Health Care Issues
Bill Status Report
04-01-2015 - 16:38:57


Track: Health   

HB 49   Kirkton Adds board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists to the list of medical professionals from whom treatment costs may be compensated.
Bill History: 02-18-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Professional Registration

HB 108   McCaherty Establishes a two-year statute of limitations for actions against a mental health professional for malpractice, negligence, error, or mistake.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Reported to the Senate and first read

HB 109   Higdon Requires any person who holds himself or herself out as an advanced radiology practitioner or radiologic technologist to be licensed by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Public hearing completed

HB 112   Franklin Provides that certain licensing boards of health care professionals may contract with entities to collect workforce data from their licensees.
Bill History: 03-16-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Financial/Gov. Org. and Elections

HB 113   Kidd Establishes "Simon's Law", which changes the laws regarding life-sustaining or nonbeneficial treatment policies of health care facilities.
Bill History: 02-25-15 H Public hearing completed

HB 115   Redmon Requires owners of bicycles and other non-motor vehicles operating on highways to carry liability insurance.
Bill History: 02-11-15 H Withdrawn

HB 118   Burlison Establishes a statutory cause of action replacing the common law action for damages against a health care provider for personal injury arising out of the rendering of or failure to render health services.
Bill History: 03-09-15 S Reported to the Senate and first read

HB 130   Rehder Establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act.
Bill History: 03-16-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Trans., Infrastructure, Public Safety

HB 151   Messenger Prohibits any public funds or governmental economic incentives to be authorized for a project involving abortion services, human cloning, or prohibited human research.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 153   Gardner Changes the laws regarding eligibility for MO HealthNet benefits.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 181   Haahr Changes the laws regarding medical records of deceased patients.
Bill History: 04-02-15 H Set on the House Calendar

HB 197   Love Specifies how certain counties should distribute annual payments from the federal "payments in lieu of taxes" program.
Bill History: 01-22-15 H Withdrawn

HB 248   Colona Allows an employee who is injured on the job to select his or her own health care provider to cure and relieve the effects of the injury at the expense of the employer.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 252   Crawford Specifies that early elective deliveries without a medical necessity shall not be reimbursed by MO HealthNet.
Bill History: 03-04-15 H Meeting set for 8:00 AM, HR 4 House-Health Insurance 

HB 262   Frederick Requires health benefit plans cover diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health Insurance

HB 265   Frederick Enacts the Medical Practice Freedom Act which prohibits state licensure of physicians, chiropractors, optometrists, and dentist to be conditioned on participation in any public or private health insurance.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 277   Cornejo Changes the laws regarding the manner in which food and nutrition services are organized and integrated in hospitals.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 282   White Requires health carriers to file and the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration to approve the classification of risks and premium rates of all health benefit plans.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 284   White Requires a health carrier to provide access to its standard fee schedules, prohibits a carrier from refusing to contract with any willing provider, and changes the requirements for provider referrals.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 319   Barnes Changes the laws regarding the provision of telehealth services.
Bill History: 04-02-15 H Set on the House Calendar

HB 340   Kendrick Defines an "originating site" for telehealth services and includes school-based health centers in the definition.
Bill History: 03-03-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 350   Newman Requires a pharmacy to fill a valid and lawful prescription for any federal Food and Drug Administration-approved drug or device to prevent pregnancy, including emergency contraceptives, without delay.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 351   Newman Establishes disclosure regulations for entities that provide pregnancy-related services or solicits patrons with offers to provide prenatal sonography, pregnancy tests, or pregnancy options counseling.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 364   Solon Authorizes certain licensed social workers and counselors to provide behavioral health services in the MO HealthNet program.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 386   Barnes Specifies that primary care providers who provide services to MO HealthNet recipients after normal business hours will be eligible for an additional reimbursement.
Bill History: 01-08-15 H Read second time

HB 393   Haahr Reauthorizes provisions regarding intervention pain management.
Bill History: 02-17-15 H Public hearing completed

HB 424   Burlison Requires the Department of Social Services to terminate a recipient's MO HealthNet benefits if it receives information that the recipient resides out of the state.
Bill History: 02-04-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Government Efficiency

HB 432   Frederick Specifies that anyone providing medical services cannot be required to perform or participate in activities that violate his or her conscience or principles.
Bill History: 01-12-15 H Read second time

HB 472   Sommer Changes the laws regarding the Brain Injury Fund.
Bill History: 01-13-15 H Read second time

HB 474   Webber Changes the laws regarding eligibility for MO HealthNet benefits.
Bill History: 01-13-15 H Read second time

HB 490   English Establishes a pilot program for the medical use of marijuana.
Bill History: 02-25-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Emerging Issues

HB 527   Hill Changes the laws regarding health benefit plan open enrollment periods.
Bill History: 03-19-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Select-Insurance

HB 538   Lynch Allows physicians to prescribe naloxone to any individual to administer, in good faith, to another individual suffering from an opiate-induced drug overdose.
Bill History: 04-02-15 H Meeting set for 8:00 AM, HR 1 House-Select-State and Local Gov. 

HB 548   Rowden Requires parity between out-of-pocket expenses charged for occupational therapist services and similar services provided by primary care physicians.
Bill History: 02-18-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health Insurance

HB 549   Zerr Changes the asset limits to qualify for MO HealthNet benefits to $5,000 for a single person and $10,000 for a married couple.
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 551   Fitzpatrick Sets a reimbursement rate for primary care physicians under Medicaid and requires MO HealthNet to contract with a third party for eligibility verification.
Bill History: 01-20-15 H Read second time

HB 599   McGaugh Establishes the Hospital Observation Status Consumer Notification Act.
Bill History: 02-18-15 H Public hearing completed

HB 601   Frederick Modifies Missouri' Health Care Freedom Act by prohibiting the state from implementing a health insurance exchange, prohibiting insurers from accepting remuneration and prescribing duties of the Attorney General.
Bill History: 01-22-15 H Read second time

HB 617   Frederick Requires hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to report prices for most common procedures.
Bill History: 04-01-15 H Voted do pass from committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 660   Ross Requires MO HealthNet participants to pay a co-payment of eight dollars for the use of emergency room services for the treatment of nonemergency conditions.
Bill History: 03-11-15 H Meeting set for Upon Morning Recess, HR 5 House-Health and Mental Health Policy 

HB 672   Frederick Requires MO HealthNet reimbursement for certain services based on the new behavior assessment and intervention codes under the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system.
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Reported do pass as substituted House-Select-Social Services

HB 712   Solon Requires hospitals to provide notice to patients regarding whether they are being admitted or placed in observation status.
Bill History: 04-02-15 H Set on the House Calendar

HB 718   Fitzwater-144 Requires all hospitals and health care providers who receive MO HealthNet funding to provide health care services to the Department of Corrections.
Bill History: 03-12-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 735   Haefner Establishes the "Perinatal Advisory Council" and requires the council to establish standards for all neonatal and maternal levels of birthing hospital care.
Bill History: 03-17-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 760   Flanigan Extends the expiration date on various federal reimbursement allowances for three years.
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Meeting set for 8:15 AM, HR 3 House-Select-Budget 

HB 769   Frederick Allows for direct primary health care services to be provided through a medical retainer agreement between the physician and patient.
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Perfected

HB 780   Morris Delineates procedures to be used by pharmacy benefit managers with regards to maximum allowable cost lists.
Bill History: 03-19-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Select-Insurance

HB 785   White Establishes the Adult Health Care Consent Act.
Bill History: 02-11-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 795   Hinson Specifies that EMT's who divert MO HealthNet recipients who do not require emergency treatment from emergency departments to other facilities shall be eligible for an additional reimbursement.
Bill History: 02-04-15 H Read second time

HB 800   Hinson Establishes the Missouri Compassionate Care Act which provides for the licensure of medical cannabis centers and cultivation and production facilities to provide medical cannabis to qualifying patient.
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Voted do pass as substitute from committee on House-Select-General Laws

HB 825   Hummel Changes the laws regarding eligibility for MO HealthNet benefits.
Bill History: 02-05-15 H Read second time

HB 867   Frederick Establishes an online survey for the screening of medical students for risk of depression and the reporting of the prevalence of at-risk medical students using nonidentifying aggregate totals.
Bill History: 04-02-15 H Meeting set for 12:30 PM or Upon Adj., whic...erHouse-Select-Social Services 

HB 868   Rhoads Modifies provisions related to emergency medical services.
Bill History: 04-02-15 H Meeting set for 8:00 AM, HR 1 House-Select-State and Local Gov. 

HB 890   Kratky Authorizes the imposition of local taxes for the purpose of funding MO HealthNet expansion locally.
Bill History: 02-11-15 H Read second time

HB 930   English Allows the use of medical marijuana for specified medical conditions and requires it to be taxed at 8% of the purchase price.
Bill History: 02-24-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Emerging Issues

HB 932   Allen Changes the laws regarding step therapy for prescription drugs.
Bill History: 04-01-15 H Public hearing completed

HB 963   Morgan Establishes the "2015 Safe Patient Handling and Movement Act".
Bill History: 02-16-15 H Read second time

HB 964   Bahr Modifies provisions relating to the joint committee on administrative rules.
Bill History: 04-01-15 H Voted do pass from committee on House-Emerging Issues

HB 975   Ellington Repeals the authorization for licensure of assistant physicians.
Bill History: 02-18-15 H Read second time

HB 988   Rizzo Changes the laws regarding eligibility for MO HealthNet benefits.
Bill History: 02-19-15 H Read second time

HB 989   Rizzo Changes the laws regarding eligibility for MO HealthNet benefits.
Bill History: 02-19-15 H Read second time

HB 1020   Neely Changes the laws regarding the Cancer Information Reporting System.
Bill History: 02-25-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 1025   Johnson Specifies that any person 21 years of age or older who is traveling through Missouri at certain times and is not required by his or her state of residence to wear a helmet shall not be required to wear a helmet.
Bill History: 02-25-15 H Read second time

HB 1066   Allen Changes the laws regarding health care facility infection reporting.
Bill History: 04-02-15 H Meeting set for 12:30 PM or Upon Adj., whic...erHouse-Select-Social Services 

HB 1100   Beard Requires hospitals to disclose whether a physician maintains clinical privileges at the hospital upon request.
Bill History: 03-19-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 1133   McGaugh Establishes the "Designated Health Care Decision-Maker Act".
Bill History: 03-19-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 1139   Rowden Creates an income tax deduction for certain penalties assessed under the Affordable Care Act and paid on a federal return.
Bill History: 03-12-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Ways and Means

HB 1147   Hinson Requires any firefighter, emergency medical technician, and first responder who has reasonable cause to believe an in-home services client has been abused or neglected to report the alleged abuse or neglect.
Bill History: 03-10-15 H Read second time

HB 1164   Frederick Changes the laws regarding health care.
Bill History: 03-11-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 1177   Bahr Allows structured family caregiving as a covered service under MO HealthNet, subject to the approval of federal waivers.
Bill History: 03-11-15 H Read second time

HB 1190   Neely Prohibits any hospital from denying medical staff privileges for any health care professional if the privileges were not lost due to misconduct.
Bill History: 04-01-15 H Public hearing completed

HB 1222   Frederick Requires the MO HealthNet Division to allow for payment of fees under direct primary care agreements for the delivery of direct primary care benefits.
Bill History: 03-12-15 H Read second time

HB 1244   Curtman Requires healthcare contractors providing services to prison inmates to provide certain information to the Office of Administration.
Bill History: 03-16-15 H Read second time

HB 1246   Jones Changes the laws regarding health care decisions.
Bill History: 03-16-15 H Read second time

HB 1274   Austin Allows a court to modify a jury's verdict in an action against a health care provider for medical malpractice.
Bill History: 03-16-15 H Read second time

HB 1290   Bondon Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to promulgate regulations establishing life safety code standards for licensed hospitals.
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

HB 1331   Parkinson Specifies that public universities shall not bind students to third-party contracts for health insurance without written approval.
Bill History: 04-07-15 H Meeting set for 5:00 PM, HR 4 House-Consumer Affairs 

HB 1351   Mitten Changes the laws regarding eligibility for MO HealthNet benefits.
Bill History: 03-16-15 H Read second time

HJR 40   LaFaver Proposes a constitutional amendment relating to the expansion of the MO HealthNet program.
Bill History: 02-19-15 H Read second time

SB 8   Schaaf Prohibits enforcement of any contractual provision that prevents disclosure of the contractual payment amount for health care services.
Bill History: 03-12-15 S Voted do pass as substitute from committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 9   Schaaf Modifies the duties and powers of the Joint Committee on MO HealthNet
Bill History: 01-13-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-General Laws and Pensions

SB 10   Schaaf Modifies provisions relating to health care facility infection reporting
Bill History: 03-20-15 H Read second time

SB 26   Sater Establishes requirements for authorized entities to stock epinephrine (EPI) auto-injectors for use in emergencies.
Bill History: 02-18-15 H Read second time

SB 35   Wallingford Requires the Department of Social Services to terminate MO HealthNet services when it receives information that a MO HealthNet recipient resides out of state.
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

SB 38   Romine Modifies provisions relating to the Joint Committee on MO HealthNet
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Government Oversight and Accountability

SB 46   Holsman Relating to health care transparency
Bill History: 03-05-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 51   Onder Modifies Missouri's Health Care Freedom Act by prohibiting the state from implementing a health insurance exchange, prohibiting insurers from accepting remuneration, and prescribing duties of the Attorney General for enforcement of the act.
Bill History: 03-04-15 S Hearing conducted

SB 52   Schaaf Prohibits restrictive physician employment contracts
Bill History: 02-03-15 S Hearing conducted

SB 63   Sater Establishes a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Bill History: 04-01-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Govt. Accountability/Fiscal Oversight

SB 85   Emery Authorizes certain social workers and licensed professional counselors to provide behavioral health services in the MO HealthNet program.
Bill History: 01-12-15 S Withdrawn

SB 90   LeVota Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning on January 1, 2016.
Bill History: 01-22-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 118   Brown Requires MO HealthNet participants to pay an eight dollar copay for the use of emergency room services for the treatment of a nonemergency condition.
Bill History: 01-22-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 119   Brown Modifies provisions of law regarding the Prescription Drug Repository Program.
Bill History: 03-20-15 H Read second time

SB 122   Walsh Establishes a Health Care Directives Registry.
Bill History: 03-31-15 H Referred to House Committee on House-Health and Mental Health Policy

SB 125   Schupp Authorizes eligibility for an alternative package of benefits for certain individuals under the MO HealthNet program.
Bill History: 01-22-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 146   Pearce Modifies provisions of law relating to licensing and certification for speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
Bill History: 04-01-15 S Set on the Senate Calendar

SB 151   Sater Sets a reimbursement rate for primary care physicians under Medicaid and requires MO HealthNet to contract with a third party for eligibility verification.
Bill History: 02-19-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 153   Wallingford Provides that a managed care plan's network is adequate if the health carrier is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Bill History: 03-31-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Small Bus./Insurance/Industry

SB 167   Schaaf Extends the sunset on certain healthcare provider reimbursement allowance taxes and prohibits enforcement of contract provisions that prevent disclosure of payment amounts for health care.
Bill History: 04-01-15 S Set on the Senate Calendar

SB 186   Curls Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning on January 1, 2016.
Bill History: 01-29-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 210   Schaefer Extends the sunset on certain healthcare provider reimbursement allowance taxes and modifies provisions relating to MO HealthNet and DSH payments.
Bill History: 04-01-15 S Reported Truly Perfected 

SB 217   Riddle Requiring pain management including ablation of targeted nerves; percutaneous precision needle placement within the spinal column, & laser or endoscopic discetomy, to be performed only by physicians licensed under chapter 233
Bill History: 03-02-15 S Hearing conducted

SB 226   Emery Authorizes certain social workers and licensed professional counselors to provide behavioral health services in the MO HealthNet program to MO HealthNet managed care program participants.
Bill History: 02-02-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 230   Romine Specifies eligible health care providers and originating sites for the provision of telehealth services.
Bill History: 04-01-15 S Reported Truly Perfected 

SB 239   Brown Creates a statutory cause of action for damages against health care providers.
Bill History: 03-16-15 H Read second time

SB 243   Schmitt Relating to MO HealthNet managed care rates.
Bill History: 02-11-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 257   Sater Provides an additional payment for low-weight babies to managed care organizations that provide MO HealthNet services.
Bill History: 02-11-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 260   Schaefer Extends the sunset on hospital reimbursement allowance tax to September 30, 2016.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Voted do pass as substitute from committee on Senate-Appropriations

SB 261   Schaefer Extends the sunset on the ground ambulance service reimbursement allowance tax to September 30, 2016.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Appropriations

SB 262   Schaefer Extends the sunset on the nursing facility reimbursement allowance tax to September 30, 2016.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Appropriations

SB 263   Schaefer Extends the sunset on the pharmacy reimbursement allowance tax to September 30, 2016.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Appropriations

SB 264   Schaefer Extends the sunset on the Medicaid manage care organization reimbursement allowance tax to September 30, 2016.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Appropriations

SB 281   Silvey Provides reimbursement for behavior assessment and intervention.
Bill History: 03-05-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 287   Silvey Allows veterans and their spouses and dependent children, as well as spouses and dependent children of deceased veterans, to be eligible for MO HealthNet benefits.
Bill History: 02-12-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 294   Schatz Extends the sunset on certain healthcare provider reimbursement allowance taxes and prohibits enforcement of any contractual provision that prevents disclosure of the contractual payment amount for health care services.
Bill History: 02-12-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Appropriations

SB 295   Schaaf Raises the Mo HealthNet eligibility income limits for elderly and disabled persons.
Bill History: 02-19-15 S Hearing conducted

SB 298   Kraus Requires a hospital to provide oral and written notice of a patient's outpatient status and the impact of that status on the patient's health insurance coverage.
Bill History: 03-12-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 301   Silvey Modifies provisions relating to public assistance and MO HealthNet.
Bill History: 02-12-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 342   Brown Relating to the perinatal advisory council.
Bill History: 02-26-15 S Hearing conducted

SB 400   Onder Provides that the state shall not require maintenance of licensure or any form of specialty medical board certification to practice medicine.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Financial/Gov. Org. and Elections

SB 407   Onder Provides for the reimbursement of emergency medical services for MO HealthNet participants by hospitals.
Bill History: 02-24-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 411   Brown Modifies examination requirements for physicians and surgeons.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Financial/Gov. Org. and Elections

SB 415   Wasson Modifies provisions of law regarding advanced practice registered nurses practicing under collaborative practice arrangements.
Bill History: 02-24-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Financial/Gov. Org. and Elections

SB 419   Silvey Creates the Healthcare Transformation Trust Fund.
Bill History: 02-24-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 431   Onder Treats changes by the Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance Unit of reimbursement requirement interpretations as rules.
Bill History: 04-02-15 S Meeting set for 8:30 AM, Senate Lounge Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health 

SB 490   LeVota Establishes a program for fee for service and managed care MO HealthNet components to provide critical access medication management.
Bill History: 03-05-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SB 517   Wasson Modifies death certification laws to include physician assistants.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Voted do pass as substitute from committee on Senate-Financial/Gov. Org. and Elect

SB 545   Schaefer Allows certain county hospitals to invest 15% of their funds in mutual funds.
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Jobs, Eco. Devo. and Local Government

SB 566   Silvey Modifies the law regarding the health care market and establishes the Insure Missouri Program to provide health insurance to certain low-income adults..
Bill History: 03-18-15 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Veterans Affairs and Health

SCR 29   Onder Urges the President and Congress to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.
Bill History: 04-01-15 S Set on the Senate Calendar


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