Healthcare  

 

HB 1393   Thyer Creates a one-time income tax deduction of $10,000 for the tax year in which the taxpayer donates one or more organs for human transplantation.
Bill History: 03-08-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 668 )
HB 1452   Roebuck Requires health benefit plans to provide coverage of anesthesia and hospital or ambulatory surgical facility charges for services related to dental procedures in a hospital or ambulatory surgical facility.
Bill History: 03-02-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 439 )
HB 1470   Reep Protects the confidentiality of heath data which is provided through the State Board of Health to the Center for Health Improvement, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project for research.
Bill History: 03-31-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1434 )
HB 1471   Prater Repeals an obsolete law against itinerant vendors of any drug, nostrum, ointment or application who profess to cure or treat diseases or deformity.
Bill History: 03-18-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 915 )
HB 1688   Thyer Creates the Patient Medical Records Privacy Act, establishing guidelines and notice requirements for the use of medical records at trial.
Bill History: 03-31-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1436 )
HB 1922   Evans, D. Requires small employer health insurance purchasing group contracts to contain a provision which keeps the contract effective for a minimum of 36 months.
Bill History: 04-04-05 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amende...H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 2015   Key
Faris
Amends the Patient Protection Acts of 1995 and 2005, limiting civil penalties for violation to attorney's fees and costs, specifically prohibiting the award of damages.
Bill History: 03-18-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 960 )
HB 2441   Burris
Faris
Requires health care insurers to offer benefits for ground ambulance service.
Bill History: 04-07-05 H Meeting set for UPON ADJOURNMENT - Room 130 H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
HB 2444   Key Includes licensed physical therapists in the Medical, Nursing, Hospital, and Ambulance Service Lien Act.
Bill History: 04-05-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1672 )
HB 2563   Harris Relates to laser surgery.
Bill History: 04-07-05 H Meeting set for UPON ADJOURNMENT - Room 130 H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
HB 2575   Key Requires pharmacies provide a receipt with each purchase showing price of the prescription and the amount owned by the consumer; requires medical professional to post prices on their website and hospitals to maintain a price list.
Bill History: 03-30-05 H Referred to interim committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
HB 2598   Johnson, D. Creates the Quality of Care Subcommittee of the State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board, and authorizes the Board to collect quality-of-care information from hospitals and clinical providers to inform plan design.
Bill History: 04-07-05 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
HB 2608   Roebuck Authorizes the use of Tobacco Settlement Program Fund monies for primary care health centers as appropriated by the General Assembly.
Bill History: 03-22-05 H Meeting set for 10:00 AM - Room 130 H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
HB 2613   Bright Allows nurses certified for nurse anesthesia to practice the administration of anesthetics "when requested by" rather than "under the supervision" of a physician or dentist.
Bill History: 03-31-05 H Referred to interim committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
HB 2618   Smith, L.
Madison
Creates the Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act, requiring health insurance plans providing prescription drug coverage include benefits for prescription contraceptive drugs or devices.
Bill History: 04-08-05 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 2781   Elliott
Steele
Creates the Colorectal Cancer Act of 2005, addressing, screening and awareness, health care insurance coverage, etc.; creating Oversight Committee, Advisory Board, and Research Program.
Bill History: 04-08-05 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
HB 2782   Elliott Creates the Emergency Contraception for Rape Survivors Act.
Bill History: 04-07-05 H Amendment 3 adopted (Elliott)
HB 2794   Evans, D. Requires health insurance coverage for services that are within the scope of practice of an athletic trainer.
Bill History: 04-08-05 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
HB 2835   Borhauer Authorizes physicians to delegate certain procedures to employees who are trained and qualified to perform the procedure.
Bill History: 03-16-05 H Withdrawn from further consideration
HB 2855   Matayo Relates to eye protection.
Bill History: 04-05-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1690 )
HB 2894   Ragland Prohibits state hospitals and universities from approving clinical trials with private results; requires registration of clinical trials.
Bill History: 04-06-05 H Referred to interim committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
HB 2943   Dangeau Relates to fair reimbursement for medical services provided to impoverished children.
Bill History: 03-16-05 H Meeting set for 10:00 AM - Room 130 H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Mil
SB 146   Bookout Increases the renewal fee for delinquent licenses issued by the State Medical Board from $15 to $50 per year of delinquency; plus technical changes.
Bill History: 03-02-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 495 )
SB 195   Bookout Authorizes the State Medical Board to issue educational licences to physicians for practice of medicine only within the clinical and educational programs of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Bill History: 03-02-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 497 )
SB 424   Horn
Pace
Establishes qualifications for medication assistive persons and requires the State Board of Nursing to examine and certify qualified applicants.
Bill History: 03-30-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1423 )
SB 924   Jeffress, J. Prohibits Medicaid restrictions on medications used to treat mental illnesses.
Bill History: 03-28-05 S Referred to interim committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
SB 976   Altes Provides for the legal practice of noninvasive, natural, alternative, or complementary healthcare by unlicensed providers, including limitations, responsibilities, and penalties for violations; creates the Healthcare Freedom Fund.
Bill History: 04-08-05 S Meeting set for 9:00 AM - Room 272 S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
SB 982   Wooldridge
Bradford
Creates the Medicaid Fairness Act, providing regulations for the sanctions process between the Human Services Department and health care providers who serve Medicaid recipients.
Bill History: 04-05-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1760 )
SB 991   Holt Requires the Director of the DHS-Division of Medical Services to seek a state plan revision allowing reimbursement to licensed lay midwives for maternity services.
Bill History: 04-08-05 S Meeting set for 9:00 AM - Room 272 S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
SB 1008   Broadway Creates the Manufactured Drug Inspection and Cleanup Study Committee to study and determine guidelines for cleanup of structures where controlled substances have been made.
Bill History: 04-08-05 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
SB 1141   Critcher The Health Care Rights of Conscience Act, specifying the right of health care institutions to not participate in a health care service that violates the institution's conscience as expressed in its mission statement, ethical guidelines, etc.
Bill History: 04-04-05 S Withdrawn from further consideration
SB 1177   Altes Requires allegations of improper prescribing against physicians be referred to the Pain Management Review Committee.
Bill History: 04-08-05 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor