Every Wednesday, Stateside Associates selects some health care-related state events to highlight in This Week in Health Care.
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The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference will hold its 53rd Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum 12/6/2013 through 12/9/2013 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The conference will feature workshops addressing critical topics relevant to a wide variety of issue areas including health care policy. Michael Behm at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Association of Counties will hold its LUCC Innovations Symposium 12/11/2013 through 12/13/2013 in New York City, New York. The meeting will include a health roundtable and peer exchange 12/12/2013 featuring Gillian Sealy, Director of Clinton Health Matters Initiative and Lisel Loy, Director of Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Bipartisan Policy Center. The symposium will also feature an Affordable Care Act Enrollment Update from Judge John Clay Jenkins. Michael Behm at email@example.com
The Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Hygiene Committee will meet 12/6/2013 and 12/7/2013 to discuss possible rule amendments that will update educational program requirements. Melissa Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Managed Health Care will accept comments through 12/9/2013 regarding proposed permanent rules defining Essential Health Benefits (EHB) and establishing an EHB worksheet that health plans must electronically file with the Department. Melissa Martin at email@example.com
The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will meet 12/10/2013 to discuss S.B. 86, which stipulates that a contract between a health insurer, a health maintenance organization, a prepaid limited health service organization, and a dentist to an insured may not contain a provision that requires the dentist to provide services to the insured under such contract at a fee set by the health insurer, unless such services are covered services under the applicable contract. Kelsey Lovell at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hawaii Health Connector will hold its regular board meeting 12/6/2013 to discuss issues relevant to the implementation and operation of the state’s health insurance exchange. Amy Goldlust at email@example.com
The Electronic Health Information Advisory Council and Executive Committee within the Department of Public Health will meet 12/6/2013 to discuss implementation issues with the Affordable Care Act. Carter Alleman at firstname.lastname@example.org
The State Board of Medical Examiners will meet 12/9/2013 to discuss proposed rules related to the licensure and practice requirements for polysomnographers. David Owens at email@example.com
The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will meet 12/5/2013 to discuss S.B. 2567, which would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 14 years of age or older and S.B. 2428, which would require health benefits plans in Medicaid and FamilyCare to offer equal terms for participation of certain health care providers in their provider networks. Meghan Pudeler at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Insurance Department, Individual Health Coverage Program Board will meet 12/10/2013 to discuss health insurance exchange development pertaining to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Melissa Martin at email@example.com
The Health Authority, Consumer Advisory Committee will meet 12/6/2013 to review implementation and execution of the state’s health insurance exchange. The Committee provides input to staff to ensure the exchange is consumer-oriented, meets Oregonians’ needs, and will support ongoing consumer engagement and interest. Amy Goldlust at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Safety and Professional Services, Controlled Substances Board will meet 12/10/2013 to discuss amendments to rules concerning controlled substances, specifically to reschedule several substances to conform with the federal Controlled Substances Act. Becky Lukaesko at email@example.com
The Pharmacy Examining Board will meet 12/11/2013 to discuss amendments to pharmacy practice rules. The Board will consider amendments to make the rules consistent with current standards and to reduce the regulatory burden on pharmacies. Becky Lukaesko at firstname.lastname@example.org