This Week in Health Care

Every Wednesday, Stateside Associates selects health care-related state and local events to highlight in This Week in Health Care.

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The House Labor and Commerce Committee will hold a public hearing April 26 regarding HB 29, which requires a health care insurer to provide coverage for benefits that are provided through telehealth by a health care provider licensed in the state. Contact Jermaine Collins


The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing April 25 regarding HB 1168, which requires the Commission of Insurance to apply to the Department of Health and Human Services for a state innovation waiver for federal funding to allow the state to implement and operate a reinsurance program to assist health insurers in paying high-cost insurance claims. Contact Jermaine Collins


The Division of Medicaid will accept comments until April 26 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning federally qualified health centers. Contact Becky Lukaesko


The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing and accept comments until April 29 regarding proposed rule amendments, including changes to the scope of practice rules for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and interns. Contact Nick Colombo


The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a public hearing April 25 regarding HB 657, which requires every health benefit plan to maintain an expeditious exception process for a nonformulary drug that was available during the previous 12 months. Contact Kyle Perigard


The Federation of State Medical Boards will hold its Annual Meeting April 25-27 in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact Robert Holden

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