Public Health and Human Services

2021 Regular Session

Public Health and Human Services

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 14
Not Rated
Regional food banks; DHS establish grant program to provide annual grant funding to. Dead
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HB 21
Not Rated
Appropriation; UMMC to support a medical residency program at Delta Regional Medical Center. Dead
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HB 22
Not Rated
'Mississippi Eyes on Smiling Students Health Act'; enact to require vision screening and oral health assessments for certain students. Dead
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HB 25
Not Rated
Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of. Dead
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HB 31
Not Rated
'Mississippi Youthbuild Act'; create. Dead
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HB 32
Not Rated
Health; State Health Officer shall develop program to close the gap in health status of gender and racial groups. Dead
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HB 38
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department for support of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. Dead
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HB 39
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health to establish and operate two STD/HIV specialty clinics. Dead
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HB 42
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health for a grant to the Southern Health Commission in Washington County. Dead
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HB 43
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to provide mental health assessments to members of school athletic teams. Dead
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HB 46
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Human Services employees; remove prohibition on participating in political campaigns for. Dead
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HB 47
Not Rated
Long-term care facilities; require residents of certain to obtain a preneed contract within 6 months after admission. Dead
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HB 49
Not Rated
Child support enforcement and collection; terminate contract with private entity for and DHS shall perform. Dead
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HB 58
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; require a board of directors to be created within. Dead
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HB 59
Not Rated
Child Care Advisory Council; require child care providers to recommend names of persons to serve on. Dead
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HB 60
Not Rated
Child care facilities; require licensing agency to disclose names of persons filing complaints against. Dead
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HB 61
Not Rated
Department of Health; limit any increase in fees by to not more than five percent. Dead
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HB 65
Not Rated
DHS; shall not require cooperation with child support enforcement to receive federal CCDF assistance. Dead
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HB 67
Not Rated
Mississippi Board of Human Services; create. Dead
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HB 72
Good Policy
Dentists; provide immunity for providing charitable and emergency services. Alive
Analysis: This bill encourages charity which provides voluntary support of individuals in need. This bill preserves civil liability in incidents resulting from the dentist's gross negligence or willful misconduct.
HB 73
Neutral
Chiropractors; extend repealer on licensure law. Alive
Analysis: The government should eliminate unnecessary licensure requirements. Such requirements place restrictions on individual freedom and liberty and discourage free markets. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom and liberty to the fullest extent possible while ensuring the safety of its citizens.
HB 85
Not Rated
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists; create board to license and regulate. Dead
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HB 94
Not Rated
Mental Health Treatment Facility; revise hearing and commitment procedures. Dead
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HB 95
Neutral
Nursing home administrators; delete repealer on licensure requirements for and authorize board to conduct background checks. Alive
Analysis: The government should eliminate unnecessary licensure requirements. Such requirements place restrictions on individual freedom and liberty and discourage free markets. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom and liberty to the fullest extent possible while insuring the safety of its citizens.
HB 96
Not Rated
State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; extend repealer on. Dead
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HB 98
Not Rated
Hospice; extend repealer on authority of medical director to prescribe controlled substances for terminal patients without visit. Dead
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HB 115
Not Rated
Farmers markets; DHS provide grants to entity to incentivize purchases of healthy foods from with SNAP benefits. Dead
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HB 117
Not Rated
Autopsies; require to include inquiry about whether death was result of seizure or epilepsy. Dead
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HB 118
Not Rated
Medical examiners and pathologists; extend repealer on fees for death investigations and autopsies. Dead
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HB 144
Not Rated
DHS Fraud Investigation Unit; require director of and investigators to be law enforcement officers. Dead
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HB 160
Neutral
State Department of Health and State Board of Health; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis: The government should eliminate unnecessary licensure requirements. Such requirements place restrictions on individual freedom and liberty and discourage free markets. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom and liberty to the fullest extent possible while insuring the safety of its citizens.
HB 174
Not Rated
Board of Nursing; revise penalties in disciplinary proceedings and authorize recovery of reasonable costs. Dead
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HB 191
Not Rated
Anatomical gifts; prohibit discrimination against recipient based on disability. Dead
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HB 200
Good Policy
Remote patient monitoring services; delete requirement of 2 recent hospitalizations to qualify for. Alive
Analysis: This bill promotes individual freedom by removing unnecessary restrictions on doctors. The doctor – patient relationship should not be dictated by overreaching regulations and unnecessary restrictions. The government should limit interference in healthcare and preserve individual freedom to the fullest extent possible.
HB 208
Neutral
Psychologists; extend repealer on licensure law and remove postdoctoral training requirements for licensure. Alive
Analysis: The government should eliminate unnecessary licensure requirements. Such requirements place restrictions on individual freedom and liberty and discourage free markets. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom while ensuring the safety of its citizens.
HB 216
Not Rated
Families First Unpaid Leave Time Act; enact to require employers to provide unpaid leave to employees for certain situations. Dead
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HB 227
Not Rated
Mississippi Tobacco Minimum Legal Sale Age of 21 Act; create. Dead
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HB 236
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Mental Health for additional funding for crisis centers and outpatient services. Dead
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HB 244
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require coverage for certain obesity treatments. Dead
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HB 245
Not Rated
Mississippi Smoke-Free Air Act of 2021; create. Dead
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HB 249
Not Rated
CON; remove end-stage renal disease facilities from application of law. Dead
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HB 265
Not Rated
Mississippi Special Needs Housing Steering Council; create. Dead
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HB 268
Not Rated
Disabilities, persons with; modernize terminology used to refer to. Dead
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HB 294
Good Policy
Hospices; delete repealer on authority for prescribing certain drugs without in-person visit with a patient. Alive
Analysis: This bill reduces government interference in healthcare. The doctor – patient relationship should not be dictated by unnecessary government restrictions and mandates.
HB 295
Not Rated
Home health services; authorize nurse practitioners and physician assistants to order and certify. Dead
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HB 296
Bad Policy
Hospice licensure; extend moratorium on and authorize issuance of 2 pediatric palliative care licenses. Dead
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HB 297
Not Rated
Dialysis facilities; nursing homes shall allow to provide mobile services on site to their patients. Dead
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HB 301
Not Rated
EMTs; authorize to deny service to nonemergency when needed for an emergency. Dead
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HB 304
Not Rated
Dentists; provide immunity for providing charitable and emergency services. Dead
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HB 306
Not Rated
Human Services, Department of; authorize to use a simplified reporting system for economic assistance payments. Dead
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HB 310
Not Rated
Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility; revise certain provisions applicable to. Dead
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HB 318
Not Rated
Community mental health centers; provide that health insurers may not deny the right to participate as a contract provider. Dead
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HB 360
Not Rated
Nursing facilities; require initial assessment of patients by a physician within 10 days after admission. Dead
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HB 368
Not Rated
Newborn screening program; include spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in those conditions covered in. Dead
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HB 391
Not Rated
Breastfeeding; authorize distribution of statewide info to support breastfeeding in public places. Dead
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HB 395
Not Rated
Disabled person's vehicle tag; remove requirement for physician's certification for annual renewal. Dead
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HB 402
Not Rated
Country of Origin Labels; clarify labeling of covered commodities. Dead
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HB 412
Not Rated
Autopsies; create 'Jenna's Law' to require autopsies to include inquiring about whether death was result of seizure or epilepsy. Dead
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HB 418
Not Rated
Physical therapists; delete requirement for physician referral before performing services. Dead
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HB 419
Not Rated
Physical therapy practice laws; revise various provisions of. Dead
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HB 475
Not Rated
School Immunization; authorize exemption from requirements for religous beliefs. Dead
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HB 476
Not Rated
Mississippi Adult Health and Privacy Act; create. Dead
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HB 522
Not Rated
Mental health screenings and assessments; require in all public schools. Dead
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HB 524
Not Rated
Medical records; require health care provider to timely provide to patients after receiving request for. Dead
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HB 587
Not Rated
Breastfeeding professionals; provide for licensure of by State Department of Health. Dead
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HB 602
Not Rated
Mississippi Access to Care Act; create. Dead
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HB 616
Not Rated
Physical therapists; not required to have prior work experience to work at PPEC center. Dead
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HB 618
Not Rated
DPS; require to establish training component relating to autism spectrum disorder. Dead
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HB 626
Not Rated
Pharmacists; authorize to test for and treat certain minor, nonchronic health conditions subject to certain requirements. Dead
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HB 635
Not Rated
Tanning facilities; prohibit use of by persons under 18 years old. Dead
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HB 640
Not Rated
Hospitals; require to examine persons at ER with sickle cell disease symptoms within four hours after admission. Dead
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HB 668
Not Rated
Solemn covenant of the states to award prizes for Curing Diseases Compact; enact. Dead
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HB 677
Not Rated
Death certificate; time for filing with Office of Vital Records shall be within 7 business days after the death occurs. Dead
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HB 691
Not Rated
Unclaimed dead bodies; coroner shall cause to be entrusted to funeral homes in county on a rotation basis. Dead
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HB 692
Not Rated
Mental Health Courts; clarify chancery court participation for certification of. Dead
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HB 713
Not Rated
Licensed professional counselors; revise qualifications for licensure for applicants who meet certain requirements. Dead
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HB 714
Not Rated
Health care and education shortage assistance program; establish to help attract professionals to work in certain counties. Dead
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HB 719
Not Rated
Vaccinations; prohibit employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccination as condition of employment. Dead
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HB 721
Not Rated
Funeral directing; issue license for to persons who meet certain criteria and apply within 30 days. Dead
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HB 749
Not Rated
State Workplace Safety and Health Office; establish under State Board of Health. Dead
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HB 782
Not Rated
Food deserts; require State Department of Health to track within the State of Mississippi. Dead
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HB 785
Not Rated
Homelessness; require Department of Human Services to implement grant program for housing. Dead
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HB 786
Not Rated
Mental health courts; require annual appropriation to Administrative Office of Courts for support of. Dead
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HB 792
Not Rated
'Healthy Foods Access Program Act'; enact. Dead
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HB 793
Not Rated
Healthy Local Food Incentive Program; enact. Dead
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HB 810
Not Rated
Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act; create. Dead
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HB 830
Not Rated
Maternal Mortality Review Committee; include recommendations on decreasing racial disparities in maternal care in annual report. Dead
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HB 848
Not Rated
CON; issue to North Mississippi Medical Center for child psych beds and geriatric psych beds. Dead
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HB 863
Not Rated
Healthcare providers; authorize resident and nonresident to provide services by telemedicine to Mississippi residents in certain areas. Dead
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HB 876
Not Rated
Mental health; require DMH to convert unused IDD beds to be used for alcohol and drug use services. Dead
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HB 880
Not Rated
Department of Mental Health and community health centers; expand outpatient services for certain formerly incarcerated state inmates. Dead
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HB 888
Not Rated
Department of Health; limit any increase in fees by and revise who can be appointed to child care advisory council by State Health Officer. Dead
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HB 890
Not Rated
TANF and Medicaid; require teenage recipients of to participate in programs about birth control, abstinence and parenting. Dead
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HB 891
Not Rated
Mississippi Comprehensive Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act; create. Dead
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HB 893
Not Rated
Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach. Dead
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HB 910
Not Rated
Hospice care; authorize to be provided to persons who are not terminally ill under certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 911
Not Rated
Funeral services; require payment for before body may be transferred from one funeral home to another. Dead
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HB 912
Not Rated
Funeral director assistants; authorize to perform all activities of funeral directors with certain exceptions. Dead
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HB 920
Not Rated
Down Syndrome Information Act; create to require State Department of Health to post resources and information online. Dead
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HB 927
Not Rated
State Board of Medical Licensure; revise composition of to include consumer members. Dead
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HB 941
Not Rated
Health insurance; require certain policies to provide coverage for physician-prescribed proton beam therapy. Dead
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HB 952
Not Rated
Pharmacists; authorize to provide patient care services and authorize insurance reimbursement for. Dead
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HB 954
Not Rated
Pharmacy practice; revise definition of 'written guideline or protocol' regarding location of delegated prescribing functions. Dead
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HB 971
Not Rated
SNAP recipients; must take TABE exam and achieve certain scores before will be exempt from work requirements. Dead
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HB 972
Not Rated
Child care facilities; require licensing agency to disclose names of persons filing complaints against. Dead
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HB 976
Not Rated
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); increase monthly benefit amount. Dead
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HB 987
Not Rated
Nursing education; unspent TANF funds shall be spent to pay expenses of persons enrolled as part of workforce training. Dead
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HB 1004
Not Rated
Hudson's Law; create to require dissemination of information relating to trisomy conditions by State Department of Health. Dead
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HB 1010
Not Rated
Hospitals; authorize cooperative agreements among that are regulated and immune from antitrust laws. Dead
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HB 1015
Not Rated
Funeral homes; revise various provisions relating to disposition of bodies, crematories and preneed contracts. Dead
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HB 1026
Not Rated
SNAP and TANF recipients; require those unemployed to take Test of Adult Basic Education. Dead
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HB 1028
Not Rated
Medical Practice Act; revise various provisions of. Dead
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HB 1044
Not Rated
MS Rare Disease Advisory Council; create at UMMC. Dead
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HB 1122
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; require a board of directors to be created within. Dead
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HB 1143
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide epi-pens and AEDs in IHLs, community colleges and schools. Dead
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HB 1145
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants. Dead
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HB 1153
Not Rated
Stand-alone ice vending machines; exempt bags or other containers used to store ice from including certain information on its label. Dead
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HB 1162
Not Rated
Abortion; revise physician requirement and prohibit facilities from selling stem cells. Dead
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HB 1163
Not Rated
COVID-19; prohibit use of state funds for mandatory administration of vaccine against. Dead
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HB 1196
Not Rated
State Board of Funeral Service; extend repealer on. Dead
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HB 1200
Not Rated
'Mississippi Mask Usage Act'; enact to require masks to be worn in federal and state government facilities. Dead
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HB 1204
Not Rated
Department of Child Protection Services; require search for relatives of child taken into custody and establish placement preferences. Dead
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HB 1219
Not Rated
DHS; develop process to ensure that subgrantees reflect the demographic makeup of the eligible population for the grants. Dead
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HB 1239
Not Rated
Health care practitioner; require to wear photo ID name tag that includes the type of license held by the practitioner. Dead
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HB 1255
Not Rated
Mississippi Dementia Care Program; create pilot program to provide services for caregivers of and persons with Alzheimer's or dementia. Dead
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HB 1260
Not Rated
2021 Women's Economic Security Act; create. Dead
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HB 1261
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2021; create. Dead
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HB 1268
Not Rated
Marriage and family therapists; may be issued temporary license to nonresidents to practice in nonprofit facility. Dead
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HB 1302
Good Policy
Optometry; Board shall define practice of, and authorize to perform certain procedures and use and prescribe certain drugs. Alive
Analysis: This bill encourages increased participation in the healthcare market by removing restrictions on specifics services provided by optometrists. The government should remove restrictions and regulations where possible. Individual freedom to participate in the marketplace should be preserved to the fullest extent possible.
HB 1303
Good Policy
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to, including collaboration requirement. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes barriers to healthcare access and encourages increased participation in the healthcare market. The government should remove restrictions and regulations where possible. Individual freedom to participate in the marketplace should be preserved to the fullest extent possible.
HB 1304
Not Rated
CON; issue for comprehensive medical rehabilitation beds and services in Rankin County. Dead
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HB 1305
Not Rated
Health Care Certificate of Need Law; repeal. Dead
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HB 1306
Not Rated
CON; remove moratorium on issuance for new home health agencies or expansion of existing agencies. Dead
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HB 1307
Not Rated
CON laws; shall not apply in counties designated by MDA as a growth and prosperity county. Dead
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HB 1308
Not Rated
CON; authorize for nursing home in Jones County. Dead
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HB 1309
Not Rated
CON; provide for exception to home health agency moratorium for certain hospice licensees. Dead
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HB 1310
Not Rated
CON; remove services and equipment from requirement for. Dead
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HB 1317
Not Rated
CON; issue to Panola Medical Center for adult psych beds and to North MS Medical Center for child psych beds. Dead
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SB 2004
Not Rated
Health Care Certificate of Need; bring forward section. Dead
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SB 2021
Good Policy
Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility; house position under DFA, exempt contracts from rules of contract review board. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides an avenue for increased accountability. The government stewards of our money should be in positions that allow for maximum transparency and accountability. By moving the position of Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility to the Department of Finance and Administration, this bill provides the potential for reduced government spending and increased government efficiency. The government should eliminate services that fall outside of the core functions of government and streamline necessary services where possible.
SB 2389
Not Rated
Domestic violence shelters; revise eligibility for funds. Dead
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SB 2419
Neutral
State Medical Examiner fees; extend repealer on. Alive
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SB 2420
Neutral
Temporary license for social workers; authorize to practice in nonprofit facilities. Alive
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SB 2426
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; establish a grant program for regional food banks and SNAP incentives. Dead
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SB 2456
Bad Policy
Open Meetings Law; allow executive sessions for certain discussions by public hospital boards. Dead
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SB 2544
Neutral
University of Mississippi Medical Center; create joint committee to study the organization of. Dead
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SB 2746
Neutral
Hudson's Law; require healthcare providers to provide information to parents who receive a postnatal diagnosis of a chromosomal disorder. Alive
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SB 2750
Neutral
Pharmacy practice; revise definition of 'written guideline or protocol' regarding location of delegated prescribing functions. Alive
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SB 2751
Bad Policy
Mississippi Professional Massage Therapy Act; provide new requirements and extend the repealer thereon. Alive
Analysis: This bill makes an unnecessary occupational license permanent.
SB 2757
Not Rated
South Mississippi Regional Health Care Authority; establish. Dead
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SB 2759
Bad Policy
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; increase the monthly amount. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. Government should reduce its overall spending. In addition, government should implement policy changes that reduce dependency and encourage individual freedom and responsibility.
SB 2762
Neutral
Department of Human Services; permit use of a simplified reporting system. Dead
Analysis: This bill conforms state reporting standards with federal statute.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed