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The Senate Health Care Committee considers issues relating to health care services, long-term care, and developmental disabilities. The Committee has oversight of the licensing and regulation of health care facilities and professions as well as pharmacies and pharmaceutical drugs, including medical marijuana. The Committee deals with the financing of public and private healthcare including private insurance and programs such as Medicaid and the Basic Health Plan, as well as public health issues.
(Please note: This general description should not be considered the definitive listing of issues considered by this committee.)
Copies of draft bills, proposed substitute bills, or striking amendments scheduled for public hearings:
|Hearing Date||1/22/15||Proposed Substitute||S-0938.1||Concerning filing requirements for large group health benefit plans, stand-alone dental plans, and stand-alone vision plans. (SB 5023)|
|Hearing Date||1/26/15||Proposed Substitute||S-1007.1||Regarding telemedicine. (SB 5175)|
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