Nurse's List of Bills
2019 Legislative Session
54th Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2019 Sunday, Mar 24 2019 11:01 PM

BILL NUMBER/
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COMMENTS LAST ACTION
Active Bills
H2008:
DUTY TO REPORT; SUPERVISOR; ADMINISTRATOR  
The list of persons with a duty to report a reasonable belief that a minor has been the victim of abuse or neglect is expanded to include any person who is employed as the immediate or next higher level supervisor to or administrator of a person who has a duty to report (other than the child's parent or guardian) and who develops the reasonable belief in the course of the supervisor's or administrator's employment. If the supervisor or administrator reasonably believes that the report has been made by the person with a duty to report, the supervisor or administrator is not required to report. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/12
from Senate rules okay.
H2058:
DENTAL HYGIENISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE  
Dental hygienists are authorized to practice under the "general supervision" (defined) of a licensed physician in an inpatient hospital setting. Dental hygienists are authorized to supervise dental assistants, subject to the terms of a written affiliated practice agreement entered into with a dentist. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/19
from Senate rules okay.
H2060:
PHARMACISTS; PROVIDERS; DRUG THERAPY; REFILLS  
Repeals statute allowing pharmacists to dispense a one-time emergency refill for a prescription of a non-controlled medication used to treat an ongoing medical condition under certain conditions. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15) Hearing:
Senate Rules (Monday 03/25/19 at 1:00 PM, Caucus Rm. 1)
Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/20
from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
H2068:
CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS; PRESCRIBING AUTHORITY  
The Board of Nursing is required to grant to a clinical nurse specialists the privileges to prescribe and dispense pharmacological agents if the clinical nurse specialist has the education and training equivalent to the requirements to prescribe and dispense pharmacological agents of a registered nurse practitioner, and certification as a clinical nurse specialist by a nationally recognized certification entity. Clinical nurse specialists may prescribe only for patients of a licensed health care institution, and the process for prescribing is established. The Board is required to adopt rules to establish the requirements for a clinical nurse specialist to prescribe and dispense drugs and devices consistent with this legislation and within the clinical nurse specialist's population or disease focus. The Board is also required to adopt rules that prohibit clinical nurse specialists from dispensing a schedule II controlled substance that is an opioid. Additionally, only a person who holds a valid and current certificate to practice as a certified nurse midwife in "Arizona may use the title "certified nurse midwife" or "nurse midwife" or use any words or letters to indicate the person is a certified nurse midwife. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15) Hearing:
Senate Health & Human Services (Wednesday 03/27/19 at 10:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)
Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/5
referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
H2073:
VAPOR PRODUCTS; E-LIQUIDS; REGULATION; PERMITS  
Adds an article to Title 36 (Public Health) regulating e-liquids and vapor products under the authority of the Department of Health Services. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers of e-liquids or vapor products are prohibited from mixing, packaging, distributing or selling those products in Arizona without a permit issued by the Dept, and permit requirements are established. E-liquid containers are required to use child-proof caps and tamper-evident packages that include labels with nicotine warning statements and trackable codes. Establishing record-keeping and reporting requirements for permitees. Retailers are required to verify that a person purchasing an e-liquid or vapor product is not a minor, and minors who possess an e-liquid or vapor product are guilty of a petty offense. Establishes penalties for violations. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage, and becomes effective on signature of the Governor. First sponsor: Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

2/14
from House hel-hu ser with amend #4205.
H2113:
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS  
For the purpose of the exemption from insurance regulations for a "direct primary care provider plan," the definition of "primary care provider" is modified to include a licensed dentist, and the definition of "primary health care" is modified to include dental services. In order to be exempt, a direct primary care provider plan is no longer prohibited from assuming financial risk for services provided by a third party. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14) Hearing:
Senate Health & Human Services (Wednesday 03/27/19 at 10:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)
Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

2/28
referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
H2118:
UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE; HEALTH PROFESSIONS  
It is a class 5 (second lowest) felony to engage in the "unauthorized practice of a health profession" (defined). A health profession regulatory board is required to regulate the unauthorized practice of the profession the board regulates. A health profession regulatory board is authorized to issue a cease and desist order to stop a person from engaging in the unauthorized practice of a health profession, and is required to refer each verified complaint for the unauthorized practice of a health profession to the county attorney or Attorney General for prosecution. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15)
Hearing:
Senate Rules (Monday 03/25/19 at 1:00 PM, Caucus Rm. 1)
Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/20
from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
H2120:
AHCCCS; CHIROPRACTIC COVERAGE  
The list of medically necessary health and medical services that Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) contractors are required to provide is expanded to include chiropractic services that are performed by a licensed chiropractor and that are ordered by a primary care physician or primary care practitioner pursuant to rules adopted by the AHCCCS Administration. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

1/30
from House appro do pass.
H2122:
DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE ORDERS; MINORS; PARENTAL CONSENT  
A health care facility, nursing home, physician or nurse is prohibited from implementing a do-not-resuscitate order or similar physician's order without the written or oral consent of both parents, unless one parent has sole legal decision-making, or the guardian of a patient who is under 18 years of age and who is not emancipated. If the parent(s) or guardian orally consents to implement a do-not-resuscitate order, two witnesses other than the parent(s), guardian or physician must be present and willing to attest to the consent. Establishes requirements for revocation of prior consent and a process for resolving a conflict if the parents of a minor patient are unable to agree on whether to implement or revoke a do-not-resuscitate order. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
Hearing:
Senate Health & Human Services (Thursday 03/28/19 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 1)
Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/5
referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
H2148:
SYRINGE SERVICE PROGRAMS; AUTHORIZATION  
A municipality, county or nongovernmental organization or any combination of these entities are authorized to establish and operate a needle and hypodermic syringe service program. A program is required to offer a list of specified services, including disposal of used needles and hypodermic syringes, injection supplies at no cost, and access to kits that contain an opioid antagonist or referrals to programs that provide access to an opioid antagonist. An employee, volunteer or participant in the program cannot be charged with or prosecuted for possession of a needle, hypodermic syringe or other injection supply item obtained from or returned to a program or possession of a residual amount of a controlled substance contained in a used needle, hypodermic syringe or injection supply item obtained from or returned to a program, if the person claiming immunity provides written verification that the item was obtained from a program. First sponsor: Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/4
referred to House hel-hu ser, pub safety.
H2149:
MARIJUANA; CANNABIS; DEFINITION  
For the purpose of the criminal code relating to drug offenses, the definition of "cannabis" is deleted, and the definition of "marijuana" is modified to remove the exclusion of any plant of the genus cannabis from which the resin has been extracted and to include the resin extracted from any part of a plant of the genus cannabis and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant or its seeds. First sponsor: Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/21
from House pub safety do pass.
H2182:
PERMIT; LICENSE; DENIALS; AGENCY HEARING  
In any case in which a license or permit is required before a person engages in any constitutionally protected activity, a municipality, county or agency is required to specify in clear and unambiguous language the criteria for approval of a license or permit unless the criteria are established by federal law. A court of competent jurisdiction is required to determine whether the language is clear and unambiguous. The appropriate agency is required to approve or deny the license or permit application within 30 days after the application is submitted unless another period of time is specified by law. A hearing in a contested case may be conducted in an informal manner if the parties agree to an informal hearing, if the agency is authorized by statute to use an informal hearing, if there is no disputed issue of material fact, or if the disputed issue of material fact involves $1,000 or less. If a party objects to an informal hearing, the presiding officer is required to resolve the objection on the basis of the pleadings. The presiding officer may deny the use of an informal hearing or may require a formal hearing after an informal hearing is commenced if s/he determines that cross-examination is necessary. In an informal hearing, the presiding officer regulates the course of the hearing and may limit or prohibit specified aspects of the hearing. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/19
from Senate gov do pass.
H2260:
ALCOHOL; TOBACCO; DRUG EDUCATION; APPROPRIATION  
Appropriates $1 million from the general fun in each fiscal year to the Department of Health Services to partner with local education agencies and facility-based nonprofit youth development organizations to teach children in grades 5 through 12 about the health dangers of drugs and alcohol. The list of items that may be included in the education is expanded to include electronic smoking devices. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/21
from House appro do pass on reconsideration.
H2470:
SCHOOLS; IMMUNIZATION; RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION  
A student at any level or grade through grade 12 is eligible for the exemption from the requirement for documentary proof of immunization in order to be admitted to school if the parent or guardian submits a signed statement that the parent or guardian does not consent to immunizations due to personal beliefs. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
  Single-List Comments:

OPPOSE

2/26
from House rules okay.
H2471:
INFORMED CONSENT; VACCINATIONS  
Before administering a vaccine, a health professional who administers vaccines is required to provide a list of specified information on vaccines to the patient or, if the patient is a minor, the patient's parent or legal guardian, including the benefits and risks of each vaccine, the vaccine manufacturer's product insert, and how to report a vaccine-adverse event. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

2/26
from House rules okay.
H2472:
VACCINATIONS; ANTIBODY TITER TESTING; NOTIFICATION  
Beginning January 1, 2020, before administering any dose of a vaccine against a disease for which naturally acquired immunity may exist or a subsequent dose of any vaccine for which the primary dose may sufficiently develop positive antibody titer in the majority of the population, and for which there is a licensed "antibody titer test" (defined), a health professional is required to notify a person to be immunized, or in the case of a child, the child's parent or guardian, of the option to consent to an antibody titer test to determine whether the individual has developed positive antibody titer. Before administering any vaccine or antibody titer test, a health professional is required to notify a person that there is no state requirement for vaccination for any individual of any age other than for the attendance of a child at a public or private school, and that exemptions from state immunization requirements are available. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

2/26
retained on House COW calendar.
H2494:
HEALTH INSURERS; NOTICE; PROVIDERS  
If a health insurer acquires a health care provider network that includes health care providers that are not contracted directly with the insurer, the insurer is required to notify each provider and allow the provider to opt out of the network or contract with the insurer. A contract between a health insurer and a health care provider that is issued, amended or renewed on or after January 1, 2020 to provide health care services to the health insurer's enrollees is prohibited from restricting the method of payment from the insurer to the provider to a credit card payment or an electronic funds transfer payment. If a health insurer initiates or changes payments to a health care provider using electronic funds transfer payments, the insurer is required to notify the provider if a fee is associated with a payment method, advise the provider of available payment methods, and provide clear instructions to select an alternative payment method. A health insurer that initiates or changes payment to a health care provider using the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 standard automated clearinghouse network is prohibited from applying any additional charge to the payment other than a charge imposed by the health care provider's bank. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/19
from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
H2503:
ASSAULT; HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER; CLASSIFICATION  
The criminal classification of aggravated assault committed on a health care practitioner while engaged in the practitioner's professional duties and that involves physical injury is increased to a class 5 (second lowest) felony, from a class 6 (lowest) felony. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24)
Others: Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/6
referred to Senate jud.
H2519:
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS; SUPERVISION  
The maximum number of physician assistants who work at the same time that a physician is permitted to supervise is increased to six, from four. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

 

3/19
from Senate rules okay.
H2532:
CRITICAL HEALTH INFORMATION; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS  
Municipalities and counties are authorized to establish by ordinance a program to provide "emergency responders" (defined) with critical health information about program participants so that emergency responders may aid program participants who are involved in motor vehicle emergencies or accidents and who are unable to communicate. Program requirements are specified and program participants may be charged a nominal fee for program costs. First sponsor: Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2)
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30)
Hearing:
Senate Transportation & Public Safety (Wednesday 03/27/19 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 109)
Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/6
referred to Senate trans-pub safety.
H2548:
PHARMACISTS; PRESCRIBING AUTHORITY; TREATMENTS  
A licensed pharmacist who meets requirements prescribed by rule by the Board of Pharmacy is authorized to prescribe and administer a list of medications to a person who is six years of age or older. The Board is required to adopt rules for prescribing and administering treatments, including rules for pharmacist certification, record keeping and reporting requirements. The Department of Health Services is required to establish and maintain by rule a list of treatments that may be administered by a pharmacist pursuant to a prescription order. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

OPPOSE

3/11
retained on House COW calendar.
H2558:
APPROPRIATION; STATEWIDE ADA COORDINATOR  
The Governor's Office of Equal Opportunity is required to hire a full-time statewide Americans with disabilities coordinator to implement an annual plan to carry out the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Arizona. Appropriates $100,000 and 1 FTE position from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Office for the coordinator. First sponsor: Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. DeGrazia (D - Dist 10), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), Sen. Otondo (D - Dist 4), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Sen. Peshlakai (D - Dist 7), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)
  2/21
from House appro do pass.
H2569:
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; RECIPROCITY  
A regulating entity is required to issue an occupational license or certificate to a person who establishes residence in Arizona if the person is currently licensed or certified in good standing in at least one other state in the discipline applied for and at the same practice level as determined by the regulating entity and if the person meets a list of other specified requirements. Some exceptions. A license or certificate issued under this circumstance is valid only in Arizona and does not make the person eligible to be part of an interstate compact. A regulating entity is authorized to determine eligibility for an applicant to be licensed or certified under these circumstances if the applicant is not part of an interstate compact. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12)
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Roberts (R - Dist 11), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)
Hearing:
Senate Rules (Monday 03/25/19 at 1:00 PM, Caucus Rm. 1)
Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/21
from Senate com do pass.
H2706:
ALTCS; LICENSED NURSING ASSISTANTS  
The list of home and community based services that the Department of Economic Security is required to provide to Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) members who have a developmental disability is expanded to include skilled home health aide, which means a home health service ordered by a physician on the member's plan or care and provided by a licensed nursing assistant under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration is required to implement a program under which skilled home health aide services may be provided to ALTCS members who have developmental disabilities, who are under 18 years of age and who are eligible to receive continuous skilled nursing or skilled nursing respite care services by a parent, guardian or family member who is a licensed nursing assistant employed by a medicare-certified home health agency service provider. The Director is required to request any necessary approvals from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement this program and to qualify for federal monies available under specified federal law. First sponsor: Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13)
Others: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
Hearing:
Senate Rules (Monday 03/25/19 at 1:00 PM, Caucus Rm. 1)
3/20
from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
S1009:
TOBACCO PRODUCTS; ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES  
For the purposes of the statutes prohibiting the furnishing of tobacco products to minors, the definition of "tobacco products" is expanded to include any product that is made or derived from tobacco or that contains nicotine and that is intended for human consumption, and to include an "electronic smoking device" (defined) and any component, accessory, instrument or paraphernalia that is used in the consumption of a tobacco product, whether or not it contains nicotine. Electronic smoking devices are added to the list of tobacco products that are exempt from the prohibition on delivery sales of tobacco products. A retailer that sells, offers for sale, gives or furnishes an electronic smoking device to another person by mail or delivery service, through an internet or a computer network, by telephone or through any other electronic method is required to use an independent, third-party age verification service that establishes that the person is 21 years of age or older. A retailer that engages in the delivery sales of an electronic smoking device is required to register with the Attorney General's Office, and to include on the outside of each shipping container a specified warning of electronic smoking device age restrictions and tax liabilities in a clear and conspicuous manner. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
Hearing:
House Health & Human Services (Thursday 03/28/19 at 8:30 AM, House Rm. 4)
Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/18
referred to House hel-hu ser.
S1011:
APPROPRIATION; DES; INFORMATION; REFERRAL SERVICE  
Appropriates $1.5 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Economic Security for a statewide information and referral service for health care services, community services, human services and governmental services. The Dept is permitted to provide the referral service directly or contract with a private entity. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/6
Senate hel-hu ser no action.
S1029:
QUALIFYING PHYSICIANS; OPIATE-DEPENDENT PATIENTS  
The duties of the Arizona Medical Board and the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery are expanded to include determining whether a prospective or current licensed physician has the training or experience to treat and manage opiate-dependent patients as a qualifying physician under federal law. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/18
from House hel-hu ser do pass.
S1039:
PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS; REGULATION  
A private "pain management clinic" (defined elsewhere in statute) of a licensed health care provider is no longer exempt from statute regulating health care institutions and the related rules adopted by the Department of Health Services. The exemption from health care institution regulation for dispensaries and first aid stations located within business or industrial establishments that meet other requirements applies if the station is under the supervision of a registered nurse practitioner, in addition to a physician. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

3/18
from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
S1040:
MATERNAL FATALITIES & MORBIDITY; ADVISORY COMMITTEE  
Establishes a 13-member Advisory Committee on Maternal Fatalities and Morbidity to recommend improvements to information collection concerning the incidence and causes of maternal fatalities and severe maternal morbidity. The Committee is required to submit a report with recommendations to specified legislative committees by December 31, 2019. By December 31, 2020, the Department of Health Services is required to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature on the incidence and causes of maternal fatalities and morbidity that includes all readily available data through the end of 2019. Emergency clause. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

3/21
House hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
S1062:
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS; ADDRESS; DISCLOSURE  
A health profession regulatory board is required to have, for each licensee under the board's regulation, an "address of record" (defined) designated by the licensee that may be disclosed to the public. If the licensee designates the licensee's residential address as the address of record, the board is required to notify the licensee of the public disclosure and allow the licensee to opt out. Each licensee who is required to maintain patient medical records is required to have on file with the licensee's health profession regulatory board a telephone number or e-mail address for the board to provide to a patient who is seeking medical records. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/18
from House hel-hu ser do pass.
S1086:
HEALTH PROFESSIONS; TEMPORARY LICENSURE  
Health profession regulatory boards are authorized to grant authority to the board's executive director to issue and approve licenses, certifications and registrations to an applicant or licensee who fulfills all requirements of the applicable state statute and meets other specified requirements. Health profession regulatory boards are authorized to issue a "temporary license" (defined) to allow an applicant who is not a licensee to practice in Arizona if the applicant holds an active an unrestricted license in another state and meets other specified requirements. Health profession regulatory boards are required to approve or deny an application for a temporary license within 30 days. If granted, a temporary license expires the earlier of 30 days after it is granted or on approval or denial of the applicant's license application. Health profession regulatory boards are prohibited from issuing more than two temporary licenses to the same applicant within a consecutive 12-month period. Health profession regulatory boards are authorized to establish an application and fee in rule for temporary licensure. First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/19
from House reg affairs do pass.
S1088:
AHCCCS; PREGNANT WOMEN; DENTAL CARE  
The list of covered services under the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is expanded to include comprehensive dental care for women who are at least 21 years of age and in any stage of pregnancy. Appropriates $178,900 from the general fund and $478,300 from federal Medicaid authority in FY2019-20 to the AHCCCS Administration for dental services to pregnant women. Appropriates $3.63 million from the Prescription Drug Rebate Fund in FY2019-20 to the AHCCCS Administration to cover costs incurred due to eligibility changes directly related to the introduction of a dental benefit for pregnant women. By October 1, 2020, the AHCCCS Administration is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature the actual costs incurred to provide dental services to pregnant women and the actual costs incurred due to eligibility changes directly related to the introduction of a dental benefit for pregnant women during FY2019-20. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/21
from House appro do pass.
S1096:
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS DATA; REPOSITORY; APPROPRIATION  
The Department of Health Services is required to establish and maintain a health care professional workforce data repository. Beginning January 2, 2021, each health profession regulatory board is required to request from applicants for licensure, certification or registration the designated database information prescribed in rule and transfer the information to the Dept on an annual basis. The Dept is authorized to assist the health profession regulatory boards in complying with a standardized format and securely transferring the data collected. The Dept is required to adopt rules for data security and privacy, specify the conditions of data release and establish a fee to provide the data to persons. The data is not a public record and the Dept is authorized to provide the data only under specified circumstances. Establishes a Healthcare Professionals Workforce Data Repository Advisory Committee to advise the Dept on rules and policies relating to the data repository. The Committee terminates on July 1, 2027. Appropriates $50,000 and 0.5 FTE positions from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Dept to establish and maintain the repository. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/21
from House appro do pass.
S1097:
AHCCCS; CHIROPRACTIC COVERAGE  
The list of medically necessary health and medical services that Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) contractors are required to provide is expanded to include chiropractic services that are performed by a licensed chiropractor and that are ordered by a primary care physician or primary care practitioner pursuant to rules adopted by the AHCCCS Administration. The primary care physician or primary care practitioner is permitted to initially order up to 20 visits annually and to authorize additional chiropractic services in the same year if medically necessary. Monies from the Hospital Assessment Fund cannot be used to provide chiropractic services. Subject to approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the AHCCCS Administration and its contractors may provide medically necessary chiropractic services as authorized by this legislation. The AHCCCS Administration is required to submit a report on whether cost savings were achieved as a result of using chiropractic services to the Governor and the Legislature by January 1, 2023. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/5
referred to House hel-hu ser, appro.
S1100:
INSURANCE; LIVING ORGAN DONORS  
An insurer that offers life, disability or long-term care insurance contracts is prohibited from unfairly discriminating against a "living organ donor" (defined) in the offering, issuance, price or conditions of an insurance policy based solely, and without additional actuarial risks, on that person's status as a living organ donor. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/18
from House hel-hu ser do pass.
S1103:
PHARMACY BOARD; AUTHORITY; MODIFICATIONS  
Various changes relating to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy. The Board is required to issue only one active or open license per individual, to allow a licensee to regress to a lower level license under specified circumstances, and to charge a permittee a fee for an inspection requested by the permittee. The Board is required to delegate to the Executive Director the authority to take various licensing actions, including to void a license or permit application, dismiss a complaint that has insufficient evidence of a violation, request court documents and police reports from an applicant or licensee that has been charged with or convicted of a criminal offense, and suspend a license and open a complaint for unprofessional conduct. At each regularly scheduled Board meeting, the Executive Director is required to provide to the Board a list of his/her actions taken under this delegated authority. Board licensees are not required to disclose specified misdemeanor charges or convictions when filing an application. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

3/18
from House hel-hu ser with amend #4783.
S1105:
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AGREEMENTS  
Statutes regulating direct primary care provider plans are repealed and replaced with regulations governing "direct primary care agreements" (defined). Establishes requirements for direct primary care agreements, and prohibits direct primary care providers from declining to accept a new patient or discontinuing care to an existing patient solely because of the patient's health status. A direct primary care agreement is prohibited from requiring more than 12 months of the periodic fee to be paid in advance. A direct primary care agreement for medical services does not constitute the transaction of insurance business or a health care services organization in this state for the purposes of regulation under insurance statutes. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/21
House hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
S1108:
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING; EXCEPTIONS; DEADLINES  
The requirement to have an electronic prescription order to dispense a schedule II controlled substance that is an opioid becomes effective January 1, 2020, instead of January 1, 2019, in counties with a population of 150,000 persons or more, and becomes effective January 1, 2020, instead of July 1, 2019, in counties with a population of less than 150,000 persons. Establishes exceptions to the requirement, including during any time period in which an established electronic prescribing system is not operation or available in a timely manner, and for a written prescription order provided to a patient in a Veterans Administration facility, health facility on a military base, or Indian health service facility. The Board of Pharmacy is authorized to prescribe by rule additional exceptions to the electronic prescribing requirements. Retroactive to January 1, 2019. Emergency clause. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/11
see H2075.
S1119:
INDOOR TANNING; RESTRICTED USE  
A person who uses a "tanning device" at a "tanning facility" (both defined) is required to present photo identification to prove that the person is at least 21 years of age. Tanning facility operators or employees are prohibited from allowing a person under 21 years of age to use a tanning device. Tanning facilities are required to maintain a record of each customer using a tanning device for at least two years. Tanning facilities are prohibited from advertising or distributing promotional materials that claim that using a tanning device is free from risk or will result in medical or health benefits. First sponsor: Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

 

2/7
FAILED Senate com 3-4.
S1134:
CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM; APPROPRIATIONS  
If the Director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) determines that monies may be insufficient for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the AHCCCS Administration is permitted, instead of required, to stop processing new applications for CHIP until verifying that funding is sufficient. Appropriates $1,586,900 from the general fund and $15,141,500 from the CHIP Fund in FY2019-20 to AHCCCS to administer and provide services under CHIP. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/7
from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
S1169:
MEDICAL RECORD REPRODUCTIONS; FEES; EXCEPTION  
A health care provider or contractor is prohibited from charging a fee for the pertinent information contained in medical records provided to the patient or the patient's legal representative for the purpose of appealing a denial of benefits under the federal Social Security Act. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/18
from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
S1172:
FAMILY CAREGIVER GRANT PROGRAM  
Beginning January 1, 2020, the Family Caregiver Grant Program is established for individuals who have "qualifying expenses" (defined) during a calendar year due to caring for and supporting a "qualifying family member" (defined) in the individual's home. Establishes application requirements and income limits to receive a family caregiver grant. The amount of the grant is 50 percent of the qualifying expenses incurred during the calendar year, with a manximum of $1,000 for each qualifying family member. An individual who receives a grant is not eligible to apply for a grant again for three consecutive calendar years. Appropriates $1.5 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the newly established Family Caregiver Grant Program Fund for the Program. The Program self-repeals July 1, 2023. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/20
withdrawn from House hel-hu ser and ways-means and additionally referred to House appro.
S1211:
INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES; LICENSURE  
By January 1, 2020, an "intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities" (defined) that is operated by the Department of Economic Security (DES) or a private entity is required to be licensed as a health care institution and certified under specified federal code. Licensees that employ persons to provide direct care in an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities are required to submit to the Department of Child Safety information necessary to conduct central registry background checks. DES is required to conduct an adult protective services registry background check for any person who is employed or seeking employment in a position that provides direct services to children or vulnerable adults in a community residential setting, an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities, home and community based services, and day care for persons who have developmental disabilities. DES is permitted to conduct an adult protective services registry background check for any person who is employed or seeking employment with DES or a DES contractor in a position that provides direct services to children or vulnerable adults. DES is required to use the information contained in the registry to determine whether the person is qualified for certification or qualified for a position. Before being employed in a position that provides direct services to vulnerable adults or children, prospective employees are required to certify under penalty of perjury whether an allegation of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect or exploitation has been made against the person and was substantiated. The Department of Health Services is required to adopt rules requiring employees and personnel of an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities to report abuse or neglect. Emergency clause. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/18
from House hel-hu ser do pass.
S1232:
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REVIEW; ANTICOMPETITIVE ACTIONS  
If a licensing authority rejects or modifies the decision of the administrative law judge (ALJ) in an appealable agency action or contested case, within 30 days, a separate independent hearing must be held to determine whether the decision or action of the licensing authority is unreasonably anticompetitive and furthers a clearly articulated state policy to displace competition in the regulated market. The ALJ who participated in the agency action or contested case hearing is prohibited from being assigned to conduct the separate hearing. The ALJ who conducts the separate hearing is required to issue a written decision to approve, reject or modify the decision or action of the licensing authority. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/5
referred to House gov, reg affairs.
S1243:
APPROP; AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS; TRAINING  
Appropriates $350,000 from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Health Services to award a grant to procure an online training module that will assist primary care providers and community neurologists in the early diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and that will assist patients, caregivers and families in communities with limited medical care access to cope with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
Others: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Hearing:
House Health & Human Services (Thursday 03/28/19 at 8:30 AM, House Rm. 4)
Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/18
referred to House hel-hu ser, appro.
S1321:
HEALTH INFORMATION ORGANIZATIONS  
Except as otherwise provided in state or federal law, an individual has the right to opt out of having the individual's individually identifiable health information accessible through a health information organization. Individuals who previously elected to opt out of having a particular health care provider's data accessible through a health information organization must be treated by the health information organization as having elected to opt out within 90 days after the effective date of this legislation. A health information organization is not liable for damages in any civil action for inaccurate or incomplete health information that is provided by third parties and that is accessible through the health information organization, for another person's use or disclosure of health information through the health information organization, or for the use or disclosure of health information that is made in good faith as provided by law. The health information organization is presumed to have acted in good faith, and this presumption may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence. Does not preclude liability for the portion of any damages resulting from intentional misconduct or gross negligence by a health information organization. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/21
House hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
S1337:
CLINICAL LABORATORIES; PROFICIENCY TESTING  
Any laboratory test performed on a direct-access basis without a health care provider's request or written authorization is authorized to be provided only by a laboratory that routinely participates in proficiency testing for the offered test through a program approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Does not mandate proficiency testing for a laboratory test if the proficiency testing is not available from an approved program. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/21
House hel-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
S1341:
INDOOR TANNING; REGULATION  
It is unlawful for a person under 18 years of age to use any "tanning device" in any "tanning facility" (both defined) in Arizona. Some exceptions. A person is prohibied from operating a tanning facility in Arizona without a permit issed by the Department of Health Services. The Dept is authorized to charge a permitting fee. Tanning facilities are required to post a notice developed by the Dept that contains a list of specified information, including the heatlh risks associated with tanning and that it is unlawful for tanning facility operator to allow a person under 18 years of age to use a tanning device. Tanning facilities are required to give a written statement with this information to each customer and the customer is required to sign the statement before initial use and each year after. Establishes a list of duties of owners and oeprators of tanning facilities, including requirements to sanitize each tanning device after each use, provide protective eyewear to customers, limit tanning time and exposure, and maintain records. Establishes civil penalties for violations. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/11
to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Pace. 2/12 from Senate rules okay.
S1352:
HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; TRANSFER  
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration is required to designate a "qualifying health information exchange organization" (organization) to operate the health care directives registry, and responsibility for establishing and maintaining the registry is transferred to the organization from the Secretary of State. The organization is required to establish a process to allow persons to submit documents to the registry, and to adopt industry standard safeguards to ensure the security, privacy and integrity of the documents. The organization is required to establish a process to allow persons who submit documents to the registry to review, retrieve, revoke and replace the documents. By July 1, 2020, the Secretary of State is required to provide the organization with the documents and contact information for persons who have submitted documents to the registry maintained by the Secretary of State. Effective January 1, 2021. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   3/21
House hel-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
S1353:
AHCCCS SERVICES; DIABETES MANAGEMENT  
The list of medically necessary health and medical services that Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) contractors are required to provide is expanded to include up to 10 program hours annually of diabetes outpatient self-management training services if prescribed by a primary care practitioner in specified circumstances. Monies from the Hospital Assessment Fund cannot be used to provide diabetes outpatient self-management training services. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
Hearing:
House Health & Human Services (Thursday 03/28/19 at 8:30 AM, House Rm. 4)
Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/7
referred to House hel-hu ser, appro.
S1354:
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION; APPROPRIATION  
Appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in FY2019-20 to address Arizona's physician shortage: $20 million to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration for graduate medical education programs in critical access hospitals and community health centers in the rural areas of Arizona, $11 million to the University of Arizona health sciences center, $10 million to the Department of Health Services to create a grant program for assistance to universities and community colleges for registered nursing and advanced practice nursing programs and for assistance to health care institutions to develop and operate programs using retired physicians and nurses to provide guidance to new graduates of medical and nursing programs, $4 million to the Department of Health Services for the primary care provider loan repayment program, and $5 million to the Board of Medical Student Loans. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/21
from House appro with amend #4827.
S1355:
AHCCCS; DENTAL SERVICES; NATIVE AMERICANS  
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration is required to seek federal authorization to reimburse the Indian Health Services and Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs to cover the cost of adult dental services provided to Indian Health Service beneficiaries in excess of statutory limits. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15) Hearing:
House Health & Human Services (Thursday 03/28/19 at 8:30 AM, House Rm. 4)
3/5
referred to House hel-hu ser.
S1393:
COVERAGE; FORMULARY; CHANGES PROHIBITED; DIABETES  
Health and disability insurers that provide coverage for diabetes test strips, insulin and diabetes medications are prohibited from taking a list of actions during the term of the plan or policy, including removing a covered diabetic supply or medication from its list of covered benefits or drugs, reclassifying diabetic supplies or medications to a more restrictive drug tier, or reducing the maximum coverage of prescription drug benefits covering diabetic supplies and medications. First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/4
referred to Senate fin.
S1399:
SCHOOL HEALTH PILOT PROGRAM; APPROPRIATIONS  
The Department of Education is required to conduct a three-year physical and health education professional development pilot program to improve the ability of physical and health educators in Arizona to provide high quality physical and health education to Arizona students. Any public school may apply to participate in the program. The Dept is required to establish an application process and select program participants based on specified criteria. The Dept is required to issue a request for proposals to contract with qualified service providers to provide professional development services for program participants. Each participating school will receive a stipend in specified amounts, and authorized uses for the stipend are established. Establishes reporting requirements for the qualified service providers. The Dept is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature by November 30 of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 on the results of the program. Appropriates $9.65 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Dept for the program, and specifies allocation of the appropriation. First sponsor: Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25)
Others: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/20
from Senate educ with amend #4259.
S1489:
FOSTER PARENTS; IMMUNIZATIONS; LICENSURE  
The Department of Child Safety is no longer prohibited from requiring foster parents to immunize their natural or adoptive children as a condition of foster home licensure. First sponsor: Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/5
referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1524:
NURSING SHORTAGE; PLAN; PILOT PROGRAM  
The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) is required to appoint a working group that includes representatives of all three state universities and any community college district or private postsecondary institution that has a nursing program, as well as representatives of specified health care organizations and the Department of Health Services. The working group is required to establish a long-term plan and pilot program to address Arizona's nursing shortage. ABOR is required to include the long-term plan and pilot program in the FY2020-21 budget request to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. Self-repeals January 1, 2022. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

3/5
referred to House hel-hu ser, educ.

BILL NUMBER/
SHORT TITLE
SUMMARY SPONSORS POSTED HEARINGS
& CALENDARS
COMMENTS LAST ACTION
Dead Bills
H2024:
ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES; RESTRICTIONS; USE  
For the purposes of the statutes prohibiting smoking in all public places and places of employment in Arizona, the definition of "smoking" is expanded to include the use of an "electronic smoking device" (defined). The list of places exempt from the prohibition on smoking in public places is expanded to include retail stores that sell electronic smoking devices exclusively and that have an independent ventilation system. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

1/15
referred to House hel-hu ser.
H2031:
APPRENTICESHIPS; LICENSURE; LICENSING AUTHORITIES  
Unless other cause for denial of a license exists, a "licensing authority" (defined) is required to grant a license to an applicant who possess a high school or general equivalency diploma, completes an "apprenticeship" (defined) program that requires the applicant to learn the skills and knowledge relevant to the profession under the direct supervision and instruction of a licensed professional, passes any required licensing examination, and pays the required fees. Each licensing authority is required to determine the duration of an apprenticeship for that profession. Each licensing authority is required to require an apprentice to register and establish fees for registration. An apprentice is authorized to engage in acts that require licensure under the direct supervision and instruction of a license professional, except that the licensing authority may set limits on the apprentice's practice as are reasonably necessary to protect public health, safety and welfare. Does not require licensing authorities to establish an apprenticeship program. First sponsor: Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23)   Single-List Comments:

NEUTRAL WITH AMENDMENT

1/15
referred to House reg affairs.
H2121:
INVESTIGATIONAL STEM CELL TREATMENT  
Patients with a "severe chronic disease" or "terminal illness" (both defined) are eligible to access and use an "investigational stem cell treatment" (defined) if specified conditions apply. Establishes requirements for informed consent and treatment requirements. Establishes institutional review boards to oversee an investigational stem cell treatment, and requires the boards to keep records and submit an annual report to the Arizona Medical Board and the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners. It is a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor to knowingly offer to buy or sell, acquire, receive or sell, or otherwise transfer any "adult stem cells" (defined) for valuable consideration for use in an investigational stem cell treatment. Some exceptions. First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR


H2159:
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTION  
The list of items that municipalities and special taxing districts are prohibited from levying a transaction privilege or use tax on is expanded to include sales of drugs and medical oxygen, including a delivery hose, mask or tent, regulator and tank, prescribed by a member of the medical, dental or veterinarian profession who is licensed to administer such substances. First sponsor: Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT


H2162:
SCHOOLS; IMMUNIZATIONS; PERSONAL EXEMPTION; ELIMINATION  
A student is no longer exempt from the requirement for documentary proof of immunization in order to be admitted to school if the parent or guardian submits a signed statement that the parent or guardian does not consent to immunizations due to personal beliefs. First sponsor: Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3)
Others: Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR


H2218:
APPROPRIATIONS; PRIMARY CARE LOAN REPAYMENT  
Makes a supplemental appropriation of $250,000 from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Health Services to pay off portions of education loans taken out by physicians, dentists, pharmacists, advance practice providers and behavioral health providers participating in the primary care provider loan repayment program. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $250,000 from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Health Services to pay off portions of education loans taken out by physicians, dentists, pharmacists, advance practice providers and behavioral health providers participating in the rural primary care provider loan repayment program. First sponsor: Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

1/30
referred to House hel-hu ser, appro.
H2249:
MENTAL HEALTH; INJUNCTION; FIREARM POSSESSION  
An immediate family member or a peace officer is authorized to file a verified petition with a magistrate, justice of the peace or superior court judge for an injunction that prohibits a person from possessing, controlling, owning or receiving a firearm. Any court may issue or enforce a mental health injunction against firearm possession, regardless of the location of the person. Information that must be included in the petition is specified. If the court finds that there is clear and convincing evidence to issue a mental health injunction against firearm possession, the court must issue the injunction. Information that must be included in the injunction is specified. Provides for enforcement. More. First sponsor: Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9)
Others: Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT


H2347:
MEDICAL SERVICES; PURCHASE; PREMIUMS  
Establishes the Medical Services Purchase Program in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Beginning October 1, 2020, the AHCCCS Administration is required to administer the Program and provide eligible persons with access to a medical benefit plan that includes all of the medical services provided under AHCCCS for a monthly premium. Establishes eligibility requirements. The Director of AHCCCS is required to establish fees for Program participants and adopt rules necessary to administer the Program. The AHCCCS Administration is required to seek from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services any authorization necessary to implement and administer the program. The Program terminates on July 1, 2029. First sponsor: Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR


H2350:
APPROP; CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM  
If the Director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) determines that monies may be insufficient for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Director is required to immediately notify the Governor and the Legislature. After consulting with the Governor, the AHCCCS Administration is required to stop processing new applications for CHIP until verifying that funding is sufficient. If the federal government eliminates funding for CHIP, the AHCCCS Administration is required to immediately stop processing all applications and provide at least 30 days' notice to AHCCCS contractors and members that CHIP will terminate. Previously, the AHCCCS Administration was required to immediately notify the Governor and the Legislature and stop processing new applications for CHIP if the state's federal medical assistance percentage for CHIP was less than 100 percent. Appropriates an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the general fund and an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the CHIP Fund in FY2019-20 to AHCCCS to administer and provide services under CHIP. First sponsor: Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. DeGrazia (D - Dist 10), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

1/29
referred to House hel-hu ser, appro.
H2351:
MEDICAL SERVICES; PURCHASE; STUDY COMMITTEE  
Establishes a 14-member Medical Services Purchase Program Study Committee to research and make recommendations for establishing and implementing a medical services purchase program. The Committee is required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by March 1, 2020, and self-repeals July 1, 2021. First sponsor: Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR


H2352:
SCHOOLS; IMMUNIZATIONS; REGISTERED NURSES; POSTING  
School districts and charter schools are required to post on their websites whether a registered nurse is assigned to each school and an explanation of the manner in which student health issues are addressed at the school. The school is also required to identify the clinical credentials or licenses of the person providing health services on campus. Required reports on immunizations are also required to be posted on school websites. First sponsor: Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT


H2505:
SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS; RELIGOUS EXEMPTION  
A student is exempt from the requirement for documentary proof of immunization in order to be admitted to school if the parent or guardian submits a signed statement that the parent or guardian does not consent to immunizations due to religious beliefs, instead of due to personal beliefs. First sponsor: Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24)
Others: Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

2/4
referred to House hel-hu ser, educ.
H2513:
CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM; APPROPRIATIONS  
If the Director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) determines that monies may be insufficient for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the AHCCCS Administration is permitted, instead of required, to stop processing new applications for CHIP until verifying that funding is sufficient. Appropriates $1,586,900 from the general fund and $15,141,500 from the CHIP Fund in FY2019-20 to AHCCCS to administer and provide services under CHIP. First sponsor: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

 

 


H2537:
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT; MODIFICATIONS  
Numerous changes to the Medical Marijuana Act, including requiring the Department of Health Services to adopt rules that include the inspection of nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries beginning June 1, 2020 by the Dept or a third-party independent laboratory certified by the Dept. Requires all marijuana for medical use that is dispensed by a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary to be dispensed in childproof containers that contain specified information. Dispensaries are authorized to recognize a nonresident card of a visiting qualifying patient and dispense to that patient under specified circumstances. Reduces the number of marijuana plants that a qualifying patient is authorized to cultivate to 6, from 12. Modifies definitions. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage. First sponsor: Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9)
Others: Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT


H2554:
CANNABIS; DEFINITION  
For the purpose of the criminal code relating to drug offenses, cannabis is removed from the definition of "narcotic drugs" and the definition of "cannabis" is modified to include all parts of any plant of the genus cannabis, all products that are manufactured primarily from plant material from the genus cannabis and that do not involve introducing an additional controlled substance, and oil or cake made from the seeds of a plant of the genus cannabis. First sponsor: Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. DeGrazia (D - Dist 10), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

2/7
referred to House jud, pub safety.
H2561:
KRATOM PRODUCTS; REGULATION  
A "dealer" (defined) that prepares, distributes, sells or exposes for sale a "food" (defined) that is represented to be a "kratom product" (defined) is required to disclose on the product label the factual basis on which that representation is made. A dealer is prohibited from preparing, distributing, selling or exposing for sale any of a list of kratom products that are mised or packed with other specified substances. A dealer is prohibited from preparing, distributing, selling or exposing for sale a kratom product to an individual under 18 years of age. Establishes civil penalties for violations. First sponsor: Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

2/12
referred to House hel-hu ser.
H2605:
DOULAS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION  
Establishes a voluntary certification process for a person to "practice as a certified community doula" (defined). The Department of Health Services is required to prescribe certification requirements by rule, including the scope of practice, core competencies, minimum qualifications, education and training requirements, and standards and requirements for education and training programs. The Dept is required to waive the minimum training and education requirements for certification for applicants who provide documentation of current certification with a nationally recognized doula organization. The Dept is required to establish by rule nonrefundable fees for community doula certification, and to deposit the fees in a segregated account in the Health Services Licensing Fund. A community doula certificate is valid for two years. First sponsor: Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16)   Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/12
referred to House reg affairs.
H2665:
HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; EDUCATION; ABUSE  
The Department of Health Services and the Department of Economic Security are required to jointly develop a curriculum to educate and train all persons who are employed in a capacity of caring for vulnerable adults on the signs of neglect and abuse, including sexual abuse. Beginning January 1, 2020, each health care institution, group home and intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities is required to provide mandatory education and training using the curriculum to each person working in the health care institution, group home or intermediate care facility that provides care to vulnerable adults. The person is required to complete the education and training before beginning employment and to update the education and training annually. Emergency clause. First sponsor: Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7), Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)
  2/12
referred to House hel-hu ser.
H2711:
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE; OBSTETRICS; BURDEN; PROOF  
Unless it is established by clear and convincing evidence that a health care provider failed to exercise that degree of care, skill and learning expected of a reasonable, prudent health care provider in the profession or class to which he belongs and that the failure was a proximate cause of the injury, a licensed physician who practices in obstetrics is not liable to a pregnant female patient or the child or children delivered, or their families, for medical malpractice related to labor or delivery, and a licensed health care facility is not liable to a female patient or the child or children delivered, or their families, for medical malpractice related to labor or delivery due to the acts or omissions of the facility or its employees. First sponsor: Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24)
Others: Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7)
  2/13
referred to House jud.
S1114:
SCHOOLS; IMMUNIZATION; RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION  
A student at any level or grade through grade 12 is eligible for the exemption from the requirement for documentary proof of immunization in order to be admitted to school if the parent or guardian submits a signed statement that the parent or guardian does not consent to immunizations due to personal beliefs. First sponsor: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
Others: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

2/19
Failed Senate educ 4-4.
S1115:
INFORMED CONSENT; VACCINATIONS  
Before administering a vaccine, a health professional who administers vaccines is required to provide a list of specified information on vaccines to the patient or, if the patient is a minor, the patient's parent or legal guardian, including the benefits and risks of each vaccine, the vaccine manufacturer's product insert, and how to report a vaccine-adverse event. First sponsor: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
Others: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

1/22
referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1116:
VACCINATIONS; ANTIBODY TITER TESTING; NOTIFICATION  
Beginning January 1, 2020, before administering any dose of a vaccine against a disease for which naturally acquired immunity may exist or a subsequent dose of any vaccine for which the primary dose may sufficiently develop positive antibody titer in the majority of the population, and for which there is a licensed "antibody titer test" (defined), a health professional is required to notify a person to be immunized, or in the case of a child, the child's parent or guardian, of the option to consent to an antibody titer test to determine whether the individual has developed positive antibody titer. Before administering any vaccine or antibody titer test, a health professional is required to notify a person that there is no state requirement for vaccination for any individual of any age other than for the attendance of a child at a public or private school, and that exemptions from state immunization requirements are available. First sponsor: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
Others: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

1/22
referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1123:
NURSING BOARD; RULES; ABORTION  
The Board of Nursing is no longer prohibited from deciding scope of practice relating to abortion. First sponsor: Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)
  Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

1/22
referred to Senate jud.
S1287:
COSMETIC LASER PROCEDURES; DIRECT SUPERVISION  
For the purposes of an aesthetician or a cosmetologist who performing cosmetic laser procedures, procedures requiring direct supervision may be supervised by a "laser safety officer" (defined as a person who has the authority and responsibility to monitor and enforce the control of laser hazards and who is regulated by the Department of Health Services by rule). First sponsor: Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14)   Single-List Comments:

OPPOSE

1/30
referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1339:
SCHOOLS; AGENTS; INHALERS; ADMINISTRATION  
The list of persons authorized to administer an inhaler to a student or adult in respiratory distress at a school or school-sponsored activity is expanded to include an "agent" (defined as a person authorized to act on behalf of the school and who is trained in administering a bronchodilator to a person in respiratory distress) of a school district or charter school. The list of "authorized entities" that are permitted to acquire and stock a supply of inhalers and provide and administer an inhaler to person in respiratory distress is expanded to include private schools and preschools. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   Single-List Comments:

MONITOR

1/31
referred to Senate educ.
S1363:
TOBACCO PRODUCTS; PROHIBITED SALES; SIGNAGE  
For the purpose of statute prohibiting furnishing a tobacco product to an underage person, a petty offense, tobacco products may not be furnished to a person who is under 21 years of age, instead of to a minor, and the required mental state of doing so knowingly is eliminated. A person who sells or furnishes a tobacco product is required to verify the age of the individual receiving the tobacco product by means of a government-issued photographic identification that contain's the individual's date of birth. It is not a defense to a prosecution for a violation of this requirement that the individual appeared to be over 21 years of age. The definition of "tobacco product" is modified and includes an "electronic smoking device" (defined) and any component, accessory, instrument or paraphernalia that is used in the consumption of a tobacco product, whether or not it contains nicotine. Retail tobacco vendors are prohibited from selling or permitting the sale of tobacco products unless a sign with specified dimensions is posted at the location stating that a person who is under 21 years of age cannot purchase tobacco products. Violations are an unlawful practice and a petty offense. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16), Sen. Pratt (R - Dist 8)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/4
referred to Senate com.
S1364:
APPROPRIATION; MEDICAL SCHOOL; PRIMARY CARE  
Appropriates $21.6 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center to develop an ongoing program to pay the total cost of each student's medical school education if the student agrees to practice primary care in underserved rural communities in Arizona for three years. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)
  Single-List Comments:

SUPPORT

2/4
referred to Senate appro.