Healthcare

SB 579 Shortens waiting period for Death with Dignity

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law
Creates exception under Death with Dignity Act to 15-day waiting period for patient with less than 15 days to live

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HB 2232 Expands assisted suicide

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Expands allowance to anyone diagnosed with a terminal disease to request drugs to end their life after a 90-day waiting period

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HB 2010A Taxes healthcare providers

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed
Increases and expands taxes on insurance providers, extends Oregon Reinsurance Program by extending taxes on hospitals.

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HB 2744 Children’s immunization records to attend school.

HB 2744 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Clarifies provisions relating to immunization records required for children attending schools and children’s facilities.

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HB 2745 Provide vaccine information to patients

HB 2745 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Requires health care provider to provide vaccine information packet prior to administering vaccine

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SB 648 Limits abortion at 20 weeks

SB 648 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Prohibits abortion of unborn child if gestational age exceeds 20 weeks, except in case of medical emergency.

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SB 329 Late term sex-selective abortion

SB 329 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Prohibits sex-selective late term abortion.

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HJR 203A Makes Health Care a Right

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution establishing obligation of state to ensure every resident has a constitutional right to health care. Refers to voters as the Hope Initiative.

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HB 4101 Prohibits Late-Term Abortion

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Prohibits the choice of a late-term abortion based on the sex of the child.

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HB 4135 Advance Directive Committee

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law – Creates an advance directive committee which is directed to create rules and a form for advance directives which facilitates euthanasia.

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HB 2391-B 1.5% New Taxes on Healthcare Insurance Premiums

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new tax on healthcare insurance premiums of 1.5% administered by the government with uncertain actions to be taken and provides for special treatment of certain hospitals.

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HB 3391B Reproductive & Social Health Benefits

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Provide statewide access to abortion coverage for individuals enrolled in health benefit plans that do not cover abortion.

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HB 2310A Government, Instead of Doctors to Begin Taking Over Healthcare

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Sets the stage for the state government to begin taking over the functions of the local public health authorities

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HB 2310B Modifies Local Public Health Authority

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Sets the stage for the state government to begin taking over the functions of the local public health authorities.

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SB 64B Changes “Mental Disease” to “Mental Disorder”

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Replaces the term “mental disease or defect” with the term “qualifying mental disorder,” for purposes of diminished capacity defense, guilty except for insanity (GEI) plea and post-adjudication jurisdiction of persons found GEI. B amendment includes provision describing legislative intent to replace term without making substantive change to law.

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SB 187 Vision Screening for Students

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Establishes Vision Health Account and directs Department of Education to reimburse education provider for expenses incurred from providing vision screenings.

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SB 494-B Advanced Directive Rewrite

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Removes vital protections in the advance directive legislation when an advance directive is missing, established Advance Directive Adoption Committee to recommend changes every 2 years.

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SB 494 Advance Directive Rules

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Repeals advance directive form and establishes Advance Directive Rules Adoption Committee to adopt a form

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HB 2527-A Allows Pharmacists to Prescribe and Dispense Contraceptives

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Allows pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives

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SB 239A Residential Care Facility Decides Who is Legal Representative

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Burdens owners and operators of residential care facility and assisted living facilities when a resident is unable make decisions on their rights, to locate who is willing to serve as the resident’s legal representative for the sole purpose of determining consent to an individually based limitation.

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HB 2114-A Requires Guidelines for Opioids

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Little or no affect on the over prescribing of opioids not like the original bill which imposed specific controls

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HB 2432-A Creates New Licensurer Requirements in Area of Patient Care

Creates a new licensure requirement for an additional area of patient care prior to rules being adopted, declares an emergency

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SB 558 Marketing Health Care for all Children in Oregon

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Makes taxpayers responsible for covering ALL children so there is no requirement to be a legal citizen.

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HB 3102 Task Force on Medical Assistance Funding

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires task force to develop proposal for funding state medical assistance program with assessment on all medical claims processed

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HB 2726 Marketing Health Care for all Children in Oregon

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Leaves the amount of monies to be transferred from the general fund to pay for this program blank

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HB 3431 Additional Regulations on Certain Hospitals

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Imposes requirements on hospitals with no determination of reimbursement for service

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SB 399 Limits Out of Pocket Insured Drug Expense to $250 per Pharmacy Visit

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – limits out of pocket drug expenses to $250 per pharmacy visit

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HB 3042 Requires Grants for Culturally Specific Health Care

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires grants to culturally specific health care facilities to provide culturally appropriate care

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HB 3428 Expands Enrollment of Citizens in Coordinated Care Organizations Without Their Consent.

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Expands the enrollment of citizens in coordinated care organizations without their consent

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HB 3431 Imposes Requirements on Hospitals Without Determination of Reimbursement

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Imposes requirements on hospitals with no determination of reimbursement for service

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HB 3340A Provides for the Dissemination of Apprenticeship Programs

VOTE: YES – Governor Signed – Provides for the dissemination by the state and by local skills of information about available apprenticeship programs in their area.

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HB 2503 Creats New Class of Provider With Government Control

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new classification of health care provider with government control

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SB 1046 Establishes Health Care for All People in Oregon

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes health care coverage for all people residing or working in Oregon to be administered by Oregon Health Authority

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HB 3352 establishes Task Force on Funding School Behavioral Health Support

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Inserts unjust government control into multiple facets of the health care industry

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SB 784 Requires In, & Out-of-Network Providers be Paid the Same for Womens Health

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires insurer to reimburse out-of-network women’s health care provider at same rate as in-network women’s health care provider

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HB 3091 Requires Specific Medical Facilities to Provide Specific Services

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Removes the personal choices of both the provider and the insurer dictating the terms by the state.

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HB 3284 Healthcare Facility Certificate of Need

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Repeals requirement for health care facility to obtain certificate of need

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SB 955 Requires Oregon Health Authority to Become Transportation Dispatch Agency

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires Oregon Health Authority to become a transportation dispatch agency

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HB 2897 Places Restrictions On In-Network and Out-Of-Network Providers

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Impacts multiple areas of healthcare removing rights if private business from making operational decisions

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HB 2663 Task Force to Study Calif. Act of 1975

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Task Force to study provisions of California’s Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 to determine appropriateness and feasibility of adopting any provisions in Oregon.

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HB 3079 Removes Limits on Hospital Assessments

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Removes limits on hospital assessment rates, allows for increase in assessment to offset legislative reduction in funding

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SB 651 Reduces Emergency Medical Services

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Reduces emergency medical services by 20% to pay for administrative expenses in order to require less money transfer from the general fund

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HB 2116 Modifies Reimbursements of Hospital Costs

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Helps Big Pharma peddle drugs to persons facing high drug bills.

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HB 2645 Relating to Drugs; Prescribing an Effective Date

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires manufacturers of certain types of drugs to collect unused drugs following a plan that they develop by 12-31-18, but the program becomes effective 1-1-18

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HB 2301 Relating to Health.

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates different standards for health-related professions and trade professions.

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HB 2016 Modifies Hospital Reimbursement

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Relating to reimbursement of hospital costs

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SB 893 Legal Suicide and Euthanasia

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Allows for legal suicide and euthanasia

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HB 3341 Task Force on Medical Training Facilities

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Task Force on Rural Medical Training Facilities

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HB 2319 Creates a New “Free” Healthcare Agency

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new healthcare agency to be funded by taxpayers

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HB 2527 Relating to Pharmacists and Contraceptives

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Allows pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives

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SB 72 Relating to Nursing & Dispensing Drugs

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Removes critical requirements regarding the qualifications to dispense drugs

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SB 784 Relating to Women’s Health Care Providers

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires insurer to reimburse out-of-network women’s health care provider at same rate as in-network women’s health care provider

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HB 2114 Prohibts Inital Prescriptions of Opioids or Opiates Exceeding 7 Days

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Prohibits issuing initial prescription for opioids or opiates for outpatient use in quantity exceeding seven-day supply, creates exceptions

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HB 2125 Grant Program Assisting Women to Carry to Term

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Establishes a grant program to make grants available to non profit organizations encouraging and assisting pregnant women in carrying their pregnancies to term.

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SB 792 Relating to Prescription Drug Advertising

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Imposes additional rules and regulations on dispensing of drugs, with fines going to the general fund.

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HB 2432 New “Art Therapy” Licensure Requirements

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Directs Health Licensing Office to issue license to engage in practice of art therapy to qualified applicant.

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HB 2503 Creates “Lactation Consultant” License

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new licensure requirement for a new classification of health care providers

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HB 2754 Requires Tests of Deaf Newborns

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Requires or recommends deaf babies be examined for congenital cytomegalovirus, a herpes virus

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SB 269 Relating to Nursing License Exemptions

VOTE: YES – Governor Signed – Permits nonresident nurses to practice in Oregon if staffing school-sponsored event

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SB 810 Allows Health Savings Accounts

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Allows Oregon tax payers to put away money specifically for health related expenses, interest earned in taxpayer’s account goes to the state.

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SB 744 Relating to Bone Marrow Donations

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Directs Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules to solicit certain patients into becoming bone marrow donors.

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SB 217 Relating to Concussions Sustained by Athletes

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Allows unqualified physicians to provide release for athlete who sustained concussion or is suspected of sustaining concussion

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SB 270 Relating to Prescription Drugs

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Limits the issuance of issuing or refilling prescriptions for opiates thereby decreasing the available drugs—creates exceptions

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SB 456 Relating to Emergency Medical Services

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Enacts Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact without any apparent state analysis

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HB 3017 Prohibits Abortion After 20 Weeks

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Prohibits abortion after pain can be felt at 20 weeks, except for medical emergency.

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HB 2588 Relating to Sex-Selective Abortions

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Prohibits sex-selective abortions in the last three months of pregnancy. [same as SB 541]

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SB 541 Relating to Sex-Selective Abortions

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Prohibits performance of late-term sex-selective abortion. [same as SB 541]

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SB 793 Relating to the Price of Prescription Drugs

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires prescription drug manufacturer to report to Department of Consumer and Business Services prices and increases in prices of manufacturer’s prescription drugs sold in Oregon.

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SB 816 Relating to Emergency Room Reports

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Permits Oregon Health Authority to require hospitals to submit emergency department abstract records, in addition to ambulatory surgery and inpatient discharge abstract records

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HB 2232 Relating to Reproductive Health Care Requirements

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes new program to be paid by the Oregon taxpayer regarding reproductive health regardless of certain federal requirements if federal funds are discontinued

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HB 2390 Relating to Concussions Sustained by Athletes

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Allows chiropractic and naturopathic physicians to provide release for athlete who sustained concussion or is suspected of sustaining concussion

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HB 2465 Relating to Majority of Shareholders of Medical Corporations

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Imposes the will of the State Boards upon professional corporations Dictating their operations and Board compensation

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SB 997 Business to Reimburse State for Employee Insurance

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires private businesses employing low income recipients working over 20 hours per week to reimburse state for a percentage of state assistance insurance, excludes public employers

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SB 810 Relating to Health Savings Accounts

VOTE: NO – Public Hearing Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB810 This bill allows Oregon tax payers to put away money specifically for health related expenses thereby reducing their personal state and federal income tax. Deductions that exceed monetary limits for federal income tax may be carried over to succeeding tax years. Interest on money set aside by tax payers will be…

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SB 768 Advance Directive Rules

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires Oregon Health Authority to establish and operate statewide registry for collection and dissemination of advance directives

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HB 2387 Relates to Prescription Drug Pricing

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Puts restrictions on what drug companies can charge for their products.

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SB 237 Health Plan Requirements

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Places government into the role of telling insurance carriers how their policies must be written regarding coverage options

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SB 237 Health Benefit Co-Payment Requirements

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires at least 25 percent of carrier’s individual and group health benefit plans within each metal level of coverage to have co-payment-only cost sharing requirements

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HB 2645 Drug Take-Back Program

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Directs each manufacturer of prescription drugs that are sold within this state to develop and implement drug take-back program for purpose of collecting from individuals and non-business entities those types of drugs for disposal

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SB 419 Hospital Rate Review

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Establishes a Hospital Rate Commission providing Oregon Health Authority power to approve charges charged by individual hospitals and authority to impose civil penalties on hospitals that they deem unreasonable

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HB 2758A Abortion not reported to policy holder

HB 2758A prohibits disclosure of sensitive information to other than enrollee, will allow minor to have parents insurance pay for services, IE abortion without parents being informed of the nature of the fees.

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HB 3357 Hospital fines

Hospital to pay $250,000 for each year it does not offer medicine residency program

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SB 631 Health Care for All

SB6 31 replaces the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange and creates a new administration called the Oregon Health Care for All Oregon Board.

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HB 3352 Provides pathway to recovery

HB 3352 bill provides low income citizens that have become addicted to drugs or alcohol a pathway to recovery.

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HB 2626A/SB 336A Lottery bonds to fund school-based health facilities

HB 2626A – SB 336A VOTE: NO Referred to Ways and Means   House Committee On Health Care HB 2626A & SB 336A – Referred to Ways and Means with Do Pass Authorizes State Treasurer to issue lottery bonds to finance grants to school districts to pay for acquisition, construction or improvement of school-based health centers. HB 2626A asks for $4 million…

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HB2071 Reinstates assessment on health benefit plan premiums

VOTE: NO In committee not scheduled   Posted on TTV HERE HB2071  repeals sections 3a and 8, chapter 867, Oregon Laws 2009 provides revenue raising related to the reinstatement of health insurance plan premiums assessments by Public Employees’ Benefit Board. Personal Choice This bill may not directly diminish personal choice but would most likely affect the health insurance premium costs related to…

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