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Legislative Testimony

MaineHealth utilizes its network of professionals and experts to weigh in on important policy issues that could impact our ability to meet our mission and vision.

Attached below is MaineHealth’s 130th Legislative Session Priorities:

Attached below is the 2021 Legislative Tracking Sheet:

Legislative testimony and resources from the 129th Legislature (2019-2020) are available here.

Legislative Testimony

Below is legislative testimony provided by experts from MaineHealth.

2021 Testimony

Sarah Calder Neither for Nor Against LD 60 “An Act to Clarify the Minimum Amount of Emergency Refills of Insulin”

Sarah Calder in Opposition to LD 167 “An Act to Limit Late Medical Billing to 6 Months” and LD 367 “An Act to Require Timely Billing for Health Care Services”

Sarah Calder in Opposition to LD 178 “An Act to Reduce Waste of Prescription Medications”

Katie Fullam Harris in Qualified Support for LD 1 “An Act to Establish the COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights”

Sarah Calder in Support for LD 523 and LD 617 “An Act Regarding Prior Authorizations for Prescription Drugs”

Corinn Martineau in Support of LD 603 “An Act Regarding the Practice of Pharmacy”

Beth Wilson in Support of LD 603 “An Act Regarding the Practice of Pharmacy

Brian Marden in Support of LD 998 “An Act to Amend the Continuing Education Requirement for Pharmacists”

Sarah Calder in Support of LD 631 “An Act to Provide Funding for Maine’s Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program”

Elisabeth Erekson in Support of LD 790 “An Act Clarifying Patient Consent for Certain Medical Examinations”

Tiffany Townsend in Support of LD 1115 “An Act to Improve Access to HIV Prevention Medications”

Katie Fullam Harris in Opposition to LD 1196 “An Act Regarding Targets for Health Plan Investments in Primary Care and Behavioral Health”

Sarah Calder in Support of LD 1268 “An Act to Provide Greater Access to Treatment for Serious Mental Illness by Prohibiting an Insurance Carrier from Requiring Prior Authorization or Step Therapy Protocol”

Irwin Brodsky in Support of LD 673 of LD 673 “An Act to Create the Insulin Safety Net Program”

2021 Testimony

Sharon Craig Economides in Support of LD 85 “An Act Concerning MaineCare Coverage for Donor Breast Milk”

Mary Jane Krebs in Strong Support of LD 118 “An Act to Address Maine’s Shortage of Behavioral Health Services for Minors”

Nancy Green in Support for LD 265 “An Act to Provide Women Access to Affordable Postpartum Care”

Sarah Calder in Support for LD 269 “An Act to Prohibit Smoking in Bus Shelters”

Sarah Calder in Support for LD 510 “Resolve, To Reduce Stigma Regarding Substance Use Disorder by Requiring the Use of Respectful Language in the MaineCare Benefits Manual and Other Department of Health and Human Services Publications”

Victoria Rogers in Support of LD 78 “An Act To Protect Children from Extreme Poverty by Preserving Children's Access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Benefits”

Sarah Calder in Strong Opposition to LD 624 “An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Tobacco Specialty Stores”

Sarah Calder in Support of LD 629 “Resolve, To Establish the Task Force to Study Improving Safety and Provide Protection from Violence for Health Care Workers in Hospitals and Mental Health Care Providers

Sarah Lynch in Strong Support of LD 674 “An Act to Support Early Intervention and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders”

Douglas Robbins in Strong Support of LD 674 “An Act to Support Early Intervention and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders”

Sarah Calder in Support of LD 269 “An Act to Prohibit Smoking in Bus Shelters”

Tricia Foley in Support of LD 590 “An Act to Require MaineCare Coverage for Ostomy Equipment”

Katie Fullam Harris in Oppostion to LD 927, LD 931, LD 932, LD 935, and LD1004 “Bills that Would Repeal Sections of Maine’s Certificate of Need Statute”

Penelope St. Louis in Support of LD 945 “An Act Regarding Notice by Health Insurance Carriers of Policy Changes”

Mark Parker in Opposition to LD 1001 “An Act to Ensure Parents’ Access to Their Minor and Adult Children with Special Needs”

Katie Fullam Harris in Strong Support of LD 1080 “Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services to Update the Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services”

Katie Fullam Harris in Strong Support of LD 1135 “An Act Regarding Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services and Increasing Reimbursement Rates for Those Services”

Elisabeth Wilson in Support of LD 718 “An Act to Improve the Health of Maine Residents by Closing Coverage Gaps in the MaineCare Program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program”

Kelly Barton in Strong Support of LD 1262 “Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services to Develop a Comprehensive Statewide Strategic Plan to Serve Maine People with Behavioral Health Needs Throughout Their Lifespans”

Sarah Calder in Qualified Support of LD 1385 “An Act to Provide for Timely Placement with Respect to Violent Patients in Hospital Emergency Rooms”

Christopher Wellins in Support of LD 1386 “Resolve, to Improve Access to Bariatric Care”

2021 Testimony

2021 Testimony

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