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03-01-2024 - 17:35:01

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HB 1466   Prohibits gender transitioning or gender reassignment procedures and treatments to certain children under the age of 18-years, and provides for civil action to be brought against individuals acting in violation of this Act.
Bill History: 03-03-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 1660   Provides legislative findings relating to the Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Act, stating that the Act is not meant to supersede, preempt, or alter the rights afforded by HIPPA.
Bill History: 03-03-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 1709   Permits Advance Practice Registered Nurses to serve as primary care providers for up to 2,500 SoonerCare recipients, this number subject to change at the discretion of the CEO of the Health Care Authority; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 03-23-23 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
04-14-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over

HB 1730   Creates the Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners Reform Act of 2023.
Bill History: 03-03-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 1787   Creates the Oklahoma Telemedicine Act of 2023.
Bill History: 03-03-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 1846   Makes an appropriation to the Emergency Drought Relief Fund; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 03-03-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 1963   Requires health benefit plans from certain insurers provide coverage of health care services provided through telemedicine when referred to out of state professionals by an in-state physician or practitioner.
Bill History: 04-10-23 S Removed from hearing Senate Retirement & Insurance
04-14-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over

HB 1984   Classifies laser hair removal as the practice of medicine and surgery, provides for licensing requirements.
Bill History: 03-03-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2014   Directs the Health Care Authority to seek federal approval to provide coverage to women for up to twelve months following the end of a pregnancy, persons at or below 205% of the federal poverty level to automatically qualify.
Bill History: 03-30-23 S And also Referred to Senate Appropriations
04-14-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over

HB 2154   Extends certain protections against assault and battery against health care professionals to all health care facility personnel and directs health providers to share related data with the Dept. of Health.
Bill History: 04-25-23 G Sent to the Governor
05-01-23 G Signed by the Governor (Chap: 140)
05-10-23 G Earliest Effective Date: 11/01/2023

HB 2404   Creates the Health Care Authority Governance Act.
Bill History: 03-03-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2639   Creates the Nursing Reform Act of 2023.
Bill History: 03-03-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2998   Creates the Laser Hair Removal Act which establishes standards for the practice of laser hair removal, requiring health professionals meeting certain standards to perform such procedures.
Bill History: 02-14-24 H Not heard in committee House Business & Commerce
02-21-24 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m., Room 206 House Business & Commerce
02-21-24 H Voted from committee - Do Pass House Business & Commerce

HB 3025   Terminates the Nursing Facilities Quality of Care Fee after November 1, 2026.
Bill History: 02-22-24 H Withdrawn from committee House Appropriations & Budget
02-22-24 H Referred to House Committee on House Rules
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 3040   Requires the Health Care Authority to include a line item in its budget request detailing new state and federal funding necessary to meet additional costs associated with nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities.
Bill History: 02-28-24 H Meeting set for 4:30 p.m., Room 450 House Appropriations & Budget
02-28-24 H Title stricken in committee House Appropriations & Budget
02-28-24 H Voted from committee - Do Pass as substituted House Appropriations & Budget

HB 3100   Creates the Oklahoma Nurse Educators Loan Forgiveness Act.
Bill History: 01-16-24 H Filed
02-06-24 H Referred to House Committee on House Rules
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 3199   Includes physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses under the definition of health care professional for certain peer review standards and credentialing processes.
Bill History: 02-21-24 H Referred to House Committee on House Public Health
02-28-24 H Meeting set for 3:00 p.m., Room 4S.5 House Public Health
02-28-24 H Voted from committee - Do Pass House Public Health

HB 3351   Creates a tax credit for medical preceptorships to be funded by an increase in health care licensing fees; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 02-22-24 H Meeting set for 1:30 p.m., Room 450 House Appropriations & Budget
02-22-24 H Voted from committee - Do Pass as substituted House Appropriations & Budget
02-29-24 H Set on the House Floor Agenda

HB 3781   Creates the Physician Assistant Licensure Compact and establishes various standards and provisions related to the reciprocal recognition of physician assistant licensing.
Bill History: 02-21-24 H Meeting set for 3:00 p.m., Room 4S.5 House Public Health
02-21-24 H Voted from committee - Do Pass House Public Health
02-29-24 H Set on the House Floor Agenda

HB 3882   Requires SoonerCare to cover medically necessary eye examinations and certain other treatments and eye equipment.
Bill History: 02-26-24 H Withdrawn from committee House Appropriations & Budget
02-26-24 H Referred to House Committee on House Rules
03-01-24 H Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 17   Prohibits health insurers from refusing coverage for durable medical equipment prescribed to individuals by healthcare providers, and requires equal reimbursement for both in and out-of-network suppliers under certain conditions; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 32   Provides for an exception from certain controlled substance prescribing limitations to health care practitioners who practice exclusively in one or more medically underserved areas as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 132   Exempts State Licenses issued by the Board of Nursing from denial of renewal or reissuance due to licensee tax noncompliance.
Bill History: 04-12-23 H Voted from committee - Do Pass as substituted House Appropriations & Budget
04-28-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over

SB 220   Grants the Governor discretion to select appointees to the Board of Nursing from statewide organizations, national organizations, or other groups or individuals within the state.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 228   Permits pharmacies and health practitioners to enter into collaborative practice agreements and allow pharmacists to administer certain health procedures.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 232   Prohibits licensed pharmacies from exceeding a particular pharmacy technician to pharmacist ratio.
Bill History: 02-29-24 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m., Room 535 Senate Health & Human Services
02-29-24 S Title stricken in committee Senate Health & Human Services
02-29-24 S Voted from committee - Do Pass as substituted Senate Health & Human Services

SB 253   Exempts manufacturers and wholesale distributors that sell or rent durable medical equipment directly to consumers under certain circumstances from licensing requirements for medical equipment providers; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 292   Requires health care providers to follow certain standards for syphilis testing during pregnancies, such required testing to be covered by health benefit plans.
Bill History: 04-24-23 G Sent to the Governor
04-28-23 G Signed by the Governor (Chap: 116)
05-08-23 G Earliest Effective Date: 11/01/2023

SB 303   Adjusts the structure and appointment process for the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to grant the Governor broad authority when choosing appointees and allows members to be removed and replaced without cause.
Bill History: 02-16-23 S Voted from committee - Do Pass as amended Senate Health & Human Services
03-23-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over

SB 328   Exempt hospice programs from certain electronic prescription requirements under the Controlled Dangerous Substances Act; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 336   Establishes standards for the licensing and regulation of pain management clinics, empowering the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control to assess fines and penalties for noncompliance.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 351   Expands the potential recipients of certain health insurance payments to include licensed home care agencies and empowers the Insurance Commissioner to assess penalties to insurers failing to pay for covered care.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 370   Permits certain nursing facilities to employ nurse aides not yet certified if they are enrolled in training and competency evaluation programs, and provides for the approval of those programs by the Dept. of Health.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 394   Removes certain mandatory contract lengths by the Dept. of Commerce with tourism entities and increases the limit of inducements under the Tourism Development Act to $30 MIL.
Bill History: 04-27-23 H Removed from the Floor Agenda
04-28-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over

SB 458   Allows certain qualified and certified nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, or certified nurse-midwives to apply for Independent Prescribing Authority and creates new requirements regarding malpractice insurance; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 02-13-24 H Enacting clause restored on the floor
02-13-24 H Passed/Adopted (Vote: Y: 79/N: 10)
02-13-24 H Emergency Passed (Vote: Y: 79/N: 10)

SB 459   Permits Certified Nurse Midwives, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Clinical Nurse Specialists to apply for and receive prescribing authority from the Board of Pharmacy.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 572   Creates the Sexual Assault Survivor Services Fund for the Dept of Health to provide funds to health departments for sexual assault survivor services; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 05-11-23 H Referred to House conference committee House GCCA
05-30-23 H Died in GCCA Senate GCCA
05-30-23 H Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 652   Exempts certain nonprofits from professional licensing requirements to perform plumbing, electrician and mechanical maintenance work.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 755   Adjusts the membership of the Board of Nursing and adjusts certain appointing authorities, granting appointing authorities broader power in making appointments and dismissing members.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 756   Prohibits prior authorization processes for Medicaid contracted entities that do not approve at least 90% of prior authorization request and sets additional standards for the request process; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 10-31-23 S Senator Montgomery removed as author, replaced by Senator
Garvin
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 929   Requires practitioners to inform patients and acquire informed consent prior to administration of vaccines, violators to have licenses revoked and be fined $100,000.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 931   Broadens the definition of practice of pharmacy to include testing, certain drug, hormonal, and nicotine replacement therapies, as well as treatment for minor, nonchronic health conditions; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 04-12-23 H Not heard in committee House Public Health
04-19-23 H Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 H Carried Over

SB 977   Allows for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to apply for authority to prescribe and order independent of supervision, such authority to be exercised in certain medically underserved circumstances.
Bill History: 03-03-23 S Dormant pursuant to the rules
11-17-23 S Carried Over
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 1296   Adjusts the meeting requirements and quorum standards for the Opioid Overdose Fatality Review Board; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 02-27-24 S Passed/Adopted (Vote: Y: 41/N: 2)
02-27-24 S Emergency Passed (Vote: Y: 41/N: 2)
02-28-24 H Received in the House

SB 1379   Creates a unified singular web-based platform for the handling of health care provider and behavioral health provider licenses.
Bill History: 01-22-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
01-23-24 S And also Referred to Senate Appropriations
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 1417   Adjusts various reimbursement rates and calculation metrics overseen by the Health Care Authority relating to Nursing Homes; EMERGENCY.
Bill History: 02-22-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Appropriations
02-28-24 S Meeting set for 11:00 a.m., Room 535 Senate Appropriations
02-28-24 S Voted from committee - Do Pass Senate Appropriations

SB 1485   Requires nursing facilities to maintain liability insurance coverage at a certain level for each incidence of negligence and provides a tax credit to facilities paying liability insurance.
Bill History: 01-22-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
01-23-24 S And also Referred to Senate Finance
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 1581   Requires pharmacy benefits managers to maintain a fiduciary duty to the insurers and the insureds they serve.
Bill History: 01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Retirement & Insurance
02-13-24 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m., Room 230 Senate Retirement & Insurance
02-13-24 S Voted from committee - Do Pass Senate Retirement & Insurance

SB 1582   Prohibits health benefit plans from requiring a copayment for prescription drugs exceeding a certain portion of the annual out-of-pocket spending maximum.
Bill History: 01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Retirement & Insurance
01-25-24 S And also Referred to Senate Appropriations
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 1583   Prohibits high deductible health plans from including prescription drugs to treat chronic conditions to the annual deductible of the plan.
Bill History: 01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Retirement & Insurance
01-25-24 S And also Referred to Senate Appropriations
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 1614   Prohibits chiropractic physicians authorized to administer certain injectables from giving patients stem-cells, platelet-rich plasma therapy and intravenous ozone therapy.
Bill History: 01-12-24 S Filed
01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 1654   Joins the Physician Assistant Licensure Compact to coordinate licensure and discipline amongst licensing boards of physician assistants between states.
Bill History: 01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
02-08-24 S Meeting set for 9:15 a.m., Room 535 Senate Health & Human Services
02-08-24 S Voted from committee - Do Pass Senate Health & Human Services

SB 1698   Allows for more authorized persons to handle, for the purposes of disposal, a controlled dangerous substance obtained in the course of the death of a lawful user.
Bill History: 01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
02-29-24 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m., Room 535 Senate Health & Human Services
02-29-24 S Voted from committee - Do Pass as substituted Senate Health & Human Services

SB 1703   Prohibits insurers from denying the Health Care Authority claims solely on the basis of prior authorization and mandates certain response time from insurers to the Authority.
Bill History: 01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
02-29-24 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m., Room 535 Senate Health & Human Services
02-29-24 S Voted from committee - Do Pass as substituted Senate Health & Human Services

SB 1715   Requires the State Commissioner of Health to promulgate rules governing employer-based training programs for nurse aides and outlines requirements for such training.
Bill History: 01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
01-25-24 S And also Referred to Senate Appropriations
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 1764   Requires certain licensing boards to establish a scope and severity grid to measure deficiencies in licensed entities to administer citations and penalties.
Bill History: 01-17-24 S Filed
01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Business & Commerce
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 1829   Permits nonresident physicians specifically interpreting certain medical imaging test results via telemedicine to perform services in the state without licensing.
Bill History: 02-22-24 S Title stricken in committee Senate Health & Human Services
02-22-24 S Voted from committee - Do Pass as amended Senate Health & Human Services
03-04-24 S Set on the Senate Floor Agenda

SB 1898   Allows physician assistants to prescribe certain medical supplies and services and to administer drugs and attaches related criminal liability for misconduct.
Bill History: 01-18-24 S Filed
01-25-24 S Referred to Senate Committee Senate Health & Human Services
03-01-24 S Dead pursuant to the rules


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