2010 Regular Session


File Code: Health Care Facilities and Regulation Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 593
Sponsored By:
Delegates Reznik, Ali, Barkley, Barve, Benson, Costa, Dumais, Eckardt, Elliott, Feldman, Gilchrist, Haddaway, Hubbard, Kaiser, Kullen, Manno, Montgomery, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, Rice, Simmons, Smigiel, Sossi, Taylor, Donoghue, Jenkins, Morhaim, Kach, Krebs, Oaks, Riley, and V. Turner
Health Facilities - Freestanding Medical Facilities - Rates


Requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to pay specified rates for specified hospital services; specifying that emergency services include services provided at specified facilities for the purposes of hospital rate setting; requiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission to set rates for hospital services provided at specified freestanding medical facilities; altering the circumstances under which the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene must issue a license to a freestanding medical facility; 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 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (139-0)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Finance
Favorable Report by Finance
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Motion two readings same day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Garagiola) Adopted
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 506

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Charles A. Jenkins, District 3B
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
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 Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Emergency Medical Services
Health Care Commission
Health Care Facilities -see also- Clinics; Hospices; etc
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Maintenance Organizations -see also- Manage Care Orgs
Health Planning and Cost Review
Health Services Cost Review Commission
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers` Licenses
Managed Care Organizations -see also- Health Maint Orgs
Medical Assistance
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Reimbursement Rates
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 15-105 , 19-114 , 19-131 , 19-201 , 19-201 , 19-211 , 19-3A-03 , 19-3A-07 , 19-3A-08 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 226483/01     Offered on: April 9, 2010   at: 11:36 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Health and Government Operations
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
April 3, 2010: Third Reading Passed (139-0)
April 8, 2010: Third Reading Passed (44-0)