healthcare provider that is licensed and in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health benefit plan.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-07-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-06-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S Passed over on calendar
03-18-19 S On floor for consideration
03-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-18-19 S Emergency clause adopted
03-18-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


SB 480   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Prohibits a contracting entity from offering a healthcare provider a contract for healthcare services that includes certain requirements or clauses.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-13-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 502   
Elliott, Joyce (D)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Makes various modifications to statutes concerning risk based capital (RBC), including allowing RBC reports, plans, etc. to be considered by the Insurance Commissioner in determinations concerning ratemaking for health plans.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Filed
03-06-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 512   
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Ferguson, Deborah (D)
Authorizes a health benefit plan enrollee to assign their benefits to a healthcare provider regardless of the provider's out-of-network status; requires the payor to submit payment of the claim directly to the healthcare provider.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Filed
03-06-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 520   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Makes various changes to the regulation and licensure of pharmacy benefits managers, including redefining the maximum allowable cost list and adding a defined professional dispensing fee to the list.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 03-08-19 S Filed
03-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-11-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-12-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


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