2019 Legislation and Regulation

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BILLS

SB2835 – Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act; create.

SN 3 – George Mark Henry, Brandon, Mississippi, Workers’ Compensation Commission, term beginning immediately and ending December 31, 2024.

HB 649 – Workers’ compensation; increase assessment for the Second Injury Trust Fund.

HB 629 – Workers’ Compensation Law; require blood tests and autopsies in found dead cases under certain conditions.

HB 631 – Workers’ Compensation Law; restore confidentiality to the records of claimants at the MS Workers’ Commission and shield them from solicitation.

SB2413 – Workers’ compensation; increase maximum total recovery and remove cap on permanent total disability compensation.

HB 545 – Workers’ Compensation; increase maximum total recovery and remove cap on permanent total disability compensation.

HB1070 – Workers’ Compensation Law; revise provisions regarding third party actions.

HB 770 – MS Responder Management System; registrants receive workers’ compensation benefits for death or injury responding to emergency.

HB 720 – Workers’ compensation; require emergency hearing upon request of either party.

HB 405 – Workers’ Compensation Law; revise various provisions regarding.

HB 246 – Workers’ Compensation Law; increase maximum total recovery under to 520 weeks.

HEALTH BILLS

SB2772 – Dental insurance benefits; prohibit the denial or recoupment of a claim in certain circumstances.

SB2116 – Abortion; prohibit an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat.

SB2365 – Pharmacy Practice Act; define biological/interchangeable product.

SB2427 – Mississippi Health Information Network (MS-HIN); extend repealer.

HB 273 – Community hospital, certain; authorize board of trustees members to participate in health insurance plan.

HB 628 – Health insurance; revise mandatory policy provisions to penalize late payments of claims.

HB 752 – Dental Insurance benefits; prohibit the denial or recoupment of a claim in certain circumstances.

HB 334 – Mental health courts; authorize to be established throughout the state.

HB 584 – MS Qualified Health Center Grant Program; extend authority to make grants under.

HB 732 – Abortion; prohibit when heartbeat is detected.

HB1226 – Pharmacy Board; authorize to conduct criminal background checks on wholesale distributors.

HB1460 – Hospice; allow medical directors to prescribe controlled substances for pain for terminally ill patients without in person visit.

SB2523 – Health insurance; require coverage for hearing aids and services for hearing impaired children.

SB2081 – Qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements; authorize for reimbursing medical expenses of employees.

SB2083 – Health insurance; require coverage for supplies used after surgery to remove bladder or colon.

SB2127 – Health care insurance; no person, employer or health care provider shall be required to participate in any health care plan.

SB2690 – Health insurance and telemedicine services; impose certain statutory conditions.

SB2008 – Podiatric medicine; revise definition of to include ankle care.

SB2032 – Health Care CON review; party requesting or appealing a hearing on application is responsible for costs and attorney fees.

SB2558 – Health insurance; Commissioner of Insurance must approve rate filings containing an increase in premiums.

SB2562 – Health insurance policies; require coverage for hearing aids and services for children under 21.

SB2678 – Health insurance coverage for mental illness; add coverage parity reporting requirements.

SB2689 – Health insurance and telemedicine services; impose certain statutory conditions.

SB2037 – “Emergency Medical Services Do Not Resuscitate Order-Bracelet Act”; enact.

SB2040 – Certified nurse practitioners; no physician supervision required if over 3,600 hours of clinical practice.

SB2057 – Nursing home care; authorize nursing home resident or representative to have monitoring device installed in room.

SB2060 – Naturopathic medicine; provide for the licensing of practitioners.

SB2061 – SREB contract program; students who graduate from out-of-state optometry colleges not required to practice in Mississippi.

SB2074 – Vaccine safety; SDH require vaccine information statements to be supplied to individual receiving the vaccination.

SB2113 – Chemical endangerment of a child or fetus; create crime of.

SB2170 – Use of public or grant funds for abortion or family planning services; strictly prohibit.

SB2171 – “Mississippi Unborn Infants Dignity Act”; enact.

SB2336 – Health insurance policies; require coverage for colorectal cancer examinations.

SB2349 – Marijuana; legalize.

SB2358 – Marijuana; allow medical use by seriously ill patients, including service-connected PTSD.

SB2391 – Mississippi Automated Substance Tracking System (MAST); authorize State Board of Pharmacy to implement.

SB2557 – Consumer protection; restrict use of certain chemicals in food and food packaging.

SB2643 – Marijuana; allow medical use by seriously ill patients under doctor’s supervision.

SB2689 – Health insurance and telemedicine services; impose certain statutory conditions.

SB2690 – Health insurance and telemedicine services; impose certain statutory conditions.

HB 17 – State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan; include local employees in participation.

HB 128 – Pharmacies; reduce time period covered by audit of claims submitted by to PBMs.

HB 148 – Health insurance policies; require coverage for hearing aids and services for children under 21.

HB 278 – Health insurance; provide AG regulation and arbitration of disputes regarding billing between provider and insured.

HB 280 – Nonadmitted policy fee; extend repealer on and revise diversion for FY 2020.

HB 317 – Health insurance policies; require coverage for certain obesity treatments.

HB 519 – Patient Choice Act of 2019; create.

HB 531 – Insurance; prohibit delaying medical bill payment of insured for purpose of establishing subrogation rights.

HB 542 – Contraceptives; require insurers, Medicaid and the State Health Plan to cover without cost sharing.

HB 737 – Patient Protection Act of 1995; revise to make additional prohibitions and requirements of managed care plans.

HB 738 – Telemedicine; revise insurance laws regarding.

HB1109 – Health insurance; revise mandatory policy provisions to penalize late payments of claims.

HB1215 – Health benefit plans; require those that may result in excess cost sharing for covered prescription drugs to disclose such to enrollees.

GENERAL INSURANCE BILLS

SB2831 – Insurance Data Security Law; create.

SB2864 – Mississippi Insurance Guaranty Association Law; revise the definition of “covered claim”.

HB 322 – MS Insurance Guaranty Association Law; revise definition of covered claim under.

HB 323 – Insurance companies; require to establish an internal audit function.

HB 324 – Insurance companies; require to file a corporate governance annual disclosure with the Commissioner of Insurance.

HB 444 – Windstorm Underwriting Association; authorize to levy recoupable and nonrecoupable assessments.

HB1320

HB 731 – MS Workers’ Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency.

SB2307 – Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission; reestablish as special fund agency.

SB2090 – Insurance agents; exempt age 75 or older from continuing education requirements.

SB2551 – Insurance; prohibit use of credit information in underwriting and rating.

HB1143 – Commercial Lines Modernization Act; enact.

HB 911 – Insurance Data Security Law; establish.

HB 805 – Surplus lines insurance; extend repealer on section prescribing nonadmitted policy fee for.

HB 848 – Motor vehicle liability insurance; increase minimum coverage required.

HB 785 – Motor vehicle dealers; revise blanket liability insurance requirements for.

HB 717 – Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that limits will be equal to liability coverage unless insured selects otherwise.

HB 718 – Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that coverage is mandatory in every automobile liability insurance policy.

HB 719 – Motor vehicle liability insurance policy; require to include medical payment coverage.

HB 435 – Motor vehicle; provide that the most insurers shall be required to pay for repairs is the prevailing market rate.

HB 322 – MS Insurance Guaranty Association Law; revise definition of covered claim under.

HB 323 – Insurance companies; require to establish an internal audit function.

HB 324 – Insurance companies; require to file a corporate governance annual disclosure with the Commissioner of Insurance. HB 35 – Insurance premium tax; rebate to counties a portion of revenue generated from homeowners insurance policies.