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Legislative Update, 11/06/2019

Federal news

On October 1, 2019, a U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the FCC’s authority to eliminate net neutrality protections, but ruled that states or other local efforts can take action to support net neutrality. Read more from this ALA press release.

Senate Democrats fail in bid to block Trump’s Obamacare opt-out [Politico, 10/30/2019]
“The Senate voted 43-52 to reject the resolution, which aimed to block new guidance that provides states greater leeway to overhaul their insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act.”

State News

SB132 – MEDICAL IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING seems to be moving again.  Summary: “Amends the Nurse Practice Act and the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to adopt rules to include implicit bias training in the continuing education requirements for licensees under the Acts. Defines “implicit bias”. Effectively immediately.”

There is also some movement on SB667 – PRICING-PRESCRIPTION INSULIN which “Amends the Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan Act.”  [listed as just a technical change]

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