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Wyoming Dental Association 2020 Budget Session Bill Tracker
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STATUSNUMBERTITLELINKSPONSORDESCRIPTIONFISCAL NOTESWDA POSITION &/OR NOTESSupportOpposeMonitorFAILOpposed and Failed
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LetterGovernor's LetterSuicide Hotline Funding Requesthttps://www.wyoleg.gov/InterimCommittee/2019/02-20200113GL16_DepartmentofHealth-SuicideHotline.pdfGovernor GordonRequests an appropriation to allow counties to administer a suicide prevention hotline.Reduces the WDH BFY 2021 request of $1,035,571 to $400K ongoing general fund
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Passed Second ReadingHB11Qualified residential treatment programshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0011Joint JudiciaryPlaces specific timelines and requirements for assessing children placed in qualified residential treatment programs
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Failed CommitteeHB24Medicaid birth cost recovery-amendmentshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0024Joint Labor, Health and Social ServicesExtends the amount of time allowed for WDH to notify DFS of the actual amount of birth costs paid and adds language to allow for disclosure of vital records to DFS.
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Failed IntroductionHB30Behavioral health services task forcehttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0030Joint Labor, Health and Social ServicesEstablishes a statewide behavioral health services task force (3 senate members, 3 house members, WDH director, 3 mental healthcare providers, 1 member of law enforcement, 1 member of the public. The taskforce is to continue and update the findings of the 2005 select committee on mental health and substance abuse.
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Failed IntroductionHB60Insurance policies - notice provisionshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0060Rep(s) Stith, Crank and Simpson and Senator NethercottProhibits insurance companies from denying coverage baed on untimely notice of an occurrence or claim without prejudice to the insurer
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Passed CoWHB62Senior health care special districtshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0062Joint Labor, Health and Social Services
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Introduced and Referred to RevenueHB73Nicotine Products-taxationhttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0073Joint RevenueAdds definitions of electronic cigarettes, vapor material and nicotine product to statute. Assesses a 15% tax of the wholesale purchase price on e-cigarettes
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Failed IntroductionHB75Medicaid expansion-authorizationhttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0075Revenue CommitteeAuthorizes the Governor to expand Medicaid.
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Introduced and Referred to LaborHB85Prescription tracking program ruleshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0085Rep. Wilson and Sen. ScottRequires the board of pharmacy to promulgate rules to administer the state PDMP specifying that said rules will apply to practitioners, pharmacists and other persons authorized or required to use the tracking program.
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Failed to be IntroducedHB93Governmental claims-maximum liabilityhttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0093Rep(s) Kirkbride, Connolly and Stith and Sen(s) Kost and Von FlaternIncreases the maximum liability under the WY Governmental Claims Act. Maintains the $1M limit on individual claims but strikes language limiting the sum of all claims to $1M.
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Withdrawn by SponsorHB100Naturopathy Licensinghttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0100Rep(s) Hunt and Barlow and Senator BaldwinCreates a naturopathy license and establishes a naturopathy licensing board.
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Failed to be IntroducedHB106Immunization exemptions-nonrefusal of serviceshttps://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0106Rep(s) Clem, Hallinan, and Lindholm and Sen. BouchardProhibits hospitals, and hospital-owned clinics, from refusing to treat unimmunized individuals.
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Received for IntroductionHB107Neglect and Abusehttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0107Rep(s) Clem, Jennings, Olsen and Salazar and Sen(s) Biteman, Bouchard, Hutchings and SteinmetzRedefines WY statute definitions for neglect and abuse. Specifies that neglect does not include a decision by a child's parent, guardian or custodian based upon reason of religious belief, to refuse specified medical treatment for the child, unless emergency treatment is required when the child faces an immediate threat of death or serious or irreparable harm. Further defines medical neglect.
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Introduced and Referred to LaborHB109Electronic monitoring in long-term care facilitieshttps://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0109Rep(s) Kirkbride, Brown, Hallinan, Paxton, Sweeney and Yin and Sen(s) Baldwin and PappasProvides the necessary statutes, regulations and rulemaking authoirty to allow for electronic monitoring in long-term care facilities.
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Introduced and Referred to LaborHB113Importation of prescription drugs-studyhttps://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0113Rep(s) Salazar, Barlow, Brown, Burlingame, Gray, Hallinan, Harshman, Jennings, Lindholm and Miller and Sen(s) Biteman and JamesRequires the WY Dept. of Health shall complete a study on the feasibility of establishing a prescription drug importation program for distributing prescription drugs to voluntarily participating, state-licensed pharmacies in WY for retail sale to persons in WY with valid prescriptions.
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Failed to be IntroducedHB115Multi-disciplinary clinical advisory panelhttps://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0115Rep(s) Wilson, Dayton, Lindholm, and Yin and Sen(s) Ellis, Gierau, Hutchings and PappasEstablishes the multi-disciplinary clinical advisory panel for purposes of conducting independent study and review of any healthcare profession group or organization proposing to create a new license type or change the scope of practice of a health profession. The panel would be composed of three physicians, two nurses, one pharmacist, one psychologist, four from any of the following professions (optometry, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, physical therapy,respiratory care, podiatry, chiropractic, midwifery, acupuncture, dentistry, PA, EMT, rad tech, athletic trainer, or dietician).
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Introduced and Referred to EducationHB119Medicaid billing for school-based serviceshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0119Appropriations CommitteeBeginning July of 2021, requires school districts to bill for school-based services for Medicaid eligible students.
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Senate Received for Introduction HB120CHIP - state administrationhttps://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0120Appropriations CommitteeAuthorizes the State Dept. of Health to administer the CHIP program, previously administered by BCBS of WY. Reimbursement rates will be key factor for monitoring this bill.
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Failed IntroductionHB123Pharmacists prescribing contraceptiveshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0123Rep(s) Yin, Dayton, and Sweeney and Sen(s) Anselmi-Dalton and SchulerAuthorizes pharmacists to prescribe, distribute and administer self-administered and injectable hormonal contraceptves. Places limitations and sets parameters.
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Failed to be IntroducedHB125Safety beltshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0125Rep(s) Burkhart, Blake and Brown and Sen(s) Pappas and Von FlaternImposes a primary safety belt law in Wyoming meaning vehicles could be pulled over only for reasons of failure to wear a safety belt. Requires the driver to ensure belt usage by all passengers in the vehicle under the age of 16.
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Introduced and Referred to EducationHB141Seizure Safe Schoolshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0141Rep(s) Duncan, Barlow, Connolly, Hallinan, Kirkbride and Wilson and Sen(s) Baldwin and SteinmetzRequires schools to provide appropriate training to all teachers, principals, counselors and other faculty and staff to recognize the signs and symptoms of seizures and administer seuzure first aid. As of July 1, 2021, each school district board shall ensure that in each school within the district there is at least one school employee who has been trained to administer, or assist with the self-administration of seizure medications prescribed to treat a seizure or seizure disorder symptoms.
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Introduced and Referred to LaborHB143Prescription drugs-access and affordabilityhttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0143Rep(s) Barlow, Hallinan, Henderson, Kinner, Kirkride, Salazar and Sweeney and Sen(s) Anselmi-Dalton, Baldwin, Kost and LandenRequires the Dept. of Heath to study ways to improve access to and the affordability of presription drugs in Wyoming.
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Introduced and Referred to JudiciaryHB145Emergency services - Medical supervision requirementshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0145Rep(s) Pelkey, Barlow, Blackburn, Connolly, Olsen, and Sommers and Sen. BaldwinExtends the authority to serve as medical directors of emergency medical services from physicians to APRNs and PAs. Extends civil immunity to APRNs and PAs who are serving as medical directors of emergency medical services. Does not attach immunity in situations of gross neglience or willful or wanton misconduct.
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Failed Introduction in the HouseHB148Anesthesiologist assistantshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0148Rep(s) Clem, Barlow, Hallinan, Sommers, Stith and Sweeney and Sen(s) Bouchard and PappasLicenses anesthesia assistants to practice in Wyoming.
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Passed Committee HB172Air ambulance-Medicaid coverage amendmentshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0172Rep(s) Barlow and Clem and Sen BaldwinAttempts to again amend the state employees' and officials' group insurance plan to offer air ambualnce services under the air ambulance transport services program.
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Passed House Committee HB197Abortion-48 hour waiting periodhttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0197Rep(s) Tass, Clem, Gray, Hallinan, Jennings, Larsen, Miller, Styvar and WinterRequires a 48 hour waiting period prior to performing certain nonemergency abortion procedures
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Failed IntroductionHB199Medical equipment certificate of need commissionhttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0199Rep(s) Hallinan, Clem and LaursenEstablishes the medical equipment certificate of need commission to regulate the purchase of medical equipment, specifically MRI and CT scan devices.
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Failed Introduction in the HouseHB205Tobacco Taxes-amendmentshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0205Rep(s) Burlingame and Sen(s) Rothfuss and Scott
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Failed to be IntroducedHB241Optometrist practice act amendments-2https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0241Rep(s) Sommers and Barlow and Sen. BaldwinExpands the scope of practice for Wyoming optometrists to be able to perform certain surgical procedures with laser and scalpel as well as expand pharmaceutical presctiptive authority.
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Failed IntroductionHR7Medicaid coverage-eligible low income adultshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HJ0007Rep(s) Sweeney, Brown, Clifford, Connolly, Furphy, Henderson, Yin and ZwonitzerProposes to expand Medicaid through a Constitutional amendment. Would put the question of expanding Medicaid to the voters of Wyoming in the next general election.
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Received for IntroductionSF29Optometrist practice act amendmentshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0029Sen(s) Baldwin, Boner, Coe, Dockstader and Von Flatern and Rep(s) Barlow, Blake, Freeman, Laursen and SommersExpands the scope of practice for Wyoming optometrists to be able to perform certain surgical procedures with laser and scalpel as well as expand pharmaceutical presctiptive authority.
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Received for Introduction in the HouseSF35Health care claims database reportinghttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0035Joint Labor, Health and Social ServicesRequires the state Wyoming employee health care claims data to a multi-payer health care claims database
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Senate Passed 2nd ReadingSF37Psychology Interjurisdictional Compacthttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0037Joint Labor, Health and Social ServicesEstablishes a psychology interjurisdictional compact authorizing the temporary and telemedicine ased provision of psychology services by psychologists not licensed to practice psychology in Wyoming.
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Received for Introduction in the House SF38Health insurance costs-bundled payment studyhttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0038Joint Labor, Health and Social ServicesRequires WY A&I to study and make recommendations for bundled payments to health care providers under the state employees' and officials' group health insurance plan. Study what benefits/savings could be gained by entering into bundled payment arrangements with Wyoming hospitals or other Wyoming health care providers. Priotizes focus on high volume procedures and diagnoses and other diagnoses and procedures that are high cost.
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Received for Introduction in the HouseSF42Nicotine products-age verification and shippinghttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0042Joint Revenue
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Passed 2nd ReadingSF50Nicotine products-lawful age and penaltieshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/2020/Introduced/SF0050.pdfJoint Revenue
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Introduced and Referred to RevenueSF52Tobacco Products-mail and online sales prohibitionhttps://www.wyoleg.gov/2020/Introduced/SF0052.pdfJoint Revenue
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Passed Senate CommitteeSF69Rural Healthcare district authorityhttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0069Sen(s) Baldwin, and Gierau and Rep(s) Eyre and SommersAmends the rural healthcare districts language to include nursing homes
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Withdrawn by SponsorSF73Prescription Tracking Program Amendmentshttps://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0073Senate Labor, Health & Social ServicesAmends the controlled subtance prescription tracking program authorizing the Board of Pharmacy to release information from the prescription tracking program as specified; and providing for an effective date.
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Passed Senate CommitteeSF91Global signature authority for health care providershttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0091Sen WasserburgerProvides signature authority to PAs and APRNs for any certification, stamp, verification, affidavit, endorsement or other acknowledgement by a physician.
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Passed Senate CommitteeSF97Born alive infant-means of carehttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0097Sen(s) Steinmetz, Biteman, Hutchings and Kinskey and Rep(s) Duncan, Eyre, Flitner, Gray, Jennings, Tass and Wilson
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Introduced and Referred to LaborSF115Air ambulance remedieshttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0115Sen Scott and Rep. Blake
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Introduced and Referred to LaborSF131Human heartbeat protection acthttps://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0131Sen(s) Biteman, Boner, Hicks, Hutchings, and Steinmetz and Rep(s) Clem, Gray, Hallinan, Jennings, Miller and SalazarStipulates that no abortion can be performed after the embryo or fetus has a detectable fetal heartbeat. Defines detectable fetal heartbeat as cardiac activity or the steady and repetitive rhythmic contraction of the fetal heart within the gestational sac that is detectable using standard medical equipment.
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