Legislative Focus

Cindy works to improve the quality, availability and cost of health care for the residents of New Hampshire. She also sponsors legislation to improve public health, improve the privacy of your medical records, and protect consumers.

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Prescription Monitoring Program
Investigate Joint Phaarmaceutical Purchasing
Employment Training Program for Individuals with Disabilities
Pre-arranged Funeral Contract Protections
Regulations of Oil Burner Technicians
Health Information Exchange

Bills to Improve Quality
HB 1548 (2010) to require reporting of infections acquired in ambulatory surgical centers
HB 621 (2010) relative to persons with mental illness and the corrections system
HB 408 (2009) relative to regulation of physicians and physicians assistants by the board of medicine
HB 542 (2009) relative to a health information exchange
HB 592 (2009) relative to reporting adverse events in hospitals and health facilities
HB 1513 (2008) establishing N evidenced-based prescription drug information program

Bills to Improve Access
SB 42 (2009) establishing a hospice benefit in the Medicaid program
SB 102 (2009) requiring access to any provider in a network
HB 1288 (2008) allowing pharmacists to administer flu shots
SB 404 (2008) allowing dental school graduates to practice in approved dental residency programs
HB 790 (2007) allowing young adults to remain on family health insurance

Bills to Control Cost of Health Care
SB 392 (2010) requiring public hearings on cost increases in health care
SB 505 (2010) establishing a commission on health care cost containment
HB 442 (2008) preventing price gouging during a state of emergency
HB 1230 (2008) requiring patients be charged patients the lower cost of either the co-pay of cash price of a prescription drug
HB 561 (2008) requiring transparency by pharmacy benefits managers
HB 1346 (2006) to prevent the use of prescribing records for drug marketing

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Bills to Protect Privacy
HB 1649 (2010) relative to health information and patient rights
HB 619 (2009) providing individuals the ability to opt out of having their protected health information used for fund raising
HB 1587 (2008) relative to patient health care information

Bills to Improve Public Health
HB 1553 (2010) establishing a maternal mortality review panel
HB 630 (2008) monitoring controlled drug prescriptions
HB 1435 (2008) requiring certain school nutrition programs to comply with Centers for Disease Control standards
SB 42 (2007) banning smoking in bars and restaurants
SB 176 (2007) improving lead paint regulation

Consumer Protection Bills
HB 181 (2009) requiring disclosure of contaminants prior to real estate sale
HB 227 (2007) relative to identity theft
HB 395 (2007) relative to penalties for computer crime

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