2009 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 744
Sponsored By:
Delegates Pena-Melnyk, Hammen, Benson, Costa, Elliott, Hubbard, Kipke, Kullen, McDonough, Montgomery, Morhaim, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pendergrass, Reznik, Riley, Tarrant, V. Turner, and Weldon
Electronic Health Records - Regulation and Reimbursement


Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to reimburse specified health care providers in accordance with specified provisions of the Act; requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission and the Health Services Cost Review Commission to designate a health information exchange for the State on or before October 1, 2009; requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission, on or before January 1, 2010, to report on progress in implementing provisions of the Act; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 3/3 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Floor Committee Amendment Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (133-0)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Finance
Hearing 4/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Finance
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Motion two readings same day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Garagiola) Adopted
Third Reading Passed (42-4)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 689

Sponsored by:

Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Budget and Management, Department of
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Computers -see also- Electronic Commerce; Electronic Govmnt.
Electronic Commerce -see also- Electronic Funds Transfer
Electronic Government
Federal Government
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee.
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Care Commission
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Maintenance Organizations -see also- Manage Care Orgs
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Health Services Cost Review Commission
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Loans -see also- Mortgages
Medical Assistance
Nursing Homes -see also- Continuing Care; Long Term Care
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Information
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Reimbursement Rates
Retirement Systems -see also- Mandatory Retirement
Rules and Regulations
State Employees
State Hospitals

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 1-101 , 15-101 , 15-105.2 , 19-101 , 19-142 , 19-143 , 19-706 )
( 15-132 )
State Personnel and Pensions
( 2-501 , 2-503 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 506084/01     Offered on: April 10, 2009   at: 10:53 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 596285/01     Offered on: April 10, 2009   at: 10:55 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
April 5, 2009: Third Reading Passed (133-0)
April 10, 2009: Third Reading Passed (42-4)