Public Health and Welfare

2021 Regular Session

Public Health and Welfare

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
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 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 119
Bad Policy
Harper's Grace Law; extend repealer on authority to research and dispense cannabidiol (CBD oil) for medical purposes. Alive
Analysis: This bill was amended in the Senate to include language related to a medical marijuana program besides the one chosen by Mississippians.
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 196
Good Policy
'Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act'; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill protects life, both the life of the mother and of the baby. One of the core functions of government is to protect life. The status of the person is of no concern, whether they are an incarcerated inmate in our state prison or an unborn baby waiting to see the world for the first time. This bill focuses on one of the most important reasons for the existing of government.
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 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 296
Bad Policy
Hospice licensure; extend moratorium on and authorize issuance of 2 pediatric palliative care licenses. Dead
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HB 874
Bad Policy
Tobacco and alternative nicotine products; increase age to 21 and require government-issued photographic identification. Dead
Analysis: This bill interferes in the free market and decreases individual liberty. However, government should institute laws that are consistent. This bill changes Mississippi's tobacco restrictions to align with Mississippi's alcohol restrictions.
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 1312
Neutral
State Board of Cosmetology; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government authority. This bill not only extends the life of a board that interferes in Mississippians' participation in the free market both as consumers and suppliers, causing undue burdens on individuals in our state attempting to positively contribute to the overall strength of our state’s economy as well as provide for themselves and their families, but this bill also adds additional categories of services to the list of services over which the State Board of Cosmetology claims authority. This policy is not in line with the proper role of government and is not necessary to preserve the safety and health of our citizens. This bill does the opposite by depressing individuals’ ability to simply earn a living.
HB 1327
Good Policy
State of emergency; provide a maximum time period for and authorize Department of Health to store dead bodies if necessary. Dead
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SB 2004
Not Rated
Health Care Certificate of Need; bring forward section. Dead
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SB 2005
Not Rated
State Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Language Pathology; create. Dead
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SB 2006
Not Rated
Physical therapy practice laws; revise various provisions of. Dead
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SB 2007
Not Rated
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to, including collaboration requirement. Dead
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SB 2008
Not Rated
Nurse practitioners; authorize to dispense legend drugs to patients. 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 2028
Not Rated
Health care CON review; party requesting or appealing a hearing on application is responsible for costs and attorney fees. Dead
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SB 2087
Bad Policy
Cemetery owners; authorize to disinter dead human remains for reinterment, reburial or delivery to a carrier for transportation. Dead
Analysis: Initially, this bill provides an avenue for next of kin to directly request certain actions be taken by cemetery owners regarding the disinterment and reinterment of their loved ones. This particular section of the bill represents good policy. Unfortunately, Section 5 of this bill removes all liability of cemetery owners in cases involving errors made by the cemetery owners during original interment that result in disinterment and reinterment of loved ones except in cases of intentional misconduct or malice. This bill interferes in our free market by inhibiting consumers’ ability to seek redress through a civil action in cases of negligence. Furthermore, this bill specifically provides government sanctioned concealment of possible evidence in cases of negligence that may be obtained during a disinterment and/or reinterment by specifically allowing cemetery owners to disinter and reinter loved ones five days before notifying next of kin of the already completed action.
SB 2141
Not Rated
Certificate of need; issue CON to Panola Medical Center for adult psych beds and North MS Medical Center for child psych beds. Dead
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SB 2158
Not Rated
Require the PEER Committee to conduct biennial reviews of the Department of Child Protection Services. Dead
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SB 2160
Not Rated
Health Care Certificate of Need Law; repeal. Dead
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SB 2163
Not Rated
SNAP Health Food Incentive Program; create. Dead
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SB 2164
Not Rated
Marijuana; legalize. Dead
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SB 2170
Not Rated
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; require Department of Human Services to issue photo EBT cards. Dead
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SB 2171
Not Rated
Transgender 21 Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2221
Neutral
Mississippi Dementia Care Program, Food Bank Pilot Programming; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill does not expend state taxpayer money nor create additional burdens or new regulations. The funding for the program created in this bill is specified as subject to appropriation of federal funds. The intended purpose of this bill is to help preserve our most fundamental governing unit, the family.
SB 2222
Not Rated
Board of Nursing; revise penalties for prohibited conduct and authorize the recovery of reasonable costs. Dead
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SB 2289
Not Rated
Solemn Covenant of the States to Award Prizes for Curing Diseases Compact; enact and prescribe provisions. Dead
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SB 2290
Not Rated
Tanning facilities; prohibit use by anyone under 18 years of age. Dead
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SB 2292
Not Rated
Certificate of need; issue CON to Panola Medical Center for adult psych beds and North MS Medical Center for child psych beds. Dead
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SB 2295
Not Rated
Board of Chiropractic Examiners; extend repealer on. Dead
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SB 2340
Not Rated
Minority subgrantees contracted by Department of Human Services; require study and policy. Dead
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SB 2341
Not Rated
Certificate of Need; direct issue to City of Newton for adult psychiatric beds. Dead
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SB 2342
Not Rated
Board of Cosmetology; exempt certain beauty services from licensing and registration requirements. Dead
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SB 2343
Not Rated
Cosmetology; provide definition and registration requirement for hair arranging, threading and extending eyelashes. Dead
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SB 2349
Not Rated
Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act; create. Dead
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SB 2406
Not Rated
Emergency medical services; prohibit sole participation in nonemergency, interfacility transfers. Dead
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SB 2407
Not Rated
Certified nurse aides; clarify recertification. Dead
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SB 2408
Not Rated
Health Care Certificate of Need review; provide for automatic transfer of certain beds. Dead
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SB 2409
Not Rated
Podiatric medicine and podiatrist; revise definitions of. Dead
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SB 2410
Not Rated
Certificate of need; direct issuance for an existing ambulatory surgical center. Dead
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SB 2411
Not Rated
Services to individuals who are homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness; DHS pilot project. Dead
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SB 2412
Not Rated
State Board of Dental Examiners; require state-at-large appointee to be a member of the Mississippi Dental Society. Dead
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SB 2413
Not Rated
Certificate of Need; direct issuance for a free-standing comprehensive medical rehabilitation facility. Dead
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SB 2415
Not Rated
Hospice; allow medical directors to prescribe controlled substances for pain for terminally ill patients without in person visit; extend repealer on. Dead
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SB 2416
Not Rated
Nursing home administrators; extend repealer on licensure requirements for. Dead
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SB 2417
Not Rated
State Board of Cosmetology; extend repealer on. Dead
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SB 2418
Not Rated
State Department of Health; extend repealer on. 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 2422
Not Rated
Barber Licensure Law; revise fees and other regulatory laws. Dead
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SB 2424
Not Rated
Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Residency Program; include emergency medicine students. Dead
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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 2729
Not Rated
Practice of medicine; revise definitions, licensure procedures and disciplinary procedures under the Medical Practice Act. Dead
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SB 2741
Not Rated
TANF; prohibit assistance to persons convicted of multiple felonies. Dead
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SB 2742
Not Rated
Board of Barber Examiners; authorize the regulation of mobile shops. Dead
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SB 2743
Not Rated
Health care CON; authorize Mississippi Department of Mental Health to convert beds for crisis or substance abuse treatment. Dead
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SB 2744
Not Rated
Anesthesiologist assistants; direct licensure by the State Board of Medical Licensure. Dead
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SB 2745
Not Rated
Health care practitioner; require identification during all patient encounters. 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 2747
Not Rated
Home health agencies; delete moratorium on establishment or expansion. Dead
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SB 2748
Not Rated
Certificate of need; authorize nursing facility in any underserved minority zip code area. Dead
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SB 2749
Not Rated
Personal care homes; require licensure and regulation of those providing living arrangements for one or more persons. Dead
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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 2752
Not Rated
Physician billing for pathology services; prohibit fee division unless provided by the physician. Dead
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SB 2753
Not Rated
Mississippi Rare Disease Advisory Council; establish. Dead
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SB 2754
Not Rated
Hospice licensure; authorize eligible participants who have not been given a terminally ill diagnosis if approved by CMMS. Dead
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SB 2755
Not Rated
Statewide electronic health care information exchange; the Department of Health may enter into agreements for the creation of. Dead
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SB 2756
Not Rated
Rural Health Availability Act; allow all hospitals to enter into agreements. Dead
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SB 2757
Not Rated
South Mississippi Regional Health Care Authority; establish. Dead
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SB 2758
Not Rated
Telemedicine in health professional shortage areas; allow out-of-state health care providers. 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 2760
Not Rated
Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure; revise membership and terms of office. Dead
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SB 2761
Not Rated
Practice of optometry; require the State Board of Optometry to define with certain exceptions. Dead
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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.
SB 2763
Not Rated
Practice of optometry; require the Board of Optometry to define with certain exceptions. Dead
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SN 8
Not Rated
Lauren Michelle Hegwood, Brandon, Mississippi, Board of Directors for the Mississippi Industries for the Blind, term effective December 17, 2020 and ending December 17, 2024. Alive
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SN 9
Not Rated
Jane Stroble Miller, Meridian, Mississippi, Board of Directors for the Mississippi Industries for the Blind as an individual who is legally blind, term effective December 17, 2020 and ending December 17, 2024. Alive
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SN 14
Not Rated
Andrea Adkins Sanders, McComb, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services as Commissioner of Child Protection Services, term effective November 9, 2020. Alive
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SN 28
Not Rated
Pshon Barrett, Jackson, Mississippi, Board of Directors for the Mississippi Industries for the Blind, term effective June 30, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022. Alive
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SN 34
Not Rated
Michael Ray (Mike) Patterson, D.C., Boyle, Mississippi, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, term effective immediately and ending April 20, 2024, representing the Second Congressional District, vice Dr. Dottie Pernell. Alive
Analysis:
SN 41
Not Rated
Lauren Michelle Hegwood, Brandon, Mississippi, Board of Directors for the Mississippi Industries for the Blind, term effective July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
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SN 48
Not Rated
Warren G. Rossi, Corinth, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a Third Supreme Court District representative, term effective immediately and ending March 28, 2023, vice Darlene L. Smith. Alive
Analysis:
SN 54
Not Rated
Jillian James Foster, Pharm.D., Olive Branch, Mississippi, State Board of Pharmacy, five year term beginning July 2, 2021 and ending July 1, 2026, representing the First Congressional District as it existed in 1983, designated as Post 1. Alive
Analysis:
SN 55
Not Rated
John Daniel Davis, IV, MD, Flowood, Mississippi, State Board of Health as a Licensed Physician, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023, vice Ed D. 'Tad' Barham, MD, FACR. Alive
Analysis:
SN 56
Not Rated
Ryan Charles Harper, Pharm.D., Pelahatchie, Mississippi, State Board of Pharmacy to represent the Third Congressional District as it existed in 1983, designated as Post 3, five year term beginning July 2, 2021 and ending July 1, 2026. Alive
Analysis:
SN 62
Not Rated
Roderick Clarence (Rod) Givens, MD, Natchez, Mississippi, State Board of Medical Licensure to represent the Second Supreme Court District, unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2026. Alive
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SN 67
Not Rated
Jillian James Foster, Pharm.D., MBA, Olive Branch, Mississippi, State Board of Pharmacy to represent the First Congressional District as it existed on July 1, 2001, designated as Post 1, five year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026. Alive
Analysis:
SN 68
Not Rated
Ryan Charles Harper, Pharm.D., Pelahatchie, Mississippi, State Board of Pharmacy to represent the Third Congressional District as it existed on July 1, 2001, designated as Post 3, five year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026. Alive
Analysis:
SN 74
Not Rated
Kenneth Charles (Ken) Lippincott, MD, Tupelo, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure to represent the Third Supreme Court District, unexpired portion of a six year term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2026. Alive
Analysis:
SN 84
Not Rated
Anthony Chester White, Brandon, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as the consumer at large, term effective immediately for the unexpired portion of a four year term ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 88
Not Rated
Michelle Yvette Taylor Owens, MD, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure to represent the First Supreme Court District, unexpired portion of a six year term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2026. Alive
Analysis:
SN 94
Not Rated
Michael Scott Parker, Raymond, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, term effective immediately for the unexpired balance of a four year term ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed