CSMS Testimony on Health Care Related Legislation
The following bills were not voted on during the 2018 legislative session, but CSMS provided support/argument for them. We will continue to advocate for you, your practice and your patients as bills are presented.
SENATE BILL 164 An Act Raising the Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco to Twenty One and HOUSE BILL 5293 An Act Concerning the Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Vapor Products – Prohibits sale of tobacco products to those under 21 and requires face to face sale of nicotine containing vape products.
SENATE BILL 401 – An Act Concerning the Use of AED – Clarifies immunity of AED use by physicians.
HOUSE BILL 5214 – An Act Allowing Medical Assistants to Administer Vaccines and Nebulizer Treatments – Allows MAs to administer vaccines and nebulizers to patients over 18 years old.
SENATE BILL 511 – An Act Concerning Opioids – DMHAS led work group to review overdose information and treatment efforts/access including MAT. Increased funding for addiction treatment.
HOUSE BILL-5417 – An Act Concerning End-of-Life Care – Successfully lobbied against physician assisted suicide.