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Wyoming Medical Society
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2019 Legislation Tracking
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2019 House Bills
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Bill No.TitleSponsorsDescriptionWMS PositionAmendedBill Status
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HB0006Physical Therapy-Scope of Practice RevisionsLabor CmteLifts direct access limitations for physical therapy services. Allows patients to initiate physical therapy services without a physician referral and permits the visits to continue without the need to consult a physician.Attempting to amend to prohibit EDX by PTH-General File
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HB0007WY health insurance pool amendmentsLabor CmteExtends the sunset date of the WY insurance pool to June 30, 2030 and amends certain provisions including the definition of insurance to include Medicare supplement plans.Introduced - Ref. to Labor
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HB0035Worker's compensation-air ambulancesLabor CmteAllows for workers compensation to set the rate at which air ambulance will be reimbursed for trasnport of wyoming workers injured on the job. Prohibits air ambulance from billing any difference to the injured worker.Introduced - Ref. to Labor
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HB0043Midwife-services-MedicaidRep(s) Barlow, Salazar, Simpson and Wilson. Sen(s) Anselmi-Dalton, Baldwin and KostPermits Medicaid payment and coverage for midwife services by a certified nurse midwife and/or licensed lay midwife.H-General File
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HB0058Sunset date - Wyoming investment in nursing programRep(s) Henderson, Barlow, and Wilson. Sen. ScottExtends the sunset for the Wyoming investment in nursing loan and grant program to June 30, 2030H-General File
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HB0063Pharmacy benefit managers-prescription cost notificationRep Kirkbride and Sen PappasRegulates PBMs to not prohibit or penalize disclosure of prescription cost information or affordable alternatives.Introduced - Ref. to Labor
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HB0077Cigarette tax administrationAppropriations CmteCleans up language regarding how tobacco tax funds are distributed among cities, towns and counties and the WY Department of Health.H- 2nd Reading
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HB0085State health insurance programLabor CmteIntroduced - Ref. to Labor
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HB0087Damages-evidence of health care costsRep(s) Stith, Barlow, Greear, Lindholm, Olsen, and Sommers and Sen(s) Biteman and CaseRequires that health care service bills representing actual costs be admissible in civil actions.H - Failed in Committee
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HB0100Use of hemp extractsRep(s) Blake, Freeman, Lindholm, Loucks, Olsen, Pelkey, Piiparinen and Roscoe and Sen(s) Case, Gierau, Rothfuss and SchulerRemoves requirements for hemp registration or prescription for any individual over the age of 18. Allows for adults to administer and possess hemp extract for a minor. Introduced - Ref. to Judiciary
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HB0103Reporting of abortionsRep(s) Clem, Edwards, Jennings, Salazar, and Wilson. Sen SteinmetzRequires additional information to be reported to the office of vital statistics related to abortion procedures. Requires reporting of gender, race, ethnicity, and marital status. Adds reporting requirements for specifics about the type of procedure including but not limited to surgical abortion, intrauterine, instillation, hysterectomy, hysterotomy or medical abortion through nonsurgical means and administered by a pharmaceutical agent. Adds $1,000 fine to be assessed to any physician who fails to report an abortion procedure within 30 days, jail time and board of medicine disciplinary action for failure to comply after more than six months. Received for Introduction
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HB0109
Advanced psychiatric nurse practitioner program-amendment
Rep(s) Hallinan, Barlow, Clem, Dayton, Roscoe, Sweeney, Wilson, Sen(s) Pappas and WasserburgerExtends the amount of time a program participant may be required to agree to work in Wyoming from two years to three years.Introduced - Ref. to Labor
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HB0123Naturopathy licensing boardRep(s) Hunt and Blake and Sen(s) Baldwin and GierauEstablishes the naturopathy licensing board to provide licensure and regulation over the practice of naturopathy.Introduced - Ref. to Labor
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HB0140Abortion-48 hour waiting period
Rep(s) Tass, Edwards, Gray, Hallinan, Jennings and Loucks. Sen(s) Biteman, Hicks and Steinmetz
Implements at mandatory 48-hour waiting period between the time in which a physician must inform a patient of the opportunity to view an active ultrasound of the unborn child and hear a heartbeat of the unborn child if the heartbeat is audible, and when an abortion procedure can be performed. Posted
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2019 Senate Files
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Bill No.TitleSponsorsDescriptionWMS PositionBill Status
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SF0004Freestanding emergency center licensing-time extensionSen. Baldwin and Rep(s) Barlow and SommersExtends the deadline for the licensure of freestanding emergency centers from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Any freestanding emergency center that has a hospital transfer agreement in place are not required to be licensed. After June 30, 2022, freestanding emergency centers will require licensure. S-Third Reading
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SF0045Emergency administration of opiate antagonist-revisionsLabor CmteDefines the terms entity and opioid in statutePassed the Senate
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SF0046Opioid prescription limitsLabor CmteLimits opioid prescriptions for acute pain to opioid naive patients to not more than a 14 day supply in a 14 day period. The bill defines opioid naive as any patient who has not had an active opioid prescription in the preceding 45 day period.S - Third Reading
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SF0047Controlled substances education and administrationLabor CmteRequires specified licensure boards, including the board of medicine, to promulgate rules to require controlled substance continuing education. Requires electronic prescriptions for controlled substances by Jan. of 2021, and requires prescribers to consult the state PDMP prior to issuing prescriptions.S - General File
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SF0051Tobacco tax equivalenceRevenue CmteDirects the Governor to enter into negotiations with the business council of the Eastern Shoshone tribe and the business council of the Northern Arapaho tribe for tobacco tax equivalence across the state. Introduced - Ref. to Revenue
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SF0055Optometrists practice act amendmentsLabor CmteExpands scope of practice for Wyoming optometrists to include advanced surgical procedures and enhanced prescriptive authority. Amends the composition of the board of optometry and shifts oversight and establishment of many training and licensure requirements from the legislature to the board of optometry.Cmte- 1/16/19 8 AM
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SF0056Mental health professions practice act amendmentsLabor CmteIntroduced - Ref. to Labor
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SF0060Protection of children-child endangerment amendmentsSen(s) Schuler and Ellis and Rep(s) Barlow and ZwonitzerEnables physicians to require mandatory examinations of children living in the same home as a child suffering abuse. Enhances child endangerment statutes to include cocaine, LSD and heroin in addition to methamphetamine
Sponsoring - Support
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SF0067Hospital Cost StudyLabor CmteRequires several studies directed to investigate the high cost of hospital care in Wyoming and a variety of cost shifting spaces. Requires a study into what Medicare reimburses for services in Wyoming vs. what Medicare reimburses for the same procedures or services in surrounding states. $250,000Introduced - Ref. to Labor
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SF0082Do not resuscitate directivesSen(s) Driskill, Anselmi-Dalton, Baldwin, Gierau, Hutchings, Landen, Nethercott and Schuler and Rep(s) Henderson and LindholmEstablishes DNR directives and identification on living wills, driver's licenses and identification cards.
Introduced - Ref. to Transportation
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SF0085Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control ActSen(s) Nethercott, Anselmi-Dalton, Baldwin, Boner, Kinskey and Perkins and Rep(s) Greear, Larson, Pownall, Stith and WilsonEstablishes the Medicaid fraud control unit within the office of the attorney generalIntroduced - Ref. to Judiciary
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