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Policy Updates

In the committees

House Health and Human Resources - Agenda

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, 3:00PM

Location: Committee Room 215E 

HB 2196 - To remove opioid treatment programs from requiring a certificate of need 

HB 2789 – Removes certificate of need requirements for birthing centers

HB 3141 -  Relating to the practice of dentistry 

Creating the specialty of dental anesthesiology

"Dentistry" means the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, through surgical, nonsurgical, or related procedures, of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity and the maxillofacial, adjacent, and associated structures and their impact on the human body; maxillofacial area, and the adjacent and associated structures provided by a den disorders or conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region.

Oral medicine is the specialty of dentistry responsible for the oral health care of medically complex patients and for the diagnosis and management of medically related disorders or conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region.

"Orofacial pain" is the specialty of dentistry that encompasses the diagnosis, management and treatment of pain disorders of the jaw, mouth, face and associated regions, which specialty is dedicated to the evidenced-based understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, etiology, prevention, and treatment of these disorders and improving access to interdisciplinary patient care. These disorders as they relate to orofacial pain include but are not limited to temporomandibular muscle and joint (TMJ) disorders, jaw movement disorders, neuropathic and neurovascular pain disorders, headache, and sleep disorders.

During a declared public health emergency, dentists and dental hygienists with a local anesthesia certificate, may administer vaccines, perform FDA-authorized diagnostic tests to screen patients for infectious diseases, triage medical patients, and perform other ancillary medical procedures and activities as requested by medical personnel.

SB 89 - Requiring hospitals to staff qualified personnel to perform sexual assault forensic exams 

Passed House 32-0 on Jan. 23.

Bills introduced

Monday, January 30, 2023

HB3141. By Del. Summers and Tully - Relating to the practice of dentistry - To Health and Human Resources

HB3143. By Del. C. Pritt and Kimble - Allow for religious exemptions for getting vaccinations - To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB3144. By Del. C. Pritt and Kimble - No vaccine mandate for schools  - To Education then the Judiciary

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2023

SB517.    By Sen. Maynard

Medical Ethics Defense Act

Health and Human Resources then Judiciary

 

As the right of conscience is fundamental, no medical practitioner, healthcare

institution, or healthcare payer should be compelled to participate in or pay for any medical procedure or prescribe or pay for any medication to which he, she, or it objects on the basis of conscience, whether such conscience is informed by religious, moral, or ethical beliefs or principles.

Bills

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

HB3027. By Del. Ross, Chiarelli, Marple, Devault, Adkins and Dillon - To remove the state requirement for EMT’S to be nationally certified. - To Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services then Government Organization

HB3038. By Del. Pinson, Westfall, Fast, W. Hall, Kirby, Foggin, Honaker, Coop-Gonzalez, Ridenour, Kelly and Hott - Add unborn persons to the definition of driving under the influence and causing injury or death to an unborn person. - To the Judiciary

HB3056. By Del. Riley, Linville, Heckert, Mallow, Devault, Ferrell, Statler, Vance, Willis and Warner - To change the requirement for an EMS Agency Vehicle Inspection from every year to every two years - To Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services then Technology and Infrastructure

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2023

 

SB470.    By Sen. Azinger Making adoption records accessible for medical purposes Judiciary
SB476.    By Sen. Tarr
  • The purpose of this bill is to require the number of managed care organizations administered by the Bureau of Medical Services in the Mountain Health Trust be set at four. The bill also requires that the organization have an established adult and youth reentry plan for persons released from jail or prison.
Health and Human Resources

In the Committees

Senate Health and Human Resources Committee - Agenda

1/26/2023, 1:00 PM

Location: 451-M

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. HB2029 Repealing the creation of an all-payor claims database

IV. SB273 Relating to allocation of child protective workers in counties based upon population of county

V. HB2018 Permitting the managed care case coordinator to attend the multidisciplinary team meeting

VI. SB267 Updating law regarding prior authorizations

VII. Other Business

VIII. Adjournment

House Health and Human Resources - Agenda

Thursday, Jan 26, 2023, 3:00 PM

Location: Eastwing Committee Room 215E

I. Meeting called to order

II. Roll Call

III. Minutes approval for Jan. 24, 2023

IV. HB 2613 - Relating to the administration of anesthetics

V. HB 3061 - Relating to updating the authority of the Foster Care Ombudsman

VI. HB 2710 - Authorizing the Board of Dentistry to promulgate a legislative rule relating to dental recovery networks (2nd REF JUD)

VII. HB 2715 - Authorizing the Board of Medicine to promulgate a legislative rule relating to licensing of physicians and podiatric physicians and disciplinary procedures for applicants, licensees, credential holders (2nd REF JUD)

VIII. HB 2716 - Authorizing the Board of Medicine to promulgate a legislative rule relating to licensure, practice requirements, disciplinary and complaint procedures, continuing education, physician assistants (2nd REF JUD)

IX. HB 2717 - Authorizing the Board of Medicine to promulgate a legislative rule relating to collaborative pharmacy practice (2nd REF JUD)

X. HB 2718 - Authorizing the Board of Medicine to promulgate a legislative rule relating to prohibiting sexual misconduct by health care practitioners (2nd REF JUD)

XI. HB -2719 Authorizing the Board of Optometry to promulgate a legislative rule relating to optometric telehealth practice (2nd REF JUD)

XII. HB 2720 - Authorizing the Board of Osteopathic Medicine to promulgate a legislative rule relating to osteopathic physician assistants (2nd REF Jud)

XIII. HB 2721 - Authorizing the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate a legislative rule relating to licensure and practice of pharmacy (2nd REF JUD)

XIV. HB 2722 - Authorizing the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Uniform Controlled Substance Act (2nd REF JUD)

XV. HB 2723 - Authorizing the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Board of Pharmacy rules for registration of pharmacy technicians (2nd REF JUD)

XVI. HB 2724 - Authorizing the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate a legislative rule relating to regulations governing pharmacy permits (2nd REF JUD)

XVII. HB 2725 - Authorizing the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate a legislative rule relating to inspections (2nd REF JUD)

XVIII. HB 2726 - Authorizing the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Donated Drug Repository Program (2nd REF JUD)

XIX. HB 2727 - Authorizing the Psychologists to promulgate a legislative rule relating to code of conduct (2nd REF JUD)

XX. HB 2728 - Authorizing the Board of Registered Nurses to promulgate a legislative rule relating to telehealth practice (2nd REF JUD)

XXI. HB 2729 - Authorizing the Board of Registered Nurses to promulgate a legislative rule relating to practitioner requirements for accessing the West Virginia Controlled Substance Monitoring Program database (2nd REF JUD)

XXII. HB 2730 - Authorizing the Board of Registered Nurses to promulgate a legislative rule relating to fees for services rendered by the board (2nd REF JUD)

XXIII. HB 2731 - Authorizing the Board of Registered Nurses to promulgate a legislative rule relating to continuing education and competence (2nd REF JUD)

XXIV. HB 2732 - Authorizing the Board of Registered Nurses to promulgate a legislative rule relating to limited prescriptive authority for nurses in advanced practice (2nd REF JUD)

XXV. HB 2733 - Authorizing the Board of Registered Nurses to promulgate a legislative rule relating to advanced practice registered nurse licensure requirements (2nd REF JUD)

XXVI. HB 2734 - Authorizing the Board of Registered Nurses to promulgate a legislative rule relating to requirements for registration and licensure and conduct constituting professional misconduct (2nd REF JUD)

XXVII. Other Business

XXVIII. Adjournment

TUESDAY JANUARY 24, 2023