Public Health and Human Services

2022 Regular Session

Public Health and Human Services

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 4
Not Rated
DPS; require to establish training component relating to autism spectrum disorder. Dead
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HB 6
Not Rated
Mental Health Treatment Facility; revise hearing and commitment procedures. Dead
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HB 19
Not Rated
Mississippi Code; modernize terminology by replacing 'mentally retarded' with 'intellectual disability'. Dead
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HB 20
Not Rated
Anatomical gifts; prohibit discrimination against recipient based on disability. Alive
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HB 48
Not Rated
Adult day care facilities; provide for licensure by State Department of Health. Dead
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HB 50
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require all employees to be tested annually for tuberculosis. Dead
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HB 51
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require all employees to annually receive flu vaccine. Dead
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HB 57
Not Rated
State Workplace Safety and Health Office; establish under State Board of Health. Dead
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HB 74
Not Rated
Disabilities, persons with; modernize terminology used to refer to. Dead
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HB 85
Not Rated
Mississippi Special Needs Housing Steering Council; create. Dead
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HB 105
Not Rated
Mississippi Tobacco Minimum Legal Sale Age of 21 Act; create. Dead
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HB 106
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require coverage for certain obesity treatments. Dead
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HB 107
Not Rated
Mississippi Smoke-Free Air Act of 2022; create. Dead
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HB 110
Not Rated
CON; remove end-stage renal disease facilities from application of law. Dead
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HB 124
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require coverage for gastric pacemakers. Dead
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HB 131
Not Rated
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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HB 134
Not Rated
School districts; require all schools to have epinephrine auto-injectors in every building and cafeteria. Dead
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HB 137
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide epi-pens and AEDs in IHLs, community colleges and schools. Dead
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HB 151
Not Rated
Public universities and colleges; require to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building on campus. Dead
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HB 153
Not Rated
School districts; require each school to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building and cafeteria. Dead
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HB 193
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revise certain provisions and authorize practice of medicine or dentistry after expungement of certain crimes. Dead
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HB 215
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 221
Not Rated
Practice of medicine or dentistry; allow persons convicted of certain crimes to practice after license reinstatement. Dead
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HB 231
Not Rated
COVID-19 vaccine mandates; authorize employee exemptions from. Dead
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HB 235
Not Rated
Regional food banks; DHS establish grant program to provide annual grant funding to. Dead
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HB 263
Not Rated
SNAP and TANF recipients; require those unemployed to take Test of Adult Basic Education. Dead
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HB 277
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 278
Not Rated
Mississippi Comprehensive Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act; create. Dead
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HB 280
Not Rated
Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach. Dead
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HB 282
Not Rated
CON; authorize for nursing home in Jones County. Dead
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HB 284
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 285
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 298
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 315
Not Rated
Mississippi Board of Human Services; create. Dead
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HB 319
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants. Dead
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HB 320
Not Rated
Child care facilities; require licensing agency to disclose names of persons filing complaints against. Dead
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HB 321
Not Rated
Child Care Advisory Council; require child care providers to recommend names of persons to serve on. Dead
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HB 322
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; require a board of directors to be created within. Dead
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HB 327
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 328
Not Rated
Licensed professional counselors; revise qualifications for licensure for applicants who meet certain requirements. Dead
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HB 329
Not Rated
Child support enforcement and collection; terminate contract with private entity for and DHS shall perform. Dead
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HB 330
Not Rated
CON; provide for exception to home health agency moratorium for certain hospice licensees. Dead
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HB 331
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Human Services employees; remove prohibition on participating in political campaigns for. Dead
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HB 336
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to provide mental health assessments to members of school athletic teams. Dead
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HB 345
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 350
Not Rated
Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of. Dead
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HB 355
Not Rated
CON; remove services and equipment from requirement for. Dead
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HB 357
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 362
Not Rated
Physical therapists; delete requirement for physician referral before performing services. Dead
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HB 363
Not Rated
Home health services; authorize nurse practitioners and physician assistants to order and certify. Dead
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HB 364
Not Rated
Physical therapy practice laws; revise various provisions of. Dead
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HB 365
Not Rated
MS Rural Hospital Loan Program; establish in State Department of Health. Alive
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HB 395
Not Rated
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists; create board to license and regulate. Dead
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HB 424
Good Policy
Audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact; create. Alive
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HB 435
Not Rated
Anatomical gifts; prohibit discrimination against recipient based on disability. Dead
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HB 440
Not Rated
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to, including collaboration requirement. Dead
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HB 450
Not Rated
Autopsies; require to include inquiry about whether death was result of seizure or epilepsy. Dead
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HB 458
Not Rated
Mississippi Rare Disease Advisory Council; create at UMMC. Dead
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HB 460
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 476
Not Rated
Departments of Human Services and Child Protection Services; extend repealer on exemption from certain Procurement Review Board Requirements. Dead
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HB 477
Not Rated
Mississippi Qualified Health Center Grant Program; extend expiration date for Department of Health to make physician grants. Dead
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HB 493
Not Rated
Physical therapists; authorize to perform services without referral from another health care provider. Dead
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HB 507
Not Rated
Dialysis facilities; nursing homes shall allow to provide mobile services on site to their patients. Dead
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HB 532
Not Rated
Physical therapists; not required to have prior work experience to work at PPEC center. Dead
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HB 549
Not Rated
Public health; repeal criminal penalty provisions for violations of certain statutes, regulations and orders relating to. Dead
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HB 558
Not Rated
Drug and alcohol treatment; require 30-day minimum in-patient treatment. Dead
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HB 573
Not Rated
Mental health screenings and assessments; require in all public schools. Dead
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HB 577
Not Rated
Milk products; exempt owners of certain milk producing animals from regulation when used for personal milk consumption. Dead
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HB 580
Not Rated
Abortion; provide that inducing or performing is unlawful. Dead
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HB 593
Not Rated
Mississippi Access to Care Act; create. Dead
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HB 612
Not Rated
State Health Officer; require certain orders issued by to be approved by the Governor. Dead
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HB 645
Not Rated
Mattresses; require seller to give notice when previously owned. Dead
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HB 670
Not Rated
Mental health support for educators; provide services and training for. Dead
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HB 678
Not Rated
Mississippi Access to Care Act; create. Dead
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HB 682
Not Rated
Pharmacists; authorize to test for and treat certain minor, nonchronic health conditions subject to certain requirements. Dead
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HB 703
Not Rated
Rivers McGraw Mental Health Diversion Program; revise to create mental health treatment courts. Dead
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HB 732
Not Rated
State Commission on the 9-8-8 Comprehensive Behavioral Health Crisis Response System; create. Alive
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HB 733
Not Rated
Pharmacy Benefit Prompt Pay Act; revise various provisions of. Dead
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HB 734
Not Rated
Project ADAM(Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory); establish pilot program to authorize AEDs in schools. Dead
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HB 738
Not Rated
Mississippi Code; modernize terminology by replacing 'mentally retarded' with 'intellectual disability'. Dead
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HB 758
Not Rated
No Patient Left Alone Act; create to provide certain visitation rights for hospital patients. Dead
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HB 759
Not Rated
Mississippi Adult Health and Privacy Act; create. Dead
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HB 780
Not Rated
Health insurers; authorize exemption from prior authorization requirements of for health care providers if certain criteria are met. Dead
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HB 798
Not Rated
Reports of suspected abuse; require persons who make to give their name and contact information under certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 803
Not Rated
Healthcare Contracting Simplification Act; create. Dead
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HB 816
Not Rated
Cosmetology licensure laws; change name of manicurist to nail technician. Dead
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HB 817
Not Rated
State Board of Barber Examiners; authorize county and municipal elected officials to serve as members of. Dead
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HB 837
Not Rated
Hospitals and institutions for the aged or infirm; prohibit policies, subject to safety requirements, limiting visitation. Dead
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HB 838
Not Rated
Mississippi Smoke-free Air Act; create. Dead
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HB 839
Not Rated
Solemn Covenant of the States to Award Prizes for Curing Diseases Compact; enact. Dead
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HB 860
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 861
Not Rated
Health care practitioners; have right and freedom to publicly discuss treatment methods without repercussion from licensing agencies. Dead
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HB 862
Not Rated
Medical records; set maximum amounts of fees that may be charged for providing in electronic format. Dead
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HB 866
Not Rated
Mississippi Preauthorization Gold Card Act; enact. Dead
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HB 897
Not Rated
Flu vaccines; reduce minimum age of hospital inpatients who must be offered them before their discharge. Dead
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HB 923
Not Rated
Lead poisoning; require Department of Health to revise its prevention policies to align with CDC recommendation. Dead
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HB 927
Not Rated
Newborn screening program; include those conditions listed on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel within three years after listing. Alive
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HB 946
Not Rated
Medical records; require health care provider to timely provide to patients after receiving request for. Dead
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HB 948
Not Rated
Abortion-inducing pill; regulate with required consent. Dead
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HB 964
Not Rated
Anatomical gifts; prohibit discrimination against recipient based on disability. Dead
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HB 986
Not Rated
Disabled person's vehicle tag; remove requirement for physician's certification for annual renewal. Dead
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HB 991
Not Rated
Foster care; require CPS to train children how to report human trafficking before being placed in. Dead
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HB 1005
Bad Policy
Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Education Incentive Program; create. Alive
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HB 1011
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 1034
Not Rated
Health Care Facility Right to Visit Act; create. Dead
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HB 1038
Not Rated
Stillborn children; require death certificate for and require notice to parents that they may obtain birth certificate for. Dead
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HB 1042
Not Rated
Mental health courts; clarify chancery court participation for certification of. Dead
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HB 1044
Not Rated
Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act; create. Dead
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HB 1045
Not Rated
Funeral directing; issue license for to persons who meet certain criteria and apply within a certain 30 day period. Dead
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HB 1056
Not Rated
Professional Counseling Compact; create. Alive
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HB 1100
Not Rated
Nonemergency medical transportation providers; require to meet certain standards and have a permit from the Department of Health. Dead
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HB 1107
Not Rated
Podiatrists; authorize certification for advanced practice for conservative or surgical treatment of the ankle. Dead
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HB 1110
Not Rated
Freestanding emergency room; revise definition to include rural emergency hospital and specify other criteria. Dead
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HB 1137
Not Rated
Regional mental health commissions; increase number of commissioners appointed by board of supervisors for certain counties. Dead
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HB 1145
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 1146
Not Rated
Rural Physician Scholarship Program; bring forward sections for purpose of amendment. Dead
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HB 1188
Not Rated
Cosmetology Board; reconstitute membership of and require to appoint an executive director. Dead
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HB 1215
Not Rated
Anesthesiologist Assistants; provide for licensure and regulations by Board of Medical Licensure. Dead
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HB 1216
Not Rated
South Mississippi Regional Health Care Authority Act; create. Dead
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HB 1221
Not Rated
State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering; create to license and regulate those two occupations. Dead
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HB 1231
Not Rated
Funeral homes; revise various provisions relating to disposition of bodies, crematories and preneed contracts. Dead
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HB 1254
Not Rated
Psychologists; exemption from Universal Recognition of Occupational Licenses Act. Dead
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HB 1261
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 1272
Not Rated
Abortion; repeal statutes prohibiting after 15 weeks' gestation and after detection of fetal heartbeat. Dead
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HB 1294
Not Rated
Funeral director assistants; authorize to perform all activities of funeral directors with certain exceptions. Dead
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HB 1298
Not Rated
Hospice care; authorize to be provided to persons who are not terminally ill under certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 1304
Not Rated
Breastfeeding; authorize distribution of statewide info to support breastfeeding in public places. Dead
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HB 1305
Not Rated
Funeral services; require payment for before body may be transferred from one funeral home to another. Dead
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HB 1355
Not Rated
Mobile barbershops; authorize licensed barbers to operate. Dead
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HB 1358
Not Rated
DHS; direct to reinstate program of providing meals to older individuals in community setting. Dead
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HB 1368
Not Rated
Abortion; prohibit except to save in a medical emergency. Dead
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HB 1379
Not Rated
Abortion; revise physician requirement and prohibit facilities from selling stem cells. Dead
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HB 1390
Not Rated
Window tint regulation; revise medical exemption. Dead
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HB 1405
Not Rated
Face masks; prohibit public schools and universities and colleges from requiring students to wear. Dead
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HB 1450
Not Rated
Vaccinations; require employers that mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for employees to provide exemption process. Dead
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HB 1451
Not Rated
Vaccinations; prohibit state and local agencies and officials from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations. Dead
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HB 1452
Not Rated
COVID-19 vaccine mandates; prohibit the State of Mississippi from imposing. Dead
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HB 1453
Not Rated
Vaccine exemption; authorize for religious, philosophical or conscientious reasons. Dead
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HB 1454
Not Rated
COVID-19 mandates; prohibit imposing upon businesses or individuals. Dead
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HB 1455
Not Rated
Vaccine mandates; prohibit by employers and authorize damages if employer violates. Dead
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HB 1456
Not Rated
Vaccine mandates; prohibit postsecondary educational institutions from requiring as a condition for attendance or enrollment. Dead
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HB 1457
Not Rated
School Immunization; authorize exemption from requirements for religious beliefs. Dead
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HB 1458
Not Rated
Vaccine mandates; prohibit schools from requiring as a condition for attendance or enrollment. Dead
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HB 1459
Not Rated
Vaccine mandates; require employers to provide religious exemption for. Dead
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HB 1460
Not Rated
Vaccination mandates; prohibit governmental entity from imposing. Dead
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HB 1461
Not Rated
Vaccinations; prohibit employers and the State of Mississippi from requiring proof of. Dead
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HB 1462
Not Rated
COVID-19; prohibit use of state funds for mandatory administration of vaccine against. Dead
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HB 1463
Not Rated
COVID-19 vaccinations; prohibit governmental entities and public officials from requiring for any person. Dead
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HB 1470
Not Rated
CON; remove chemical dependency services and facilities from requirements of the CON law. Dead
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HB 1471
Not Rated
Health Care Certificate of Need Law; repeal. Dead
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HB 1509
Good Policy
COVID-19 vaccine mandate; prohibit state and local government from imposing. Alive
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HB 1511
Not Rated
The Abortion Complications Act of 2022; create. Dead
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SB 2350
Not Rated
Certificate of Foreign Birth; allow issuance by Bureau of Vital Statistics. Dead
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SB 2419
Bad Policy
Hospital Nurse and Allied Health Professional Retention Loan Program; create. Dead
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SB 2421
Bad Policy
Physician grant funding from Qualified Health Center Grant Program; extend date of funding. Alive
Analysis: This bill uses taxpayer dollars to pay the salaries of physicians.
SB 2725
Good Policy
Medical records; require health care providers to provide within 30 days of patient's or their representative's request. Alive
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SB 2735
Bad Policy
Pilot freestanding emergency room; require the Department of Health to issue not more than five licenses. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for rural emergency hospitals to be considered as free standing emergency rooms, but puts restrictions and protectionists licensure requirements on them
SB 2820
Bad Policy
Covid-19 Hospital Expanded Capacity Program; require Department of Health to establish and administer. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2899
Bad Policy
Community mental health centers; provide that health insurers may not deny the right to participate as a contract provider. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires insurers to provide coverage for mental health treatment at certain mental health centers. This is an overreach of government.
SB 2900
Not Rated
Newborn screening program; revise certain provisions of. Dead
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed