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Archives: Health and Human Services / Model Policies

  • Resolution on Patient Access to Physical Therapists’ Services Without Current Professional Practice Restrictions Regarding Referral image

    Resolution on Patient Access to Physical Therapists’ Services Without Current Professional Practice Restrictions Regarding Referral

    WHEREAS, physical therapy is the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist as authorized by state law. Physical therapists provide services …

  • Resolution in Support of Telehealth Modernization Principles image

    Resolution in Support of Telehealth Modernization Principles

    Resolution: WHEREAS, laws and regulations should allow health care providers to practice the full extent of their professional training and expertise through telehealth; WHEREAS, laws and regulations should permit health …

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    Resolution In Support of Telehealth Modernization Principles

    WHEREAS, laws and regulations should allow health care providers to practice the full extent of their professional training and expertise through telehealth; WHEREAS, laws and regulations should permit health care …

  • Central Registry Reform Model Legislation image

    Central Registry Reform Model Legislation

    WHEREAS the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution prohibit governments from depriving individuals of their liberty or property interests without due process of the law; and   WHEREAS …

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    Relative Search Act

    Relative Search Act Section 1 If a child is taken into custody, the Department shall conduct a diligent search for adult relatives of the child and …

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    Family Stability Act

    Family Stability Act The Department shall place a child in the least restrictive type of placement available, consistent with the best interests of the child. The order for …

  • Resolution Supporting Efforts of Telehealth Working Group image

    Resolution Supporting Efforts of Telehealth Working Group

    WHEREAS, the cost of healthcare has grown an average of 2.4 percent faster than GDP since 1970 and currently represents 18 percent of the United States’ total GDP; and WHEREAS, …

  • Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee Act image

    Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee Act

    Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee Act Summary Establishes the Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee, charged with reviewing …

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    Patient Access Expansion Act

    Patient Access Expansion Act Summary This act prohibits the state from requiring any form of the Federation of State Medical Boards’ proprietary Maintenance of Licensure program, including …

  • Resolution on Certificate of Need (CON) Laws Required for the Establishment of Certain Health Care Services image

    Resolution on Certificate of Need (CON) Laws Required for the Establishment of Certain Health Care Services

    WHEREAS, Certificate of Need (CON) laws and similar programs are prominent government-imposed barriers to entry into the health care market that force health care firms to fulfill various over-burdensome requirements …

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    Exchange Transparency Act

    Exchange Transparency Act Summary Requires health plans offered through a state-based health exchange to provide specific information in order for consumers to draw meaningful comparisons between plans.

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    Navigator Background Check Act

    Navigator Background Check Act Summary This bill creates registration and reporting procedures for health care insurance navigators in {insert state}. Model Policy Section 1. Title. This Act …

  • Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act image

    Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act.” Section 2.  The people have the right to enter into private contracts …

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    Free Range Parenting Act

    Model Policy: SECTION 1. Legislative findings. The [governing body] finds that: (1) Everyone desires the safety of all children; (2) A child raised under constant adult supervision misses opportunities for …

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    Rescission External Review Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Rescission External Review Act.” Section 2. Purpose.  The purpose of this Act is to assure that covered persons have …

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    Medical Freedom Act

    Model Policy: AN ACT relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and …

  • Affordable Health Insurance Act image

    Affordable Health Insurance Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Affordable Health Insurance Act.” Section 2.  Insurers that include and operate wellness and health promotion programs, disease …

  • Resolution in Support of Oral Health Curriculum image

    Resolution in Support of Oral Health Curriculum

    Resolution: WHEREAS, oral health is distinct from other aspects of health care in that oral health predominantly relates to two diseases—caries and periodontal disease—both of which are largely preventable; and WHEREAS, unlike …

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    Grandparent Guardianship Act

    Summary: This act establishes a preference for the appointment of the child’s grandparent as guardian of the minor in certain cases. This act: Requires the department of health and human …

  • Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act image

    Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act

    Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act Summary: Prohibits the expansion of Medicaid eligibility through an increase in the income threshold without prior legislative approval. Model Policy: Section …