Health & Human Resources


SB 290(1) (Brown/Paulk): Provides for funding to enhance the state's trauma care system. Driver's license fees are increased by $4 and boat and motor registration fees are increased by $1, with these fees earmarked for the newly created Trauma Care Assistance Revolving Fund. The bill further provides that tissue banks may not be established, operated or maintained unless issued a permit by the State Department of Health. The State Board of Health must promulgate rules in specific areas relating to the operation and permitting of tissue banks. The permit application fee is set at $1,000 and application procedures and grounds for denial, revocation, suspension or nonrenewal of permits are specified, with a right of appeal under the Administrative Procedures Act. Effective 7-1-99

SB 330(1) (Weedn/Boyd): Establishes the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Education Act to raise public awareness on the causes and nature of osteoporosis. Effective 11-1-99

SB 428(1) (Stipe/Mass): Allows the Department of Human Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice to place a child in a foster home pending completion of a national criminal history records search if all foster home adults residents have lived in Oklahoma for 5 years immediately preceding placement. Enactment reduces a substantial backlog of children awaiting placement in foster care. Effective 6-10-99

SB 493(1) (Monson/Seikel): Provides a new option and alternative for parents and childcare providers by creating a category of licensing called a large family day care home. Such homes may now provide care for up to 12 children instead of the previous limit of 7. Effective 11-1-99

SB 625(1) (Monson/Stanley): Creates the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board to develop and recommend to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board a retrospective and prospective drug utilization review program for medical outpatient drugs. Effective 7-1-99

SB 630(1) (Robinson/Seikel): Allows a Medicaid beneficiary who is not medically or legally competent to have another person act on his or her behalf for purposes of enrollment or reenrollment into managed care and specifies who the person shall be. Effective 11-1-99

SB 661(1) (Taylor/Benson): Creates the Oklahoma Continuum of Care Task Force to study long-term care programs in the state and make recommendations concerning a comprehensive state policy regarding long-term care. Requires that any assisted living facility that employs an individual who is in nurse aide training to ensure that such individual is supervised by no less than a consulting nurse licensed to practice in this state. Effective 4-22-99

SB 768(1) (Shurden/Leist): Spells out language contained in a reference to Section 844 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes within Section 7106 of Title 10, which states that upon an investigation of child abuse, if such investigation shows that the incident reported was the result of the reasonable exercise of parental discipline involving the use of ordinary force, including, but not limited to, spanking, switching or paddling, the investigation shall cease and any record of the investigation will be expunged. Effective 7-1-99

HB1054(1) (Mitchell/Monson): Conforms statutes to Health Care Authority practices with regard to coverage under the state Medicaid program for children up to 18 years of age. Effective 9-1-99

HB 1184(1) (Adkins/Weedn): Provides for the appointment of an Oklahoma Hospital Advisory Council to advise the State Board, Commissioner and Department of Health regarding hospital operations and to recommend actions to improve patient care. Effective 11-1-99

HB1280(1) (Seikel/Weedn): Creates the Child Welfare System Reform Review Committee to review laws, policies, and procedures governing Oklahoma's child welfare system. It further mandates that the post adjudication review boards review cases of children determined deprived in another state and now residing in Oklahoma. The bill adds language that allows a putative father who has signed a paternity affidavit to challenge paternity of a child after the 60 day limitation for rescission of the affidavit based upon fraud, duress or material mistake of facts. Effective 7-1-99

HB 1523(1) (Settle/Haney): Appropriates funds to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and gives a $.22 to $.26 per day reimbursement rate increase under Medicaid to specified long-term care facilities. Effective 9-1-99

HJR1018(1) (Greenwood/Haney): Creates the Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force. Effective 4-22-99

(1) Passed, signed by Governor (2) Passed, pending Governor's approval/disapproval (3) Vetoed by Governor
(4) Pending in Legislature (5) Failed in Legislature (6) Enrolled with the Sec. of State

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