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HB2400School boards; School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program; web-based application. Requires each local school board that collects information to determine eligibility for participation in the School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish and post prominently on its website a web-based application for student participation in such program and to continue to provide a paper-based application. The bill permits any school board in establishing such an application to adopt the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Web-Based Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals or to digitize its existing paper-based application.Roem01/18/19 H Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2NNNN
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HB2462School boards; school meal policies; student debt; parental notification. Requires each local school board to require the appropriate school board employee to inform the parent of any student who incurs a school meal debt of (i) the amount of such debt no later than 20 days after it accrues and (ii) the consequences of such debt and the school board policy and procedure relating to such debt, including any requirement that such student be served an alternative meal or be required to dispose of meals served to him while such debt remains unpaid.Roem01/18/19 H Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2NNNN
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SB999SupportVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities.Stanley01/17/19 S Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)NNNN
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HB1847SupportCommission on Wellness and Opportunity; report. Establishes the Commission on Wellness and Opportunity to (i) establish the mission and vision of what wellness means for Virginia by (a) examining various dimensions of wellness, including but not limited to, physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, environmental, and social wellness, and (b) developing a comprehensive theoretical framework; (ii) identify and define measurable opportunities and outcomes that build community competence around well-being; and (iii) make policy recommendations for improving the quality of life for the people of the Commonwealth.Adams, D.M.01/17/19 H Assigned Rules sub: Subcommittee #1NNNN
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HB1967Physicians; requirement of medical specialty board certification prohibited. Prohibits hospitals and other entities that employ or provide staff membership or professional privileges to individuals licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth, medical malpractice insurance providers, or health insurance providers from considering active certification of a physician by a medical specialty board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, the National Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, or any other nationally recognized entity providing medical specialty certification as a prerequisite for employment, the granting or continuing of staff membership or professional privileges, issuance of medical malpractice insurance coverage, reimbursement for services provided to a person covered by a health insurance policy, or licensure to practice medicine in the Commonwealth.Rasoul01/15/19 H Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2NNNN
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HB2177Health insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations whose policy, contract, or plan includes coverage for medicines to classify medically necessary formula and enteral nutrition products as medicine and to include coverage for medically necessary formula and enteral nutrition products on the same terms and subject to the same conditions imposed on other medicines covered under the policy, contract, or plan.Murphy01/15/19 H Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1NNNN
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HB1998Exposure to bodily fluids; infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C viruses; expedited testing. Requires a general district court to hold a hearing within 48 hours of a petition being filed seeking to compel collection of a blood specimen for testing for human immunodeficiency virus or the hepatitis B or C viruses when exposure to bodily fluids occurs between a person and any health care provider, person employed by or under the direction and control of a health care provider, law-enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical services personnel, person employed by a public safety agency, or school board employee and the person whose blood specimen is sought refuses to consent to providing such specimen. The bill allows a testing order to be issued based on a finding that there is probable cause to believe that exposure has occurred. The bill directs the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to publish a petition form for such filing. The bill specifies that no specimen obtained as a result of a testing order shall be tested for any purpose other than for the purpose provided for in the bill, nor shall the specimen or the results of such testing be used for any purpose in any criminal matter or investigation. Any violation shall constitute reversible error in any criminal case in which the specimen or results were used.Price01/14/19 H Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)NNNN
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SB1221Telemedicine services; coverage and practice. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these services are available. The bill defines remote patient monitoring services as the delivery of home health services using telecommunications technology to enhance the delivery of home health care, including monitoring of clinical patient data such as weight, blood pressure, pulse, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, and other condition-specific data; medication adherence monitoring; and interactive video conferencing with or without digital image upload.The bill requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services a provision for the payment of medical assistance for health care services provided through telemedicine services, including remote monitoring services and the use of telemedicine technologies as it pertains to remote patient monitoring services, to the full extent that these services are available.The bill provides that provisions of the Code of Virginia regulating health professions regulated by the Board of Medicine do not prevent or prohibit any practitioner of one of such professions who is located in another state and is in good standing with the applicable regulatory agency in such state from providing telemedicine services within the scope of his practice to a patient located in Virginia.Finally, the bill provides that in cases in which a practitioner of the healing arts is providing telemedicine services, such practice is deemed to occur where the practitioner is located at the time of provision.Chafin01/11/19 S Assigned Education sub: Health ProfessionsNNNN
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HB1970Telemedicine services; coverage and practice. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these services are available. The bill defines remote patient monitoring services as the delivery of home health services using telecommunications technology to enhance the delivery of home health care, including monitoring of clinical patient data such as weight, blood pressure, pulse, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, and other condition-specific data; medication adherence monitoring; and interactive video conferencing with or without digital image upload.The bill requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services a provision for the payment of medical assistance for health care services provided through telemedicine services, including remote monitoring services and the use of telemedicine technologies as it pertains to remote patient monitoring services, to the full extent that these services are available.The bill provides that provisions of the Code of Virginia regulating health professions regulated by the Board of Medicine do not prevent or prohibit any practitioner of one of such professions who is located in another state and is in good standing with the applicable regulatory agency in such state from providing telemedicine services within the scope of his practice to a patient located in Virginia.Finally, the bill provides that in cases in which a practitioner of the healing arts is providing telemedicine services, such practice is deemed to occur where the practitioner is located at the time of provision.Kilgore01/11/19 H Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1NNNN
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SB1344Health insurance; essential health benefits; preventive services. Requires a health carrier offering or providing a health benefit plan, including (i) short-term and catastrophic health insurance policies, and policies that pay on a cost-incurred basis; (ii) association health plans; (iii) plans provided by a multiple-employer welfare arrangement; (iv) plans provided pursuant to a benefits consortium, the members of which are banks and employers that provide products and services to banks; and (v) plans provided pursuant to a not-for-profit benefits consortium consisting of five or more private educational institutions, to provide, as an essential health benefit, coverage that includes preventive care. Essential health benefits include items and services covered in accordance with regulations issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in effect as of January 1, 2019.Favola01/08/19 S Referred to Committee on Commerce and LaborNNNN
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SB1189Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities.Dance01/16/19 S Incorporated by Finance (SB999-Stanley) (16-Y 0-N)NNYN
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HB1858SupportVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities.McQuinn01/16/19 H Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)NNYN
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HB1785OpposeFood establishment inspections; exemptions. Exempts from inspections by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services private homes where the resident processes and prepares any yogurt that has an equilibrium pH value of 4.6 or lower or baked good, subject to certain conditions. Current law exempts only those baked goods that do not require time or temperature control after preparation. The bill removes the requirement that private homes where the resident processes pickles or other acidified vegetables sell less than $3,000 in gross sales in a calendar year in order to qualify for such exemption. This bill contains technical amendments.Fariss01/16/19 H Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (5-Y 17-N)NNYN
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Item 303 - Medicaid Program ServicesSupportWWW. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan to add coverage of the preventive services provided pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for adult, full Medicaid individuals who are not enrolled pursuant to the ACA. The evidence-based preventive services provided shall include: 1) prevention services with a grade of "A" or "B" recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force; 2) adult vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices; and 3) preventive services for women recommended by the Institute of Medicine. The Department shall have the authority to implement these changes effective July 1, 2019, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such changes.
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Item 292 - Community Health ServicesSupportG. Out of this appropriation, $417,822 the second year from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant shall be used to support program expenses for the Healthy Families program.
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