Public Health and Welfare

2022 Regular Session

Public Health and Welfare

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 20
Not Rated
Anatomical gifts; prohibit discrimination against recipient based on disability. Alive
Analysis:
HB 232
Neutral
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; revise schedules. Alive
Analysis:
HB 363
Not Rated
Home health services; authorize nurse practitioners and physician assistants to order and certify. Dead
Analysis:
HB 365
Not Rated
MS Rural Hospital Loan Program; establish in State Department of Health. Alive
Analysis:
HB 416
Not Rated
Public records; exempt the booking information of certain mentally ill patients from. Dead
Analysis:
HB 424
Good Policy
Audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact; create. Alive
Analysis:
HB 477
Not Rated
Mississippi Qualified Health Center Grant Program; extend expiration date for Department of Health to make physician grants. Dead
Analysis:
HB 672
Neutral
Sexual assault kit; regulate processing of. Dead
Analysis: The senate struck the entire bill and created a task force to study laws concerning sexual assault.
HB 732
Not Rated
State Commission on the 9-8-8 Comprehensive Behavioral Health Crisis Response System; create. Alive
Analysis:
HB 733
Not Rated
Pharmacy Benefit Prompt Pay Act; revise various provisions of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 769
Not Rated
COVID-19 Mississippi Local Provider Innovation Grant Program; create to be administered by Department of Health. Dead
Analysis:
HB 813
Not Rated
Mississippi Study on the Affordability of Insulin Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
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
Analysis:
HB 927
Not Rated
Newborn screening program; include those conditions listed on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel within three years after listing. Alive
Analysis:
HB 928
Not Rated
Hospitals; establish grant program for expansions of hospital facilities that increase capacity as needed to treat more COVID-19 patients. Dead
Analysis:
HB 976
Not Rated
Sellers of alternative nicotine products and package retailers; require to have a third-party age verification service. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1056
Not Rated
Professional Counseling Compact; create. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1137
Not Rated
Regional mental health commissions; increase number of commissioners appointed by board of supervisors for certain counties. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2045
Not Rated
Anti-Covid Vaccine Mandate Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2049
Not Rated
Vaccinations; disclose information statements upon request and create medical exemption. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2050
Not Rated
Birth Certificates; require certain information be included. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2095
Not Rated
Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act; create. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2100
Not Rated
Death certificates; require medical examiners report COVID 19 as cause of death when applicable. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2107
Not Rated
School vaccinations; authorize exemption upon objection of parent on religious grounds. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2108
Not Rated
Nurse practitioners; physician assistants and clinical nurse specialists; allow to prescribe home health services. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2109
Not Rated
Nurse practitioners; authorize to dispense legend drugs to patients. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2110
Not Rated
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; require Department of Human Services to issue photo EBT cards. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2111
Not Rated
Transgender 21 Act; enact. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2115
Not Rated
Podiatric medicine and podiatrists; revise definition of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2170
Not Rated
Immunization; require hospitals to offer immunization against the influenza virus to all inpatients 50 or older prior to discharge. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2173
Not Rated
Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Residency Program; include emergency medicine students. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2174
Not Rated
Health Care Certificate of Need Law; repeal. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2175
Not Rated
Child Protection Services social worker interviews with parents or children; require video and audio recordings. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2178
Not Rated
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to, including collaboration requirement. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2179
Not Rated
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2183
Not Rated
Marijuana; legalize. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2312
Not Rated
Committee to Study Veteran Homelessness, Unemployment, PTSD and Human Services; make an annual report to the Legislature. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2342
Not Rated
State Veterans Homes; require informed consent by residents prior to administering vaccinations. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2350
Not Rated
Certificate of Foreign Birth; allow issuance by Bureau of Vital Statistics. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2387
Not Rated
Used mattresses; prohibit resale with certain exemptions. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2417
Not Rated
'No Patient Left Alone Act; enact. Dead
Analysis:
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 2458
Not Rated
Anatomical gifts; prohibit discrimination against recipient based on disability. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2654
Not Rated
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of Mississippi residents as condition of employment; prohibit based on religious belief. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2663
Not Rated
Health insurance plans, prohibit from modifying insured's benefit level on renewal. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2705
Not Rated
Health care CON review; party requesting or appealing a hearing on application is responsible for costs and attorney fees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2708
Not Rated
State Board of Medical Licensure; revise organization and membership of board. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2709
Not Rated
Mississippi Medical Cannabis Compassion Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2710
Not Rated
COVID Vaccine; create religious exemption to mandates and prohibit certain discrimination related thereto. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2711
Not Rated
Acute Care Nurse Practitioners; establish specific practice authority. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2712
Not Rated
Rural Nurse Recruitment and Retention Incentive Grant Program Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2713
Not Rated
Nursing home care; authorize nursing home resident or representative to have monitoring device installed in room. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2714
Not Rated
Physical therapy practice laws; revise various provisions of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2725
Good Policy
Medical records; require health care providers to provide within 30 days of patient's or their representative's request. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2726
Not Rated
Vaccines; prevent entities that receive state funding from requiring individuals to receive COVID vaccine. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2727
Not Rated
SNAP Healthy Food Incentive Program Act of 2022; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2728
Not Rated
Mississippi Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2729
Not Rated
Single or loose cigarettes; prohibit sale of and set certain penalties for violations. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2731
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Human Services; authorize to use a combined reporting system. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2732
Not Rated
Revocation of physicians license by Board of Medical Licensure; provide certain grounds for reinstatement. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2733
Not Rated
Certificate of need; authorize nursing facility in any underserved minority zip code area. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2734
Not Rated
TANF; prohibit assistance to persons convicted of multiple felonies. Dead
Analysis:
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 2737
Not Rated
Physician billing for pathology services; prohibit fee division unless provided by the physician. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2740
Not Rated
The Maternal Health Reporting Act; enact. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2818
Not Rated
MS Department of Health and MS Department of Revenue; provide certain exemptions for operation required under Medical Cannabis Act. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2820
Bad Policy
Covid-19 Hospital Expanded Capacity Program; require Department of Health to establish and administer. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2845
Not Rated
Right to Visit Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2854
Not Rated
Practice of cosmetology; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2858
Not Rated
Vaccines; provide civil remedy for employees against corporations that enforce vaccine mandates. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2881
Not Rated
Parents' Bill of Rights; enact. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2888
Not Rated
Pharmacy Benefit Prompt Pay Act; revise certain provisions of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2889
Not Rated
Certificate of need; direct issuance for an existing ambulatory surgical center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2890
Not Rated
No Patient Left Alone Act; enact. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2891
Not Rated
State Board of Medical Licensure; revise certain provisions relating to licensure. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2894
Not Rated
Pharmacy Benefit Prompt Pay Act; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2895
Not Rated
South Mississippi Regional Health Care Authority Act of 2022; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2897
Not Rated
Health care program; create for special needs patients. Dead
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
Analysis:
SB 2903
Not Rated
Personal care homes; require licensure and regulation of those providing living arrangements for one or more persons. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2904
Not Rated
Regional commissions for facilities for individuals with mental illness; revise commission members. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2905
Not Rated
Home health agencies; delete moratorium on establishment or expansion. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2916
Not Rated
Professional Counseling Compact; enact. Dead
Analysis:
SN 2
Not Rated
Dr. Jamie Leigh Williams, LMFT, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, remainder of a four year term ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 9
Not Rated
Michael Jackson (Mike) Cothran, Carthage, Mississippi, State Board of Barber Examiners, term effective July 23, 2021 for the unexpired balance of the four year term ending June 30, 2024, representing the Second Congressional District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 10
Not Rated
Michael Lee (Mike) McBunch, Tupelo, Mississippi, State Board of Barber Examiners, four year term effective September 13, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025, representing the First Congressional District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 11
Not Rated
Lisa Carol Watkins, Union, Mississippi, State Board of Barber Examiners, four year term effective September 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025, representing the Third Congressional District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 22
Not Rated
Haley Harrison Birmingham, RDH, Brandon, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners as the Dental Hygienist member, six year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2027. Alive
Analysis:
SN 23
Not Rated
Marion Lewis (Lewis) Grubbs, DMD, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners to represent Dental District Four, six year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2027. Alive
Analysis:
SN 24
Not Rated
Jeff Michael Zimmerman, DDS, Gulfport, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners to represent Dental District Five, six year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2027. Alive
Analysis:
SN 35
Not Rated
Elizabeth Ewaldsen (Beth) Edmiston, PT, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, State Board of Health as an individual with an interest in public health, unexpired six year term effective July 2, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023, vice Mr. Edward (Ed) Langton. Alive
Analysis:
SN 36
Not Rated
John Edward (Ed) Hill, MD, Oxford, Mississippi, State Board of Health as a Licensed Physician, six year term effective July 2, 2021 and ending June 30, 2027. Alive
Analysis:
SN 37
Not Rated
Thad Fulton Waites, MD, MACC, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, State Board of Health as a Licensed Physician, six year term effective July 2, 2021 and ending June 30, 2027. Alive
Analysis:
SN 43
Not Rated
Dr. Sara Jane H. Gleason, Jackson, Mississippi, Board of Mental Health, seven year term effective November 29, 2021 and ending June 30, 2028, representing the Licensed Medical Doctor Psychiatrist. Alive
Analysis:
SN 44
Not Rated
Robert Sylvester Landrum, Ellisville, Mississippi, Board of Mental Health, seven year term effective November 29, 2021 and ending June 30, 2028, representing the Fifth Congressional District (1992). Alive
Analysis:
SN 45
Not Rated
Teresa Ann Mosley, Clinton, Mississippi, Board of Mental Health, seven year term effective November 29, 2021 and ending June 30, 2027, representing the Fourth Congressional District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 46
Not Rated
George Anthony (Tony) Hamrick, RN, LNH, Laurel, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Registered Nurse, unexpired four year term effective July 19, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 47
Not Rated
James Taylor Williams, Jr., Poplarville, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Hospital Administrator, unexpired four year term effective July 19, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 48
Not Rated
Jane M. (Janie) Clanton, RN, Meadville, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in Clinical Practice, unexpired four year term effective May 19, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, vice Blake Ward. Alive
Analysis:
SN 49
Not Rated
Jeremy Lester Cummins, LPN, Louisville, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse, four year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 50
Not Rated
Lacey Melissa T. Gentry, MSN, APRN, Courtland, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as an Educator, unexpired balance of the four year term ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 51
Not Rated
Melissa Henry (Melissa) King, RN, NP, DNP, Raymond, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as the Registered Nurse Practitioner, unexpired four year term effective May 21, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 52
Not Rated
Nancy Carol Norris-Johnson, LPN, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse, four year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 53
Not Rated
William Alton Shaw, RN, NP, Wesson, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as the Registered Nurse at large, unexpired four year term effective May 21, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 55
Not Rated
Leonard Cooper Lewis, PT, DPT, Sardis, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist representing the Second Congressional District, four year term effective September 23, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 56
Not Rated
Billy Crisler (Cris) Bourn, PT, DPT, MHS, Flora, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist representing the Third Congressional District, four year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 57
Not Rated
Virginia Jones (Jenny) Bryan, Oxford, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy as the representative of Physical Therapy assistants, four year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 63
Not Rated
Valerie Cascile Joiner, DSW, LCSW, D'Iberville, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists as a Licensed Social Worker, unexpired four year term effective May 3, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 64
Not Rated
Erin Poole Pittman, LSW, Brandon, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists as a Licensed Social Worker, unexpired four year term effective May 3, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 65
Not Rated
Pamela Gail (Pam) Rollins, Ph.D., Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, unexpired four year term effective May 3, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 75
Not Rated
Lee Ann Harper Griffin, Pharm.D., Jackson, Mississippi, State Board of Health as an individual with an interest in public health, unexpired six year term effective August 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2027. Alive
Analysis:
SN 86
Not Rated
Mark Alan Odom, Valley Park, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Nursing Home Administrator, four year term beginning June 6, 2021 and ending June 5, 2025, representing the First Supreme Court District. Dead
Analysis:
SN 87
Not Rated
Arthur Reginald (Reggie) Dampier, Jr., O.D., Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Optometry to represent the Third Congressional District as it existed in 1980, five year term beginning June 20, 2021 and ending June 19, 2026. Dead
Analysis:
SN 101
Not Rated
Terrance D. Bonner, Columbus, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, four year term effective January 3, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025, vice Jeff Miller. Alive
Analysis:
SN 109
Not Rated
Desmond Wayne Hoda, D.C., Pass Christian, Mississippi, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners as the representative from the Fourth Congressional District, five year term efffective April 21, 2022 and ending April 20, 2027. Alive
Analysis:
SN 112
Not Rated
James Patrick (Pat) Chaney, MD, Amory, Mississippi, State Board of Health as a Licensed Physician, six year term effective July 2, 2021 and ending June 30, 2027. Alive
Analysis:
SN 116
Not Rated
Alicia Ann Drury Tice, Wiggins, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Nursing Home Administrator, four year term beginning June 6, 2021 and ending June 5, 2025, representing the Second Supreme Court District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 130
Not Rated
Lamonica Patrice Starks, Camden, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, four year term effective January 3, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025, vice Marty Bell. Dead
Analysis:
SN 132
Not Rated
Dr. Robert Carrington Dews, Jr., Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy as the representative of physicians, four year term effective January 13, 2022 and ending June 30, 2024, vice Dr. Gene Barrett. Alive
Analysis:
SN 150
Not Rated
Douglas Wesley (Wes) Rouse, III, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, MS Industries for the Blind as rep. with at least 5 years experience in finance or related field, remainder of four year term effective February 22, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025, vice Sam Walker. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed