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08-04-2017 - 18:10:37

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HB 1013   Relates to advanced nursing certifications; redefines and allows certain advanced nursing certifications to prescribe medications and equipment; removes requirement for supervising physicians; repeals the Formulary Advisory Committee.
Bill History: 03-07-17 S Received in the Senate
03-14-17 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
04-13-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1014   Relates to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority; requires electronic submission of an annual report on savings and costs related to drug cost containment programs.
Bill History: 01-11-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Appropriations & Budget
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1016   Makes an appropriation to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority for FY-18.
Bill History: 01-11-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Appropriations & Budget
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1246   Relates to nurses; modifies definition of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Bill History: 02-15-17 H Meeting set for 10:30 a.m., Room 432-A House Business, Commerce & Tourism
02-15-17 H Not heard in committee House Business, Commerce & Tourism
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1313   Relates to public health and safety; requiring health care providers to identify and document surrogate of patient under certain circumstances.
Bill History: 01-18-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary-Civil & Environmental
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1448   Relates to chiropractors; adds national criminal background checks to licensing requirements during original application; costs shall be covered by the applicant.
Bill History: 04-17-17 S Passed/Adopted (Vote: Y: 39/N: 4)
04-18-17 G Sent to the Governor
04-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Chap: 54)

HB 1484   Relates to Medicaid; clarifies which sections are defined as the Medicaid Program Reform Act of 2003.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Rules
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1552   Relates to administrative rules; requires that rules related to occupations under Title 59 receive Legislative approval through a joint resolution; failure of the Legislature to approve such a resolution is deemed disapproval of the related rules.
Bill History: 04-19-17 S Passed/Adopted (Vote: Y: 43/N: 0)
04-20-17 G Sent to the Governor
04-26-17 G Vetoed by the Governor:"This bill reduces legislative
accountability and creates a 'default system' whereby
inaction may cause rules to be automatically disapproved."

HB 1579   Relates to poor persons; the Department of Public Safety shall cooperate in accordance with federal and state law with the Authority to establish procedures for the secure electronic transmission of an applicant's individual ID.
Bill History: 04-24-17 S Passed/Adopted (Vote: Y: 38/N: 6)
04-25-17 G Sent to the Governor
05-01-17 G Signed by the Governor (Chap: 136)

HB 1580   Relates to insurance; reimbursement of health care services performed by means of telemedicine shall be the same as if the care had been performed with in-person contact.
Bill History: 02-28-17 H Meeting set for At Adj. or 3:00 p.m., Room ...House Insurance
02-28-17 H Not heard in committee House Insurance
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1581   Relates to the Health Care Authority; requires that the Authority allow applicants, recipients or health care providers adversely affected by a decision a 45 day window to request a hearing.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Government Oversight & Accountability
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1709   Relates to insurance; prohibits insurers from requiring that a practitioner join a hospital staff or have admitting privileges.
Bill History: 02-21-17 S Received in the Senate
03-20-17 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Retirement & Insurance
04-13-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1772   Relates to illegal drugs; adds a synthetic opioid to Schedule I; makes possession of such an opioid a felony; sets penalties; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary-Criminal Justice/Corrections
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 1886   Relates to advanced practice nurses; clarifies certification requirements for certain nurses; allows for disciplinary action regarding licensing for said nurses; sets guidelines.
Bill History: 05-09-17 H House concurred in Senate amendments (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
05-10-17 G Sent to the Governor
05-16-17 G Signed by the Governor (Chap: 281)

HB 2224   Creates the Oklahoma Therapy Act of 2017.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Rules
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 2228   Creates the Reform Medicaid Act of 2017.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Rules
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 2239   Relates to telemedicine; strikes exemptions of telephone or fax machines from the definition of telemedicine.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Rules
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 2241   Creates the Health Care Transparency Act of 2017.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Rules
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 2243   Relates to telemedicine; clarifies the Department responsible for development.
Bill History: 02-14-17 H Meeting set for At Adj., Room 412-C House Public Health
02-14-17 H Not heard in committee House Public Health
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 2301   Relates to tax exemptions; allows for an exemption for taxable income of physicians or osteopathic physicians whose primary residence and practice are in rural areas.
Bill History: 05-11-17 S Discussed and Opened for Signatures
05-22-17 S Conferees unable to agree
05-26-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 2331   Creates the Medical Records Reform Act, Part 1.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
02-07-17 H Referred to House Committee on House Rules
03-02-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

HB 2339   Relates to the Allopathic Medical and Surgical Licensure and Supervision Act; allows for the Board to contract for investigations; modifies requirements for licensing and revocation.
Bill History: 04-10-17 S Voted from committee - Do Pass as substituted Senate Health & Human Services
04-10-17 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Appropriations
04-13-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 134   Relates to physician advertising; creates definitions related to physicians' advertising services and/or facilities; requires that the type of medical license held by physician be identified and truthful, including board certification(s).
Bill History: 01-11-17 S Filed
02-02-17 S Prereferred to Committee Senate Health & Human Services
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 144   Relates to the Physician Manpower Training Commission's Medical Loan Repayment Program; extends to physician assistants and nurse practitioners; removes commitment to serve language, allows population criteria waiver, reduces damages to 5%.
Bill History: 05-22-17 H Committee hearing cancelled HCC: Public Health
05-22-17 H Conferees unable to agree
05-26-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 158   Relates to firearms; prevents a health care practitioner from refusing to treat or accept referrals based on a patient owning or being in the presence of firearms or ammunition; prevents questioning about firearms, sets exemptions and fines.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Title stricken in committee Senate Public Safety
02-23-17 S Voted from committee - Do Pass as amended Senate Public Safety
03-23-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 190   Creates the 'REAL ID Compliance Act of 2017'; directs DPS to implement the REAL ID Act of 2005 and the Legislature to secure federal funding; increases fees on licenses and IDs; directs collection of certain information; repeals noncompliance; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 02-02-17 S Prereferred to Committee Senate Public Safety
02-07-17 S And also Referred to Senate Appropriations
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 195   Relates to labor; prohibits the discharge or discrimination of an employee for discussing wages with other employees; increases administrative fines, investigation costs, and directs funds to the Department of Labor Revolving Fund.
Bill History: 01-17-17 S Filed
02-02-17 S Prereferred to Committee Senate Business, Commerce & Tourism
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 231   Repeals a section of law related to School Health Coordinators Pilot Program.
Bill History: 04-17-17 H Passed/Adopted (Vote: Y: 65/N: 24)
04-18-17 G Sent to the Governor
04-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Chap: 79)

SB 570   Relates to cosmetology and barbering occupations; extends sunset of the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering through 2023.
Bill History: 05-11-17 S Senate appointed a conference committee: Griffin, Newberry,
Leewright, Daniels, Bergstrom, Pittman, Bass.
05-24-17 S Conferees unable to agree
05-26-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 686   Relates to the Health Care Authority; removes powers and duties of the Board; makes the Director a gubernatorial appointee with Senate confirmation; sets guidelines and responsibilities; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 02-27-17 S Meeting set for At Adj., Room 535 Senate Health & Human Services
02-27-17 S Failed in Committee Senate Health & Human Services
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 695   Relates to child welfare; directs the Health Care Authority to develop a report on Medicaid funding for child welfare services; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 01-19-17 S Filed
02-02-17 S Prereferred to Committee Senate Health & Human Services
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 701   Relates to medical liability; prohibits admissibility related to negligence any providers failure to comply or breach with federal regulations or programs.
Bill History: 04-11-17 H Meeting set for 10:30 a.m., Room 206 House Judiciary-Civil & Environmenta
04-11-17 H Committee hearing cancelled House Judiciary-Civil & Environmental
04-20-17 H Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 714   Relates to midwives; prohibits the use of midwife or direct entry nurse midwife as a designation unless such a person has met the requirements of a Registered Nurse License.
Bill History: 03-02-17 S Meeting set for At Adj. II, Room 535 Senate Health & Human Services
03-02-17 S Committee hearing cancelled Senate Health & Human Services
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 716   Relates to telemedicine; requires that reimbursement for telemedicine services be the same as in-person contact services.
Bill History: 02-13-17 S Meeting set for At Adj., Room 230 Senate Retirement & Insurance
02-13-17 S Not heard in committee Senate Retirement & Insurance
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 720   Relates to Certified Nurse Practitioners; removes the requirement that a supervising physician certify prescriptions and administrations.
Bill History: 01-19-17 S Filed
02-02-17 S Prereferred to Committee Senate Health & Human Services
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 726   Relates to telemedicine; sets definitions of a valid physician-patient relationship in relation to telemedicine.
Bill History: 05-03-17 S Senate concurred in House amendments (Vote: Y: 39/N: 3)
05-04-17 G Sent to the Governor
05-10-17 G Signed by the Governor (Chap: 228)

SB 741   Relates to the delivery of health care services; the Department of Health and the Health Care Authority to develop a program, subject to available funds, to increase health literacy to Medicaid participants.
Bill History: 05-15-17 S Senate concurred in House amendments (Vote: Y: 44/N: 0)
05-16-17 G Sent to the Governor
05-22-17 G Signed by the Governor (Chap: 322)

SB 744   Relates to medical records; defines electronic medical records as health related information on an individual that can be created, generated, managed and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff.
Bill History: 01-20-17 S Filed
02-02-17 S Prereferred to Committee Senate Health & Human Services
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 747   Relates to Certified Nurse-Midwives; prohibits services related to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, VBAC, unless services are rendered in a licensed hospital or when medically necessary.
Bill History: 02-27-17 S Meeting set for At Adj., Room 535 Senate Health & Human Services
02-27-17 S Failed in Committee Senate Health & Human Services
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 761   Relates to property seizure; requires that forms filed with seizure be filed in the court of record for the jurisdiction where the forfeiture occurred.
Bill History: 01-20-17 S Filed
02-02-17 S Prereferred to Committee Senate Judiciary
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 785   Relates to telemedicine; directs the Health Care Authority to conduct a study on telemedicine and provide a report on costs or savings to the Legislature and Governor by December 21, 2017.
Bill History: 01-20-17 S Filed
02-02-17 S Prereferred to Committee Senate Health & Human Services
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules

SB 805   Creates the Expand Medicaid Now Act; directs the state to expand the Medicaid Program to provide assistance to all applicants; directs OHCA to seek assistance; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 02-02-17 S Prereferred to Committee Senate Health & Human Services
02-07-17 S And also Referred to Senate Appropriations
03-02-17 S Dormant pursuant to the rules


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