Archives: Human Services / Model Policies

Archives: Human Services / Model Policies

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    America’s Missing Foster Children

    Section 1. A Photograph is Critical: Waive Fees for State ID Cards A. Fees for state non-operating identification cards do not apply to children in the custody of…

  • Down Syndrome Organ Transplant Nondiscrimination Act image

    Down Syndrome Organ Transplant Nondiscrimination Act

    SECTION 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “Down Syndrome Organ Transplant Nondiscrimination Act.” SECTION 2. Legislative findings and declaration of policy. (Insert…

  • Fundamental Parental Rights Statute image

    Fundamental Parental Rights Statute

    Model Policy Section 1. The liberty interest of a parent in the nurture, education, care, custody, and control of the parent’s child is a fundamental right recognized by the United…

  • Association Health Insurance Standard Model Act image

    Association Health Insurance Standard Model Act

    Section 1. Short Title This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Association Group Health Insurance Act. Section 2. Purpose The purpose of this act is to…

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    Confidential Reporting Act

    Part 1: Any person receiving reports under this section or any system being used to input an allegation of suspected child abuse or neglect pursuant to Section ___ shall request…

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    Associate Physician Act

    Section 1: Associate Physicians; Licensure; Applications; Rules; Definitions A. An Associate Physician may practice as an Associate Physician as follows: (1) By providing only primary care services and…

  • Safeguard the Right-to-Try Cutting-Edge Medicine Act image

    Safeguard the Right-to-Try Cutting-Edge Medicine Act

    Section 1. (1) As used in this act, and unless the context otherwise requires: (a) “Life-threatening or severely debilitating illness,” as defined in section 312.81 of Title 21,…

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    Safe Compounding Act

    Section 1: Compounding Pharmacies; Certain Medications; Requirements; Definitions A. Chronically-ill patients and terminally ill patients have the right to determine, with the assistance and guidance of their health care providers,…

  • Resolution on Patient Access to Physical Therapists’ Services Without Current Professional Practice Restrictions Regarding Referral image

    Resolution on Patient Access to Physical Therapists’ Services Without Current Professional Practice Restrictions Regarding Referral

    WHEREAS, physical therapy is the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist as authorized by state law. Physical therapists provide services…

  • Resolution In Support of Telehealth Modernization Principles image

    Resolution In Support of Telehealth Modernization Principles

    WHEREAS, laws and regulations should allow health care providers to practice the full extent of their professional training and expertise through telehealth; WHEREAS, laws and regulations should permit health care…

  • Central Registry Reform Model Legislation image

    Central Registry Reform Model Legislation

    WHEREAS the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution prohibit governments from depriving individuals of their liberty or property interests without due process of the law; and   WHEREAS…

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    Relative Search Act

    Relative Search Act Section 1 If a child is taken into custody, the Department shall conduct a diligent search for adult relatives of the child and…

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    Family Stability Act

    Family Stability Act The Department shall place a child in the least restrictive type of placement available, consistent with the best interests of the child. The order for…

  • Resolution Supporting Efforts of Telehealth Working Group image

    Resolution Supporting Efforts of Telehealth Working Group

    WHEREAS, the cost of healthcare has grown an average of 2.4 percent faster than GDP since 1970 and currently represents 18 percent of the United States’ total GDP; and WHEREAS,…

  • Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee Act image

    Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee Act

    Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee Act Summary Establishes the Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee, charged with reviewing…

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    Patient Access Expansion Act

    Patient Access Expansion Act Summary This act prohibits the state from requiring any form of the Federation of State Medical Boards’ proprietary Maintenance of Licensure program, including…

  • Resolution on Certificate of Need (CON) Laws Required for the Establishment of Certain Health Care Services image

    Resolution on Certificate of Need (CON) Laws Required for the Establishment of Certain Health Care Services

    WHEREAS, Certificate of Need (CON) laws and similar programs are prominent government-imposed barriers to entry into the health care market that force health care firms to fulfill various over-burdensome requirements…

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    Exchange Transparency Act

    Exchange Transparency Act Summary Requires health plans offered through a state-based health exchange to provide specific information in order for consumers to draw meaningful comparisons between plans.

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    Navigator Background Check Act

    Navigator Background Check Act Summary This bill creates registration and reporting procedures for health care insurance navigators in {insert state}. Model Policy Section 1. Title. This Act…

  • Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act image

    Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act.” Section 2.  The people have the right to enter into private contracts…