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This Week in Health Care
SM,  October 7, 2015

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

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The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials will hold its Annual Meeting and Policy Summit September 29 – October 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Robert Holden at


The Health Benefit Exchange Board will meet October 8 to discuss Medi-Cal enrollment and regulations addressing Certified Insurance Agents. Melissa Martin at


The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a public meeting October 8 to discuss amendments to rules concerning prescribed drug services. Becky Lukaesko at


The Joint Committee on Health Care Financing will meet October 13 to discuss H.B. 1003, which stipulates that it shall be the policy of the General Court to impose a moratorium on the enactment of any and all new mandated health benefit legislation. Patrick Gallaher at

The Joint Committee on Health Care Financing will meet October 13 to discuss S.B. 581, which states that a carrier shall not prohibit the dispensing of specialty drugs that are included in its pharmaceutical drug benefits to insurers by a non-network pharmacy, given that the pharmacy is able to provide the special handling, administration and monitoring requirements of the specialty drug. Patrick Gallaher at


The House Insurance Committee will meet October 8 to discuss H.B. 4934, which amends the coordination of benefits act to establish a uniform order of benefits determination under which plans pay claims. Zeynab Abdul at


The Judiciary Committee will meet for an interim hearing October 9 to discuss L.R. 295, which establishes an interim study to examine how to improve behavioral health and mental health services to prevent crime. Patrick Gallaher at


The Board of Medical Examiners will hold a workshop October 13 to discuss amendments to physician assistant scope of practice rules. Stefanie Frank at


The Board of Physical Therapy will hold a public hearing October 13 to discuss proposed amendments to rules concerning licensure. Becky Lukaesko at


The Joint Subcommittee on Title 25 will meet October 14 to consider proposed legislation related to convalescent leave and involuntary outpatient commitments. Zeynab Abdul at