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This Week in Health Care
SM,  July 27, 2016

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

To provide feedback, or for more information about these issues or Stateside Associates’ Health Care Practice, please contact Robert Holden at (703) 525-7466 or rah@stateside.com.

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The American Legislative Exchange Council will hold its Annual Meeting July 27-29 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Health and Human Services Task Force will meet July 29. Michael Behm at mjb@stateside.com

The American City County Exchange will hold its Annual Meeting July 27-29 in Indianapolis, Indiana. A workshop titled “Local Heroin and Opioid Addiction Solutions” will be held July 27. Stephanie Reich at sr@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Board of Pharmacy will meet July 27-28 regarding draft amendments to rules impacting third party logistics providers. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a public hearing August 1 regarding A.B. 1668, which permits manufacturers of investigational drugs, biological products or devices to make their products available to eligible patients. In addition, it permits, but does not require, a health benefit plan to provide coverage for any investigational drug, biological product or device made available. Arielle Woodmore at aw@stateside.com

FLORIDA

The Board of Osteopathic Medicine will accept comments until August 1 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning licensure to incorporate by reference revised applications for licensure. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

NEW JERSEY

The Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission will hold a public hearing July 29 regarding A.B. 3916, which requires health insurers to provide coverage for hearing aids. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

The Workers’ Compensation Commission will accept comments until July 29 regarding possible amendments to the medical fee schedule. Stefanie Frank at sf@stateside.com

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Department of Social Services will hold a public hearing August 1 regarding proposed amendments to Medicaid coverage rules. Erika Duthely at ed@stateside.com

TEXAS

The State Board of Pharmacy will meet August 2 to discuss the adoption of proposed rules regarding compounding and recordkeeping standards for pharmacies. Erika Duthely at ed@stateside.com

VERMONT

The Agency of Human Services will hold a public hearing July 29 regarding proposed new rules impacting certification requirements for qualified health plans operating within the Vermont Health Benefit Exchange. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Health Care Oversight, Joint Select Committee will meet July 27. The Committee is expected to hear from the Washington Health Care Authority and discuss Health Benefit Exchanges Updates. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com