Here is the healthcare legislation approved by the House and Senate, and signed by the Governor during the week of June 20 through June 24
June 27, 2011—As the Legislature wraps up the session, there are a few healthcare bills that passed last week.
Since some of those bills were approved by the House and Senate on the same day, they appear twice. The Governor signed no bills last week related to healthcare.
To read the bills, go here.
Senate Bill 224 modifies the regulation of physician assistants.
Senate Bill 433 expands the eligibility of state medical assistance to all low-income and uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. Previously, women could only qualify for such assistance if they were diagnosed at a state-run screening program.
Senate Bill 608 creates a fund to help rural health providers pay for their medical liability insurance. To read The Lund Report’s prior coverage of this bill, go here.
House Bill 3110 makes the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission a permanent body, and makes it responsible for investigating and determining best practices for alcohol and drug treatment and prevention programs, as well as monitoring those programs. To read The Lund Report's coverage of this bill, go here.
Senate Bill 372 removes ambulance services from the list used to calculate charges for personal injury protection benefits.
Senate Bill 738 permits the Oregon Health Authority to approve pilot projects to improve access to dental health, and allows dental hygienists to enter into practice agreements with supervising dentists, and expand their scope of practice.
Senate Bill 5530 approves new fees adopted by the Oregon Health Authority.
Senate Bill 5529 represents the 2011-2013 budget for the Oregon Health Authority. To read The Lund Report’s coverage, go here.
House Bill 5026 limits expenditures from revenues, excluding lottery funds and federal funds, collected or received by the Oregon Health Licensing Agency.
Senate Bill 101 creates a new dental program for children covered by the Oregon Health Plan that provides comprehensive dental services and meets federal requirements.
House Bill 2397 creates a new loan forgiveness program for primary care practitioners who choose to practice in rural areas. To read The Lund Report’s coverage, go here.
House Bill 2380 prohibits someone from suing a licensed physician or a hospital for injuries suffered by a patient resulting from care given by a direct entry midwife when that midwife was not at the hospital. To read The Lund Report’s coverage of an earlier version of this bill, go here.
House Bill 2100 makes numerous technical changes to the laws created by the 2009 Legislative session’s House Bill 2009, which created the Oregon Health Authority. To read The Lund Report’s coverage, go here.
House Bill 2800 directs Oregon’s Department of Education to award grants to school districts to reimburse the cost of purchasing Oregon-grown food, as well as for funding food-based, agriculture-based and garden-based educational activities.
House Bill 3110 makes the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission a permanent body, and charges it with investigating and determining best practices for alcohol and drug treatment and prevention programs, as well as monitoring those programs.